I Was Put Here For A Reason
We were taking a country, yes, a COUNTRY, to court. 💪👩⚖️
🌟I had worked for this kind of moment all my life. 🌟
The kind of moment that I thought would lead me to a life of impact and fulfillment...
and I was wrong...😭
Since I was 6 years old, I had this one obsession in mind: international positive impact. 🗺👊🔥
I was the one weird kid in middle school who sat alone on field trips and thought about world hunger and poverty. 💛🙏
In high school, I had pictures of Ghandi, Mandela, and other international leaders on my wall, next to the boy band of the decade. As I saw the people that made a difference at this global level, they all had something in common, they were all lawyers, so I decided I needed to join the lawyers' club...⚖️
While in high school I started and ran the international club. Then, at UC Berkeley I ran the International Student Association and was part of the United Nations Traveling Team. I represented Nigeria at Harvard University, and Germany in China. 🌍
I worked my ass off during college and graduated a semester early speaking five languages (after arriving in the US not speaking a word of English and being made fun of for my broken accent). I was on my way to making a change internationally! Or so I thought...
At 22 years of age, I spent this "extra semester" in the Netherlands working on the Charles Taylor case. Charles Taylor was the Ex-President of Liberia who was found guilty of abetting horrific war crimes, including rape and mutilation in Sierra Leone. 💔🙅
Sitting in that courtroom, my belief that I needed to be a lawyer to make a change was strengthened. I saw these attorneys dedicating their lives to provide some semblance of reparations in the lives of people affected by this horrific violence...
Fast forward to Berkeley Law, where I was the president of the International Law Association, became an international law research aide to one of our top International Law professors, spent a summer in the Netherlands again working on a huge International Criminal Justice Project, and graduated with a certification in International Human Rights Law...
Now officially 13 years into my obsession with international impact ...
Can you imagine the inner turmoil I grappled with as I realized that the legal system, wasn't all that I painted it out to be in my mind?
That when it came to making REAL change, long-lasting, sustainable, meaningful change... this was just not going to cut it ...
Not only that, but I was sacrificing my wellbeing, happiness, health, to be part of a system that only ADDRESSED international issues, but didn't actually lead to REAL change in the lives of people...
I felt cheated, sad, hurt, angry, so disappointed. But I was not about to give up on my obsession, on my one big goal. 💥👊
And this was when I attended my first business hackathon, and I was introduced for the first time to the world where entrepreneurship and impact came together.
And it was in THAT moment where my whole life came into focus and I UNDERSTOOD where my work was needed - international entrepreneurial impact. 🔥🙌🌍
Impact entrepreneurs. People changing the world as we know it, tackling the world's biggest issues through the vehicle of BUSINESS.
🌟This was IT. I was HOOKED.
I KNEW this was why I was put on this earth.
This was my calling, my mission. 💛
Last month I was in Guatemala, where that fire of international impact was rekindled. I connected with INCREDIBLE international entrepreneurs with huge goals and dreams. But more than dreams, these entrepreneurs are taking ACTION now. They are changing the world now. 📈🚀💰
They have ambitious aspirations not only for their business but also for their city, country, their entire continent, and the world.
👉THIS IS WHY I WAS PUT ON THIS PLANET.
To empower individuals and entrepreneurs all around the world with the life-changing skills and mindset of Impact Entrepreneurship.
🔥So, be on the lookout, because we are just getting started.
I will be starting a show to highlight incredible #ImpactEntreprenerus around the world who are literally changing the fabric of the world as we speak, NOW. 🔥
I will be traveling to countries all over the world to empower people to learn the skills and mindset of entrepreneurship, and I welcome YOU to join this movement. Where you utilize the vehicle of your business to directly make the world a kinder, more compassionate, more united, more abundant world for ALL.
👉Are you an entrepreneur using the vehicle of your business to make this world a better place for us ALL? If so, type "Impact Entrepreneur" in the comments so we can all know who we are!!
We do this TOGETHER guys, together we CAN make this a kinder, more united, more loving, and more abundant world for ALL. 💸🗺
We can dismantle world poverty, hunger, we can protect the environment, we can DO so much, and we can do even more if the vehicle of business powers this work!!
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