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 are the common thread

Your relationships and experiences are merely a reflection of you.

Your worth cannot be measured monetarily. It cannot be quantified by other people. The only accurate calculation of your own value, comes from you.

It is always about you. You are the common thread that runs through every interaction and exchange. You are your own connection to the world, tethering every piece together.

What you see and experience outside of yourself is mirror of what you feel inside. If you want to change your outer world, you must begin within. Stacy Hereera

The ability to have difficult or awkward conversations is an essential
element in being authentic. It aids in avoiding people pleasing which many times leads to resentment. Failure and the lessons from it is what I would consider an awkward conversation and kudos to Nailab for taking the initiative in having these conversations on a monthly basis in a way which promotes authenticity and sharing.

The conversation we had yesterday was a real one, at the end, the Q&A
session was useful and I was able to learn quite a bit from the participants

So, what are my top four lessons from Failure

  1. Failure is feedback - information to make a decision, usually another decision, one that would lead to a result that produces an outcome that is favourable in body and soul

  2. Pay attention to the signs - pay attention, be aware, listen and look
    around to see what is happening and how you are feeling about what is happening around you

  3. Own it- take responsibility, you cannot outsource your happiness, your decisions, your choices, your life. It is your responsibility and yours alone.

  4. Keep moving - create opportunities, you cannot wait for things to fall into your lap and when they don't you get upset. Keep learning, keep growing, keep positive

Thank you Nailab and Nairobi for the opportunity to share lessons on the Journey



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Unconditional Self Love on 11/19/2015 12:04:00 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