Abesi Manando Writer, author and founder of Abesi PR, a public relations and branding development company.
She has worked with many famous names, including Grammy Award-winning artists future, Nelly, When lil baby With a Grammy-nominated artist Saweetie, George Floyd family, judge Jimmy EdwardsSen. Jamila Nasheedetc.
Working with such a high-profile client can come with many stressors.she sat with black companies About her take on the importance of work-life balance and living a softer life.
Avesi Magnand’s moments of clarity
Manando is a busy woman. Aside from her notable career as a celebrity publicist, she has contributed to many major publications and has also written her own children’s books. her book, Jarvis Poe: Potato’s Secret Adventureteaches about “the beauty and power that comes from knowing and loving yourself in a world that is not always kind and accepting.”
Magnando’s career and projects have been fun for her, but doing so much, coupled with political and racial tensions in the country, ultimately led to burnout.George Floyd Situation Watching unfold really affected Magnando. I think you’ll want to question whether or not you’re going out. I get nervous.”
So what did Manyando do? She then decided to take a break. real, substantial. She initially took a 14-day vacation before returning to the African continent. “And I say Africa. I know it’s a huge continent, but I’ve been to some places. I’m not saying it just to generalize,” the Zambian native clarified. In this 14 days she was completely relaxed for 6 months. Magyando traveled to Ghana, Zambia, Ethiopia and South Africa during her stay.
Live comfortably with work-life balance
Manyando once found it difficult to separate. Because of her career, she was usually glued to her phone for her trends and latest happenings. “You have to stay up all night. You have to beat the news her cycle. You have to end things in the best possible way. It’s hard on yourself and your relationships.” That’s it.”
But during this much-needed trip, Manyando learned what really matters in life and how to really let things go. She got the chance to witness her genuine love and happiness. she felt love I was very happy ” she remembered.
She loved the warm, kind souls she met every day and turned to the balance she needed in her life. “Sometimes we are so obsessed with success that we live for money, so we stop actually living…When I went to Ghana, I saw people living their lives and living happily. And not everyone had the money.Africa has a lot of luxury and Ghana is amazing.Some of the most beautiful architecture I’ve seen…but those who don’t have even [a lot of money] Still very happy… People who didn’t have much still try to share.
This was in stark contrast to what she was used to seeing. “I saw a different side of people. [Trump’s] Since becoming president, people have become very rude. negativity and hatred. Being there was like, “Wow, I can breathe.” I was like, “Wow, this is life.” In life you should just be happy. ” At this moment, Manyando realized that he wanted a softer life. She said, “She wanted a softer life. As black women, we take on a lot.”
Abesi Manando’s Advice for Busy People
Manyando is very dedicated to his clients and his work, but he understands that he has to step away from work, as hard as it is, to find time to work on himself and play.
“You don’t want to wait until it’s too late to understand life. Life passes you by. You have to put fun in your calendar.”
Manyando always encourages people to be successful, but to keep in mind what sacrifices are being made for that success. “I’ve seen very successful people, I’ve seen their demons. I’ve seen their depression and suicidal tendencies. And these are millionaires. So the point is What? You have to…you have to have love. Love is important.”
PR professionals really want us all to take the time to re-center and humble ourselves this year. During her travels, she was taught, in the best possible way, that life is meant to be lived. Seeing people living their lives with integrity and celebrating good times without paying attention to social media was a reminder that happiness and peace are in the present. “I had to be humble too. Travel humbled me because what I thought was important wasn’t.” I just realized that the following covers aren’t everything.
While continuing to work with high-profile clients, Manyando once again prioritized art and writing and found a softer life that created space for work-life balance. Stay up to date with Abesi Manyando on Instagram, @abesipr. twitter, @abesiPR; and on her lifestyle blog 7thandLotus.com.