TWO YEARS AGO…

 

Two years ago, on Friday 11th May 2018 was the day my eyes opened. I remember getting ready for work, when the phone rang. I heard my sister crying downstairs and knew something was up. Whilst doing my make-up, I remained calm and rushed downstairs. Then I heard the words: Glory’s gone! I had a very strong feeling that was the case because there’s a type of cry one cries when it’s death-related. I remember heading to the train station and arriving to work. I didn’t even eat breakfast at home because I was trying to understand whole situation. A woman like me going to work the same day my big sister passed away…woah!

Moving on, here I am today. Two years later. I can’t say the journey has been easy or I’ll be lying to you. The journey, the risks, the silent tears have been demeaning, but the strength, joy, and wisdom that these past two years has brought to my heart are key lessons I’ll forever cherish. I decided to leave my full-time job to pursue my career in writing and public speaking. At the time my sister passed, I already had two books. The vision I had was to continue writing more books and run quarterly workshops. This vision became a reality. Without no financial backup or another source of income or job, I took the leap of faith and left what was extremely comfortable with a very good pay, to remember what my purpose is and why I exist. I couldn’t put a price tag on my sister; no amount of money is worth a loved one.

I did not want to keep doing the same routine; I wanted to impact lives. My vision to set up Authentic Worth is to help, support and bring worth back into people through storytelling and book-writing. Since then, I’ve managed to host several book workshops, social events, annual book launches, and most importantly, publishing four Authors books in 2019. I’ve also been invited from several TV presenters and companies to talk about Authentic Worth and my book-writing career which has been humbling, as well as promoting my books in WHSmith.

The vision is growing and many people are inspired to write books. I wrote my third book titled From Glory to Glory – a book dedicated to my late sister. Her name is Glory and I decided to name the book after her as a way for her legacy to live on. I decided to turn the book into an audiobook because of its impact and life-changing transformation. I knew there was so much in me that wanted to give out to people. Was I nervous? Of course. Did I have a plan? Indeed, I did and I still do! However, I didn’t allow my fears to entangle me; rather I trapped them by keeping it moving and not remaining complacent.

I refused to look at what I didn’t have…support or no support…income or no income, none of that stopped me. If it did, I would have quit, but I didn’t. Authentic Worth is still running and will be two years in October 2020. Don’t allow financial burdens, low self-esteem or lack of support to stop you from doing what you’ve been called to do. If the world hasn’t stopped, then why have you?

Authentic Worth is passionate and intentional about bringing worth and investing in aspiring authors to share their story with confidence and turn their pain into purpose. Many people are sitting on their gifts for fear that nobody will notice them, so they feel inclined to stay in the same position. I don’t want anyone to feel trapped; there has to come a point where you know what you want and go for it. I never knew the impact of not having a consistent income would do to me, but it didn’t take me off course. The results may not show forth as I intend for them to be, but step-by-step, I’ll endeavour to stand with those who are willing to share their story with boldness. Your story is your story and no one can take it away from you.

This is my story…I have been on a journey, and it has been a hard one. The decisions I’ve made to be the woman I am today is only by the Grace of God. I can’t do this on my own. I know what is ahead of me is greater than what I originally had in mind. I am not saying you have to copy what I did, you must apply wisdom first! Not everyone is called to do a 9-5 and not everyone is called to be an entrepreneur. They both have their advantages and disadvantages, regardless, it carries a lot of triumphs and a lot of pain, but it will be worth it! There is no position that is better than the other. Your purpose, however, should be more than money or position. It should transform the lives of others around you and bring change in a broken society.

Don’t sit on your gifts; you don’t have to wait until something drastic happens before you make a change. Look around you. There are many people wanting to hear your story and utilise your talents. I am glad and excited for all our 2020 Authors and looking forward to helping you publish your book and get it out to the world.

Remember: If you don’t believe in yourself or your vision, how will others believe in it? Don’t sit on your gifts.


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WHAT JANUARY 2020 HAS TAUGHT ME THUS FAR! – KOBE BRYANT 1978-2020

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Hey everyone, I hope you are all doing well in 2020 so far? As for me, I really have to take in deep breaths. Where do I start? January 2020 has truly been a month of preparation, laying the foundation for the months ahead, and in particular, positioning my mind to expect bigger. (To those that have a vision to bless many, you would know what I am talking about)

I must also mention that January has truly taught me that nobody knows tomorrow. In as much as it is great to plan for a great future, I am always, and I mean ALWAYS reminded to number my days as David said in Psalm 90:12. I will get to this very soon!

It has been said that January is the month where we prepare ourselves for how the rest of the year will plan out, what goals we desire to achieve, and staying on top of our projects. However, has it occurred to you that tomorrow is not promised? How many of us say “I’ll do it tomorrow!”. I have, and it’s only by God’s Grace that we are able to see the next day.

I remember on Sunday 26th January 2020 having ‘me time’, thinking and dwelling on many things, that my heart felt so heavy. It felt like a blur, wondering why certain things cropped up on me so suddenly, to then see one of my friend’s story on Instagram that Kobe Bryant passed away that very same day! To even add to this, another 8 passengers including his daughter had also passed…

This is what I am referring to when David said we should number our days so that we may gain a heart of wisdom. What does this mean? In my own understanding, it is to gain a mindset that is fixated not on the things of the world, but living life on purpose and good intention. The legacy Kobe left has impacted thousands, if not millions of lives. The question I truly want to leave you with is: “how will people remember you?” – What will people remember you for?

Death is something that no human being can control, neither is it a topic we like to focus or talk about. No matter how many medications and tablets someone takes, although the body naturally works for itself, there is still a tendency that anything can happen at anytime. Don’t depend on tomorrow, for it may never come. Focus on one day at a time and don’t worry when plans don’t fall in place. It happens for a reason. Every rejection, loss, pain, tear and frustration is strengthening you.

Do you know why I can say this so confidently? Because I lost my sister in May 2018 and this is why my purpose is to inspire individuals through storytelling and book-writing. I decided to write a book to allow her legacy to live on. If I tell you, death is something that happens every second all around the world. So many people leave without informing us, the same way Kobe’s unexpected death shocked the world. At the same time, Kobe created so much attention that made the world realise that legacy is contagious and can still make an impact. Death is not a respect of anyone, whether you are living in riches or not. Kobe had a heart to serve, and it was evident to his family, friends, loved ones and fans.

When you live a life that is bigger than yourself, you will truly be remember for good deeds.

I am here to remind you to keep being a light to your world. Do not allow the material possessions, fame, or money to be the main reason you exist. You are more than resources or a title. You are still alive because someone is praying for you. Your purpose in life is not over. I believe the reason why people leave the earth so suddenly is because their work is completed. What is painful in our eyes is God’s gain. We really have to understand this before it is too late.

Do not allow anger, hurt, pain and unforgiveness to rob you in fulfilling your purpose. No matter how big or small you may feel, you have a lot to give in this world. Please do not take any day for granted. As we soon step into February 2020, let us use each day to be grateful, especially for health! If there is one thing you can be thankful for, what would it be? I will say LIFE. This is the air we breathe for free. A gift that no man can give.

To the rest of our loved ones that have passed away already in 2020, thank you and I salute you (whether I know you or not), thank you for being existent on earth. To us who are alive, well and breathing, please live a life bigger than you. Don’t hold grudges against people (as hard as this can be at times), it is not worth it. Let your legacy speak louder than your words. Help others that are less fortunate than you, and don’t take anyone for granted.

Remember, you don’t know what anyone is going through. Someone’s smile can cover up so much pain, so be careful with the words uttered from your mouth. A lot of people may want to give up, and what you say could potentially change their life.

You are here for a great purpose. Don’t waste your life, and remember to live each day as if it was your last because no one knows when God will come back for His children. Don’t only live for yourself, but live for the lives of others and create a long-lasting legacy. To get your copy of From Glory to Glory visit our website

With love,

Esther.

50% OFF – SAY WHAT?!!!

For those that were not able to attend the Authentic Worth Advanced Book Workshop last week Saturday, please be advised that an online course has been created to help and support aspiring Authors in writing their books. I was generous to give a special offer to the attendees and I want to extend this to you too. I am offering 50% off both my courses for 5 serious people only!! If you are interested, email me on authenticworth@gmail.com for more information!

4 MONTHS TO GO! ARE YOU SERIOUS!?

We literally have 4 months left till 2019 is done! Who remembers the 1st January!! Ahhhh!! But on a serious note, this year has been one of the best years of my life. Many open opportunities and a leaps of FAITH I’d have to take to be where I am today. Biggest achievement to date is the launching of my third book on behalf of my late sister (will be doing an in depth video about the book soon! – subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t!) If you would like a copy of the book, visit my website. “From Glory to Glory – THE NEXT LEVEL!”

Remember everyday you write your legacy. How do people define you?

Full video on the launch is below:

From Glory to Glory – Strong at the Broken Places – Great Beauty in Seasons of Pain 

THREE DAYS TO GO!

Only three days to go! I still remember planning this event in early January and it has finally come! Super excited for all that will be attending! Tickets are available on this link and entry is FREE!

My words can’t explain how amazing the launch will be! You’ll just have to come and see for yourself!

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone in advance who have been super supportive in the preparing of the launch; this is something I will never take for granted at all!

If you have any questions regarding the launch or the book please do not hesitate to send an email to authenticworth@gmail.com.

An online course is up on the website so if you are interested in writing or starting a first book, enrol on the course! It will be beneficial for first-time aspiring Authors and those who have an interest in writing.

With love and warmth,

Esther x

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