Our blogger of the month is Temilola Otunla!
Temilola Otunla is a young African woman committed to using her God-given talents to make a positive impact anywhere she is. She loves listening to/having intelligent conversations.
Temilola is also a Brand and Communications Strategist who builds strong, lovable, and recognizable brands.
Q. What is one productivity app, gadget, or tool you use consistently?
This is definitely the Notes app on my iPhone. I use it to document my thoughts and to-do lists on the go so I don’t forget any important ideas before I have access to my journal. I get more ideas when I use a pen and paper to write, so everything always goes from my Notes app to my journal.
Q. How do you practice self-care in your life?
I have a structure set up to take breaks and enjoy other aspects of my life outside my career. It’s very easy to get caught up in work all the time when you’re an ambitious person so I have to set boundaries. My laptop gets shut down once it’s 6:30 PM, no work during the weekends or public holidays. I also really love intelligent conversations so, when I’m not at a restaurant eating something I’ve never eaten before, I’m watching a conversation on YouTube or listening to an episode on Apple Podcast.
Q. What is one pet peeve of yours?
I have a lot lol. One major one is lying. I really don’t get why people lie. You’re an adult for goodness sake. Nobody will beat you.
Q. What is one thing you love about yourself?
I love my willingness to learn. I really believe this is a gift from God because I’ve always been very curious and inquisitive. I have a growth mindset. If I don’t understand something I see it as a knowledge gap that needs to be filled. I’m always trying to learn something new, improve on something I already know, or gain mastery of a skill I’m already good at.
Q. What is one thing that makes you laugh hard?
I have to give this one to Layi Wasabi’s content. That guy is HILARIOUS!
Q. What is one thing about you most people don’t know?
Hahaha, people don’t know I’m a crybaby. I cry about almost everything but I never do it around people I’m not 100% comfortable with. The interesting thing is once I cry and pray about any situation, I hardly ever cry about it again.
Q. What is one cause or initiative you believe in and support?
Hmm, this has to be personal and professional development. I used to watch Moments with Mo when I was a lot younger and even if I never really understood a lot of things they said, their slogan “If you can think it, you can do it” stuck with me.
I’m always committed to helping others become everything they really want to be. I strongly believe anyone can be anything they want to be if they’re willing to be dedicated and put in the work.
Q. What is one way you practice kindness to women in your life?
I have the best female friends so I strongly believe women are capable of so much! You can always find me encouraging women through words, actions, and resources. Women are powerful yet vulnerable. I think it’s a good balance that can continuously birth amazing things if provided with the right support.
Q. What is one personal or professional development resource (book, podcast, course, video, song) you recommend?
I just finished reading “How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be” by Jack Canfield. It’s such a good book.
I recommend 100%. I also really love Founders Connect and the How I series by Peace Itimi on YouTube. The Switch On Podcast by Adaora Lumina is an all-time fav too. Oh… and Jay Shetty’s On Purpose podcast too!
Q. What is one of your favorite mantras or quotes?
If you can think it, you can do it!!
Q. Who is one woman in your network you’d like to see featured on the blog and blogger spotlight series?
One woman? I could mention 10 right now lol. However, I’d recommend Ajiri Okoribe. She’s my accountability partner, a superstar Social Media Strategist, and a force to reckon with!