WHAT 2019 HAS TAUGHT ME…

Wow…2019! Hmmmm!! I remember coming back from crossover service on January 1st around 3.15am, I was super excited! My first meal that morning was Indomie lol! I tried finding a shop to buy a little take-a-way but to no avail! Everywhere was closed. Fast forward now and we are at the ending of December 2019! What a year it has been!

For me, I can honestly say 2019 has been a year of stretching, great strength, risks, fear, consistent faith, tears, but overall; perseverance. I remember starting the new year with five events I desired to achieve, and out of five, four came to fruition! I am patiently awaiting my fifth event which will be announced in due course.

2019 has taught me that time waits for nobody, and the time I had on my hands is up to me. I am very responsible for my life, what I do with my money, who I speak to, how I conduct myself, how I respond to others, and more importantly how healthy my body is internally and externally. I have enjoyed the travelling aspects of being able to go to Brussels, Valencia, Dubai and Paris – it’s all about flexibility!!!

2019 has truly made me wiser, stronger and better. I have had days where it felt like stagnation was my comfort zone; it felt like nothing was really going the way I planned, but realised it really was going the right way, just not in the way I expected. Every prayer point was met in 2019, some, still on the brink of being birthed.

The four events I had this year was outstanding which you will find them on my YouTube channel. The amount of opportunities I had to share the vision of Authentic Worth, promoting my books at several WHSmithh stores in London, speaking engagements, being featured on BEN TV, speaking at a local school about publishing and book-writing would have not been possible had I stayed in my comfort zone and not embraced what was coming my way.

2019 stretched my FAITH to the fullest; I had to make decisions and not look back, although at times this was difficult, as backwards felt better when I was in a season of doubt (this is me being super real!) If I tell you out of 10 how I would rate 2019, I would give it a 9/10! What would make it 10/10 is drawing more closer and deeper to God, not to say that I was away from God, but I could be much closer; it’s not everyday giving God a list and expecting Him to answer. At times, He wants me to be still and listen and not think so much…

I am a perfectionist and a very detailed individual that wants things to be in order, but realised that life won’t always be that way and that is fine 🙂

God was the one keeping me throughout 2019; He was the one wiping my tears when I felt so behind; He was the One providing for me each month when I least expected it. He was the One fighting every spiritual and physical battle on my behalf when I am awake and sleeping. He will continue to be the One who will see each and every one of us in 2020. He will continue being Faithful and show His children His unconditional love.

He protected me from counterfeits and people that ‘pretended’ to be for me, when their true intentions was to lift themselves up. The discernment in 2019 has doubled drastically, and I am no more succumbing to the ways that people or society want me to operate. I am my own self; a queen, an influential speaker, a multi-published Author, a change-breaker!

2019 taught me how to love myself, to look after my mindset, to consistently be there for other people but not at the expense of burning out. 2019 has taught me how to say no without justifying myself. It has toughened me up and I am looking forward to keeping this momentum up in 2020. Remember; some Nos are blessing in disguise including rejection!

Overall, I am here to say whatever your 2019 exposed you with; it could be a loss of a loved one, friendship issues, relationship breakups, engagement, wedding, your first house; no matter what 2019 has or hasn’t done for you, there is something that you CAN be thankful for. I’ll give you one: LIFE! For you to read this blog post, you don’t know how blessed you are. 2019 has taught me about the importance of life and the air we breathe. We are aware that many have passed away which is something we can’t control, but thank God He has kept us who are alive and well today.

My encouragement to you today is to BE EXPECTANT for what 2020 is going to bring. Be prepared for the challenges that WILL come. This is a topic not a lot of people want to hear but you can’t be oblivious to it. There is no year that does not have any challenges! Please do not only prepare for the good, but be prepared for what may or may not happen. Regardless, do not lose your HOPE, your FAITH, your POSITIVITY and your INTEGRITY. No matter what 2020 will bring, if you have your FAITH and stick to it, you will conquer anything!

2020 would not be possible if I do not put God first (Matthew 6:33). I am not starting 2020 without Him because I did not start without Him in 2019. I want each reader to be encouraged that the delay, the frustrations, the silent struggles, the internal pain, the worry, the loneliness, and the fear will all go! You will rise back up again; you will be in positions of leadership. People who don’t even know you will invite you to speak because you stayed true to yourself!

2019 taught me to be my authentic self! And that is who I have been up till now. I will not and refuse to be like anyone else or be what they want me to be. I am inspired by many around me, but I wear my crown like the Queen I am and keep moving because my desire and life is not about me; it is about building many generations to come.

2019; I salute you! You have been a year full of unexpected blessings, and silent tears, but more importantly; you have made me a better woman. Thank you for all you have taught me and what I have achieved thus far. I look forward to embracing 2020 with open arms! WE ARE GOING INTO A NEW DECADE!

I am deeply expectant for what is to come in 2020 and I hope you are all too.

Happy New Year in advance everyone! Make it a productive one!

Love Esther
Founder of Authentic Worth
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NOVEMBER 2019 ALREADY?! 11 MONTH OF THE YEAR!

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I still remember January 01st 2019. I knew all the plans and tasks I set myself to do. Fast forward now, we are in November! I don’t know about you, but this year has gone extremely fast! Now, for someone who works independently, it has made me realise that time does not wait for anybody. You have to utilise everything around you before it is too late.

What is so important about November? To me, this season is about looking at how far I’ve come, and cherishing the lessons, tests, fears, triumphs, blessings and favour that I’ve received throughout this year. I will write a separate blog post about what this year meant to me in December.

I want to take this opportunity to encourage all my readers to know that life is beautiful when YOU make it out to be. There are great opportunities around us that we can take full advantage of. TIME is one of them. BREATH OF LIFE is another. Don’t take these for granted.

For those who know, as an Author of three books, I always inspire people to bring about their creative side and use what they have gone through to make it work for them. You may have enjoyed and still enjoying 2019, whereas some others may have found this year difficult. Regardless of whatever it is, you will experience a bit of both.

I will be hosting Authentic Worth’s final event of the year on Saturday 14th December 2019. This event is dedicated to everyone that wants to learn something creative and use their skills to their advantage, to become better people and make a change in their society. You can register here for more information and to find out location details, speakers and activities.

Let 2019 end EXTREMELY WELL! I am going to be sharing tips on how to prepare for 2020 very soon so keep an eye on that!

Enjoy this new month of November and let’s make it a good one!

IN THIS SEASON…

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I know it is not always easy to admit this, but, each of us have different circumstances, obstacles, worries, fears, anxieties and constant battles that feel like they are never-ending. Do you realise when you switch your mind from a negative thought into a positive thought, what controlled you doesn’t have that much power anymore? Let’s take a look at the following examples:

“How do you handle rejection?” I handle rejection by embracing it. I do not allow it to define me; perhaps it is either because I was aiming too low and can create something better (which is usually the case), or I am not yet ready for the position and need further training and support. Either way, the choice is yours. How you see your season right now is solely up to you. No one can tell you the type of season you are in. You can choose to heal from this season or allow it to affect your mindset.

Remember, seasons change, and each NO will lead to ONE YES! Believe me, I am a strong believer on this. Throughout the countless unexpected results, I have benefited greatly from turning these around for my good, and I really encourage you to do the same. Ladies, you are precious, worthy and very valuable. You are here for a reason and a purpose. You may not know your purpose right now, but do not hide your gifts; whether they are polished or not, they will enable you to get to the next level.


“I don’t feel I am good enough, everyone is doing what I am doing and it looks so easy for them”: The reason why you keep feeling sorry for yourself is because you are focused on what other people ‘show you’. Someone may look happy on social media, but it doesn’t always mean you know how they are truly living. Be careful how you define yourself in this season. Don’t write yourself off because of what people show you or what they advertise on social media. Sometimes, it is a way to numb the pain and feel good, but feeling good for REAL, is when you are able to admit that you have a problem and choose to solve it, not worry about it.

Every day we are on a journey, and as we continue on this journey, our seasons will change. You have to learn how to keep it moving, despite the long wait, despite the rejection, despite feeling isolated. There is so much in you that is waiting to be birthed out. You will be surprised if only you allow yourself to be free.


“I am so hard on myself” – indeed, ladies, we need to stop overworking and sleeping less. If you want a good work-life balance, the key word is BALANCE! Stop doing so much, thinking you need to achieve a lot to feel acknowledged and valued. You are already valued. A full-time mother is still an accomplishment to a Qualified Chartered Accountant. Yes they are different titles but they both have heavy responsibilities. They can also be rewarding too! Please do not define success as the title you have, it is only a title and it will be passed on to someone else when our time is up.

I am encouraging you ladies today, embrace the season you are in. Breathe, take your time, learn from ALL your mistakes, and create solutions. Admit when you need help, and see how your life and mind will transform.

Remember what you think about will follow you every step of the way.

For more inspiration, visit my YouTube channel

If you fancy a new read(s), visit my website where you will find my books

You are loved and valued, always remember that!

Esther
Founder of Authentic Worth and WWCG