“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.” ― Lewis Carroll

Fear. Psychologists often say that it is a “necessary response” to danger, and that without it, humans would not be able to protect themselves from actual threats. But they also opine that often times, fear is a product of the human imagination, a disconnect from the truth, one that often inhibits people from being all that they are meant to be.

The second edition of the Do It Afraid Conference is set to hold on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, and it is targeted at any and every one whose life has been ruled by fear. Is there a business idea that you nurture but have been too scared to implement? Perhaps you are destined to be the next great inventor/innovator, but your fears keep getting in the way. Or maybe, it is something as mundane as walking out of a (toxic) relationship or job to enable and promote self-growth … Omilola Oshikoya wants you to do it afraid.

The entrepreneur, wealth coach, and founder of Omilola Oshikoya International, a life and finance coaching company is out to encourage individuals to fulfil their dreams and purposes with her motivational and inspirational event. However, the conference places special emphasis on potential entrepreneurs who are afraid to commit themselves.

The Do It Afraid Conference debuted in December 2015 to a rousing reception, followed by sector focused workshops designed to increase technical capacity and provide support for entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs. Themed “The Flourishing Palm Tree and its Process”, this year’s edition is billed to be more exciting with a solution-based response to the current socioeconomic crises in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.

Speakers at this year’s conference include acclaimed motivational speaker, Fela Durotoye, famed musical artiste, Banky W, actor, Iretiola Doyle, Wunmi Williams CEO of Nakenohs, Modupe Fagbohungbe, Head Chef, Salt Lagos, Adebola Williams, founder of Red Media, Deji Alli, Chairman, Mixta Africa, and of course, the convener herself, Omilola Oshikoya.

Individuals whose lives were changed after attending the event last year would also be allowed to share their stories. Some of the testimonies include that of Oluwatoyin Olatunji-Daniel who was inspired to quit her job of nine years after the conference last year. She is currently the only female special-effects and lighting specialist in Nigeria.

Damola Ladejobi, a former lawyer discarded her wig and black robe to start a business in nutrition and fitness. Today, she is a certified personal nutritionist and weight loss expert in Nigeria, CEO, Ask Damz. While Nelly Agbogu resigned from her job at a top multinational oil and gas company to establish a food production company called Nellies.ng

“The goal is to encourage those who are in the process of fulfilling their dreams, and to give courage to those who want to follow their dreams.” – Omilola Oshikoya

Watch Omilola Oshikoya talk about the second edition of the Do It Afraid Conference below:

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