In 2014 I went from a local entrepreneur working quietly to bring change in my community to an international brand. I was not prepared for all the media attention but I rose to the occasion.
In 2015 I was nervous when the year started since the bar had been raised so high in 2014. I started to suffer from the Impostor syndrome. Imposter syndrome is a term coined informally to describe people who are unable to internalize their accomplishments.
So I went on a journey of self-discovery and here is what I learnt. Never doubt yourself and your abilities. You are more than what you think you are. Never settle for less than what you deserve.
You are more than what you think you are. Never let failure or fear hold you back. You are more than what you think you are. Be proud of who you are where you have come to and where you are going.
2015 started with my own fears almost holding back from reaching my goals. I put my trust in God and did not stand in my own way of greatness. It has been an amazing year. I travelled the world, grew my business and found love.
I also discovered that I was still afraid to step out of my comfort zone and learn to ask for help and socialize. As an entrepreneur it is important that you learn to ask for help if you need it and learn to build a network.
I was great at using technology to connect. When it came to face to face interactions I was very bad at it. Unfortunately I still am. I am hoping in 2016 I will learn to connect more with people and ask for help.
I guess you all know what my new year resolution is going to be. I ended 2015 marrying the love of my life. I am thankful to God holding me down, for my family, my friends, my awesome team at Soronko and for all the people who supported me even when things where difficult. I am thankful that I am still standing.
I am thankful for an amazing husband, best friend, lover, support system and gym partner all wrapped in one man.
2016 is a new beginning for me and I am can’t wait to get started. I am ready to step out of my comfort zone, conquer my fear and continue to impact the African continent.
30 Days of Gratitude is a month-long series curated by Leading Ladies Africa. It chronicles the unique experiences of different African women, and presents them the opportunity to share their, life-learned lessons, dreams& aspirations, and their hopes for the future.