Meet Ravin Joseph- Educator, Life Coach, Mentor, Author, Speaker, & Candle Maker
Today, we’d like to introduce you to Ravin Joseph. Ravin was introduced to us by the brilliant and talented Andromeda Raheem.
Ravin, can you walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Growing up, I had not realized how dependent I was on my mother’s approval until her passing. After I accomplished all the goals we created together, I began to feel like I didn’t know who I was or my purpose. Something was still missing. It was strange to me because I was so independent. I learned how to take care of myself years before she passed, but I hadn’t realized that so many of the crucial decisions that I made were really based on her approval. For some time, I was pretty lost and eventually, I began to look for answers.
I would say I’ve been on this journey of self-discovery since 2014 after having a conversation with a colleague, a spiritual woman who had seen that I was unhappy. I was coming to work every day and just going through the motions. To this day, I believe that prayer brought her to me. I had barely spoken to this woman besides greeting her or discussing a student and here she was telling me about things that at the time I barely understood. But that conversation set me off on a personal adventure, unlearning habits that don’t serve my growth, learning about my history and most importantly, learning to love myself.
There are so many moving parts to how I got here. My struggles and desire to acquire knowledge have been my greatest inspiration. Each time I think I’m closer to knowing it all, life hits me with something refreshing and unexpected. As a child, I was inquisitive and would ask a lot of questions. For some people, it made them feel uncomfortable. I’m always looking to learn or do something new. I was always involved in some new hobby or project. Even to this day, I rarely like sitting still. Being active and asking questions has opened the door to new opportunities and meeting the right people.
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