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] Focus on you

Consumed by what others are doing, some have forgotten to count their own
successes and improve themselves Ijeoma

Focus on yourself. Focus on you being you and following your passion and
heart's desire

When I was growing up, I had a ritual with my granma when I was about 7
years old. I would wait until she got home from work, we would make tea and
sit on her bed and she would ask me how was my day at school, we would talk
while we sip tea. I would look forward to it, I felt so grown sipping tea
and chatting in her bedroom which was usually off limits.

And I would tell her about my friends who did this, and how their parents
came to pick them up and they did better than me in the spelling and how I
felt so hurt and sad that I was not first in the class or first to get
picked up after school by a family She would say to me and I am almost sure it was daily now in reflecting You focus on you You do better than you did yesterday and then the next day do better than
that You spend time on doing what you do better than you ever did Be happy for those who are doing well That is what I want you to do for mummy ok? You have nothing to prove or show a soul ok? And I would sip my tea nod my head and say hmm mummy you don't get it She would respond, I get it and you get me, - it's bedtime!

Today, I think I do not have a competitive bone in my body except with
myself, I am so not concerned with other people are doing that it appears
at time as if I don't care. I do care about people however I know that my
focus lies in being the best me. When I forget that and my focus shifts I either call my "mummy" or if I
cannot call her I remind myself that I have nothing to prove and nothing to

Then I become realigned Peace

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 5/27/2016 02:29:00 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