In as much as it is important to guard our hearts, there’s something so beautiful about guarding your friend’s hearts too. As we are gradually coming out of the pandemic, it may take some time to adjust with socialising with our friends and loved ones, but there is something special about having fellowship with one another. Being able to hug your friend again, talk face-to-face, and more importantly, meet like-minded people, creating new friendships and relationships too.
The importance of guarding our hearts are extremely important, and in all honestly, I for one am a strong advocate in ensuring that my heart is guarded, however, we do need to surround ourselves with the right people when building. There is a saying: “Your network is your net worth” – I want to add on this that “Guarding your heart is also guarding your friend’s heart as well.” We should not wait until something happens for us to appreciate one another. It should start now. Sometimes we won’t always be strong and this is why YOU exist to be the anchor in your friend’s heart.
Above all, live in the present moment and make the most of your life by being able to create precious memories whilst guarding your own heart as well as those around you. Love is a powerful tool that ought not to be taken for granted; use it wisely and guard it. It shouldn’t be taken lightly. To all the great women who are working hard not only for themselves and others; we truly see you and we salute you. The best is yet to come for you all.
There is so much joy in writing – I am certain that the majority of us during lockdown were able to utilise our journals, laptops and notepads to write what was on our hearts, what we learnt during the day and our expectations of what we desire to see come to fruition.
I for one am a strong advocate of words and writing down affirmations. During September 2020, I decided to start writing my fifth book, Confident Face – Embracing your Authentic Beauty. I took the time to understand the importance of words, my thoughts, emotions and ultimately, how my writing skills can impact and positively impact my community. I traced back into certain seasons of my life where I had to dig deep and talk about the times where it was uncomfortable, to make my audience realise that not all that glitters is gold.
I decided to write about my inconsistent journey with skincare and how I was inspired to talk about my journey with my skin. My first book; It’s Time to Heal published in 2016 was the first starting point as I briefly touched up on it at the time to talk about what I encountered. I knew that my journey was not about me, but those who have similarly had experienced certain breakouts unexpectedly. I had come to the decision that what I wanted to do was to be a light in someone else’s darkness by showing a part of me.
Therefore, Confident Face was birthed in 2021. I titled this book Confident Face to make readers understand the importance of embracing who they are, regardless of their flaws. To understand that we do live in an imperfect world where plans won’t always go the way as expected. I’ve learnt that through it all, there is someone that sees and knows everything about what we go through and that we will never be along wandering about aimlessly. I briefly spoke about the vision of Confident Face on my YouTube channel which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siXtI8_sx7I
In a pandemic, you can still be confident to start that business idea; in a pandemic, you can still get back on track and build your finances up; in a pandemic, you can go beyond your emotions and make a lasting impact to inspire those around you. Don’t allow your circumstances to make you feel inadequate or wanting you to give up. You have made it this far and there is so much more you’ll have to go if you want to finish strong. The race isn’t for the swift; anything that is going to be impactful takes time.
Remember that writing is a way to release what is in your heart on paper; you don’t have to go through life alone. There are people who go through what you face knowingly and unknowingly. Be a light to your community and let them know that they have what it takes to write their book.
Authentic Worth Publishing are hosting their fifth annual launch and latest book release; Confident Face on Saturday 31st July at 14.00pm on Zoom.
About Confident Face:
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? In a world where physical appearance is compromised with social media filters and flawed perceptions of vanity, there’s a deep void that temporary satisfaction can’t fulfil. If someone asks you what makes you stand out, what will you answer to?
Confident Face is the ability to nurture and embrace your own authentic beauty. Our generation is heavily focused on physical attributes that tends to neglect inner beauty – the working on one’s character, behavioural patterns and attitudes which are often overlooked. The sooner you learn to accept who you are, the sooner you will move from the path of confusion to confidence. Be your own Confident Face.
This book launch is set to inspire, motivate, challenge and strengthen you from within. Let Authentic Worth Publishing support you in your journey of being your own Confident Face and overcoming the beauty standards society sets. Joining Authentic Worth Publishing on the day will be the following:
Guest Speaker; Sarah Adebambo
Song Ministration; Audrey Chamunorwa
Reading of Book Foreword; Keeley Stephenson
Be prepared to interact, learn, socialise and invest in reading Confident Face that will transform you from the inside-out.
We are now half way into 2021; what has been your deepest lessons learnt so far? What has January up to July taught you? It’s easy to be overwhelmed by what is happening around us, locally and globally. At times, what we used to love and have a passion for can slowly start to fade away, but why all of a sudden? Because of a temporary situation?
Let’s be sincere now; the pandemic has hit everyone; both the good and bad, the rich and poor; no matter where you are in the world; the pandemic has and will always teach us a lesson. This definitely is a test; a test to see how many of us can persevere through the trials and tribulations of life. When the storms rage and what you planned doesn’t seem to fall in place, how you pick yourself up matters. It’s the consistency that we need to see.
For this reason; I’ve entitled this blog post ‘The seventh month of the year.’ The number 7 represents completion and perfection. No matter what it looks like right now in your life, you must declare that everything you desire to accomplish during the month of July will come to pass. Enough of the complaining; it does not get you far, but only blocks where you are going.
When big corporations, small kiosks, peoples lives and ultimately the health of some have deteriorated, there are many who will read this blog post and not only be thankful for their lives, but is determined to make an impact with what they have. You think you need more resources? Look within yourself. You think you need other corporations to validate your business? Look within yourself. When you work on yourself, the right people will find you and add value. It’s always about being s-t-r-a-t-e-g-i-c! What is your strategy for the month of July?
Is it to complain until you get your way through? Is it to constantly wonder when the breakthrough will come? Have you taken a leap of faith to do something different, or are you expecting everything to come to you with ease? We must do more with what we have, as well as take rest, of course.
Let this short, brief inspirational post be a wake-up call to you. Your now is greater than what is to come, because anything you start now will contribute positively to your tomorrow. Let July be the month of completion and perfection and may every desire you aim to fulfil this month be done. Be encouraged; your season will change and all you have lost will come back!
NEW BOOK RELEASE: CONFIDENT FACE – EMBRACING YOUR AUTHENTIC BEAUTY
Published by: Authentic Worth
Author: Esther Jacob
Foreword written by: Keeley Stephenson
About Confident Face: When you look in the mirror, what do you see? In a world where physical appearance is compromised with social media filters and flawed perceptions of vanity, there’s a deep void that temporary satisfaction can’t fulfil. If someone asks you what makes you stand out, what will you answer to? Confident Face is the ability to nurture and embrace your own authentic beauty. Our generation is heavily focused on physical attributes that tends to neglect inner beauty – the working on one’s character, behavioural patterns and attitudes which are often overlooked. The sooner you learn to accept who you are, the sooner you will move from the path of confusion to confidence. Be your own Confident Face.