Women aren’t all about high heels and beautiful clothes. We have brains too!
The Women of Worth series was started to shine the spotlight on special women who have made their marks in life, career, and business and get some insights from them.
We learn about what makes them tick, their passion, and take away helpful nuggets.
Today’s WOW is Ruth-Ellen Danquah.
Please introduce yourself.
My name is Ruth-Ellen and I’m the founder of Confident School where I help my clients get confident in their business sales and in their overall life using the power of improvisation, taking imperfect action & tapping into powerful personal development tools.
What does God mean to you?
God to me is an ever-loving being. My relationship with God is personal and I find when I compare it with others, I get God-relationship envy so I don’t do that anymore. God to me is more than church on Sunday, he guides my decisions, watches me as I make really bad decisions and loves me anyway. For me, God is my hero because he is always there to catch me or let me fly so that I can glorify him.
Do you think the complete/total woman exist? If yes, describe what this means. If no, why?
I think she endeavors to be complete but doesn’t always believe she is. I think she exists when she is aware of God’s love for her, but I think she can feel incomplete when she doesn’t fully embrace that love. We can feel incomplete when we compare ourselves to ourselves
What was one (or more) misconceptions you had about life and women?
One misconception is that we as women don’t get along, we are constantly competing and don’t support each other.
What will you tell your younger self?
I would tell my younger self not to let a few challenging experiences from the past cloud my judgment, some women are amazing and the others are not your business
Who is (are) the person(s) that have influenced you the most so far?
Two people have influenced me the most, both of them are my kids. My son has autism and it amazes me the nonsense he has to go through but how he rises like a phoenix time and time again, he is a good man. My daughter is super smart and has such amazing integrity when it comes to sticking to her beliefs, I am in awe.
What are your core values/philosophy of life?
I truly believe that no man, woman or child with a learning difference should be born into poverty or social exclusion, sadly they are. But not on my watch with my son. I also believe that we were born to be contributors not just consumers.
How would you describe yourself? Your personality?
I am super smart about myself, I am always looking for ways to improve myself. I am really sarcastic, I think I am the funniest person I know, but funny people don’t laugh at their own jokes, but I do. I generally can talk about everything and anything when I am around the right people. I am an ENTP, risk taker, imperfect action taker but can also be blunt, not many people can handle that. But I have learned to live with the fact that my job is not to be liked by everyone.
Do you have any favorite quotes? Or just one life mantra?
I have one life mantra Live to love. And a favorite quote. If you live for people’s compliments you will die by their criticism.
How do you wind down/ relax? I normally take my kids to the cinema. I am a bit boring like that, but I love movies so that for me is so relaxing. I honestly love my alone time to just do what I want.
If you could do it all again, what would you do differently? Everything & nothing lol. I would definitely be kinder to myself. When I went through a divorce I had so much guilt from family members, because in the Nigerian culture I grew up in there is no such thing as divorce. I have mom guilt
Tell us about what you do and how you can be reached?
You can find me at confidentschool.com, why not take my FREE quiz and find out what type of communication style you prefer to communicate with. I also run xavietime.com so feel free to go over there and get your 28 content ideas so that you can make sure all your content maps to your sales funnels.