Is It Possible For Women To Have It All?

“Decide exactly what you want in every area of your life. You can’t hit a target you can’t see.” – Brian Tracy “Can I have it all?” is a question I hear often from those who come to coaching. It’s a great question! My answer typically throws women off. It goes something like this, “Yes, No, Maybe”. The truth is only you know if you can have it all. And you can determine that when you start discovering the answers to the question, “What is all?”. My latest video helps you out with this one. Watch it here.     To being Clear, Balanced, and Purposeful in every area of your life, ~Akanke Akanke Adefunmi helps professional women shift from stress to success in their work-family-personal life. You are always invited to attend one of her free work-family-self balance webinars or join her monthly Working Moms Virtual Retreat. Follow her on Twitter, @Akanke_Adefunmi, Like her Facebook page, facebook.com/claimyourshero

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From Chaos To Calm In 3 Steps

“The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center. So does a person.” – Norman Vincent Peale   Sometimes life can feel like you’re living inside a tornado. There’s so much going on simultaneously. When you’re in the storm, whether that’s multiple thoughts swirling through your head about all that needs doing or it’s that you’re running from one thing to the next, often the best thing to do is breathe and ask yourself, “So what’s important here?”. This simple question can be the difference between living in a state of chaos or calm. In this video I share 3 simple steps you can take to move from harried to harmony. Watch it here.     To being Clear, Balanced, and Purposeful in every area of your life, ~Akanke Akanke Adefunmi helps professional women shift from stress to success in their work-family-personal life. You are always invited to attend one of her free work-family-self balance webinars or join her monthly Working Moms Virtual […]

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Why Professional Women Need To Brag More

“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens” – Louise Hay When was the last time you gave yourself full-on credit for an accomplishment? I mean really, when have you truly acknowledged where you started and what you created, voiced, or manifested in your life? For a lot of women self-acknowledgement and self-appreciation can be a hard thing to do. It can feel like bragging. And with the negative connotations many have attached to bragging, it’s no wonder why so many women find it difficult to do. I happen to believe that bragging, from a place of self-love, self-appreciation and acknowledgement is a very, very good thing. When you take time to appreciate yourself it’s like you’re stepping off the moving train that’s your life, looking around and honoring your spirit, acknowledging that you’re hear for a purpose and appreciating the path (rough and smooth) that’s lead you to where […]

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Reasons Why You May Want To Change Your Mind

“If you keep on doing what you’ve always done you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always gotten” —Henry Ford How often do you check in with yourself? I mean the results you’re seeing in your personal and professional life. Are you happy and satisfied with what you’re seeing, what you have? If so, that’s awesome! If not, it may be time to change your mind about things. And as you know, when you change your mind, well sister, everything else shifts too. Watch it here.   To being Clear, Balanced, and Purposeful in every area of your life, ~Akanke Akanke Adefunmi helps professional women shift from stress to success in their work-family-personal life. You are always invited to attend one of her free work-family-self balance webinars or join her monthly Working Moms Virtual Retreat. Follow her on Twitter, @Akanke_Adefunmi, Like her Facebook page, facebook.com/claimyourshero

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Are You Ready To Take Your Power Back?

Do you ever say to yourself, “Gosh I sound like my mother?” The older I get the more I hear myself saying this. One thing that’s coming up a lot with my 15 and 12 year old is their continuous focus on what the other is or isn’t doing. Something I remember doing as a child. I remember hunting down my mother and telling her all the things my brother and sister weren’t doing. To my surprise (every time) she’d snap back with, “Stop worrying about what everybody else is doing. Mind your own business.” This would infuriate me. Didn’t she see they were playing instead of loading the dishwasher and vacuuming? Didn’t she hear their laughter and jokes? I spent a lot of energy and years hunting down my mom, giving her the status and then stewing over what I thought my siblings were “getting away with”. “Energy flows where attention goes.” –Michael Bernard […]

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A Karate Lesson For Staying Powerful And Grounded in Your Life

“Get the inside right. The outside will fall into place” – Eckhart Tolle   How knowledgeable are you about martial arts? Well, before I started with karate I had no idea the impact it would have on how I show up in the world and live my life. Thankfully you don’t have to be a martial artist to learn its principles. In my latest video I talk about one extremely important principle that you can apply in your everyday life to stay powerful and grounded. Watch it here.   To being Clear, Balanced, and Purposeful in every area of your life, Akanke p.s. If you haven’t already, Like the Claim Your Shero Facebook page. It’s a storehouse of videos, articles and encouragement to help you pursue life with Clarity, Purpose, Creativity and Courage. Like it! Lastly, are you fed up with going through the motions of the day to day and instead are ready to be more purposeful in your career and happy […]

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The #1 Secret To Having It All

“The pause is as important as the note.” – Truman Fisher   Is it really possible to have it all? Well, that depends. Often we’re so busy doing that we forget the other 50% of what’s necessary for success. In my latest vlog post I talk about what becomes available to you and the life you’re diligently working to create when you give attention to the other 50%.   To being Clear, Balanced, and Purposeful in every area of your life, Akanke p.s. If you haven’t already, Like the Claim Your Shero Facebook page. It’s a storehouse of videos, articles and encouragement to help you pursue life with Clarity, Purpose, Creativity and Courage. Like it! Lastly, are you fed up with going through the motions of the day to day and instead are ready to be more purposeful in your career and happy at home? If so, then sign up for your complimentary Empowered Choice Strategy Session today. Here’s what you can expect in your 45 […]

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How Courage Accelerates Happiness, Well-being And Success

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.” –Maya Angelou I don’t like writing blog posts or making videos for my vlog. Simply put, it’s uncomfortable. “You’re not a writer or media personality.” “Other people are much better at this than you’ll ever be.” “You’re a coach sweetheart so just stick with what you know.” Thoughts like these circulate through my mind whenever I consider writing a piece or creating a video to post. And it suuucks! Actually it’s sucking as I write this. You might be wondering, “If you hate it so much why are you doing it?” Good question! Well, two reasons: Reason number one: Because I have a clear vision for my business and my life. And as a coach I know that in order for me to make that […]

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A Powerful Practice Successful Women Swear By When They’re Afraid, Nervous or Doubtful

“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.” –Louise Hay  I’m super excited to share my latest vlog post with you, A Powerful Practice Successful Women Swear By When They’re Afraid, Nervous or Doubtful. In this short video I share why it’s important to check your thoughts at the door if you want to experience greater satisfaction in your career and personal life. I hope you’ll give yourself permission to take a time-out from your busy day to watch and comment or ask a question pertinent to your life at work and home. Watch it here.   To being Clear, Balanced, and Purposeful in every area of your life, Akanke p.s. If you haven’t already, Like the Claim Your Shero Facebook page. It’s a storehouse of videos, articles and encouragement to help you pursue life with Clarity, Purpose, Creativity and Courage. Like it! Lastly, are you fed up with going through the motions of the day to day and instead are ready to be more purposeful in […]

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Why Relationships Change When You’re Living On Purpose

“Surround yourself with people who mirror your best self”–Diane Sawyer Living and working on purpose isn’t always filled with friends and family cheering from the sidelines as you change and evolve into the person you came here to be. In my latest vlog I talk about why relationships change the clearer you get about who you are and what’s meaningful in your career and personal life. Here’s what I know, when you evolve so must your relationships. And sometimes this can feel kinda, well, lonely. In my latest vlog post, I talk about why this happens and what you can do about it. Oh and in case you’re wondering…the loneliness, it’s temporary. To your success, Akanke p.s. If you haven’t already, Like the Claim Your Shero Facebook page. It’s a storehouse of videos, articles and encouragement to help you pursue life with Clarity, Purpose, Creativity and Courage. Like it! Lastly, are you fed up with going through the motions of the day to […]

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