“Love your neighbor as yourself”. Need I say more ? Do you LOVE what you see in the mirror every single morning ? Do you LOVE yourself ? It sounds like a silly question. But it is not. As a matter of fact, it is a deep question that everyone should ponder on. Self-Love is a Key to a Balanced Life. I know that now. Before I met my husband about 18 years ago, I was a mess. I was a shadow of myself. I hated myself for having had a child at such a young age and I developed many complexes about not being good at math, about not being beautiful enough, about not deserving love, among other things. As I write this article today, I am my number one fan and I praise God every single day for the achieved, smart, elegant, lovable, passionate (and the list goes on.. LOL)..achieved woman, I am today. I have come across so many people who admitted not loving themselves that I decided to write an article about it. I believe that it is a crucial topic to tackle considering the implications of the absence of self-love in one’s life. Over the years I have realized that Self-Love is a Key to a Balanced Life. It is one of the secrets to my success. In this article, I share 6 reasons why I know for a fact that Self-Love is the foundation of a healthy, successful, happy and prosperous life.
Today is not just any day. It is Africa Day. What is Africa Day to you? To me, Africa Day is a day to reflect on the evolution of our dear continent. It is a day to reflect on our contribution to Africa. It is a day to reflect on our past, present and future actions. It is a day to reflect on the discourse we want to hear, read, write on, perpetuate and see emerge. It is a day to stop procrastinating, stop planning and start making action towards paving a better way of live for our peoples, the men, women and children of our continent. It is a day we come together to put forward a positive vision for African men & women. A vision where Africans will be able to afford great education, where unemployment rates will drop thanks to the abundance of outstanding African entrepreneurs in the continent, where women and children will have access not only to basic education but to all the skills that will give them a fair pursuit of jobs, health, wealth and anything else they will dream of. On this special day, I interviewed a dear friend of mine, fellow Greatness Engineer and incredible advocate of education for all, Ms Ijeoma n. Obiajunwa-Ajiamah, CEO of Markengee group. She is doing a tremendous job in Nigeria. Let’s Touch Lives on Africa Day. Just like Ijeoma, let’s reflect on our role as African children, as African leaders.
The Best Time in Your Life Is Now. Yesterday is gone and beyond reach, today is at your doorstep, tomorrow is yet to come. Today, you have the possibility, the power, the authority and the duty to take action towards realizing your objectives, to take decisions that will change the course of your life, to live each day with love and passion. The problem is too many people live in the past, sometimes without even noticing it and as a consequence, fail to see the many opportunities that lie in front of them. I know what I am talking about because I was one of them. For many years I lived in the past. For too long I carried the weight of the hurt, shame and struggle on my present and fortunately I realized it on time to stop, redefine my life and enjoy my present. The Best Time In Your Life Is Now.
He Made A Way Out Of Nothingness For Me. I rose up from the dead & realized that I would have missed out on an extraordinary life if I had died. I was 14 years old, so naive and expecting a child. I felt lost, alone and deeply hurt. I realized I had messed up big time and did not know what to do. I thought that leaving this world would be a relief for everybody, that it would spare a life of misery for the unborn child, that it would spare a life of shame for my family, it would spare me the humiliation and pain of being called names and told that because of what I did, I would never succeed in life and would be condemned to a life of suffering. I thought it was the ONLY way…To realize that it was not. There was another way, a better way.
This week I learned a valuable lesson. It is crucial to Know Your Worth. Whatever circumstances you may find yourself into, stand your ground. Easier said than done, right ? I must say, it is not something easy to do. It requires guts and much more, but when you do not stand your ground, you have much more to lose. This week I turned down a considerable business offer. I also closed a chapter in my journey in entrepreneurship, as I know for a fact that I will never work with that client again. I left the corporate world to become an entrepreneur because of my aspirations, principles and my thirst for more. This position gives me the freedom to make important decisions such as refusing terms of contracts that go against my work ethics, my value as a professional service provider and my philosophy of life. Know Your Worth. Stand your ground. There is a better business deal, a better client somewhere waiting for you.
You are Destined For Greatness. It sounds so cliché and yet it is true. There is an array of elements that show that there is much more to You than meets the eye. Our mindset, our capacity to bring the invisible into the visible, our faith, our love, our passion, our individual skills, our unicity, our purpose, etc. So much to talk about. Once you start harnessing your greatness, there is simply no limit to what you can achieve in life. Here are 6 reasons why I believe that you are Destined For Greatness :
Your Story Matters to Harriet Khataba, a beautiful Kenyan woman, an inspiring, empowering Change Advocate, an Editor of Her Story magazine, a Business and Leadership Coach and so much more. I had the privilege and the pleasure to e-meet her through her Facebook page Her Story Matters. Our first conversation on Skype lasted more than 3 hours ! Her enthusiasm regarding empowerment, young leaders, women, equality, and the list goes on, bubbles over…She has a lot to share. At first look you would not imagine that Harriet went through a traumatic experience that could have cost her life and yet, she did. She overcame a very dark moment in her life and is here today to testify that whatever your story is, whatever you may have gone through, YOU can find SUCCESS. She agreed to share her inspiring and motivating story. Buckle up as this is going to make you jump off your skin and inspire you to unleash your potential. Your Story Matters to Harriet Khataba. Her Story Matters.
Great Read This February : The Road Less Traveled. How excited was I when I heard about the publication of The Road Less Traveled : Discovering Success Through Failing written by Serge Toulekima. This is an inspirational book for entrepreneurs like you and I, who are looking at booming in the entrepreneurial world. Start the new month of February, off right! Get the book and just like me, discover Mario’s world and how our main character managed to discover success through failing.
As we look back at the highlights of the past 12 months and reflect on what we accomplished, achieved, overcame, loved, witnessed, laughed at, shed tears for, discovered, lost, did not accomplish, did not achieve, did not love, did not witness, did not cry for, longed for, etc, let’s now move on and get ready for the New Year that we are about to cross over. It is not only time to jot down New Year resolutions and goals, but it is also time to Create Your Mantra For A Powerful 2018. This year I have been using a mantra that worked for me and I know for a fact that mantras are powerful. This is an inspirational article about the power of mantras and the 4 other elements that helped me achieve my goals and resolutions in 2017.
An opportunity does not always appear as we would like it to, in fact, very often, it is disguised and difficult to conceive as a possibility for improvement, as the response to our prayer, as the way to reach new horizons or as the beginning of a new exciting chapter. Opportunities may be scary, annoying and therefore easy to let slip. And yet, every single one of us is looking for opportunities to grow. Should we just Jump at the opportunity? This is a motivational article aiming at encouraging you to be on the lookout for opportunities that come your way.
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