It is important to tell your story or else the world will tell it for
you. There was a lot of mystery around the Toke Makinwa brand and last
year I had my life thrown into a storm that shook my very core. My
journey to healing and getting my life back in order was not an easy
one, In my pain, I found purpose and the message of “On Becoming” was
conceived. My faith was questioned but looking back now I see that it
has all worked out the way God ordained that it would.
explain and that could only come from God, I knew somehow that there was
a message in all of the mess and when the word came to write a book, I
was weary, confused, unsure, scared but I thought about the million and
one women out there and men who are currently or at some point have
dealt with a setback of some sort and it made me feel like i had a
mission to spread the word, to share their pain and make see reason to
get up and fight the urge to give up! It is very easy to let go, there is
a lot of pain in the world today we need more successful stories of
survival to encourage everyone who reads ‘On Becoming’.
The thought of writing a book never crossed my mind, I wish I could take
credit for it all but a book was the last thing on my mind. I thought
maybe when I am old and about to retire, I didn’t think my life was
interesting enough. At the start of every year I usually talk to God
about the past year and my plans in the New Year and in 2015 it was no
different. I heard the word to write a book but I quickly dismissed it. I
would meet people who would mention the idea of a book and I knew it
was no coincidence. It would make me toy with the idea but I wasn’t sure
still what the idea was and then June came and everything changed.
While i was trying to find my way out of the murky waters, writing
became a way out and I would document how I felt everyday. On Becoming
was a message from God and sometimes all has to fall apart so things
could come together again so beautifully, so it had to happen.
When you find your purpose, you are pretty determined to pursue it like
your life depends on it and on that journey, it is a special journey
(walking in purpose), you drown out the noise and stay focused on
becoming more. I am so passionate about my platform and how It can
inspire a lot of people out there, I don’t dwell on the negativity. It
comes with the territory so I don’t lose sleep over it.
Every woman should get ready for some honesty, I shared to encourage you
to also get the courage to speak up, I hope the book encourages you to
take a chance. The movement of ‘On Becoming’ is only just beginning,
2017 is looking like a very busy year already and I am ready. The 6
months tour will take ‘On Becoming’ to different countries and I cannot
wait to meet so many people and hear their stories too.