Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

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


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] You ALONE decide your value

To truly be free, we must choose beyond simply surviving adversity, we must
dare to create lives of sustained optimal well-being and joy. Bell Hooks

There's no one else that gets to determine what you allow into your life
other than you. You always have a choice for how high your bar is. So, take
responsibility for your own greatness and aim really effing high.

Your value (of yourself) is literally all that matters. It's the one thing
that no one gets to decide for you, ever.

Not ever. No matter how they talk to you. No matter how they pay you. No
matter what they think of you. No matter if you're hired. No matter if
you're fired. If you're dumped or have a line of suitors. Whether the
trolls think you're ugly and dumb. Or the drunk dude squeezed your ass in a
bar. If they think you're writing is shitty. Or if they all left you out of
the big plans. If he thinks you're too much. If your family is shunning you
for forgetting where you came from. If you got the 17th rejection letter.

So when you do decide your value is higher than the Himalayans (because it
is)...It will change everything. You'll feel so empowered to have all the
conversations you need to have. You won't second-guess asking for more
money or flexibility. You won't think twice about telling him that his lack
of communication isn't good enough for you no matter how much you like him.
You won't wince at speaking your opinion. You'll be OK with people knowing
you're concerned. Asking for different terms. Or telling someone what you
need. Because you value you. You know what you need. You honor what your
heart is asking for. When you've determined what's good enough for you,
settling won't be on the table. Ever.

Thank you Maxie for sharing this with me, I wanted to share with you Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 5/11/2016 03:39:00 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