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Author: Toluwanimi Babarinde

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StoryVox podcast presents stories, deep conversations, and soft skills curated to inspire hope and empower listeners to live intentionally.
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Can you hear the sound of crackling fires?Welcome to Season 2, Episode 4 of the StoryVox podcast titled, Crackling Fires and Tenable Excuses.Excuses —We all have them. Weaknesses—We all need them to see our limitations. We all need them to see the possibilities.In this episode, I will introduce you to a series meant to encourage you to take a closer look into the internal conversations you have with yourself as you dare to live the life you are called to live—a life on purpose.Come discover what this ancient man has to stay. He stumbled into the 21st century and visited me. We had a good time chatting by the fireplace, and he may just have allowed me to put him on the dock.Gather round, and let’s go on this journey.To get notified of new episodes and more, Sign up to my mailing list hereFollow for updates here.
Episode 3 of the second season of StoryVox is a follow up to the Capacity Building Episode that aired on 4 weeks ago. I encourage you to listen here if you have not.I asked three of my friends who I know are living intentionally to share how they build capacity in their lives, and how it changes them. I also asked them to share their top tip for effective capacity building.My friendsAnjola Coker is Houston Texas-based digital artist, poet, and Storyteller. In the less than 2 years we have known each other, I have been inspired by her creativity through poetry, art, and film.Toyin Ajilore introduces herself as a child of God, a warrior who sits at the intersection of education and entrepreneurship. She teaches young people to be leaders as a lecturer at the Department of Geology, University of Ibadan and develops young entrepreneurs through ONE Foundation, formerly known as the Grassroots Business Hub, an entrepreneurship foundation that trains new business owners in Nigeria to take their business to the next level.Samuel Osho is a multi-faceted genius who currently works as an engineer in Canada. He is skillful with words as an award-winning public speaker and writer and website designer.How we recordedIt’s a social distancing world, so we couldn’t have them present at the studio, but we utilized WhatsApp, Skype, and self-recording to make this happen and I’m so excited for you to listen and learn from this._____________________Connect with Anjola Coker hereConnect with Toyin Ajilore hereConnect with Samuel Osho hereTo get notified of new episodes and more, Sign up to my mailing list hereRead the full blog here
I froze. I could not get the next word out. No. For several awkward moments, I struggled, my mind racing through the points, unable to voice them out.  Everyone watched in anticipation, ostensibly praying that I would find my voice... I wish I could tell you I recovered. I didn’t. _____________________We all panic. We all doubt ourselves. We all have weaknesses. And we all want to make an impact in our world.Today on StoryVox, using one of the worst ordeals of my life, I'm sharing why it's okay to panic. Why it's okay to doubt yourself —at first. And why it's not okay to stop there.Listen now on your favorite podcast platform. "And because God gives us the opportunity to panic at first, we must then give God the opportunity to dispel the “I can’t” in our minds and show himself faithful."
What is Capacity Building? What does it mean to you? How can you jumpstart the process? Listen to the first episode of a brand new season of StoryVox Podcast, and share your thoughts.
Hello Friends,This is the second of the 2-part series hosted with Ayomikun Adeniran, mathematician, musician, speaker, author and doctoral student at Texas A&M University, College Station, as he talks from experience about strategies to grow through the process of life into purpose. If you have not listened to the first one, you can check it out here.In this episode, he shares with us five other valuable strategies to help you turn the experiences of life into growth victuals for your journey of significance. Click that play button to get started!We say a big “thank you” to everyone who has left a review for the show. This helps to convince more people that this show is worth listening to. And if indeed this is true, we are more than excited to welcome your review on iTunes and subscribe if you haven’t done so already. Note: StoryVox started as a Podcast of the GrandHeights Initiative. This is the first episode describing the purpose when it was started. Starting March 2020, StoryVox will no longer be structured under GrandHeights so that the producers can focus on creating the best show it can be. Nothing has changed really, only improved, so listen on and be inspired!
Hello Friends,It seems like yesterday when we watched the ball drop! 2019 started and as a breeze, we are more than halfway to checking off the first quarter. It is indeed true that time flies, and also true that many (far too many!) people merely go through life, happy when good things happen and disillusioned during challenging times. Only a select purposeful people have been able to recognize the importance of intentional living every day and have mastered how to pursue life to full potential through the buzz and the downtimes. Also, it's so easy to live in anticipation of satisfaction from the spotlight, the big events - when I get that job, turn 18, land promotion; then I will... - and neglect the present, the in-between. There is much wisdom in growing (not just going) through the experiences of every day, especially the negative experiences because they often form gemstones in life's treasury. This is what we've been thinking about lately at the Studio and have culled a 2-part series titled "lemons, Lemonades and everything in-between" where we discussed 10 life tips for growing through the process of life into your purpose. We are excited to feature Ayomikun Adeniran, a mathematician, musician, speaker, author and doctoral student at the Texas A&M University, College Station (Whoop!). He's a leader in the student community, has a passion for young people and a record of academic excellence.In this episode, he shares with us the first five lessons from his process and experience that will inspire you to take that lemon and make lemonade out of it. The process is what we want to share! And it's packed with tweetable quotes! So head over and click that play button to get started!Note: StoryVox started as a Podcast of the GrandHeights Initiative. This is the first episode describing the purpose when it was started. Starting March 2020, StoryVox will no longer be structured under GrandHeights so that the producers can focus on creating the best show it can be. Nothing has changed really, only improved, so listen on and be inspired!
Hello Friends,Happy New Year! We at the GrandHeights Initiative are excited about the new year. We are thankful for the December 2018 launch and all the support, and listeners’ feedback. We are ready to present fresh inspiring episodes that aim to inspire hope and empower you to pursue your life with purpose and diligence despite negative circumstances.In this episode, we have for you Intentional life skills education, where we share practical skills and tips for purposeful living. We felt it important to share these three important tips to help you supercharge your 2019, regardless of how the previous year was.This episode, like every other, is just one click away. Click the play button or head over to your favorite podcast platform and listen to the gems we have to share.What are you waiting for? Let’s dive in!Note: StoryVox started as a Podcast of the GrandHeights Initiative. This is the first episode describing the purpose when it was started. Starting March 2020, StoryVox will no longer be structured under GrandHeights so that the producers can focus on creating the best show it can be. Nothing has changed really, only improved, so listen on and be inspired!
 Hello Friends,This episode’s special guest and reachable mentor is a Content specialist and "Scoliwarrior." If you are wondering what a Scoliwarrioris, then you need to listen to this episode with Busola Adeyemo. Busola exudes a joyful disposition and a pleasant spirit, as she shares with us how she lives her life to the full despite living with scoliosis. It wasn’t always this way, she says and she doesn’t mince words in letting us in on the negative coping strategies she initially adopted to cope with negative body image, physical and socioemotional pain as a teenage girl and how they did very little to help her. \She shares her turning point and what you can do if you live joyfully if find yourself on a similar journey. She is a testimony that you can live life to the full despite physical challenges. She’s full of life, she’s on her journey of purpose, she has a story you should listen to.The good news is that this awesome episode is one click away - what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in!Visit Beyond A Curved Spine (BACS) hereNote: StoryVox started as a Podcast of the GrandHeights Initiative. This is the first episode describing the purpose when it was started. Starting March 2020, StoryVox will no longer be structured under GrandHeights so that the producers can focus on creating the best show it can be. Nothing has changed really, only improved, so listen on and be inspired!
Hello Friends,Life is not all moments of honor. Most times, there are no spotlights, no paparazzi or yelling crowds. No, you’re not necessarily working on something big. Sometimes, that big project you anticipated to be successful will not come through. So it’s just you, and your active imagination. What do you do at these times? How do you keep from being frustrated?StoryVox this episode brings you David Adepoju, an information scientist,  technology enthusiast, innovation ecosystem advocate, and Pan Africanist. He’s a dynamic Nigerian Tech-influencer, a three-time judge at the International Hult prize, a two-time speaker at TEDx events in Ibadan and Mokola, the Ibadan social media festival, chairman at the International Youth Forum in South Korea, and a Fellow of Asian Population Institute. He is also the Founder of TECHmIT Africa, a Technology and Innovation Ecosystem Advocacy Organization with headquarter in Ibadan Oyo state Nigeria. He and his team members help technology startups explore the power of collaboration and idea mix to achieve the massive survival of the valley of death in the Nigerian Innovation Ecosystem. David shares from a recent in-between phase of his life, lessons that can inspire you to think differently and make different decisions when you feel stuck and when your life is not moving forward as you envisioned. He shares tips on how not to get frustrated or sit out the waiting period but take steps Institute milk out the treasures in the in-between periods of life.If you do want to know, plug in your earphones and dive in!Read David's microblogs or connect on instragramNote: StoryVox started as a Podcast of the GrandHeights Initiative. This is the first episode describing the purpose when it was started. Starting March 2020, StoryVox will no longer be structured under GrandHeights so that the producers can focus on creating the best show it can be. Nothing has changed really, only improved, so listen on and be inspired!
Hello Friends,In this episode of StoryVox, Ijeoma Agada (EeJay), a teacher and writer from Houston Texas is our guest. I’m excited to be speaking to her today because she is a classic example of a reachable mentor - she is young and has a lot of years ahead of her, but she is well on her way on the journey of purpose and diligence. EeJay shares how she said “yes” to her heart despite a lucrative nursing career, her most remarkable experience serving with the Peace Corps in Madagascar, how she learned contentment while living on little funds, how the experience helped her discover what really mattered in life.You’re here! Plug in your headphones and let’s dive in!Connect with EeJay here Note: StoryVox started as a Podcast of the GrandHeights Initiative. This is the first episode describing the purpose when it was started. Starting March 2020, StoryVox will no longer be structured under GrandHeights so that the producers can focus on creating the best show it can be. Nothing has changed really, only improved, so listen on and be inspired!
Hello! You made it here - Awesome!Welcome to the first episode of StoryVox Podcast. The podcast features quality audio dramas, creative interviews and intentional life skills designed to inspire hope in young people and empower them to pursue life with purpose and diligence despite negative circumstances around them.At GrandHeights, we believe that young people can do great things with their lives, usually what they need and what most people miss or aren't equipped to give them is wings that would empower them to soar. By wings, we mean the resources that inspire hope and the connections that can empower young people to realize their life's full potential.This podcast seeks to help young people develop the audacity to believe and discover purpose and also teach the practices that hone unique giftedness and strength through life's challenges. We want young people to never stop dreaming despite the circumstances they might have been born into or have been surrounded with but to live, a creative life that involves the discovery of purpose and leveraging their unique gifts to impact the world. Young people should be committed to making the best of their lives and StoryVox will provide holistic media exposure which is as entertaining as it is inspiring. Thank you!Music paid for and licensed by Jamendo LicensingNote: StoryVox started as a Podcast of the GrandHeights Initiative. This is the first episode describing the purpose when it was started. Starting March 2020, StoryVox will no longer be structured under GrandHeights so that the producers can focus on creating the best show it can be. Nothing has changed really, only improved, so listen on and be inspired! 
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