I was looking through old articles on my previous website, The PinkJoy.com, when I stumbled upon a piece I wrote back in Dec 2015 about how losing my job saved my life. It's such divine timing that I got to read this article again, just as I recently lost my job..yet again. It's so amazing how much growth I've experienced in the past 3 years, yet how relevant these lessons remain even today. I was inspired to share this 'oldie but a goodie' with you, and hope anyone going through similar situations can find something useful in it. MY DECEMBER 7th, 2015 self writes:
Not one drop of myself worth depends on your acceptance of me – Quincy Jones
In today’s episode, I talk about how to always feel ‘good enough’ without being so dependent on external acceptance/validation. Inspired by Quincy Jones quote “Not one drop of myself worth depends on your acceptance of me”, I discuss my thoughts on why we are constantly seeking external acceptance/validation and how this prevents us from taking risks and
Never give from the depths of your well, but from your overflow – Rumi
Today I delve into the idea of choosing to be happy first. A lot of us are taught as kids that it is selfish to choose our happy first, and I was inspired to explore this belief a bit more. As I consider myself a recovering people pleaser, the idea of choosing to be happy first has been something I’ve wrestled with for a while now. I believe strongly in serving others. However, what I’ve come to realize in my journey is that we can’t give what we don’t have, so we need to fill ourselves up first. I share how when I feel depleted, I’m not the happiest person in the world (I’m rather quite miserable). And I’ve come to believe it serves no one when we give from our empty wells. I discuss how I’ve discovered that the most selfless thing we can do is
As Charles Swindoll says, life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Hello and welcome to the very first episode of the Joy in Failure podcast. I’m your host Joy Doyin Ogunneye, former banker turned beauty executive turned joyful creator, whose life’s work is to live a life full of beauty and joy no matter what! I created this ‘joy’ cast to help you navigate life’s failures more easily. My intention is to make failing less taboo and more fun.
In today’s episode, I share my soul story and why I felt so inspired to create this podcast, and share the message of love, beauty and joy with the world. With all of life’s ups and downs, failures and curveballs,