I unlocked the secret to going from hidden gem to household name, let me show you how…
I have always had a burden for women. I guess this is what happens when you grow up seeing most of your female role models sell themselves short or stay in abusive situations due to factors such as tradition, control and low self-worth.
As much as my elders loved me, and invested me with great skills and values, I didn't have any older women (in my immediate circle) that I really looked at and felt that I wanted to be like; or have relationships similar to.
I knew this to be true of most of the people in my social circle too; yet I saw many women of my age group taking up the mantle of our fore-runners and repeating their history.
Not wanting to fall victim to projected social norms myself, I became really interested in comparing these notions to what the Bible had to say about topics such as women and womanhood (particularly since it was this that I typically saw weaponised against us).
I also became really interested to see whether there were any feminine representations of God, other than the ones I knew about at the time, that I could model myself after.
I wanted really in-depth studies on, not only the events of Biblical females' lives, but what we could learn from them- similarly to what is available for the patriarchs of the faith in terms of sermon series, books, audios etc. However, I was disappointed to discover that such analyses were not as readily available for the women of the Bible and that, if they were, they tended to cover the same women and therefore the same topics, This led me to start going through the Bible looking at each woman and the spiritual truths that we can garner from their stories myself.
When I first started blogging about it in 2016, I believed the old adage: "If you build it, they will come". However- fast forward to 2017- I soon realised that, that was a lie.
If you were to read my journal from 2013, you'll see that I had huge dreams for my blog. I saw it as a platform for:
Becoming an author
Landing speaking gigs
Being able to travel and live my best life
Collaborating with industry experts
Getting PR and so on- just as I'd been inspired to do by the likes of Kimra Luna
However, as I just alluded to, this vision was far from being a reality.
The truth is, I built it and (close to) no one came! I was a best kept secret.
Meanwhile, I remember stalking the pages of the influencers that I most admired and seeing them score media opportunity after media opportunity, rub shoulders with big named industry experts who would also grace their platforms, having these same big names endorse their products/services, invite them to speak in summits (both online and in-person) and more- and wondering (slightly resentfully at times, I can admit it!) how they did it.
You can probably relate right, lovely? Hella frustrating when you know that you're putting in the work but just don't seem to be making the kind of progress that you want to simply because you don't know what you don't know! But-
Through research, I realised that what they had going for them was the knowledge of how to build and leverage profitable relationships.
I then had a new problem-
How was "little old me" going to be able to do the same, though? I am the daughter of Nigerian immigrants, the world of online entrepreneurship was extremely new to me and I had no idea how to get on a first name basis with influencers.
I finally decided that enough was enough and took the plunge to invest in coaching so that I could get out of this rut of feeling stuck, stagnant and frustrated once and for all.
After years of studying under Selena Soo and implementing, I developed my own system for networking with my ideal clients as well as influencers.
I finally found a system that I've stuck with for years. I started using this method and everything changed!
Now I have achieved everything that I journaled about in 2013!
I became a #1 international bestselling author
I have spoken as part of summits online
I even got to share a "stage" with Kimra Luna- talk about a dream come true!
I have spoken as part of in-person summits (locally and internationally)
I have interviewed and collaborated with Industry experts, and am blessed to call many my friends
I have been featured on over 40 platforms through PR
if I can learn to build profitable relationships through networking and PR, so can you!
Even if you're at the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey, starting from scratch; with no connections (like I was), are an introvert and/or live in a small town.
You’re fit to work with me if you understand:
God has also made you for an amazing purpose
That believing that you have a purpose and message to share with world means nothing if you are unwilling to do the work to cultivate it
As your coach, I can only support you on your journey. I can’t do the work for you
Other interesting facts about me are-
I am of Nigerian descent (although born and raised in London, UK), with almost 10 years experience as a Speech & Language Therapist. I’ve also been a Christian since age 11, and have a particular fondness for female empowerment and Disney!