I Lose no opportunity to be mentored

Marie Abanga
Posted March 24, 2019 from Cameroon
Agui Fash and I, the morning after a night of mentoring lol (1/4)

I have always loved learning from a very tender age, and although I may not have been a very easy to teach student (a little hyper and distracted although intelligent I must add lol), I have loved learning especially from people I now know are called mentors.

My mentors in life have been from all classes of society, age, status, gender and all of those human categorizations have never meant anything to me. This is how, I have come to have mentors and very good friends in life, and I got to meet two of them again recently in Yaounde the capital of Cameroon while on barely a day and a night trip.

I am a peoples’ person there is no doubt about that, but when time is of the essence, I look out for those who inspire me and make me dare to be the best version of myself in all I do.

When I got to Yaounde on the 20th of March, I quickly did what official business brought me there and then I went to a World Pulse sister and dear friend who doubles as a mentor. I am talking of the one popularly know as Agui Fash of Agui Foundation, whom I had celebrated here recently. She needed me as much as I needed her that evening, and so I turned down the offer of another friend to share her hotel room so I could spend the night with my dear Agui Fash. She may not know she is a mentor, and when we are talking we talk about every other thing but entrepreneurship. But from her, I learn by looking around and watching her closely, even following her online activities and more. Her small workshop at her home speaks volumes of her dynamism, and I can’t wait to learn how to do some of the stuffs she makes like liquid soap. Her stamina, energy, remarkableness, is worth learning from.

When Agui Fash left me at home to go meet a contact, I seized the opportunity to go check out the one I love to call Grand Soeur (GS) Sophie. I mean our very own World Pulse change maker. It’s been such a privilege for me to have met her twice already in barely 2 months. When I called her, the selfless woman in her was already wanting to come to where I was just like she did the first time we met. I told no, I was coming to her this time around. Seriously, and as I wrote on Facebook, 30 minutes with her is equals to 3 hours with some others. She will not leave you the same before you met her. I just so love learning from her, I can’t wait to visit the centre she is building and to hopefully become a mentor too to the many girls who will benefit from her vision.

Now, these two mentors say I inspire them a lot and many others have said so too. I know I am a mentor to others, but I equally know I need and will always need to be mentored myself. Therefore, wherever I go to, whatever I am following on social media or reading in books, whoever I meet in life, I look out for the opportunity to be mentored or to learn more than I share.

Here is a very big thank you, and I really appreciate you all my mentors

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Jill Langhus
Mar 24
Mar 24

Hi Marie,

Thanks for sharing your lovely and inspiring mentor photos and post. You have two marvelous mentors there, indeed, and yes, we are always learning and growing and benefit from having great and influential mentors in our lives, always:-) I wish I could've met Sophie next month, but it wasn't meant to be, yet. You are very fortunate to be able to see her so often and I can totally see you two working together closely at her new center. It will be so awesome:)

Hope you have a great week!

Marie Abanga
Mar 25
Mar 25

Dear Jill,

You are welcome. Indeed, I look forward to working with both of them for a long time to come. My week is announcing itself so great, I am happy and grateful to God and the beautiful universe, Amen

Jill Langhus
Mar 25
Mar 25

Hello:-)

I'm sure, and can't wait to see more updates, too:-)

Hope you have a great week!

Sophie Ngassa
Mar 24
Mar 24

Dear Marie, My sister , I love youooooooo! You also inspire me . Thank you for all the messages that you openly and freely share to the world. My dear we are always better together. Stay blessed.

Marie Abanga
Mar 25
Mar 25

Dear GS,

Together we can. and thank God for your vision Amen

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 26
Mar 26

Dear Marie,
Your post made me laugh with joy, imagining the brainstorming and heart connecting you were able to do meeting these two wonderful World Pulse sisters in person. I too know from personal experience the power of meeting in person with some World Pulse sisters, there is nothing quite like it! Although it also flows even through our meetings online. We are weaving a global web of love. Thanks for describing the power of mentoring with sisters in person!

Marie Abanga
Mar 27
Mar 27

Dear Tam,

I am happy my post made you feel all this. Indeed it was soulful. Yes to the global web of love and I can't wait to go meet other WP Sisters beyond my country.

Hello, Marie,

Wow, what a wonderful meet-up with World Pulse sisters. Thank you for sharing!

Marie Abanga
May 18
May 18

Dearest Karen,

I have looked out for my WP Sisters each time I visit any city. It is so soul each time and I so grateful

Lisbeth
May 13
May 13

Keep up the networking skills. Thumb up ha. You both look very happy on the picture.

Marie Abanga
May 18
May 18

Dearest Sis,

I am a peoples' person from childhood lol, I am Merry Marie too hahahaha