Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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

 

Push The Boundaries

We are inspired by people who go beyond the norm and push the boundaries of possibility. Mediocrity, on the other hand, does not inspire. Nor does it lead to greatness. Success, however you define it, will elude you unless you are willing to push the limits you have placed on yourself and that others have placed on you.”


Have you ever sat down and defined what success means for you? Not the TV version, or your parent's version, or the society's version.

Your own version of success, that you sat and thought about, that involves big dreams and being frightened at its possibilities?

If you haven't ask yourself why

Have you ever sat down and thought about staying where you are just because it is comfortable? That it allows you to pay your bills and eat?

Is it a given that you do this until "better can be done" because you have responsibilities?

If you have, ask yourself - how am I feeling?

Your feelings are the guide

If you are denying your feelings, your life will reflect the truth of what is inside

If you are feeling a sense of joy and content, your life reflects this in your attitude, in your manner, in your approach, trust me, you absolutely cannot fake it. What is inside is reflected outside

If you are feeling frustrated and angry about where you at in life it will reflect in your life

You will also have unexplained aches and pains and ailments

Your life tells you everything

And the transformation is a process, however for a process to begin one must well.....begin! One must decide!

What I have learnt is defining my own version of what success is may not be in line with what others have for me, and I have to be okay with that

I have learnt that success is not a one size fits all

it involves courage and discipline and feeling all the feelings, because they are indeed guides

I have learnt that the process may not have the same timeline as I do! and most importantly, do not ever judge the process


Peace


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


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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