November 29, 2020
What can separate me from the love of making a beautiful dress?

What can separate me from the love of making a beautiful dress?

What can separate me from the love of making a beautiful dress? Not cooking, not baking, not travel, not friends, not familyπŸ€” (maybe writing, or books lolπŸ˜ƒ)

It always comes back to this. To giving life to the myriad of designs dancing around in my head. And so maybe the process changes, as I play more administrative roles, and do less of production. And as the business grows, I find that the most beautiful part is in not being a one-man army. It’s in being surrounded by people who understand the vision, and are willing to run with me to achieve it.

Today, I look back at the subtle shift over the past 1 year, and the growing conviction to teach more people to do exceedingly greater than I ever could. To show them that where I am is just their starting point. And so I’m pouring myself out.

When I read INEC Nigeria‘s decision to postpone today’s elections, two things crossed my mind. One, it takes immense courage to take a look at a project, especially one involving others, and make the judgment call to suspend/postpone. The feelings of inadequacy, the perception of failure, or even irresponsibility… But sometimes, the only way to move forward, is to take a step back. I just wish that we’d learn to make that call early enough, rather than let ego and pride blind us to the reality of the warning signs.

Two, preparation. A lot of times, we’re too focused on how we perceive the end point to look like, that we forget to pay attention to the process, the journey of getting there. And so we arrive at the threshold of the set moment ill-prepared for the reality of execution. Of course, we need to then make the call between failing and looking like a failure (and taking the chance to learn from past mistakes and do it better), a decision that tells us, whether the journey has been an ego trip, or a determination to make a difference.

Love πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’

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Jane Oluwadare

Schooled as a medical Biochemist, the graduate of the University of Ibadan has spent several years expressing the many facets of her personality, and is now committed to showing the next generation how to do everything, and win.

As a coach, she continues to work with individuals to work through choke points in their different facets, finding strategies that'll push them through to the next phase.

With over 15 years of sewing under her belt, she has not only constructed entire wardrobes from the scratch, but she also brings the wealth of exposure and experience to bear in running her fashion house (Hadassah's Stitches Fashion House) and teaching classes on garment construction, pattern drafting and the business of fashion.

A Global Youth Ambassador, she sits on the boards of several youth-led organizations in an advisory capacity; and continues to work with others to help develop children and young people to create a life of impact.

An avid food lover, chef and food critic, Hadassah spends her time creating new dishes, running ZoΓ©Spice Kitchen and Events, as well as teaching uniquely crafted kitchen secrets to the next generation. She also puts all of her medical and nutritional experience together with over a decade of cooking and crafting recipes to create meal plans for her clients, helping them achieve a healthy lifestyle and desired body goal, based on everyday food items.

At the heart of her entrepreneurial ventures, she is the Executive Director of CriArt Skill Academy, a tech-driven school for creatives and creatives to learn creative skills as backed up by their school curriculum, from the comfort of their homes.

An avid writer, her books and articles are available as e-copies, audiobooks, and in print.

At Phronesis Lighthouse, she continues to link people with knowledge, and ready to share, with people who are hungry to learn via programs, training, courses, and networking events.

And at the very core of her being, Hadassah keeps chasing after The One who keeps her balanced and finds the ultimate fulfillment in her fellowship with the Holy Spirit. She often shares the insights He teaches her on Personal Development, Business Development and Policy formation according to the Word with Deborah's Court (her ministry expression).