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Evolve, Dare To Be You with Teena

Evolve, Dare To Be You with Teena

By Teena Ogbugoh
Growth doesn't happen overnight! It is a process and you have to be intentional about it. This growth mindset
podcast is not just inspirational, motivational and educative but more importantly seeks to bring out your inner self to shine! It focuses on proffering solutions we want in our personal and professional lives by becoming more aware of our thinking patterns and choosing how we think, feel and act to make the changes we want. Change your thinking and Change your life!
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Mindset is everything. It is the foundation for your achievements and is your reality. Working on your mindset can transform your life and create opportunities for growth in every area you desire to make change. Your mindset will be the guiding force behind your decisions and the actions you choose to take.  It is your beliefs, your thoughts, and your feelings that determine the action that you take on a daily basis. In this episode of the podcast, I will share the different kinds of mindset. I will also share some tips on how to develop an abundance and growth mindset.
January 18, 2021
S3.E2 Handling Negative Self-Talk
Are you constantly feeling like you are not worthy? Do you beat yourself up and think there is no good in you at all? These are signs of negative self-talk.  Miya Yamanouchi, motivational author and counsellor said, “The way you choose to think and speak about yourself (to yourself and others), IS A CHOICE! You may have spent your whole life talking about yourself in a negative way, but that doesn't mean you have to continue that path.”  Negative self-talk isn’t constructive, and it rarely motivates us to make any changes. We have tons of thoughts running through our minds every moment. The thoughts we choose to allow dominate our minds are what defines how we feel and act. In this episode of the podcast, I will share how to identify negative self-talk; types and habits of negative self-talk; as well as how to overcome and stop negative self-talk.  Sign up for my webinar on Evolve, Own Your Life: Breaking Up With Self Sabotage on Saturday, January 16th at 2:00 pm WAT (GMT +1). Register here 
January 11, 2021
It is a new year and a time to begin afresh! I love this quote by T.S. Eliot “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.”  As humans, people are at this time making and taking on New Year resolutions. While resolutions in themselves are not bad, the crux of the matter is that a lot of resolutions made during the euphoria of the celebrations are not kept or fulfilled by many people. Resolutions are made in every area of life ranging from gym membership, health and fitness goals to creating new habits at work, quitting habits etc. In this episode of the podcast, I will share why intentionality and consistency in maintaining goals is much better than making resolutions that you don't keep. Yes, you need to F.O.C.U.S. - Follow One Course Until Success.  You need a coach to guide you through the areas of life you want to grow. Start off the year with identifying your key strengths to navigate personal growth.  Visit to learn more about our personality and strengths assessments.  I believe in you and in your success. Be Well and know that you matter!
January 4, 2021
In this final episode of the year 2020, it is important to think of all the experiences that has shaped us. Spend time to reflect, review and then reset so 2021 can start with great awareness and intentionality. Choose one area of growth you want to focus on that will move you closer to achieve your goals. Have a positive attitude and with the right mindset, be confident in your abilities to conquer your fears, be persistent and persevere in your plans to succeed. Need a one-on-one coach to help with your goals? Contact Register to be part of our DISC session at
December 28, 2020
#37 Celebrate Christmas, Celebrate Life
Celebrate Christmas for Jesus Christ is the light of the world. We all love to celebrate our birthdays, milestones and happy moments of families and friends. Knowing how challenging the year 2020 has been, there is no better way to end it than on a joyful note with celebrations. In this episode of the podcast, I share three reasons why I celebrate Christmas. Subscribe to my podcast and you can reach out to me on
December 21, 2020
Irrespective of what you have been told up until now about asking for help or your belief system, it is okay to ask for help. Contrary to what you may been taught in school or the ideologies you had about asking for help being a sign of weakness, it is actually okay to ask for help. Yes, it is important to ask for help because you don't know it all, can't always do it all by yourself and be every where at the same time. In this episode of our podcast, I will share with you some wrong assumptions about asking for help. You can reach me on
December 14, 2020
Have you wondered why more people fail at goal setting and if they do set goals, they fail in achieving the set goals? Goal setting is much more than just reeling out a number of activities, thoughts or wish list. It requires intention, commitment, motivation and willpower to achieve. James Allen, the author of As a Man Thinketh puts it aptly when he said
December 7, 2020
We sometimes fall victim of neglecting ourselves and undermining the need for self-care. Learning to prioritize our lives will not just help us stay focused but gives us time to reflect and weed out negative emotions. It helps us to leverage our time as well as determine the values in the tasks and actions. The resultant effect is that we focus on what truly matters in our life and make time to do those things first.
November 30, 2020
#33 Why Gratitude Matters
Gratitude is a gift. Gratitude is something that we should be able to express on any occasion—no matter how big or small. Especially when you are faced with stressful circumstances or situations as we have seen in this year 2020, it is important to express and practice gratitude. Yes, being grateful in itself is a gift and one to be desired by all. There is a science behind gratitude and what it can do to our brain. There are so many benefits to practicing gratitude and in this episode of the podcast, I will share some gratitude disciplines and practices that I engage in and what it does to your brain, life, mindset and health. 
November 23, 2020
Adversity is real and what no one looks forward to facing or dealing with. However, we all face some form of adversity at some point in our lives. Overcoming adversity means being successful despite difficulties or challenges. It is very important that we learn to deal with adversity rather than live in denial. Learning to deal with and overcoming adversity is what builds character and resilience. When adversity strikes, all plans fizzle away and it is time to let go of any expectations you may be holding onto and adapt to the changes around you. In this episode of the podcast, I will share insights on how to navigate and pivot from adversity especially with the pandemic we have all been forced to deal with in 2020.
November 16, 2020
Be your authentic self! Authenticity is being the same person at every occasion in life. Staying true to yourself whether you are with friends, colleagues, parents or strangers. You are not afraid of other people's judgments. Authentic people have values and morals. They believe in themselves and are self-aware of how their actions influence other people, In this episode of our podcast, I will share with you why authenticity matters and five (5) characteristics of authentic people to help you develop your authentic self. Connect with me on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin on @teenaogbugoh
November 9, 2020
It is one thing to know and declare values but it is entirely a different ball game when it comes to living by values . Taking time to determine your core values will tell you exactly what you need to live a happy and fulfilled life. Living an authentic life depends on whether you are living by your own values or you allow someone else dictate and determine your values. This year 2020 has been filled with so many surprises, chaos and unprecedented happenings. Remember, life is 10% percent is what happens to you and 90% of what happens in you. How you react to the situations and circumstances you face is very essential to living your values. How do you show up as a leader or influencer of people depends on your values. Join our next mastermind session BECOMING A PERSON OF INFLUENCE starting Monday, November 9, 2020.
November 6, 2020
#29 Who Are You?
Discovering who you are is key to your success. Your identity goes a long way to determine how people interact with you and what they believe about you. You must find self-worth in you for others to see you as worthwhile. In this episode, I share the importance of valuing yourself to help you live a life of purpose. Enjoy!
July 31, 2020
#28 Stop Procrastinating And Start Doing
I find it interesting how we all sometimes wished we had more than 24 hours in a day so we can keep pushing away what needs to be done. However, that is not possible because there are only 24 hours in a day. Again if wishes were horses, even beggars would ride. In this episode of the podcast, I share some reasons why it is important to prioritize, take action on doing and stop procrastinating. Enjoy! Email for one-on-one session on growth alignment coaching, speaking engagements and training on leadership and personal growth
July 30, 2020
#27 You Are Important, Don't Let Anyone Else Tell You Otherwise
What makes you sing and hop for joy? Finding what gives you joy and makes you laugh are some of the most fulfilling things you can do for yourself to be truly happy. As easy as it may sound, it is what a lot of people spend years trying to discover. The handful that discover these secrets go on to achieve true success and live a life of significance. Never compare your inside with somebody else’s outside. – Hugh Macleod  In this episode, I share five (5) reasons to let you know that you are important. You may want to have your pen and pad to take notes. Enjoy! Email for one-on-one session on growth alignment coaching, speaking engagements and training on leadership and personal growth
July 29, 2020
#26 In Making Choices, Choose You First
In many instances when we have to make choices, we quickly choose other people over ourselves. Note that this is not in a healthy way but in ways that diminish us and reduce our self-worth. In this episode, I share some reasons why you should choose you first. You can only truly be happy and live fully when you intentional make choices that choose you. Enjoy!  Email for one-on-one session on growth alignment coaching, speaking engagements and training on leadership and personal growth
July 28, 2020
#25 Things Are Not Always What They Look Like
We do not see the picture when we are in the frame. Most people FAIL because they don't know that they don't know and they think they know. They are not willing to open themselves to learning or to know what they don't know. Asking for help and been vulnerable does not mean weakness. In this episode, I share insights on how we can look beyond the perspective distortion that we have when we’re in the middle of a challenging set of circumstances and get clarity. Enjoy!  Email for one-on-one session on growth alignment coaching, speaking engagements and training on leadership and personal growth
July 27, 2020
#24 Take Back The Power Over Your Life
Don't give power to the hurt or disappointments you have experienced in your life. We deal with disappointments, hurts and burden in life that prevent us from seeing or acknowledging the good achievements in our lives. In this episode, I share how we can take back the power of control of over lives instead of allowing hurts and disappointments we have experienced dictate how we feel. Enjoy!  Email for one-on-one session on growth alignment coaching
July 26, 2020
#23 Maintaining A Healthy Mindset
Your mindset is everything. It sets the tone for how you think, feel and act. Maintaining a healthy mindset is so important because it is the bedrock and foundation on which your programming is formed.  Your mind without doubt directs your life. We are all programmed to behave, think, feel and act in a certain way based on childhood, environment and the influencers in our lives. In this episode, I share the importance of maintaining a healthy mindset and how it can help us be, do and have more. Enjoy!  Email for one-on-one session on growth alignment coaching
July 25, 2020
#22 You Are Not Your Circumstances or Mistakes
As humans, we are wired to think that our circumstances and mistakes in life define who we are or determine who we become, how far we can go and what we can achieve. In this episode, I share how we are totally different from our circumstances, mistakes and situations in life. they do not define us. Enjoy!   Email for one-on-one session on growth alignment coaching
July 24, 2020
#21 You Are Worth It!
We are constantly in search for validation and approval to believe that we are worthy of the good things and successes that we achieve. In this episode of the show, I share with you my personal experience in fighting the battle of self-worth and evolving to live life on my terms knowing that I can be, do and have more in life. These are authentic and candid examples from my life. I really hope you don't just find them useful but that they help you grow into your true personality. You would want to take notes so have your pen and paper with you. Enjoy! Email for one-on-one session on growth alignment coaching
July 23, 2020
#20 Establish Order In Your Life So You Can Thrive
Most often than not, we look to things outside of us for clarity and a sense of order. The only way order is established is living through the universal laws. Alexander Pope, a renowned poet, in his "Essay on Man" wrote that "Order is heaven's first law. In this episode, I share examples of how living in alignment with the law of polarity impacts our lives and who we are becoming. Enjoy!  Email for one-on-one session on growth alignment coaching
July 22, 2020
#19 You Are Responsible For All Your Results
We sparingly would admit our part in our results when it is not serving us positively. We look to other people to shift the blame on, for the poor outcomes of our decisions. However, we are quick to admit, take charge and own responsibility when all is going well. In this episode of the podcast, I will share three (3) examples from my own life of how to break a cycle that might not be serving you well. Get ready for some raw golden nuggets here!
July 21, 2020
#18 Handling The Fear of Rejection
Fear of rejection comes as a result of longing for approval, low self esteem and self-worth. In this episode, I share some ways that fear of rejection occurs in our lives and ways we can overcome this fear of rejection that stop us from living our lives on purpose.
July 20, 2020
#17 Your Self-Worth is A Choice
Knowing your self-worth is so important because it shows the value you place on you. When you know your value you can make the choice not to sell yourself short. In this episode of our podcast, I share why it is very important to know your self-worth and steps you can take to increase your self-worth so others can see value in you.
July 19, 2020
#16 Understanding Your Life Purpose
Your purpose statement is your Why statement. The reason why you do what you do. In this episode of the podcast, I share with you the three (3) I questions, Identify, Importance and Impact that every person must ask themselves in order to understand their purpose. We look at these questions and how they relate to the five (5) key areas of life ..... wheel of life or our feelers and lifelines as i call them. Subscribe to our podcast so you can get every update on new episodes. Happy listening! Be well and Know that You matter!
July 18, 2020
#15 Seeing Opportunities in Times of Adversity
Challenges, disappointments and crisis will always happen. We experience crisis individually in our personal lives, as a team, an organisation or even as a nation. It is not that we face crisis, difficulties or adverse situations that keep us down, but the fact that we let ourselves close the doors of opportunities that abound. In this episode, I share insights on how being positive, having the right perspective and looking beyond our problems will help us see the seed of opportunities in our adversity and move us to thrive and succeed.
July 17, 2020
#14 The Power of Persistence in Times of Adversity
Persistence is the game changer in seasons of adversity. It is the power of will to succeed even in turbulent times. In this episode of the show, I share six (6) steps that can help us practice persistence to succeed in our plans.
July 16, 2020
#13 Whose Dream Is It?
Dreams are the seedlings of realities is a quote from James Allen. They give birth to the emerging future we desire and want to see.  In this episode of the show, I share with you the reasons why many people fail in achieving their dreams because of the misconceptions they have about what a dream is and how a dream can be achieved. I also share some ways on how you can stop living someone else's dream and begin to take ownership of your dream.
July 15, 2020
#12 Knowing Your Why Matters
Understanding your purpose for your existence is very crucial to your success in life. If you do not know your "Why", you cannot excel in life to a great extent because you will lack the zeal to stay focused and lack clarity. In this episode of our show, I share with you three (3) reasons why it is important to know your purpose and how it helps give meaning to every desire seek to achieve.
July 14, 2020
#11 The Power of Decision-making
Decision-making is a trait we all need in our personal and professional lives. We often deal with procrastination which is the opposite of decision. Indecision is what prevents us from taking action to achieve the success we desire. In this episode, I share how habits and choices influence how we make decisions.
July 13, 2020
#10 The Power of Imagination
Imagination is the warehouse of the mind wherein all the plans conceived and created by man are fashioned. Ideas and thoughts are birth through creative imagination. In this episode of the podcast, I share how we can use the power of our creative imagination to succeed once we understand the principles of imagination.
July 12, 2020
#9 The Power of The Subconscious Mind - Part 3
In this episode of our podcast, I talk about the power of positive affirmations in the reprogramming of our minds. Positive affirmations have the power to harness changes that break old habits and cause our subconscious mind embrace newly created habits that help us align with our desires, dreams and life goals.
July 11, 2020
#8 The Power of The Subconscious Mind - Part 2
Our preconceived notions are very powerful influencers on our behaviors and results. In this episode, as we continue to see the awesome power of our subconscious mind, I share some perspectives on how what we listen to is a great determinant of our behaviors and results because they influence our thinking and our beliefs.
July 10, 2020
#7 The Power of The Subconscious Mind
Our subconscious mind is the seat of emotions and feelings. It does not discriminate and warehouses everything, our beliefs, past, memories. In this episode, I share how powerful our subconscious mind is and how we can harness its power to create the change we want in reprogramming our minds.
July 9, 2020
#6 Myth of Mind Control
Our minds are programmed from our childhood but we can change our mind programming by taking control of our minds. What we believe about ourselves and our abilities are very powerful because where our focus goes, energy flows. Listen as I share how what we focus on becomes our reality.
July 8, 2020
#5 The Programming of Our Minds
We are programmed to think, feel and act in a certain way. It can be for good or for bad depending on if they serve us to grow up. We are brainwashed by the beliefs and truth ingrained in us from childhood as a result of environment, culture and the influencers in our lives. In this episode, I share two ways we can actually learn to reprogram our minds.
July 7, 2020
#4 How our Emotions Affect our Thoughts and Purpose
Emotions are powerful and they lead us to take action. The subconscious mind is the seat of emotions and feelings. We take actions and make decisions based on what we feel and how we feel. In this episode, I will share with you the power of our emotions on our thinking and our purpose.
July 6, 2020
#3 The Power of Thoughts
Do you know that your thoughts are powerful and that changing the way you think can change everything in your life? Listen as I share with you how I overcame negative thinking pattern.
July 5, 2020
#2 Are You Leading or Taking A Walk?
In this episode, we look at how our thinking, emotions and the way we act impacts how we lead. I share a coaching experience with an executive who was concerned about not having the support of his team.
July 4, 2020
#1 Know Your Purpose
Ever wonder what your purpose is? Your WHY statement? The reason you do the things you do? What drives you and motivates you to achieve your goals? I'll share with you some thoughts on the importance of knowing your purpose which I have used to help my clients stay focused. It might help you get to know me and my work a bit better. Enjoy! Growth Mindset Leader Hub Group:
July 3, 2020
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