Hey beauties, hope you are doing well. I am doing fabulous, I had an exciting and empowering weekend, if you are my friend on my social media platforms, then you may have seen some snippets of it.
I attended a women in business conference, Dare 2 Aspire, Created and organized by Tosi Ufodike. The fabulous Marlo Hampton from The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) was our guest of honor, she and a couple of boss babes dropped some gems on us, that I thought were too good to keep to myself. So I’m gonna be sharing what I learnt from the whole experience, this is my take away from beginning to end. So trap your boots as I take you along on this wonderful journey of self-love, business empowerment and family orientation.
1.THE PINK BOSS
“Define your success. What does success mean to you? What does it look like?” These words touched me y’all. They were the perfect interpretation of ‘different strokes for different folks’.
2. MISS MYKIE
Founder of Project Rehab, former presenter of 106 & park, newly wed and the Apple of God’s eye Mykie shared with us her struggle with alcoholism. She was a functioning addict who spiraled out of control and nearly lost her life. But thank God for grace y’all, she checked herself into rehab and made a beautiful turn around. 15 months of sobriety later, she has regrouped and rebranded herself. She is using her story and her Harvard degree for God’s glory. You can now catch her teaching elementary school kids, managing project rehab, selling homes in GA, or living her best life with her new hubby, in their brand new house.
3. Tosi Ufodike Creator & Host – Dare 2 Aspire
Mother, wife, entrepreneur, and all around angel. She is the beauty and brains behind the Dare 2 Aspire conference. This wonderful American-Nigerian has held these conferences for 8 years in a roll. I’d like for you to put your phone/ipad down and clap for her. A woman whose drive I admire. What I learnt from her is an Oprah Winfrey quote “You can have it all. Just not at once”. Y’all that felt like a Sunday church sermon. Often times, we frustrate ourselves by aiming for perfection. We want to be the best mom, best wife, best employee, best dressed and best everything. While aiming to be your best is okay and encouraged, aiming for perfection is just plain mad. It creates unhealthy expectations that could only leave you feeling worse than you felt when you started.
4. SIMPLY STACYSE
Have you ever met someone for the first time and it just feels natural? That was my first encounter with this branding Queen. She makes dreams come true for a living, Stacye J is a talented Design Mogul, Fine Artist, Branding Innovator, Mentor, and Business woman. But what got me was when she said “People keep business cards for about 8 months”. She was alluding to the fact that your business card is your resume. Design the heck out of that piece of paper, make it colorful and fun. It should be worth keeping in someone’s wallet, but most importantly, worth remembering.
5. MARLO HAMPTON
Contrary to television belief, she was very nice and forth coming. According to her, her best practices are talking to God as if he were next to her and daily affirmations in front of a mirror. We affirm our selves daily, whether unintentional or intentional. Why not affirm yourself of the positive intentionally?
…..END OF PART ONE. Keep your eyes open for the concluding lessons on Wednesday. Subscribe here so you don’t miss out. Also have you ever attended a self help conference? What did you learn from it?
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