be kind to yourself

image graphic by Praise Hassan    @toby.praise.

image graphic by Praise Hassan @toby.praise.


my name is Tope Hassan, a broke entrepreneur.

last week, I had to announce to my team

that I could no longer fund their services at

so we had to let go of our team

in the midst of these, I could not afford to pay my rent

for over a month now.

As you know, depression and self doubt set in

I blamed myself for becoming a failure

for failing to do what Mark Zuckerberg could do

or all the entrepreneurs who built great companies

from startups, with no capital and small team

yet today, have the biggest companies

I thought, what a failure…

trying to remember why I even started it.

in the middle of these, I found strength and remembered

:life is tough darling, so are you:

I don’t know what you’re going thru

but remember to

be kind to yourself

you are not your failures

you are your lessons and the effort you put in every day

“and if you doubt yourself

remember to hold the process loose and the goal, dearly”

affirmations for week 5

“i’m reminded of my passion as it flows through me. i’ll be honest with my humans for my truth gives them power to love me each moment… I’ll…”

breathe easy.

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Tope Hassan, the multi-lingual Global African entrepreneur,  is the Founder of ISOKO AFRICA. She is an African Tourist, a Praticing Yoga Teacher, Advocate for African Brands and Public Speaker. She produces a weekly podcast on Midas Radio, iTunes Podcasts and Podcast for Android. She is dedicated to adding value to Afrca through her organisation, ISOKO Africa by exporting African brands to the global marketplace gaining them recognition and increased sales.

Tope specializes in Compliance & Public Relations to create multi-dimensional business systems where start-ups and multi-national companies can operate fairly in a corrupt free environment and standardized economy. You can follow her daily updates on her handle, @OfficialTopaz on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.