Category: Inspiration

Saved by Grace | A Remarkable Journey with Tuberculosis

“The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.” – Mother Teresa

Every young man’s dream is to grow up free of any illness that threatens his life and to realize all of his dreams. Life-threatening illnesses like tuberculosis and pneumonia should not be taken lightly since those who survive them are not only grateful to God but have also learned to appreciate life and the simple things.

The primary organs affected by the potentially dangerous infectious disease tuberculosis (TB) are the lungs. People contract tuberculosis from one another by coughing and sneezing, which release microscopic droplets of bacteria-causing sputum into the air.

One such person who has seen the horrifying effects of tuberculosis, seen its ugly face, and is now free is Stephenson Ochemba. He describes the illness that, but for God’s intervention, would have killed him. His story is only one of many heartening stories that the young man uses to inspire everyone who has reached the brink of giving up to continue to hope despite all odds.

How It All Started

Stephen at the tuberculosis unit.

Stephenson Ochemba began experiencing headaches as he was preparing for ‘Greater Works’ in Accra on a specific day in July 2019. He experienced the signs of malaria, therefore he gave himself a prescription for anti-malarial medication. After a few days, the symptoms persisted and now included a cough.

Even though he was in discomfort and his temperature fluctuated, the then-22-year-old man managed to attend the “Greater Works” event on the first day. On the second day, however, he still found it difficult to make it there. He began to shiver severely on the second day, began to grit his teeth, and soon after, he passed out. First aid was provided under the direction of the event’s medical staff. He described how he only missed one day of the event, how, on the final day of the event, he awoke sweat-soaked in his bed, discovered his legs were unable to support his body, and how, upon attempting to stand, he collapsed to the ground.

When asked why he kept attending the event, he said he could not even understand it because he was so weak at the time. His sister rushed him to the first hospital after he attempted to rise but instead collapsed to the ground, where he was treated for a period even though the disease had not yet been identified. He stayed there for a week, and as the findings of many tests proved fruitless, his condition deteriorated.

Stephen’s Diagnosis of Tuberculosis

After being discharged and numerous failed attempts to get him to another hospital, he was finally admitted into a different hospital after prayers and tears were offered to the Lord. It was there he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and pneumonia. He received oxygen while he was swiftly driven to Korle-Bu in an ambulance. When they arrived at the hospital’s emergency ward, they were informed there were no beds available and were advised he should be sent home and returned every day for treatment. His sister, in tears, begged that her brother be treated on the ground. After the information had reached his family back in Nigeria, his father requested that Stephenson Ochemba be flown back to Nigeria. Shortly after his father’s call, he saw the doctor at “Greater Works” who provided first aid, and he happened to be working at the hospital. The medical practitioner quickly made arrangements for space for the young man after observing him in his condition.

“God was aware of everything I was going through because I noticed indications in various ways.” – Stephenson Ochemba

Stephen’s Emergency Ward Experience

He said, “At one point, I felt uneasy with the oxygen and removed it.”  A nurse came to their aid when his sister cried out for assistance. He then described his two-week stay in the emergency room before being transferred to the tuberculosis unit. People rushing around screaming and pleading for aid while clinging to life or death is what he saw regularly. According to Stephenson Ochemba, these encounters altered his perspective on life and taught him to value the simple things because they are all that we have.

After being transferred to the tuberculosis ward, his condition appeared to go from being just ok to worse practically right away, which caused him to experience an emotional rollercoaster where he occasionally wished he could just stop breathing and therefore feel no agony any longer. Most of the time, he offered this silent prayer at night when he was in excruciating discomfort from insomnia brought on by rib pain. Friends who visited him realized how thin he was getting day by day, and he could see from their eyes the suffering it caused them to see him in that state.


“If God Does Not Die, Why Would I…”

“Each time I felt like going to the restroom, I held myself back because of the discomfort that came with squatting as my legs could not support my body,” Stephenson Ochemba continued. When he tried to describe how his health began to improve, he broke down in tears and said, “If God does not die, why would I, the son of God, die when I have not yet fulfilled my whole purpose on earth?” He described the deaths of two other people who had been hospitalized, one to his left and the other to his right, in a trembling voice. He talked about how he witnessed them fighting for survival at night before giving up when their strength left them.

At this moment, his mother arrived in Ghana and provided all the parenting assistance she could. Her tears did not dry up, her prayers did not stop, and her faith only grew more and more. It was in no time he slowly regained his strength and was guided to walking once again. It took persistent prayer, affection from friends and family, and timely drug use to restore Stephenson Ochemba’s health.

Image of Stephen Ochemba a few months after he was discharged from Korle-Bu.

The young man’s final advice to all who are suffering from any sickness is to first and foremost trust God because what saved him was not only medication but also prayers from family and friends. He remarked there is so much hope if God’s plan for a person is not completed and advised them to have faith in God to provide for them that which He always does.

This is the remarkable story of a young man who experienced prolonged pain, held out hope in the face of despair, and ultimately experienced God’s grace and mercy.

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Ways To Heal From Trauma

While regaining full health and happiness can take some time, several steps can be taken to help the healing process. It only takes the knowledge that everything will be alright once more and that one can make their recovery journey successful to start the procedure.

Trauma is the outcome of a bad incident. It happens when a person is psychologically or emotionally wounded by an event, and it can result in post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. An exceptionally painful relationship or breakup, enduring abuse, losing a loved one, and natural disasters are a few examples of traumatic occurrences.

The person concerned may be said to be experiencing trauma if there is even the slightest hint of shock, despair, anxiety, or feeling in any other way overwhelmed by an event like one of the following. Trauma is the body and mind’s reaction to an incident or experience, not the event or experience itself. It is vital to take efforts toward rehabilitation and minimize the harmful consequences and repercussions of traumatic stress as much as possible because it affects the brain.

Below are four steps that are helpful during a healing process.

  • Getting the appropriate aid

It is acceptable to look particularly for a trauma-informed therapist if the treatment seems like the proper course of action for the type of feelings being experienced to ensure the therapist can work with trauma and provide the best service. To discover understanding and be around people who have gone through a similar experience, it could be preferable to visit a support group.

  • Accepting help

The key to overcoming trauma is having the desire to recover and the acceptance of support and assistance. The healing process may end up being largely solitary, or it may involve a lot of group therapy or individual counseling. The best possibility of recovering fully is recommended if one is in the position to accept support, regardless of the natural course that it will take. Receiving help from family, friends, a support network, a counselor, or coworkers is wonderful. The key here is to adopt a mindset where it is acknowledged that others may probably be able to assist and where there is also a willingness to accept that assistance.

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  • Taking care of oneself

Stress is decreased by practicing self-care. It feels wonderful, which is equally crucial. On the other hand, it is appropriate to engage in regular acts of self-love and care during the healing process. Simple, cost-free self-care activities are possible, and they may be practiced every day. The important thing is that self-care has a designated time.

  •  Having breaks

It may be discovered that stress levels are higher than usual or that despite having a lot of physical energy, the mind is not functioning as well as it should during healing. It takes a lot of energy to recover from trauma, and the best way to deal with low energy levels during this period, whether they be physical or emotional, is to be patient with the healing process. To maintain energy and prevent too much stress, it is advised to take breaks, especially when doing enjoyable things, to pause and reflect.
It is always advised to manage trauma in a very professional manner before it gets out of control, regardless of the outcome of this guidance.

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Importance of Mothers In Child Development

“My mother, she was my first friend in the proper sense of the word.” – Nelson Mandela


The greatest effect on children is exerted by their mothers, and this influence begins while the child is still in the womb. Taking on the responsibilities of a mother is a journey laced with joy, satisfaction, and other strong emotions. A tumultuous experience may very well describe it.

In the context of this article, a mother is a woman who lovingly and carefully raises a child. On the other hand, a mother is generally a woman who plays the role of having a connection to her children, who may or may not be her biological children.

The fact that mothers constantly do so many things for their children, both deliberately and unknowingly, demonstrates the importance of mothers in child development. Children always seek their mothers for direction, counsel, and support. Below are four roles mothers play in their child’s development.

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  • Creating the initial emotional connection ties

Mothers are a child’s first connection to any emotional bonding and attachment since they are the primary caregivers during a child’s earliest days.  The infant discovers their mother’s first feelings. The link formed with the infant in the first few months and years will have a significant influence on the child’s overall well-being and development. Early interactions between a mother and her child have a significant impact on how the child will behave later in life, especially in social and emotional contexts. Children learn a lot about recognizing people and their emotional needs through their mothers’ reactions to their needs and how to meet those needs.


  • Being responsive

While children may have an altogether different perspective, it is permissible for mothers to have a particular way of looking at things and performing duties. It is perfectly acceptable to consider the child’s viewpoint as well. When a child makes a mistake, attempt to explain to them what they can do differently. Never dismiss a child’s point of view, rather make an effort to comprehend why they feel the way they do and engage in a conversation with them about it. Establishing a connection with the child comes before any criticism.


  • Maintaining optimism

The value of maintaining a positive attitude can be taught to the child by showing them how to handle their challenges. Children will learn that having a good attitude will help them overcome many challenges from how women as mothers respond to various problems, no matter how small or large. Also, try to create stories based on actual events to help the child understand their language. Remain encouraging and instill a good outlook in the child while teaching him or her to take responsibility for their actions and to never give up is always the proper thing to do.


  • Teaching the value of structure and regularity

The child will feel most at ease in their early years when they stick to a routine in their everyday lives. Teach the value of discipline while adhering to some fundamental daily routines, and demonstrate to the youngster how to manage time and obligations successfully by following a routine.

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Is It A Sin To Question God?

But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin. – Romans 14:23 NIV


Many questions, particularly “why” questions, have plagued Christians who have walked closely with God. However, it might have been taught to be cautious about raising too many theological issues. It is typical in some circles to minimize the significance of having questions and wanting to understand God better.

It is crucial to seek an understanding of God.  One must make a distinction between real knowledge and that which is “falsely labeled knowledge.” God declares categorically in Hosea 4:6 NIV: “my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.

It is astonishing to note how frequently God welcomes questions in the Scriptures, even though many people are afraid to ask them of Him. One will not get an answer to their many concerns if they are afraid to ask God questions. Moses questioned God numerous times. For instance, after Moses pleaded for the Israelites’ release from Pharaoh and they protested against him because of the extra responsibility he has placed upon them. “Moses returned to the Lord and said, “Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me?” – Exodus 5:22 NIV. Moses received amazing miracles and rescue from God, which culminated in the Exodus.

The severe oppression by the Midianites is addressed by Gideon in a similar way when he asks God, “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.” – Judges 6:13. Once more, God unmistakably provides Gideon with the answer he sought, delivering His people.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you”, says Jesus, encouraging us to do so while maintaining our faith in Matt. 7:7 NIV. When we are unsure about something, as Christians, we must learn to ask God questions because God speaks to us in many different ways. However, we may determine whether the act is prayerful or not based on how we ask. Therefore, let us be wise and humble in our questions to God.

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Parenting Tips For Young Parents

“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.” Henry Ward Beecher (American congregationalist clergyman)


It is common to question one’s ability to be a good parent before a child enters the world, whether through birth or adoption. When we reflect on how our parents raised us, we frequently think about the parenting techniques we would like to employ with our children as well as the ones we would like to avoid or do differently. For instance, if our parents were not very understanding of our feelings or used outmoded techniques of discipline, we might decide to be more empathetic to our own children’s emotions and update our methods of discipline.

It might not be as difficult as we think to be the best parent one can be. As mistakes are expected, we are unlikely to be great parents every day. Parenting is about teaching a child, but it is also about learning from that child and doing the best you can every day. Whether it is the first or third child, this is true. Each child is unique.

Having said that, expectant parents frequently worry about getting the correct information. There may be contradicting opinions from family and friends, and it may feel quite stressful. However, we do not have to parent in the same way since there are some tactics that practically anyone can use to be the greatest parent possible. Ideas about parenting and family life frequently vary from generation to generation and between groups.

It could be challenging to decide what matters most when various factors might influence parenting beliefs. Again, opinions vary widely, and other factors like cultural background and family history may also be at play. While the majority of solutions will not offer a comprehensive answer, we can supplement our parenting strategy by using some of the below suggestions.

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  • Follow your child’s development closely

While some actions are typical of children and go along with particular developmental phases, others may indicate that a child needs more guidance or consequences to address a problem. During a child’s development, some boundary-pushing actions are normal, and kids naturally evolve as they mature and discover who they are. Accept that the child is developing the capacity to make their own opinions.

  • Set a good example

Children almost constantly observe and absorb information from their parents, and as they become older, they will probably start to imitate their mannerisms, interpersonal dynamics, and linguistic compulsions. This might be a beneficial thing for parents who are aware of their child’s behavioral habits. However, some parents might not practice the healthiest routines or might not take as much care with their words and actions, and these traits might be passed on to the child. They might begin to adopt these actions or behaviors into their daily lives, which could have an impact on how they feel about themselves, their level of confidence, and other things.

  • Dedicate time to maintaining a strong relationship

It takes a lot of work to raise a child, labor that is added to other adult duties like keeping a job, paying bills, and attempting to fit in hobbies like going to the gym or being outside. Although it is rewarding, it also requires work of its own. When a child develops greater independence, sometimes that child begins to wander away from their parents, and as a busy adult, you could find it difficult to notice any expanding distance between the two. The fact is, children need parents to be emotionally present to them more than anything else. They require a secure setting where they can express their emotions, be open, and so on. Recognize that as they grow older, children will still need parental assistance, perhaps even more so.


  • Make certain to give the child a secure, imaginative, and loving environment

A child can develop and flourish with structure and consistency. When circumstances are unpredictable, children frequently feel unsafe and may exhibit disruptive behavior. They will flourish in a setting that is not only safe but also promotes creativity, learning, and growth while showing them unwavering affection. In other words, pay attention to what is important. It is simple to get swamped in the little things, however, ultimately keeping your word—picking them from school when you say you will, showing them compassion, accepting their independence, and allowing them space to be themselves may have a profound effect on their life.

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Family Conflict Resolution

“Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.” – Max Lucado (American author)


Expecting relationships to function smoothly at all times may be impractical; nonetheless, periodic disconnections and arguments are a feature of life that can aid in our family’s growth and ability to adapt to change. However, a family’s mental and physical health may be badly impacted by recurring patterns of conflict, especially among youngsters.

With better communication and the ability to resolve issues that cause conflict, therapy has the potential to assist our families in understanding how they function and keep their unity. Most importantly, we can learn how to handle the tension and separation that come with losing synchronicity.

Parenting and preserving our family unit depends on mending rifts brought on by misunderstandings, mismatches, and failure to tune into one another.

The next four steps are only a few approaches to dealing with family conflict recovery and resolution.

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  • Admit the wrongdoing

We ought to make an effort to locate and comprehend the harm we have brought about. This is an excellent time to lower our guard and pay attention to how the other person is feeling, whether it was intentional or not, and whether there was a valid reason for it or not. The best approach to demonstrate humanity is to express our pain without qualifying it. Verifying our understanding can be beneficial. We must adopt a transparent and sincere strategy.


  • Show remorse

Sometimes expressing regret is enough, or at least a great beginning to start. Let us avoid going too far, as well. When we apologize excessively or too quickly, we risk making the situation more about us than the person we have offended.


  • Give a brief explanation

A brief explanation can help the other person understand our behavior if they are prepared to hear it. However, we should keep in mind to concentrate on the other person’s perspective rather than a laundry list of justifications for bad behavior and refrain from using this as a chance to air further grievances or place blame for problems that have just surfaced.


  • Practice stating what you want to do to make things right and prevent it from happening again

If we plan to continue acting in the same way, there is little purpose in apologizing and moving past the issue. Family conflict may frequently be avoided, however, if it cannot, family relationships can be repaired honestly so that they can continue to exist.

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How Youths Can Identify Our God-Given Talents

“We are told that talent creates opportunity, yet it is desire that creates talent.” – Bruce Lee


In life, there are times when we experience discouragement. If there is no one else to boost our spirits, the issue gets worse. We must keep in mind that we are endowed with enormous talents throughout these trying times since this is the only way we can regain our bearings. How to recognize our talents would be the most challenging topic to address.

Since life is so busy keeping us busy, we frequently forget to take a step back and think about who we are. However, when life knocks us down, that is when we start to lose confidence. In such circumstances, we need to grow courageous and identify our strengths. There are several ways we can do this.

Reviewing the next section is necessary if we wish to recognize our talents and put them to good use.

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  • We ought to conduct a life evaluation

No two assessments of life are alike. There would be variations between each life evaluation test. Let us take this assessment test to learn more about our potential in life and how to apply it. In addition to being free, it enables us to comprehend how we function in all facets of life. We shall be able to recognize and localize the aspect of life that requires the most focus.

Additionally, we can learn more about our personalities with the aid of such examinations.


  • Find out where our money goes the most

Checking where we spend the most money is one of the best methods to spot talent. We should attempt to use free and simple software if we are not adept at keeping financial records or books. We would be able to monitor how our money is being used. We can identify a certain pattern in our spending on particular items if we look at our financial records. However, let us make the most of this talent discovery by engaging in more advanced levels of these activities and living life to the fullest. We would be completely satisfied if this happened.


  • Find out from our friends what our strengths and weaknesses are

Why not try talking to the individuals who are closest to us, such as our family or friends? They have been with us for a long time and are the ones who would be fully aware of our hobbies and desires. They can also tell us our strengths, which is more essential. Anything from singing to dancing to telling jokes is acceptable. Your abilities are those things that come to us naturally and amuse other people.

We should ask our friends to be brutally honest with us when we ask them to describe our finest and worst traits. Knowing our flaws or worst traits enables us to eliminate those behaviors or patterns from our lives. All that would be left for us to do would be what we are good at.


  • We should make an effort to search for talent in others

When we are unable to go deep within our thoughts, we should not push ourselves to do so. We ought to pause and watch others. There are moments when we are inspired by the brilliance of others, and what draws us may eventually turn out to be our talent. Sometimes learning from others helps us discover our abilities. If, for instance, a piece of writing inspires you but you feel like you might have improved it, perhaps writing is your secret ability.


  • We must be adaptable to change

When we have figured out how to spot talent, we should be adaptable. After recognizing our talent, we might need to make important decisions that will alter our lives. Although at first, it may appear uncomfortable, in the end, it will make us joyful because we cannot expect to remain static while growing. Change must be welcomed and undertaken voluntarily. We will need to let go of all our preconceived ideas and voluntarily adopt new ways of thinking and acting. Such adjustments would increase our content and better equip us to face new difficulties in life.

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Guidelines For Sustaining a Small-Scale Business

“Great things in business are never done by one person; they are done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs


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Small-scale business management is the act of connecting and organizing all elements of a small firm, including its personnel, supplies, finances, strategic plan, and day-to-day operations. You as an entrepreneur have some special difficulties when running a small business. In addition to understanding the fundamentals of small company principles, you also need to understand financial planning, human resource management, and the rules and regulations of your business.

 A small-scale business is commonly defined as a company with a limited number of employees, and a modest sales volume, and is typically privately owned with the owner receiving the majority of the earnings. Additionally, these enterprises frequently cater to a local community and see little personnel turnover.

The management and operational challenges faced by small businesses are very different from those faced by giant organizations, which is why these companies are categorized as small businesses. You can obtain contracts and government loans for your company by classifying them as small businesses. Additional resources are made available to you so you can compete with bigger companies.

Small-scale businesses, as opposed to giant organizations, may have tighter budgets, and may only serve a small geographic territory. They frequently concentrate on offering excellent customer service and utilizing imagination and innovation to develop better goods and services.

Small business management is coordinating all elements of the business to guarantee that it maintains expansion and succeeds, from starting a business to deciding on financial needs, managing staff, supervising marketing, promotion, and managing your own time.

Here are four suggestions for keeping a small-scale business sustainable.


  • Plan your business

Outline your company’s goals and objectives and give a brief description of your business and its goods or services to write a successful business plan. Include information about the market you aim to penetrate, your sales and marketing strategies, and your financial estimates.

Regularly review your business objectives to determine what has changed, what has been accomplished, and what needs to be revised.


  • Keep your personal and professional finances separate.

Since the taxes for you and the business are computed separately, it is necessary to open separate personal accounts that are allocated for exclusively business operations. This will enable you to distinguish between your personal and business finances and to understand your profits.


  • Establish the necessary financing

The most important thing when starting a new business is to raise money for the operations. Whether you decide to use personal involvement, business incubators, bank loans, or government subsidies, it is critical to associate yourself with the benefits and drawbacks of each funding option as well as the standards that each one uses to assess the viability of the venture.


  • Observe your finances

It is simple to monitor the money coming into and leaving a new business when it first opens. This task, however, can become challenging as your company’s operations expand. For this reason, you should either hire an accountant to work for you full-time or buy simple accounting software that makes it easier for you to keep track of your finances.

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Leading Women: Building The Bridges That Bind

The Leading Women Conference at Kairos Hall, Action Chapel International Campus, Spintex Road, Accra honored United States House of Representatives Member, Sheila Jackson Lee, with a reception and discussion themed ‘Leading Women: Building The Bridges that Bind’

The Leading Women Conference held on the 25 of August at the Action Chapel International Cathedral, Accra campus, was held in honor of the United States House of Representative Member, Sheila Jackson Lee, with a reception and discussion themed ‘Leading Women: Building The Bridges That Bind’. This empowering discussion was organized by Rosa Whitaker; President of The Whitaker Group, in partnership with the Leading Ladies’ Network founded by Yawa Hansen-Quao who also moderated the discussion.

The organizers, together with attendees celebrated Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s driven passion, exceptional prowess, and immense contribution to politics and legislation ranging from criminal justice reform to women’s rights, immigration, and more.

The honorable Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee had an insurmountable scoop of wisdom to share with the young women in the room; from building resilience, and excellence, being an Africanist and a womanist, to entrepreneurship and being a youth in Ghana, with special emphasis on the need for collaboration.

According to her, Ghana is ‘the economic interest of the world’ and reminded her that the world is not ‘taking but collaborating’ with her.

“We have a rich history as a people and even though we are obligated to and faced with responsibilities, we have to cooperate as one Africa and one America,” said Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee who is also a lawyer and a politician.

The Congresswoman, who also studied in Ghana for a period, strongly attests to Ghana having ushered the rest of the continent into democracy and believes that this is Ghana’s season to offer more to the world; something that can be achieved through a strategic elevation of excellence. According to Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the elevation of excellence recognizes what has been built (the African Continent), promotes collectively, and recognizes and makes use of the younger generation for fruition.


Expectations For The Launch Of The Biden Administration’s Africa Strategy And Policies

The all-time successful career woman Hon. Sheila Jackson Lee believes that Africa cannot remain isolated given the impressive progress in technology within the continent. She emphasized that the economic conditions that improved Africa’s economy can also improve America’s economy, especially with the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in place; a law that will hopefully strengthen trade ties between the two continents. AGOA, which has led to the fruition of several businesses is not only an opportunity for rebirth but also a chance to improve small businesses.

Furthermore, many experts believe that the Biden administration’s launch of Africa strategy and policies, which comes after many years of the United States declining engagement with the continent, will strengthen synergies between Africa and America. For Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, this will also give rise to more partnerships between the two continents, promote green energy hence more green jobs as well as foster entertainment.

Hon. Sheila Jackson Lee’s Counsel To Young Ghanaian Women

‘Choose who you want to be in the public service sector, you must not be defined. This was Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s message to young women in the political space. Her words come off as an inspiration for women in a space where women often refrain from moving beyond the benchmark due to societal constraints. Hon. Sheila Jackson Lee advised the young women of Ghana not to let the circumstances of today define their tomorrow. She believes the youth are the future leaders of Ghana and expressed immense faith in their ability to create a positive change in the country and the women to come. It was clear, through her speech, that the honorable had a special kind of love for market women who she strongly believes have a unique entrepreneurial spirit, reminded them that no one can deny them the opportunity but themselves.

‘Make sure that when you leave your space, you leave behind something better. You can make something out of nothing’ – Hon Sheila Jackson Lee.

The event was attended by several leading members from a cross-section of society including Rosa Whitaker, President and CEO of The Whitaker group as well as CEO of Dominion Television, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, H.E Amb. Virginia E. Palmer, Hon. Dr. Zanetor Agyemang Rawlings, a member of Ghana’s Parliament, and Dr. Edem Adzogenu, Co-Chair AfroChampions Initiative.

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Steps To Better Self-Awareness

“Self-awareness is a key to self-mastery.” – Gretchen Rubin (American author, blogger, and speaker)


You can be more aware of your talents and flaws by developing self-awareness. Developing this quality will enhance your interpersonal interactions and boost your productivity.

Self-awareness is a conscious awareness of your virtues, flaws, behaviors, and existence. Having a precise understanding of your mental and emotional state is necessary for self-awareness.

To be deeply and meaningfully self-aware, you must acknowledge:

  • How you interact with others
  • How to respond in various circumstances
  • Why you feel the way you do about some people
  • What causes automatic reactions in you 
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You can evaluate your environment more thoroughly when you are self-aware. For instance, even though you are aware that you like to walk barefoot at home, self-awareness can help you pinpoint the precise reasons why. With self-awareness, you might understand that you like to feel the cold floor.

Personal awareness refers to making the time and effort to learn more about yourself so you may make decisions that will better your life.

The significance of self-awareness

Being more self-aware can greatly enhance both your professional and personal lives. It can assist you in figuring out what it is about the work that you enjoy, as well as how to create a successful career track that will keep you inspired and content with your work.

Advantages of self-awareness

Below is a list of some advantages of self-awareness

  • Enhances communication abilities
  • Enables you to more properly process feedback
  • Increases your capacity for teamwork
  • Encourages you to manage your time for yourself

You can take the following actions to develop your level of personal insight and self-awareness:

  • Be receptive to criticism

Recognize that to develop your self-awareness, you must be open to receiving constructive criticism. Examining your barriers is a necessary step in developing self-awareness. While you may be able to see some of your advantages and disadvantages, deliberately seeking out a different viewpoint might help you make a more thorough evaluation.

  • Evaluate your abilities

You will get better at evaluating your skills and selecting jobs that stretch you without going beyond them as your self-awareness grows. Self-awareness includes both evaluating and optimizing your talents as well as recognizing and addressing your deficiencies. When you have a high level of self-awareness, you can identify your strengths and areas for improvement.

  • Assess yourself frequently

You must continually cultivate your self-awareness. Schedule regular intervals to evaluate your progress. To get more feedback, meet with your mentor or partner. Keep a journal and regularly evaluate your strengths and flaws if you are working alone, write down your improvements and find concrete examples to support them. You can increase your self-awareness by taking personality, aptitude, and work evaluation exams.

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