How to rise when life beats us down

by Sylvie Tamanda

On the 8th of November, I had a clarity call with my accountability partner and friend Deloshni.

We were discussing my new coaching programfor stay-at-home mothers who desire to

* Break their limiting beliefs

* Find their voice and purpose

* Tap into their potential 

* Enjoy financial independence 


I told Deloshni that I was delaying launching the program because I wanted to finish a book which I believed would be a big transformational piece for the women who decide to join me.

The Title of the famous transformation piece book is: Business Ideas Playbook

And the Subtitle is:For stay-at-home moms


Deloshni asked me what was in my way of completing the book, and I remember saying to her that busybody and invaluable activities were getting in the way of proper time management and impactful choices.

She laughed and asked me not to be too hard on myself.

And because I had identified the elephant in the room to be the lack of a proper time blocking journal, I promised De that I was going to get one.  I eventually got the journal, and it’s definitely a game changer! There’s just something spiritually powerful about thinking stuff in your mind and writing them down with a pen on a paper.

I really have come to the conclusion that saying stuff and writing stuff down may seem like the same thing, but they actually have completely different results.  If you think I am just making things up, You may purchase your own journal on amazon using this link and tell me what the experience has been for you.

Despite the absence of the time blocking journal to boost productivity, I promised Deloshni that I was going to be done with my book by Tuesday the 15th of November 2022. In return to that commitment, she promised to hold me accountable for that date.

Well… the truth is that my book isn’t ready today.

Why My book Wasn’t finished

The past few days have been emotionally disoriented for me.  I slumped into a mini depression when the traumatic loss of my dad came to mind.

Yes, my dad died in a tragic car accident 16 years ago when I was 16. And I sometimes struggle with the years I haven’t had with him, instead of being grateful for those I had with him. So, after 3 straight days of crying, unable to continue my book, I lagged on my delivery deadline.

But this is where it gets interesting.

If you read my last blog postLIFE HAPPENS FOR YOU NOT TO YOU  you would remember me saying that my son thinks grandpa’s death was the beginning of my journey to the woman, I am today. True or true, I don’t know.

But what I do know is that instead of staying in bed crying for the rest of my life, I refused to let my loss consume me.

Of course, I loveee my dad and I miss him and wish I could have had a longer time with him, but I just couldn’t forego my life’s mission for any excuse whatsoever. I realised that my purpose and calling was greater than any loss I have experienced.

What I did about it

God who is my commander in chief has endowed me with this mission to save multitudes from a mediocre life of complaints, blame lists, poverty, materialism, abuse, depression, and complete lack of purpose.

So, Colonel Syl had to wipe her eyes, draw the curtains to let some light in, and put on her battle gear, to go on with her mission no matter what.

You too may be in a similar situation where you feel like giving up your life’s mission and giving into life’s hiccups.

But I want to remind you that

 sorrow may last through the night, but joy cometh in the morning”.

We’re much stronger than we give ourselves credit for. And we often forget to see that incidents and circumstances in life happen for us and not to us. Which is why I am recommitted to pursuing my IKIGAI.  It gives me great pleasure and honour to see that I can add a positive impact on the lives of anyone that encounters me or my work.



Which is why I am launching a BRAND NEW and FREE one day workshop to teach young people how to live a more impactful life in the year 2023.

It’s time to no longer save for tomorrow what we can do today. Because at the end of the day ” today is a gift, and tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us.

Join me in this workshop on Saturday the 26th of November 2022, from 12pm ETS to 13pm EST, let us make hay, whilst the sun is shining.️

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