She had a bad marriage. She was verbally and physically abused. She tried to make the marriage work, but as the abuse became worse, and the conditions unhealthy for her daughters, she knew it was time to leave and she did. She is rebuilding her life and using her journey to help others. Irene Jones is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show and she opens up on her journey to self-discovery and regaining her self-esteem following her abusive marriage. Irene is a writer and blogger who loves to use her writing to encourage people. She is passionate about inspiring people to keep reaching for their dreams. Listen and be inspired to reach for your dreams and to bounce back after a setback.
Author Nicki Jeffery is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She shares her journey to become a published author, a journey which began when she was a young child. Her very first rejection slip would inspire her to view rejection differently. It was from Cassandra Golds, who was assistant editor of School Magazine and was turning down Nicki’s work because the magazine did not publish children’s work. She said to Nicki in her letter, “I grew up to be a writer, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if you do, too! I think you have some very exciting times ahead of you, Nicole – the joy of writing stories, the thrill of sending them off to people, perhaps even the delight of having them published. But remember, if you should happen to receive a rejection slip, even many, many rejection slips, don’t be discouraged – just try again!” With those words Nicki continued to pursue her dreams and has a folder full of rejection slips as evidence. But through the years her writing has been awarded at different times. In this interview she helps us see the blessing in rejection even as she speaks on using her writing to help many including mums suffering from post-natal depression, a condition she suffered from herself. Listen and be inspired to keep pursuing your dreams in spite of life’s challenges and rejections.
Omo Bello is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show and if you’re a lover of classical music, then she requires no introduction! But for those who don’t know, Omo Bello is a highly sought after French Nigerian soprano opera singer who is passionate about singing and has entirely devoted herself to music. After a degree in Cell Biology and Genetics at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, she relocated to France where she studied at the Conservatoire de Paris. She also holds a diploma in singing performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London and has been recognised for her singing, winning first prize at the Paris International Opera Competition, and many other competitions. So far, Omo has sung in over twenty countries. She shares her inspiring journey of pursuing her dreams against the odds. And of course, she doesn’t leave without singing Ave Maria by Charles Gounod. Listen and be inspired to pursue your dreams.
Aiwan Obinyan is our guest in DOZ Show Episode 48. She is a movie director and producer and is founder and CEO of AiAi Productions. She composes music for movies, TV, and commercials. In 2014, she released her first movie, “Bethlehem Boy,” a movie shot in London UK and produced on a zero-budget. She has just finished working on her second film project, “Wax Print Film,” a project which took her around the world in a bid to discover and uncover the history behind the beloved Ankara print. Aiwan is a determined young woman who will not be stopped by that which stops others. She has had many reasons to fail but accepted none of them. Listen to Aiwan share her story of following her dreams and be inspired to follow yours.
The guest in this episode of DOZ Show is none other than Elder Nicole S. Mason Esq. She is a business woman, an attorney, a speaker, an author and a coach. Her business journey began in her grandmother’s dry-cleaning business where she served faithfully as the unofficial Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. But a longing to help the less fortunate gain access to justice caused her to leave the business and attend college and law school. She applied nine times to law school and was rejected nine times but she is not one to quit and was accepted the tenth time. At this stage she was pregnant and people doubted that she would make it through law school but she did. Listen to Nicole share her inspiring journey of pursuing her dreams, walking confidently in her purpose, and teaching other women to do same. It’s time to be inspired.
Jodie Dennie is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is a teacher by profession and founder of The Mind Matters, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, a non-Profit campaign, which she started in 2016 to create awareness about mental health. On the 26th of June 2018, Her Majesty The Queen presented Jodie Dennie with a Queen’s Young Leaders Award at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, in honour of the work she is doing to transform lives in her country, St Vincent and Grenadines (SVG). Jodie inspires us with the amazing work that she is doing and the recognition she has received from the Queen. Listen and be inspired to pursue your dreams.
Amanda Eloesh Johnsen is the guest in this episode of DOZ Show. She is an international speaker, teacher, and spiritual leader, who travels around the world speaking and is passionate about helping heart-centered, professional women to make friends with their shadow, so it acts as their number one ally instead of their saboteur. For over 30 years, she has studied, researched and transformed lives with her discoveries about the subconscious mind, discoveries which have helped her personally, from getting her life back following a divorce to leaving her comfortable job and pursuing her dreams. If you are afraid to pursue your dreams or wonder why you never get the big breaks, listen and find out how your subconscious mind hinders you from getting answers even to your prayers. Be inspired to think differently.