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I Called Fear Bluff – Powede Eniola Lawrence

I do not know much about her. But the first time I encountered the Instagram profile of Powede Eniola Lawrence, I was immediately inspired to “see” more. Powede Eniola Lawrence is an amazing 3-in-1 career lady – pilot, model and nurse.

Ladies might not relate. But guys can. Whenever you are on instagram and a pretty female’s profile gets your attention, what keeps you glued to that profile? Kai! Don’t even pretend!  It was a video I saw on the general feed that shows on Instagram when you are trying to search for something (can someone tell me what it’s called, please?). Powede Eniola Lawrence was dancing to MC Galaxy’s live performance in that video. The video took me to her profile and the rest is history.

It wasn’t the usual “I woke up like this” kind of profile that many superficial people are known to have these days. It was packed full of real content! Of course you will find many posts in which she just writes “hot stuff” and other regular posts. But every now and then, you find beautiful content that can touch someone and energize them for the next level of their lives and careers. I find one of them particularly captivating.

Powede Eniola Lawrence wrote about the first time she flew a plane alone and in that short story, she wrote “I called fear bluff.” The story reminded me immediately of a programme organized by another amazing lady, Omilola Oshikoya. She calls the conference “Do it Afraid” and features the likes of Banky W, Fela Durotoye, Ireti Doyle and other amazing personalities.

Powede Eniola Lawrence wrote;

“It’s not Thursday but imma do a throw back. Throwback to Feb 2016, the day I took my first solo flight. I can’t lie I was afraid lol I thought I was going to die and die alone. 😂😂😂
But then fear is a liar, so I called its bluff and landed this baby like a boss!💪🏽👮🏽‍♀️Earned my first gold bar that day, and flying alone is so much fun now.☺️
Btw thats the Chief flight instructor bathing me as a rite of passage into the aviator status😅”

That got me really inspired.

Powede Eniola Lawrence - I called feafr bluff
Photo Source: Powede Eniola Lawrence/Instagram

My question for you today is “what is holding you back?” Most times, the answer isn’t what we tell our friends. It is not because you do not have enough qualification. Or enough money. Or enough influence. Or enough friends. It is usually that old nagging thought that inspite of what you do, keeps telling you that you are not ready yet.

Like Omilola says,

“Do it afraid”

The keyword of that phrase is “do it.” Just go ahead and fly that business. Go for that career shift you have always desired. Propose to that lady; the worst response you will get is a “no”. Start that book you have always wanted to write. Like Powede Eniola Lawrence, it is time to call fear bluff.

Powede Eniola Lawrence’s story inspires me and I just hope it did you too. Do you have any questions? Do you have any story that is similar? Post them in the comment section below.

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6 thoughts on “I Called Fear Bluff – Powede Eniola Lawrence

  1. This remind me of when I was to sit for jamb after 3 years of leaving secondary because of pregnancy. I was scared. But I face my fear. I have finishe nysc now and have good job.

  2. Thank you for this write up. Thank you to Powede Eniola Lawrence. And you too, Omilola Osikoya. It is not easy to motivate Nigerians because of the problems we face. You people have motivated me with your words today. All the best.

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