Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


Use Your Missteps to Build You Up

You, like every card-carrying human on the planet, are going to make mistakes.

You are going to choose the wrong love at least once.

You are going to miss opportunities sometimes, and you're going to move to fast or too slow at other times.

You will find yourself engaged in unexpected conflicts

You are going to be afraid, or confused or plain wrong about something or some people

Get a Grip!

This does not mean you're an idiot or that you life can be totally derailed  by one or more of the mistakes you have made.

Rather than getting stuck in how you messed up, use your mistakes, weaknesses and missteps to build yourself up.

Confidence grows when you make a mistake, correct your course and keep moving  - Trust: Mastering the Four Essentials of Trust

I reminded you, my lovies, about my daily ritual, I read something every morning , it helps in preparing and grounding me for the day- it's just my thing, I  am sure you have your own, and if you don't get one! 

Just as you eat and take a shower to prepare your body, take some time to prepare your mind and soul before you step out - it takes determination to fool proof the distractions, the tugging of your soul

So, right on point, as per ususal. I woke up late, missed my running time and thought "Oh crap!" and the self talk started, rolled out the bed and in the bathroom the book was on the floor, naturally waking up with "the oh crap mindset" I kicked the book and its always the baby toe right? I scowled picked up the book to hurl it and the page quotd above looked at me and said "Read Me"

Damn Universe, every bloody time! Every time! Why am I ever surprised?? 

I smiled, got out the bathroom and started my day, I really wanted to share this with you

Hope it resonated, if not, it's all good







Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
The students who attended the function were so inspired by you they want all their friends to be exposed to your story.
— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
I must thank you for your presentation, many people were blown away by it.
— Sharon Christopher, Dep CEO First Citizens Bank Limited
It was a pleasure hosting you. Your reading from Nyabo (Madam) Why Are You Here? - was both thought provoking and insightful, thank you.
— Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - New York
You are an inspiration to us all
— Marlene Charles, YWCA President
I can’t stop telling people about your presentation. You changed my life forever!
— Michele Celestine, Executive Director Heroes Foundation
What an honour and priveledge it was for me and my wife to host you during your stay in Washington DC
— Anthony WJ Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador Extraordinary Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Unveiling was exactly what I needed, thank you.
— Participant at 2017's Unveiling- Looking into the Mirror of Self
Akosua, congratulations and thank you for that fabulous and thoughtful sharing from your book. I did NOTHING for the weekend but read your books. Madam, I found your story telling light and entertaining, true Trini style but DEEP.
— Sandra Ferguson, Agency for Rural Transformation, Grenada W.I
After hearing Ms. Akosua speak, I now know that I am everything and that I have everything to become who I want to be.
— Jenna Marie Bharat, Student- San Juan South Secondary School
Madam Akosua was awe inspiring. Excellent motivational skills. For me as a new retiree her words encourage me to “give back to the village”
— Anthea Doyle
Inspirational for both year groups. Forms 3 and 5. They were at the edge of their seats. prodding them to plan and even when things do not go as planned... to never give up when faced with life’s challenges
— San Juan South Secondary School
She is complete, sincere and true to herself. Akosua relates to you on what is common in all of us, our humanity.
— Odella Jowaheer