I perfectly understand we live in a world were we are always extremely busy trying to make the World a better place especially for our girls and women. Sometimes attaining our goals can be really challenging. I thought I share my humble strategies with you. This might inspire a sister or two and I also look forward to enhancing the strategies through your encouraging comments. Thank you all in advance my dear sisters
I have definitely been going through a series of challenges lately. My husband has been in jail for close to six months now, my second has barely recovered from sickness although by God"s grace he has been able to resume high school,. In addition, my first son is autistic, I live in a region that is currently affected by a sociopolitical crisis, I run a NGO for disadvantaged girls and women, and, then above all, I have to play the role of both parents.
What are my strategies?
1. Time management is absolutely essential. Every month I come out with a plan of action for all upcoming activities, I break it down to a weekly plan of action, and, then, a daily plan of action. I make some adjustments and also delegate some activities, where need be. With the school resumption and being the only parent at home now, I try as much as possible to plan work around my children's school program.
2. I have developed Passion for the work I do. As a Christian, I see Christ in each and every individual with whom I work and interact with, and I love them unconditionally. Also, I am ready and willing to sacrifice my time and resources, however small, whenever necessary, and I am open to learning and exchanging ideas. In addition, I find it's essential to be appreciative of others.
3. Talking to my children about my job is a must, as well as getting them involved sometimes, when necessary, but also while maintaining confidentiality. This helps out especially when I become too busy and I am unable to spend enough time with them.
4. Team work is very important to me because I belief together everyone achieves more.
5. Collaborating with other organizations with similar objectives, and getting involved in their activities to ensure inclusion, e.g. most of the time I have to provide voluntary sign language interpretation just to ensure deaf persons are included.
6. I build my self confidence through workshops and training, especially by capacity building at any given opportunity. Also always looking for opportunities to acquire vocational skills that will benefit women with disabilities, Constant evaluation meetings with women with disabilities, and working on feedback from individuals.] Success stories inspire me a lot, too.
7. I reading a lot about other people's work, especially on World Pulse. I take my mentorship program seriously by being very open with my mentor and putting into practice ideas that come up during our meetings.
8. Accepting that challenges will always come in life, but leaning on, trusting, confiding and believing in loved ones, and letting them lift me up, through their advice. I have found a lot of supporters on World Pulse, especially Jill ,Karen, Arrey, Nini , Veronica, Akubom, Mama Tam, Dawn, Manasa, World pulse encouragers and Ambassador. Their encouragement, as well as other World Pulse sisters, have lifted me up and strengthened me. Above all dwelling very much on visualization therapy (All thanks to Jill.).
I celebrate you all for the marvelous work you do to uplift women all over the world. Love you all my World Pulse sister.