Motivational Speaker Dr. Nsomi Jaja encouraged a group women leaders at Kingston Wharves to live by design rather than by default. “It is not good to sit around waiting for life to happen, but rather to be intentional in how you plan for your life,” she said.
She was speaking at a Women’s Leadership Luncheon event hosted by Kingston Wharves’ Group CFO Clover Moodie for 22 women in the organization, under the theme, Taking Control of your Work-Life Balance. The event which was hosted as part of International Women’s Month saw the Kingston Wharves Boardroom being transformed into a relaxing oasis.
Dr. Jaja cited the need for persons to create a blueprint for their lives, living intentionally in the areas of their health, relationships, career, time and money.
Encouraging the women to move with alacrity to pursue their academic goals and getting additional certification in their areas of interest, she urged, “Stop saying ‘mi ah go’ and take action today; when you step out and take action, God steps in and supports you.”
She also advised the women to take time for self-care, but to also to be generous to others.
“I want you to leave here feeling enthusiastic about life, positive and re-energized to take charge and live your life to the fullest, so that you can enjoy peace and balance,” Dr. Jaja said.
In her address, Clover Moodie, who is also a fellow of the International Women’s Fellowship (IWF), advised the ladies to strengthen their work-life balance. “As women we tend to focus on work and/or family but unfortunately take very little care of ourselves, she observed.”
Expressing the hope that the luncheon would be the first step in the 1000-mile journey toward improved self-care, she encouraged the women to live the words of the great Maya Angelou, ‘My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.’”