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        In Transition (The Fear of Failure)

          Seven Months Ago “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― The Alchemist. A quote from Paulo Coelho I have referenced many times, but quite frankly, never truly appreciated. Until now. There’s something about youthful abandon that allows (or permits) young people or young souls …

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            Café Kwae: For the Love of Cozy Spaces, Simple Food & Ghanaian Ingenuity (I)

            There’s a throng of new coffee shops in Accra and leading the pack is Café Kwae, a one-month old business started by Yvette Ansah that is quickly becoming the preferred “chill” spot for Accra’s professionals, creatives and globetrotters. I found out about Café Kwae (pronounced kwˈaɪ), or rather its USB wall sockets, three weeks ago. My curiosity about the Ghanaian establishment pushing the envelope on meeting customer needs got the best of …

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              Guest Contribution by Thelma Boamah: Why Vulnerability Matters

                “Just picture everyone naked.” This folkloric public speaking hack has always seemed curious to me. While I’ve never heard any real live person attest to its effectiveness, the regularity with which it’s offered as advice, at least on old sitcoms, is reason enough to give it some thought. Specifically, I’ve wondered why looking out at …

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                Keeping It Real: On Time, Clarity & Purpose

                “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston   I came across this Hurston quote recently. For me, it captures various elements I’ve encountered over the past two years: time, rhythm, clarity, purpose, and especially, asking “why?” – a concept author Simon Sinek captures nicely in his book Start …

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