I know there are millions of couples behind the doors which are going through the challenges of building a family, not many have it easy with childbearing. Many like me are going through the pains of IVF (Invitro-fertilisation) to realise the dream of motherhood.
My chapter title, Maternal bliss: delayed and not denied, is a chapter dedicated to all those women’s faces that have shed tears in the quest to become mothers. I want to say; “I feel you all, I have been there before, and I know and understand your pains”.However, I hope my story will remind you all, that there is nothing impossible. I know the pains, and I am using my story to encourage, to inspire and to tell all concerned to persevere, and never give up.
My voice is hidden
I need a voice,
I heard some voices,
I joined the voices,
We told our stories,
Here is the script from the interview with Beatrice Hofmann, Her chapter is the first in the book and it is titled LEARNING EACH STEP OF THE WAY: How to Identify Opportunities and Benefit from them. You can view the full YouTube interview here
“I feel a great level of accomplishment. I know, there is so much more I have to share with the world, and I think this little book has only been the cornerstone, the rock that gets things rolling if you will.”
My name is Beatrice Hofmann. I am a beauty and wellness therapist, I have been practising my profession for 11 years now. I have been running my own business since 2010. I live in Germany, and I have been here for 19 years. I was born and raised in Uganda. I enjoy sharing my experience and exchanging of information with people from all walks of life. I am a mom, and I have one daughter.
Happy commemoration of International Women’s Day 2019.
Celebrating Self-Inclusion into Leadership
I want to talk about my passion for self-inclusion for women, especially women over 40. Sometimes we give up, we look after the whole world and leave ourselves behind.
You may have realised that I am incredibly passionate about Leadership and Self-Inclusion for women. I am always intrigued at how much potential we have and yet how little we use our potential to push ourselves forward. After all, a woman who is a boss is more likely to support the family and the community better.
I like pushing myself, and I think this is a perfect day for me to announce that as of 1 April 2019, I will be returning to education. Yes, you heard me right. I am becoming a student at De Montfort University Leicester, where I will be undertaking my PhD for the next three years. Without boring you too much, let me share with you what my business doesn’t and why I am so passionate about...
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou,
What a great job it is to help people put thoughts on paper, and see their work published. It is about therapy and legacy. I am blessed, yes, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to do this for a living.
When I launched my publishing company in February 2017, some people thought I was crazy, others had other opinions, but a good number of people believed in my dream. I said I want to help people write chapters in books. Someone helped me a few years ago so; I want to pay it forward. So, I learned the steps and got into the inner world of publishing. I have spent the significant part of January 2018 working with a team of developmental editors and rocking authors, turning beautiful stories into book chapters.
Yes, people like you and me have created amazingly excellent educational material. It is a reality in spring of 2018; we will be releasing our first two...
Today I just thought of sharing with you this mindblowing inspirational interview I had with this thought leader who is also my good friend and property mentor Rod Khleif.
He is a real estate investor and host of TOP Youtube and iTunes podcast ‘The Lifetime Cash Flow through Real Estate’(link is below this post)
A compelling rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story, Khleif soared from humble beginnings as a young, impoverished Dutch immigrant to incredible success. Rod’s experience involves both remarkable triumphs and spectacular failures, which he affectionately calls “seminars.” Rod brings incredible authenticity and insight to his approach to business, success, and life.
I was honoured to interview Rod earlier this year when I was just starting out with my podcast. (Apologies for my no intro), but as Zig Zigler said "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great" so I started.
You will love this interview because Rod...
Are you always being told you're not good enough? Are you being told that your goals are too big, you can't achieve them? Or maybe people just dismiss you whenever you tell them you want to do something with your life?
Here is the rest of the transcript:
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you're in the right place. The Happily Imperfect Leader is any person who is willing to push through their fears, defy their stereotypes and imperfections so that they achieve that great goal that they set for themselves.
Too many people are just sitting there in the name of waiting for the right time or the perfect moment to achieve something. That fear that they have of being Judged for their imperfections is so great; it stops them, it just stops them from moving forward or working alone.
I make a lot of mistakes; my vocabulary is not great, I can't even pronounce certain words......
On November 28th, 2006, I moved to England at the age of 12 with my Mother and Brother. My mum had been offered a job as a nurse in England, so my brother and I had to move with her. This was going to be my first Christmas in England and I most definitely expected Snow as I had seen in films I watch back home in Zambia. Can you imagine my shock when I woke up on Christmas morning and there was no snow, but a whole lot of rain? Shocking! I was somewhat disappointed. Nonetheless my first Christmas in England was amazing. The streets decorated in beautiful lights.
‘Christmas trees everywhere and a whole lot of chocolate to munch on’.
We spent our first Christmas with Aunty B and her family, who made the experience unforgettable. Christmas was short lived and I was to start School in January.
I was excited to start school, ready to make some friends and just be a...
I'm back with day two of my alphabet challenge. The three words that I'm going for with letter B are Believe, Bravery and balance: so, what do I mean by that?
I will start with believe, so whenever you are thinking of starting a business or whenever you’re thinking of doing anything new in life you have to start with belief, believing in what you are doing, believing in yourself.
It may be a difficult road ahead, trust me it will be so much easier if you can believe that you can achieve whatever you want to do, no matter how ambitious.
And yes by the way, make the goal ambitious and just start. So, believe in yourself believe in the capabilities that you have and where you don't know; as they say wing it until you know it. The most important thing is believing.
The second word is bravery, it takes a lot of courage and bravery to do anything that is new. A lot of people get stuck where they are. They're not happy but they just get stuck there because they don’t feel...
“Passionate about providing access to clean water and sanitation's to Zambians led me to Water Engineering”.
Mwape Chibwe Founder and Director Global Water Resources (Z) Ltd
Today's interview is with my dear friend Mwape Chibwe. She's based in Zambia. She is an Entrepreneur, she has built a business from ground up and she works in a predominantly male industry. So today, I just want to find out a bit about where she is at, what she has gone through and her achievements. Amina Chitembo.
Amina: Can you please just introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background?
Mwape: My name is Mwape Chibwe, I live in Zambia, it is where I was born. I went into my tertiary education and did a Secretary course, which was not what I had intended to do, what I wanted to do was an Engineering career, but because of the result that I achieved at my A’levels, I...
I have been given a challenge today to say something positive from the alphabet, every day for the next 26 days as you know the alphabet has 26 letters so from A to Z, I don't know what I will say at letter x but I will give it my best shot.
So my positive words have to do with authoring and have to do with setting up your business and being positive in life as you know “miss positive here ” we will try no matter how hard life is we’ll try and be positive. So my first letters today obviously A, so it's Affirmation.
Affirmation is always important, you have to affirm yourself every day, life is too hard already as it is waiting for people to affirm you can be very difficult. So all I can say to you is give yourself a Affirmation every morning which means say something nice about yourself every morning.
I look in the mirror and I say, thank God I'm awake today, thank God I'm breathing today and thank god I am who I am and thank God,...
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