Leadership and Experience – 7 life lessons from Donald Trump’s presidential victory

12 Nov

We have woken up to the news that Donald Trump is now the 45th president of America. Love him or loathe him he has done what he set out to accomplish. I find myself being drawn more and more into politics now more than ever and truly believe deep down that though I was not drawn to Donald Trump and his views, I really felt that he was the best person for the job.
Donald Trump from what I have observed and from many discussions with others is not a politician but rather a salesman. However, in my personal opinion what made Donald Trump win this election is due to the fact that he has mastered the art of his salesmanship and become very experienced in it that he is able to lead others into believing and following after his views on things.
He has been preparing for a time like this long before he was presented as a presidential candidate. His experience as a successful businessman has shown him the pitfalls to avoid and the paths to continue on in order to enjoy continued success.
As a leader, what has your experiences taught you to avoid and what should you capitalize on? To stand on a podium and declare to people that you have a great plan to become the next president when everything and everyone around may not see it takes a lot of guts and full confidence in your abilities. However, to get to that point requires that individual to have experienced something in life that gives him/her the audacity to think and speak in such a manner.
To undermine the experiences you have faced in life is at a total detriment to your own well being. I say this confidently and with boldness but not arrogantly because the lessons I have learnt from my experiences has proven to me that empathy as a leader is a vital ingredient. I set up a Social Enterprise not knowing my left or right but with just one thought in mind, wanting to be the shoulder that someone else can lean on and become empowered in their life’s journey.
Donald Trump, was already used to standing in front of an audience and delivering speeches, being in leadership roles and convincing people of his way of things. He had mastered the art of conveying his message in order for people to buy into his way of doing things. This I believe would have led him to capitalise on that followership and so jumped on the opportunity to become America’s 45th president.
I draw lessons from his victory today in the following;

1). Stick to what you are good at and don’t deviate

2). Your experiences in life are for a reason, don’t look down on them.

3). Not everyone will like you but that should not change who you are

4). Change is good don’t be afraid to step out from what appears to be the norm and the safer option.

5). Present yourself forward even though you may not directly appear to be right person for the position.

6). To a be a great leader don’t be afraid to acknowledge your weaknesses and surround yourself with the right people to support you.

7). Have the audacity to dream big.

Magdalene Adenaike FRSA, multiple award winning entrepreneur is a purpose driven individual whose desire is to see everyone living life to their fullest capacity. Her greatest passion is assisting women and youths unearth their ‘why’. Magdalene is no stranger to struggles as she became a mom in her teen years. The personal experiences she gained in that situation, and her expertise as a singer and songwriter synchronized beautifully thus birthing Music Relief. Music Relief runs music as therapy workshop programmes that provides a fertile environment for youths who are marginalised and from disadvantaged backgrounds within the society, building confidence and self-esteem to blossom into actualized individuals. Magdalene facilitates mentoring programmes for women who are seeking to start their own businesses within the education, corporate and voluntary sectors and strives to continue creating platforms where others are able to share their stories and be empowered. 

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When I fell pregnant with my first born almost 18 years ago, I was called all manner of names and castigated for falling pregnant in my teens. Now I look back almost 18 years later, 4 children in total I am truly grateful to God for what he has enabled me to achieve .

21 Oct

To set up a social enterprise empowering other teen parents and youth offenders and now working with women 40 – 65 years who are ready to turn their hobbies into businesses is phenomenal.
An author to 1 book and co author to another due to be launched on the 4th of November with a forward from Lisa Nichols a leading motivational speaker.
At the Croydon Park Hotel tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pain-to-purpose-stories-of-strength-courage-and-resilience-book-launch-tickets-26635721159

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5 things to try when you’ve lost your motivation 

17 Oct

1). Surround yourself with your pick up people. Call it whatever name you want, but get people around you who will always inspire you to pick yourself up when you feel down. 

2). Visualise your life through your minds eye, stop focusing on the here and now. 

3). Take a different look at your hobby, could it be more than a hobby?

4). Write down your 10 before 10. 10 things you can achieve before 10am each day. 

5). Program your mind for success. Have a book of memories and record your past achievements as a constant reminder.

I am the Founder and CEO of Music Relief, a youth based Organization working with teen parents and youth offenders. I also consult and mentor women who are ready to turn their hobbies to a business – https://m.soundcloud.com/inspireurbiz/how-to-turn-your-hobby-into-a-business-magdalene-adenaike

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Determination Pays Off

9 Aug


This picture was taken in November 2011, at my graduation ceremony at the O2 arena from The University of East London upon completion of my 3 years degree program BA Hons Music Industry Management. 

1). 12 years after my last education program

2). 12 years after the birth of my first born (Master Music Relief himself)

3). 5 years after the divorce from my first husband 

4). 3 years after meeting and marrying my husband (Mr. Adenaike himself).

5). 2 years after I was told that I would need to extend the 3 years course to a 4 years course because I was due to have my 3rd child in the second semester of my first year of uni. 

6). 3 months pregnant with my 4th child (my baby, my ketchup) at the time the picture was taken. 

7). The year Music Relief began its formation process. 

No matter how long your desired goal maybe, never give up. If I had listened to my lecturers at the time I would have graduated in 2012. You are stronger than you know if only you will believe. Determination plus perseverance = laughter. 

It is always upwards and onwards.

I am Magdalene Adenaike, I help you unearth your why mentoring ladies on a one to one basis. The CEO of Music Relief Foundation (www.music-relief.com)– we run experiential music as therapy workshops for youths, and all youth organisations and charities creating a balanced well-being, building confidence and self-esteem. .

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The audacity to dream big

20 Jul

It’s been almost a week since we started enjoying this undisturbed back to back glorious sunshine here in the UK. Yes, it has been very sticky with very hot and uncomfortable nights but I wouldn’t change it for the world. 

I have heard many people complain about the weather, even one of my sons asked me if this heat wave was some kind of a punishment from God. (Lol) 

Why do we complain when we ask for something? Words have power, what you say intentionally or unintentionally will manifest in your life. 

What are you praying and working towards? Are things going the way you desire? Are your dreams bigger than you? The audacity to dream big can only be determined by the words you say. Your circumstances may not match what you are saying, but the fact that you still say it any way takes courage that should never be undermined.  

The story of rags to riches resonates tenacious characteristics of the audacity of the individual who dares to dream big and never allows any bumps on the road to success to stop him/her. 

The resolve to have a mind set that never quits must be applauded, because that individual can only see his/her end goal and does not flinch at the prospect of the journey ahead. 

What are you waiting for, do you have the audacity to dream big? 

I am Magdalene Adenaike, the CEO of Music Relief Foundation (www.music-relief.com)– we run experiential music as therapy workshops for youths. Award winning entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, musician, mentor, artist development coach, author and radio presenter and producer of – Deep Truths. I mentor women especially small business female owners Unearth their Why

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Words of Wisdom

13 Jul

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I am Magdalene Adenaike, I help you unearth your why mentoring ladies on a one to one basis. The CEO of Music Relief Foundation (www.music-relief.com)– we run experiential music as therapy workshops for youths, and all youth organisations and charities creating a balanced well-being, building confidence and self-esteem. .

Upcoming Event

A fabulous event for the ladies on the 15th of July –  The Music, The Mango and Me. Is a theatrical performance, a dialogue of two ladies through the words of their books. ‘From Shame to Strength. Music Saved Me‘ – Magdalene Adenaike BA, FRSA. ‘The Mango Girl‘ – Dr. Ava Eagle Brown.

Register now for this event – The Music, The Mango and Me   The Music, The Mango and Me Promo

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Your Foundation Matters

6 Jul

 

Most of us love cake, but no matter how decorated that cake is on the outside. If that cake is not fully baked on the inside the beauty of that cake is only found on the outward appearance. Time is needed to get that cake fully baked, so it is for our lives and businesses.

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Your Foundation Matters

I am Magdalene Adenaike, I help you unearth your why mentoring ladies on a one to one basis. The CEO of Music Relief Foundation (www.music-relief.com)– we run experiential music as therapy workshops for youths, and all youth organisations and charities creating a balanced well-being, building confidence and self-esteem. .

Upcoming Event

A fabulous event for the ladies on the 15th of July –  The Music, The Mango and Me. Is a theatrical performance, a dialogue of two ladies through the words of their books. ‘From Shame to Strength. Music Saved Me‘ – Magdalene Adenaike BA, FRSA. ‘The Mango Girl‘ – Dr. Ava Eagle Brown.

Register now for this event – The Music, The Mango and Me   The Music, The Mango and Me Promo

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If you are ready to Unearth your Why and live a purpose filled life.

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