Wednesday, 31 December 2014
As 2014 is swiftly drawing to an end I thought it only fitting to put out this final post for the year. I would really like to thank ALL those who have worked in partnership, volunteered or helped to develop 2inspire Network and 2inspire Academy in one way or another.
I am extremely grateful to have connected with some amazing people this year and truly humbled by the support which has led to an array of possibilities for 2015.
I must say I have been encouraged and truly inspired by many to keep going, develop myself and to build on my vision. If there is one thing that I have learnt this year is that regardless of what you are going through the best thing you can do for yourself and those around you is make the most of yourself and strive to reach your full potential. This mindset not only keeps you focused but inspires, motivates and empowers those around you.
It is sad how there is so much undeveloped, wasted potential in this world, granted in some cases it is because the resources and opportunities are not available, but for many of us it is because of insecurity, self-doubt, fear and other negative phrophecies about what we are and are not capable of that holds us back.
Anything worth doing is not easy, if you want to develop your potential and succeed at being all you can be, keep your eyes on the prize and press on, it won't be easy but it will be worthwhile.
So on that note I would just like to add: Remember, circumstances can be over come with determination and faith, don't dwell on the bad, focus on the good. Life is too short to be any thing but happy. Bull doze your way into 2015 with a pledge to make the best of yourself and see what will manifest.
Wishing you all a magnificent New Year and the ability to rise to the top in whatever you endeavour to do.
Monday, 8 December 2014
Yvonne Omini is on a mission to transform lives through Coaching, Speaking and a hosting a talk show, as her ultimate dream is to be the Next Oprah. She believes that through the media she will be able to make a bigger difference in peoples life's as she will a have a wider audience. Her mission is to empower, inspire and transform lives. She currently runs a company called Love, Life, Inspire that delivers coaching sessions and training. Find out more about Yvonne and her business in the interview below:
1/ Please tell us what is a typical business day for you?
No day is the same as it’s either filled with a coaching session, admin work, research of how to make my business better, running mini workshops and going to networking events among other things.
2/ What made you start the business and what steps did you take to start operating as a business?
I started my business, because I was so passionate about helping people and knowing I was in control of creating the life I wanted rather than living someone else’s dreams; so a coaching and speaking business was the best way for me to start. As I knew I could make a massive contribution and I would be so happy changing lives every day because I believe we’re all called to make a difference with our lives and gifts.
I joined a programme called NEA which stands for New Enterprise Allowance; they are an organisation that helps people start their businesses. So they assisted me with a business plan and how to get started in business, so I could confidently start my business. Apart from the NEA’s assistance I also read lots of books on personal development and attended numerous business events, where I had the opportunity to network with a variety of people.
3/ What would you say has been your greatest accomplishment in the business world to date?
My greatest accomplishment to date would be knowing that my first ever coaching clients really changing their lives and going for what they want has paid off as the testimonies I’ve heard from them months later has been incredible and so rewarding to know that my coaching has been effective.
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4/ What has been your biggest challenge in business so far?
My biggest challenge in my business has been getting myself out there in the coaching industry.
5/What are your future plans for the business?
As I recently went on a course and qualified as an NLP Master Practitioner, I’m changing my business so I’m actually going through a business make over. This is really exciting as I have so many plans for my business as I’m now a qualified Master Hypnotist which allows my work to be more effective with my future clients.
The plans I have for my business is to expand my coaching and speaking business around the world, publish my first quotes book next year and work on my presenting skills as my dream is to have a TV Show that makes a massive difference like Oprah did. As I am determined to make my dreams come true.
6/If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?
If I had to do it again, I would not doubt myself as much as I used to as it cost me a lot of emotional stress.
7/ What’s the best compliment you could receive in business?
The best compliment I have received in my business is having the opportunity to share my documentary on ITV as a young mum. That was totally an incredible experience.
8) Why is it so important to inspire young women in particular to follow their dreams?
It is very important to inspire young women to follow their dreams especially because women need to know that they can achieve their dreams regardless of how they started. For me starting out my early adulthood as a teenage mother to two children, I felt like my life was over because of the choices I had made.
But then as I started to do work on myself, mingle with like-minded people.
So it’s very important for me to show young women that there are still great women who exist that can really show them what to aspire to, rather than thinking they need to take their clothes off to make music, they can be themselves and let their talent shine through them.
9/ What advice would you give to somebody who wants to start a business in your industry?
I would tell someone to make sure that they love what they do and to just go for it because they have what it takes to be a success too.
10/What or who inspires you in business and why?
I am inspired by people who even though they didn’t have a great start in life they don’t allow it to keep them defeated from achieving their dreams. They just keep on going like two men I am inspired by go by the name of Miles Hilton Barber who is a blind man who flew a plane from London to Sydney blind and another man called Nick Vujicic who doesn’t have any arms or legs but he still motivates people. People like this keep me going especially when I’m doubting myself as they show me that anything can be achieved, no matter what.
11/What is your favourite inspirational quote?
“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.”
― Vivian Greene
Right now I’m on a journey to raise money for a course called NLP Master Practitioner which I recently qualified in as a Master Practitioner Of NLP, Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy. As I wasn’t able to raise the money by Friday 14th November I was fortunate enough to be given a space as the organisation could see that I was determined to change my life and truly make a difference with the new skills I would learn.
I am still raising money as I still need to raise the remaining balance of £1715 and I know I can do it as I am determined to show people that you don’t have to have everything to go for what you want you want as I made a decision on September 4th to really go for what I wanted despite starting my own business and the obstacles that were in front of me. I never gave up as I know that with these new skills I’ll be able to really excel and really make a real difference to serve people.
Here is the link to my gofund me page: