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] Day 1- Why Are You Here in NYC Book Tour

Repeat this over and over again…I am unshakable. I am unmovable. I am
un-messable-with. I am solid as a rock. I am confident. I believe in
myself. I know that I am capable, worthy, and able. I know who is in me. I
know that prosperity, abundance, lots of money, and lots of success are
available to me. It's my birthright. I'm supposed to have that. I'm a
leader. I have some thing powerful and valuable to give to this world. But
I can't give anything if I'm broke. I believe that my destiny is here
today. I believe that my opportunity is here today. I believe that today is
my day to access all of my miracles. Shanel Cooper-Sykes

I was sitting here doing some calculations, just before I had to go to the
airport to catch my flight.

While I was sitting there I am talking to myself, the Cooper-Sykes quote
above was on brain repeat now to drown out the self talk, the doubt that
sounded like OMG you must and have to sell some books to have any cash on
this tour because the flow is low- how did you get here ........again! What
about this class don't you get, what about the lesson is giving you the
challenges. I started asking right there for help, this was triggered to by
a conversation I had yesterday at my hair dresser, who fell in a wisdom
well, maybe before she was born. She said to me "Yaki, you don't seem to
ask anyone for anything, how can you share your life if you want to do
everything yourself, practice asking" I swallowed that, smiled and said
nothing. Have you noticed when someone gave you a truth slap it stops you
dead in your tracks? Well that happens to me BTW

So I asked one of my dear friends to take me to the airport, I asked
another one to assist me with the logistics of the Book Festival on
Saturday and I asked the Universe for guidance

I'm still alive!

So with all that said, NYC, one of my favorite cities, welcomed me with
open arms, hopped in the taxi with the I am unshakable speech on repeat,
felt pretty good after being at the airport for three and a half hours
before boarding the flight.

Let's do this NYC!

I'm here


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 7/15/2016 04:46:00 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