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ONWARD LEAH: CONSISTENCY IS THE KEY

Onward Leah By Julie Ibok Onward-Anwuri Leah is a legal practitioner. She is also a food processing and packaging entrepreneur. She's the CEO of INGIBO FOODS and she's happily married with children. INGIBO FOODS is a business enterprise that sells sea foods, destoned Acha grains and processes grains to flour. She started her business in the year 2020, when she noticed the need to begin healthy eating. In this interview, she tells us about her experience as a food processing entrepreneur as well an advice for women contemplating going the path of entrepreneurship.  Why did you choose the food processing industry? In 2015, it was discovered that I had pregnancy-induced diabetes and it cost me a 7-month old pregnancy. So, the journey to eating healthily started as I became tired of insulin injections, daily drugs, and regular hospital visits. In one of my google searches for what to eat, I  came across Acha which is also known as fonio and read reviews that piqued my interest in h

Five Tips for Dealing with Negative Circumstances

Life is a challenge in itself! Every day you wake up is designed for you to solve problems, surmount difficulties and cross over many hurdles.   If one does not adopt the right mindset, you might find yourself wrapped up in so many difficulties that you will find it hard to climb out. Here I share insights gleaned from reading Joyce Meyer's book: 'Woman to Woman on dealing with negative circumstances'. Know the antidote of fear Joyce says "the best antidote to fear is faith". You have the power to choose what flows through your mind. Is it to be afraid or be hopeful when confronted with a bad situation?Whenever a fearful thought comes to you, don't let it take root by standing against it with Gods truth. Do something about the situation If you desire a better life than you have now, you must make a decision and take the necessary steps to have it.Wallowing in self pity will not take you any step further. For example, the woman with the issue of

How to Manage the Most Important Things in Your Life

Life is always busy. We are always chasing after our goals and dreams. The busyness that comes with everyday life may get us distracted that we may push the things that matter most to the back burner. In the midst of our very busy schedules, when we take time out to reflect and channel our focus to the most important things in our lives, life will be more fulfilling. Here, I share some thoughts on what I believe we should keep our eyes on regardless of our busy schedules. FOCUS ON ‘YOU’ Sometimes, it’s funny how we pay attention to everything else except ourselves especially as women. We are nurtures by nature and we always want to ensure everyone is all right and everything is OK. But, do we stop for one moment and check in on ourselves? You are first the most important thing. Your family, organization (whether self-employed or otherwise) and the society always have need for you. As such, if you do not take the time to take care of yourself as much as you do others, you ma