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Be Encouraged And A Very Big Thank You To You.

Be Encouraged And A Very Big Thank You To You.

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Hey guys it’s a day to my birthday 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 I am super excited and grateful for the gift of life and every good thing God has blessed me with including you! yes you! reading this post 💋💋💋.

I started writing this post on the 2nd of April, when I discovered some statistics for the blog that blew my mind. (it’s actually been a very stressful week and month. Can you even believe I didn’t get to finish sewing my birthday outfit 😩😩😩 and I haven’t even had a birthday photoshoot 😩😩😩)

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WHAT HAPPENED? that morning I just finished responding to a comment on the blog, when I discovered that since Jan 1 that I launched the blog I’ve had people read my blog from 37 different countries. it was a *Wawu!* moment and I was kind of moved to tears WHY? Because I almost didn’t start this blog! but that’s a story for another day. What blew my mind the most is the fact each month, the list keeps growing and I have retained readership from these countries.

Thank you and be encouraged

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Here’s a list of the countries so far; Nigeria, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, UAE, Canada, France, European Union, South Africa, Norway, Tanzania, Sweden, Jersey, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Malaysia, Senegal, Uganda, Russia, Brunei, Finland, Brazil, Ghana, Cameroon, Qatar, Egypt, St. Vincent &  Grenadines, South Korea, Kenya, Spain,Kuwait, Hungary, India, Ukraine, Greece, Georgia, Philippines, Hong Kong SAR China,Peru,Argentina,Indonesia,Turkey,Singapore,Thailand,Estonia

I couldn’t have achieved this without you my amazing readers and Subscribers. I just want to say a big thank you to You! Thank You for Reading, Thank You for Sharing, Thank You for Believing, Thank you for Your Constant and Continued Support, Thank You for Subscribing. Words can’t put together how grateful I am. THANK YOU!

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Here’s the Encouragement for today, JUST START; Start it Afraid! The truth is one of the reasons I almost didn’t start was because of Self Doubt, I was like why do I want to do this? Who will read the posts? There are a lot of people out there that I follow personally on the blogosphere that are churning out great content, why should I start mine? To make matters worse, this is going to be like my 3rd Blog ( though the very first personal one, others have had to do with my business and ministry) I was like, No one would take me seriously, I had even imagined the response of some people ” Na by Force?”😆😆😆 All of these and more added to my Self Doubt.

However, one of the reasons, why I started this blog irrespective of all my Self Doubt and the what IFs, was simply obedience to God. I remember I told my friend Tega of about a few of my fears and I was like even if it’s just one person that reads my blog I am fine.But guess what, on the First of January after I launched in spite of all the challenges that day, I had 947 Views and today as I type it’s grown to 5,351 views, with 282 comments from 46 different countries. The truth is all the people I assumed won’t take me seriously, sure believed in me more than I believed in myself and someone said to me ” I am glad you are back to doing this”

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Don’t let those ASSUMPTIONS, PAST FAILURES, SATURATED MARKET, OTHER PEOPLE’S OPINION, SELF DOUBT. and what not keep you down! Be encouraged by this testimony of mine and start whatever it is God has placed in your heart to do. The truth is, no matter how over saturated you feel that thing is, you sure will have your own! Your Own Readers, Your Own Subscribers, Your Own Customers, Your Own Clients, Your Own Employees. This is one of the things I have learnt from starting this blog…

Hey! never forget, there’s no such thing as Failure, You either Succeed or You Learn. If you don’t try how will you learn or succeed? #foodforthought.

Now I have to start to go learn, what to do and what not to do in these countries because I will definitely be visiting all these countries soon, thanks to you guys! 💋💋💋

I almost forgot, Guys if any of you are free tomorrow morning, please I would like you to join a walk tomorrow for one of the foundations I am a part of “The Irede Foundation” I did a mention in this post. The Walk is Called “OUT on a LIMB” It’s an awareness walk aimed at bringing the attention of society to the challenges faced by children living with limb loss and the need to appropriately care for them. Find out More about tomorrow’s walk hereEvery year, I have joined the walk from where I am and this year won’t be an exception either.

Till my next post; Start it Afraid…

Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10



  1. Janice
    April 7, 2017 at 5:43 am

    The key to a fulfilled life is finding one’s purpose and working in it. I heard that a long time ago but still waiting on God for clarity on mine.

    • LaraTESHOLA
      April 7, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      Awww boo… It will come in it’s time dear.

  2. Giwanson Oyeyinka
    April 7, 2017 at 8:34 am

    I’m glad to see how far you have come with the blog, your stories have impacted me, especially the post of how you forgave and reunited with your dad. Keep spreading abroad, keep shining, keep flourishing. God bless you and happy Birthday in advance. 😘

    • LaraTESHOLA
      April 7, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      Awwwww… Yinka! Thank you.

  3. Ayotunde Adenuga
    April 7, 2017 at 9:11 am

    It feels so good to know that things have generally been good with you. So happy to be a part of the success story. The countdown has begun. Happy birthday in advance my dearest friend.

    • LaraTESHOLA
      April 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Yaaaayyyyyyy… Look who made a comment debut, my day one paddy. Thank you dear and yes let the countdown begin ooo… By the way you in town?

  4. Niyi
    April 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Hmmm, great encouragements. Where do I start from? You’ve been a very good writer and I’ve actually enjoyed all of your posts. I think you’re doing a very good job and I know the star is your starting point. Well, I know you’ve got other wonderful talents that are yet t to be known by the world. So, I’m here waiting and looking forward to all the wonderful talents being displayed just as you’ve metamorphosed into being a super duper blogger! I’m super proud of you and I’m glad to be your brother. To all other reader….JUST START it and you’ll realise YOU CAN DO It.

    • LaraTESHOLA
      April 7, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      Awwwwww Big Bro… Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! And thank you for pushing and believing in me soooo much.

  5. kai
    April 7, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Awww that’s my girl, that’s my friend, my Naija jollof am equally excited to have met you. You are super, We’ve met not long ago but, you’ve been a great friend, many I’ve met and you made a difference. My smart and over talented naija jollof, keep souring my dear, love you to bits 😘😘😘 and a happy happy birthday in advance XOXO

    • LaraTESHOLA
      April 7, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Chaiiii… see my ghana jollof making me blush ooo! Thank you so much for being an amazing friend as well darling. You know I love you more than Naija Jollof 😃😃

  6. Gbonjubola Sanni
    April 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Well done babe! You are doing an amazing work! Keep it up!

    • LaraTESHOLA
      April 8, 2017 at 2:30 am

      Thank You Big Sis.

  7. Tega Enai
    April 8, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Sist, I’m so happy you started the blog admist all the doubts. I told you people would read! This stats is just a starting point you’d get 5k views a day before you know it.
    As you celebrate your birthday today, I pray God grants you your utmost heart desire, I pray for your happiness and also for a greater sense of fulfillment in the work of your hands, I pray for unexpected moments of joy and laughter, unmerited grace and favour. May people bless you when you least expect and may you continue to be a blessing to others. Happy Birthday Sist! 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉
    I feel so sad we didn’t plan the celebration earlier 😢😢😢. But we still gonna celebrate!

    • LaraTESHOLA
      April 8, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      My Darling Sister, just thank you for making me cry this morning oooo… but I love you still boo. And thank you for the prayers…

  8. Chidinna
    April 8, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Happy birthday dear. You know I’m not surprised at the impact you making dear,I always knew you had it in you. Keep soaring dear,you ain’t seen nothing yet. One with God is a MAJORITY.

    • LaraTESHOLA
      April 8, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      Awwww my sister… Thank you so much I appreciate you.

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