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] Stalling tactics

While you are stalling and flapping around with tiny details that aren't
quite right to you, to the rest of us they are fine. You are not only
robbing yourself of your own sanity and confidence, you are also robbing
the world of what you can create, do and be. Stop stalling. Do it or don't. Commitment is not the same as trying. Dawn Barclay

The main reason for stalling is fear Stalling is just what it is- waiting and waiting and waiting to act. A big ole waiting game

Stop stalling.

If you want to launch your website but you aren't 100% happy with the font
because it's not quite right, you're stalling or perhaps scared of what
others might think when you shove it out here, or both.

If you're waiting until your children are in school before you pick up the
pen and start creative writing again, you're stalling.

If you're always doing things for others because you can't get started on
your own stuff, you're stalling and probably avoiding.

If you want to change career from the one that sucks your soul to the one
that makes sense and fits your core values, but you've never even asked
yourself what your values are, you're stalling and not taking
accountability for your happiness.

If you're persistently looking about, seeing ideas that are successful for
others, and change yours to look exactly like theirs because you aren't
confident in your own uniqueness or it's not quite right, you're stalling
and also comparing your outer world to another's outer show.

If you constantly have repeating ideas you would like to start, and you are
forever putting them on the back-burning, you're stalling.

If you're always planning, analysing and never doing, you're stalling.

If you're always looking outside for confirmation that you're doing a good
job, you're stalling and need to work on your own self-worth.

If you're always talking about what you are going to do when … or one day
maybe, you either don't have strong goals or you're stalling.

If you're persistently watching on the sidelines with something really
valuable to say, but you never speak up, you're stalling.

If you arrive at a training course with the mindset you will never learn
anything, you're wasting your time and you're stalling.

If you read hundreds of blogs weekly and wish you could start one, you're
just wishing and stalling.

If you're constantly jumping on the next shiny new bandwagon for your
business because you think you are missing out, you're stalling.

If you're supposed to be marketing your business and you are watching cat
videos on YouTube, you're stalling.

If you're not happy in your significant relationship and you are scared to
have difficult conversations that ultimately will help you grow (regardless
of the outcome), you are stalling and probably building a bomb that will
explode one day.

If you're sitting on a project that has your heart and soul behind it and
will make a difference in lives of others and your worried about what those
two people will say you met 10 years ago when they see you talk about on
Facebook, you're stalling and are bothered too much about what others
think. (Hint: they don't actually care! You probably aren't that special to

If you're meant to be writing an essay, article, piece of work and you're
putting in another load to the washing machine, you're stalling.

If you're trying to cram one week of work into a day because you couldn't
be bothered the other 4 days, you've stalled.

Stop Stalling


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 6/23/2016 03:58:00 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