For a long time after I found my passion I allowed fear to stop me from doing anything about it. I was afraid of what people would say about me or think about me. I was afraid that no one would listen to what I had to say and that it would not be of impact to anyone that did listen. Then I attended an event hosted by this weeks guest blogger, Ehi Ade-Mabo entitled Your Voice Your Power that completely changed my life!\
Ehi Ade-Mabo is a wife, a mother, a consultant, an amazing mumprenur, and a personal friend of mine. She is a business coach who works with women inspiring and empowering them to achieve success. She shares a bit about her journey with us in today’s segment as well as some secrets to success. I hope that this blesses and inspires you as you read.
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Life is very much like a menu, what you get out of it is what you order nothing more, nothing less.
About 10 years ago, my journey of self-discovery started and it was born out of necessity. My life was at rock bottom, my finances were messy, my emotions were a rollercoaster, I lived in a hell hole where my kitchen was in my bedroom, I could only get a minimum wage job cold calling people from a huge directory to have their windows washed!
I had no idea I could change anything about my lifestyle.
I had no idea I had made a conscious decision and choice to live that way
I had no idea the pain, shame, embarrassment, disappointment was for nothing, I had been suffering for nothing.
NOBODY told me!!!
Fast forward to 2016, I consult on a six figure income…when I want to, I run multiple businesses and help other women on their path of self-discovery to make an impact from their God given passion and purpose.
It took me a long time but I finally realized that I didn’t ever have to settle for less, the changes I had to make to go from my minimum wage job to a building a successful career happened in my paradigms and mindset.
The fears, obstacles and hindrances I fought to overcome when I started my coaching business all happened by CHOICE.
NOTHING happens to us by chance, the earlier you take control of the world around you so you can start manifesting more of what you want and less of what you don’t want, the more fulfilled your life will be.
Self-Doubt & Fear
I think back to when I had just discovered the power of choice I had over my life, the thought of having everything I desired i.e the great job, a spouse, a house, regaining my self-confidence scared me. I thought about how I would no longer be able to say I was broke and I thought I would lose my freedom or since I was now on a higher pedestal, my eventual fall from grace will be so evident to all and the shame would kill me.
Now, I empower women to not shy away from the fear they fell, rather embrace it, go through the process and use fear as a platform and convert it to positive energy to move forward. You can only do that when you understand that fear is normal and at best, we succeed, at worst, we learn.
When I started living consciously, I manifested all my desires and more within a year. My first realization was that I was happier, living easier, working 90 percent less but earning a thousand percent more and my perspective to life experiences was different. I saw opportunity all around me, the way I managed my resources was different, I no longer had time and energy for activities that did not develop me.
Now, I help women realize that life doesn’t have to be painful or difficult, not when you are walking in your purpose. I help women to move from a scarcity/competitive mindset to a more abundant/collaborative mindset because abundance will only flow freely when you yield and surrender.
After the shock phase, I got comfortable teaching women to earn multiple streams of income, living well and being in control of my emotions, relationships, speaking to audiences and really put structure to my business but there was the temptation to get comfortable and coast in my comfort zone, afterall, I had achieved most of what the world defines as success.BUT…growth must be a continuous journey
Now I help women understand the difference between working hard and working smart and help them push the envelope by stepping out of their comfort zones.
I maintain a great work life balance being a full time consultant, success coach, mom and wife with consistent planning.
I have learnt that being effective is not the same concept as being efficient, you can do things right or you can do the right things. My secret to balance is planning every minute of my time and allowing for buffers just the way I would with my money. I use productivity planners and time management templates to track my time into varying priorities.
As a serious business woman, I prioritize my family and the revenue generating activities in my business.
You don’t have to live one more day beneath your potential, you never have to settle…it’s all up to you.
Your FABULOUS life starts now…if you like!