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Benitha Samuel: Start From Where You Are...Do Not Wait Until You Are Perfect

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Benitha Samuel

Benitha Samuel is an indegene of Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria and a graduate of Communication Arts from the University of Uyo. 

She is a public speaker, baker, photographer, teacher, a positive self-thought coach, virtual show host and a presenter with INSIDEKANOTV.

She is presently building her public speaking program on her virtual show "THE BENNY EXPRESSION SHOW" where she shares with people from all walks of life, the reason to look inward for the love they seek, find their uniqueness, build who they are or want to be, and step out boldly to share their message.

She has hosted many guests from different parts of the country on the show, to share their stories and educate people on how to stay focused on the journey of being who they truly are.

In this interview, Benitha gives us a glimpse of her passion project and advice to women seeking to live fulfilling lives.

How did you start the Benny Expression Show?

I started the "Benny Expression Show " in 2020. It is a virtual show (Facebook live) with the aim of inspiring all, especially the young ones, to love who they are and see the value they carry within. And never to let anyone or thing make them feel less than enough or second-guess themselves. 

I felt like I could do something about the constant desire of "feel among" or "to be like" that our young ones always have. 

These unruly desires makes them to see themselves as worthless and of no importance to anyone. Sometimes, it leads them to an early grave because they think they can't amount to anything and they give up on themselves completely. 

Having felt like that while growing up, and finally realising that I have a voice too that is of great importance to my generation, I had to start somewhere with the little message of hope I had.

What Challenges did you encounter and how did you overcome them?

Starting was not really easy. I have been a very timid child growing up and living as an introvert, I felt like I won't last. I had a message but I was not so sure I will have the audience I needed to share it with. I felt like my family will see what I want to do as useless and a waste of time. I also felt like I was not good enough myself to try to coach others. 

But I had a message-- I had gone through the same challenges and conquered. This was my first point of confidence. 

I believed someone needed to hear and learn from the little I had, it was not about me anymore but about the next person who still feels he or she is not worth anything or is useless and will never amount to any good thing in life. I kept pressing the go-live button on my Facebook page and I kept telling myself that the goal is to get one person to start thinking that he or she is good enough. 

I have gotten many opportunities to share this message physically and virtually, since I stayed true to myself and my dream to speak hope into the lives of those around me and beyond. 

FOCUS ON THE MESSAGE! This has since, till now been my way of over coming anything that might pose itself as a challenge on my path.

What is one advice you have that will enable women rise to their potential in today's society?

I have more than one advice as some of us need to hear more than one advice. 

My advice to any woman out there is this: first believe that you are ENOUGH AND A PLUS. Once you have come to believe in yourself and not depend on others opinion of you, there is nothing you cannot achieve. 

Go after what you want in life even when others feel it's a waste of time. See, no one will believe in your dream like you do, so do not believe that everyone will understand and believe you or support you all the way. 

Keep going even if you have to go alone. Start from where you are. Do not not wait until you are perfect. As you wait, time is moving. Learn in the process and improve while on your journey. 

Show up for your dream bold and sure. Be confident, strong, courageous, focused and determined. No force can resist you that way.

What does living a "life of purpose" mean to you?

A life of purpose means, being, doing and having the life that God ordained for you. It is focusing on impacting lives even as an imperfect person while you are working on yourself. It includes having that feeling of fulfilment doing what gives you joy and completes your deepest longing for peace of mind.

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  1. You are amazing @Benitha Samuel. Keep up the good work


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