Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Change your vocabulary

Here's one simple method to help you stay in the present: Change your
vocabulary. Specifically, give up the use of the following terms and all
that they imply: blame, deserve, guilt, fair, fault. If you cut those five
words from your vocabulary, both in your private thoughts and in your
communication with others, you will notice almost immediately that it is
far more difficult to fall into negative emotional patterns. You will also
discover how habitual those patterns had become.

These are two of my favorite lessons

  1. Words have power - be careful what you say - be conscious in what you
    put out into the Universe

  2. Do it - and declare that you are DOING it, everything else is not doing

Some or shall I say many people call me quiet. I must admit, off the stage
I do not talk that much. Firstly because I prefer not to waste words and
secondly listening to people I learn so much and I love learning, it's
exciting. Now more than ever I watch my words, I have seen it's power,
words are a force. Additionally, the whole ego tripping - so easy to slip
into IIII I speaking about I with an intention of either proving yourself,
showing off, feeling superior, and so on

I was told that I do not sell myself enough, I don't talk much about what I
have accomplished

I thought about it and why I don't, I don't because I haven't yet found a
comfortable way to say it without feeling like I am boasting and proving
myself to people. It's a work in progress

So what I have learnt is to walk the talk, to demonstrate, to show, to do
and let that do the talking

The downside of that is really ensuring that I believe in my own worth


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 8/12/2016 02:38:00 pm

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