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MIRROR TALK

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MIRROR TALK brings you conversations about love, life, spirituality, finance, relationships, personal growth and other relatable topics. My name is Tobi Ojekunle. I have a passion for soulful conversations with great teachers, speakers, authors, entrepreneurs from various works of life. Let us take … read more

90 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Annie Law on Sustainability & Dealing with a Fast-Paced World

September 21st, 2021

32:59

In this episode, Annie Law talks about building an eco-friendly business and living an environmentally conscious life. She talks about the power of choice and actions that we take. She shares her experience with racism …

Dr. Brian Russell on Centering Prayer: How Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life

September 14th, 2021

57:14

“I think therefore I am”

In this week’s episode, Dr. Brian Russell, an award-winning professor and a transformational coach for entrepreneurs, pastors and spiritually-minded professionals, talks about his new book

Dr. Sheila Modir & Jeff Kashou on Mental Health and Reducing Psychological Distress

September 9th, 2021

25:02

In this second part of the podcast conversation, Dr Sheila Modir and Jeff Kashou talk about the impact of racial trauma on our mental health and how they are working with Disney, FreeForm to portray mental health …

Dr. Sheila Modir & Jeff Kashou on The Proudest Colour: Learning How to Counteract Negative and Harmful Messages of Discrimination

September 7th, 2021

33:21

Rooted in evidence-based practices of racial socialization, Sheila and Jeff wrote The Proudest Color to help parents and caregivers immerse their …

Rachel Richards on Making Finance Fun & Sustaining and Growing Your Passive Streams of Income

August 31st, 2021

51:40

In this episode, Rachel Richards, bestselling author of "Money Honey" and "Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement", shares easy guides and strategies of getting our finance in order. She shares the success story of how …

Finnian Kelly on Love and Intentionality: How To Find Your Path, Peace, Let Go of Your Ego & Fulfil Your Purpose

August 24th, 2021

54:02

“You cannot find peace if you rely on your external environment.”

“We are here on earth to love, serve, have fun, create, learn and grow.”


In this episode, Finnian Kelly, a world-renowned keynote speaker, shares tips …

Eng Taing on Pursuing Security & Freedom: Born in a Refugee Camp in Thailand, Working for Giant Tech Companies, Making Millions in Real Estate Investment

August 17th, 2021

39:16

In this episode, Eng Taing, CEO and Founder of Touzi Capital, shares his life story of being born in a refugee camp in Thailand, where his family escaped the Khmer Rogue from Cambodia. He talks about growing up in Los …

Paul Shepherd on Soul-Inspired Transformation: Understanding Your Spirituality & Genetic Code to Obtain Purpose Fulfilment, Flow and Success

August 10th, 2021

43:48

“Through purpose, you find fulfilment.”

“The destination of success is in the journey.”

In this episode, Paul Shepherd shares his story of finding …

Dr. Shani Fox on Dealing with Cancer: The Cancer Survivors First Aid Kit, Acceptance & Techniques for dealing with Fear, Vulnerability and Guilt

August 3rd, 2021

43:16

“None of us is less worthy than the other. We are life-celebrating itself”

In this episode, Dr Shani Fox talks about her motivation for leaving her corporate job for a PhD program at the age of 40. She shares the Cancer …

Chris Miles on Financial Independence: Getting Out of The Rat Race and Creating A Predictable & Steady Source of Cash Flow

July 27th, 2021

45:38

In this episode, Chris Miles shares the story of how he went from being in debt and losing all that he had, to gaining his financial freedom by creating alternative and passive sources of income. He talks about how …

Ben Harris on Feeling Free: Dealing with Fear and Vulnerability

July 20th, 2021

1:00:55

In this episode, Ben Harris, The Fear Guy, alchemist and coach, shares his journey of fear and how he became the fear guy. He explains the meaning of …

Martin Rowinski on Corporate Matchmaking: Creating A Robust & Diverse Board Room For CEOs and Executives

July 13th, 2021

39:33

In this episode, Martin Rowinski, author of THE CORPORATE MATCHMAKER, shares insights into how a robust board room is created. He shares the importance of diversity and inclusion in an organisation and board of …

Michael Ashford on How To Be A Better Listener & Communicating With Emotional Intelligence

July 6th, 2021

58:04

In this episode, Michael Ashford, an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor on the podcast, talks about journalism and media, how to be a better listener and how to disagree in an emotionally intelligent way.

Mark Owens on His Experience in Prison, Overcoming Addictions and Poverty & Becoming a Multi Million Dollar Entrepreneur

June 29th, 2021

59:31

In this episode of MIRROR TALK, Mark Owens shares his struggle with addictions and how he overcame the addictions. He shares his journey of going in and out of jail as well as his experience during the time he served in …

Joe Burns on Mastering The Emotions And Relationship with Money

June 22nd, 2021

53:55

In this episode of MIRROR TALK, Joe Burns shares the story of how he hit rock bottom in 2010, lost his wife to PTSD and his house was in foreclosure. He shares his journey of healing and self-discovery that changed the …

Kenneth Brady on Lessons Learned from Military Service, Developing a Positive Mindset & Finding His Soulmate

June 15th, 2021

42:37

In this episode, Kenneth Brady talks about his experience in the military and how it changed his mindset.

What happens to you, if you do not have a plan or goal for your life? Kenneth shares his journey after serving in …

David JP Phillips on The Science of Storytelling & The 110 Steps of Communication

June 8th, 2021

21:46

In this episode, David JP Phillips talks about the magical science of storytelling and the 110 techniques of communication which could be used to …

Katie Hess on Flower Alchemy: The Powerful & Life-Changing Benefits of Flowers, Blooming into Your Full Potential with the Magic of Flowers

June 1st, 2021

55:57

In this episode, Katie Hess talks about how connecting with the ancient wisdom of flowers can helps us grow into our most genuine selves. She shares stories of how flowers connect with us and reveal things about our …

BROKEN MIRRORS

May 25th, 2021

6:41

Have you ever looked at yourself through a broken mirror? Have you ever been in a confused state before? Have you ever tried to conform to the standards set by people around you? Have you tried to change yourself …

Stefan Zugor on Lucid Dreaming: The Importance of Dreams & Remembering Them

May 18th, 2021

44:54

In this episode, Stefan Zugor explains Lucid dreams and the various techniques behind them. He talks about the importance of mindfulness, dreams and …

Scott Ritzheimer on Building A Successful Business, Creating Capacity & The Importance of Humble Honesty

May 11th, 2021

1:00:09

In this episode, Scott Ritzheimer talks about the people and important steps required to start a business. He talks about what keeps entrepreneurs and leaders going daily to take their business to the next level. He …

Paul Moore on The Importance of Finding Your Purpose & Getting Out of Debts Through Wise Investments

May 4th, 2021

26:52

Paul Moore talks about the importance of finding your purpose, your BIG WHY. He shares the story about losing his wealth and how he was successfully …

Jay Samit on Future Proofing You: Mentorship, Creating Opportunities and Achieving Your Goals in an Uncertain World

April 27th, 2021

50:22

In this week’s episode, Jay Samit talks about embracing who you are, to become successful in life. He shares the importance of being a solution to …

Dr. Nkechi Ikwunne on Excellence through Integrity

April 20th, 2021

20:00

In this episode, Nkechi talks about upbringing, academic excellence, personal development, mental and physical health (tips or practice), …

Open Your Mind & Mouth

April 13th, 2021

5:35

Sometimes, we are scared of opening our mouth because we shy away from being vulnerable and judged. The fear of what people might say when they hear …

Chris Naugle on Becoming Financially Empowered: Steps into the Secrets of the Wealthy & Be Your Own Bank

April 6th, 2021

53:00

In this episode, Chris Naugle shares the secrets of what the wealthy do to multiply their money. Using guidelines from his book, The Millionaire …

BENEFITS OF LETTING GO

March 30th, 2021

7:17

Letting go of bad relationships, disappointments and heartbreaks from the past, grudges, anger, bad habits, fear could be very challenging but it …

Samantha Lotus on Living a Purposeful and Healthy Life, Peak Performance, Reality Hacking

March 23rd, 2021

39:03

Samantha Lotus is a lifestyle alchemist, holistic health practitioner and wellness business coach. She hosts a podcast called Reality Hacking for …

Matthew Pollard on The Introvert’s Edge: Building the Mindset and Confidence for Success

March 16th, 2021

56:34

MATTHEW POLLARD is an internationally-recognized consultant, speaker, blogger, author, mentor, coach, and serial entrepreneur with five multi-million …

Ayodeji John Faneye on Overcoming Barriers: Case study of the story of Joshua and the Wall of Jericho

March 9th, 2021

1:05:57

In this episode, Ayodeji John Faneye enlightened us on the story of Joshua in the journey. Using the life of Joshua as a case-study, he talked about leadership, humility, obedience, perseverance, the importance of …

Damilola Vanessa Adelekan on Mindful Art Therapy, Benefits of Reading Books and Accountability

March 2nd, 2021

36:32

This episode’s guest is a mindfulness therapist and is internationally certified in Art Therapy. Damilola Vanessa Adelekan coaches the practice of …

Tosin Obasa on Lessons from Studying Law, Combining Family Life with Career And Adapting to Changes

February 23rd, 2021

22:38

In this episode, Tosin Obasa shares the experience of studying Law at the University and lessons from this experience that could be applied to our …

Edin Limani on Growing up in a Multi-Ethnic Family And Finding Your True Identity

February 16th, 2021

24:53

In this episode, Edin Limani shares his experience of growing up in a multi-ethnical family with various family members who have different religions, …

John Paragon on Finding Your Side-Hustle

February 9th, 2021

33:08

In this episode, John Paragon shares tips on how to start a successful side hustle. He also talks about the importance of having a side business and …

Self-Discipline: Persisting Until You Reach Your Goals

February 2nd, 2021

9:04

In this week’s episode, we will be discussing how we can develop our self-discipline with the aim of reaching our various goals in life. Quoting Pastor Craig Groeschel, he said it is important to choose what you want …

Karen McGregor on The Tao of Influence: Living and Applying the Great Way of Love

January 26th, 2021

1:08:47

In this episode, it is amazing to learn more about making a positive impact and having an evergreen influence in the world. Using her Wall Street Journal bestseller book, The Tao of Influence, Karen McGregor walks us …

Ted Lawlor on Passionately Setting Out on an Entrepreneurial Path

January 19th, 2021

34:58

In this episode, I had the delight of speaking with Ted Lawlor who is an entrepreneur and podcaster from South London. He runs a media group called IF ONLY THEY KNEW since September 2017. He has then gone on to connect …

The Ajibodus: Actively Developing and Making Positive Impacts in a Steadily Changing World

January 12th, 2021

43:38

For the new year 2021, I sat down with the Ajibodus to reflect on lessons learnt from the year 2020. We talked about adapting to changes, making reasonable plans and being active in every phase of life. We have to …

Beginning of Chapter Two: Let Us Start with WHY

January 5th, 2021

6:42

Starting with WHY could help us to be intentional about our greatness, our happiness, our success and our other goals. I have always heard that you …

End of Chapter One: The World is Waiting For You

November 30th, 2020

3:35

We have a purpose and reason for being on earth. We have vision and missions. We have our various and individual contributions to humanity. On this journey, I have learnt that no matter how small or minute you think …

Femi Emmanuel Akinkunmi on Overcoming Addiction and The Effects of Bad Governance on Overall Development

November 27th, 2020

27:56

An author of several books which are now available for FREE DOWNLOAD, Femi Akinkunmi joins me in this episode to talk about his experience with addictions and how he overcame the addictions. As a Nigerian student who is …

Mindfulness: Learning to Live in the Moment

November 23rd, 2020

8:14

Sometimes, I would step into a room and would totally forget my purpose for entering the room. Can you relate to this?

Being mindful and present in …

Aubree Nichols on The Journey of Self-Love

November 20th, 2020

25:13

Aubree Nichols has a black belt in transformation and a MA in Organizational Change Management. She is a feminine feminist, a creativity activist and …

FIND YOUR WAY BACK

November 16th, 2020

5:36

Sometimes, we feel lost and out of place. This could be due to the fact that we have gone astray. This episode encourages you to find your way back. …

Aimée-Louise Carton on How To Take Care of Your Mental Health

November 13th, 2020

26:08

Aimée-Louise Carton is a mental health advocate who has been featured in the Irish Times, Business Leader and other platforms. She is a graduate of …

WORK IN PROGRESS

November 9th, 2020

9:48

No matter how difficult the journey of life could be, please be kind to yourself. Do not be harsh or too judgmental on yourself whenever you fall, …

Sahan Kodagi on Taming Depression

November 6th, 2020

28:57

On reddit.com, I came across a post titled „You are not alone: How I tamed the monster of depression“ so I invited the author, who also runs a blog …

What do YOU see?

November 2nd, 2020

5:28

What do you see, when you stare at your reflection in the mirror? What runs through your mind when you see yourself staring back you? What do you say …

Opeyemi Ayanwale on How a Healthy Lifestyle Affects Your Mental and Physical Health

October 30th, 2020

41:26

In this episode, Opeyemi Olamide Ayanwale, a student research assistant who is currently completing her master’s degree in Public Health, talks about how a healthy lifestyle affects mental and physical health. She …

HOPING ON HOPE

October 26th, 2020

5:07

What is your source of hope?

There is something that acts as a lamp in the darkness and as a dagger when trapped in the stomach of the beast. That something is called HOPE. That state of mind with the expectation of …

Randy Haveson on Self-Esteem and Ego-Cleanse: Becoming Your Own Best Friend

October 23rd, 2020

37:12

Randy Haveson can be described as a warrior.  He has been expelled from college twice, but today has a Master’s degree.  He was a drug addict and …

HOLD THE LINE

October 19th, 2020

4:37

One key thing that I have learnt from various conversations on this podcast is DETERMINATION. The determination to achieve that goal no matter how small or big it might be. The intension to become a better person. The …

Megan Stoner on Dealing with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder after Surviving Sexual Assaults

October 16th, 2020

24:40

In this episode, Megan Stoner shares her story about dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after being a victim of several sexual …

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

October 12th, 2020

4:42

With over 7 billion people on planet earth and the daily hustling and bustling, we could find ourselves isolated or alone in our corner of this …

Dr. Christiane Michelberger on Finding Awakening

October 9th, 2020

1:09:16

Dr Christiane Michelberger is a retired physician and psychoanalyst who has been working on the path of searching for awakening for 40 years. The truth is hidden in plain sight. What you need to get awakening is right …

Living Life Intentionally

October 5th, 2020

6:07

Richard Templar wrote something in his book THE RULES OF LIFE which stuck with me. He said that it is essential to have a plan for your plan. Having a plan helps in living life intentionally. It gives you a reason to …

Jordan Brown on Mental Health: In Search of Happiness

October 2nd, 2020

49:22

In this episode, Jordan Brown, a mental health advocate, writer, and entrepreneur, talks about mental health and his personal experience after an open-heart surgery as well as the experience with his mother. He takes us …

HOW FAST IS TOO FAST?

September 28th, 2020

4:52

HOW FAST IS TOO FAST? In this episode, I reflected on violating speed limits years ago and the consequences I had to bear. Using the lessons learnt …

Ayodeji Mayowa Kehinde (Sir Kenayo) on Setting Good Examples, Working on Yourself, Dealing with Pressure

September 25th, 2020

31:02

Ayodeji Mayowa Kehinde, a digital marketer, farmer and Nigerian blogger, popularly known as Sir Kenayo with appearances in Tribune, African Magic and …

Sometimes Life Shakes You Up (3D Sound - HWR Studios)

September 21st, 2020

7:27

This episode is inspired by my very first travel in an aeroplane and the experience of horrific turbulence. Sometimes life shakes us up to wake us up …

Ash Zade on Benefits of Trying out New Hobbies, Personal and Professional Improvement and Family Life during the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 18th, 2020

41:48

Ash Zade, a product manager in the e-commerce business, shares the experience and lifestyle of his family during the COVID-19 pandemic. The …

We Live In A World Of The Unknown

September 14th, 2020

4:21

Anything can happen at any time, so live life to the fullest but also with full caution and care. Be thankful for what you have and where you are, …

John Alimi on Personal Development, The Journey to Cambridge and Selling Your Ideas to the Market

September 11th, 2020

1:24:48

John Alimi, a product manager and inventor, shares his life stories and the battle of life he has had to fight. He talks about his journey to and through the University of Cambridge and how he graduated at the top of …

LIGHT UP MY WORLD

September 7th, 2020

9:07

LIGHT UP MY WORLD is a fictional story I wrote and published on valtoybob.com on the 30th March 2018. I wrote it at that point to reflect on the situation I was going through. Everyone gets a second chance at life. …

Adewale Adejumo on Finding Your Life Purpose

September 4th, 2020

1:00:44

In this episode, Adewale Adejumo, an entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, a podcaster and host of Happy Like Buddha talks about his journey of life so far and …

Be The Hero of Your Own Story

August 31st, 2020

5:04

This episode is inspired by the conversation between Chadwick Boseman and Trevor Noah during an interview on The Daily Show. I have watched it before, but I had to rewatch the interview after the sad passing of Chadwick …

Dr. Mariam Alayande on Self-Love, Equality and Living a Better Life

August 28th, 2020

36:30

In this episode, Doctor Mariam Alayande shares about how writing helps to express your emotions and feelings. She talks about the mental, emotional and physical meaning of self-love. She talks about her love for diverse …

Rebecca Bukola Obikunle on Financial Growth and How to Make Wise Investments

August 24th, 2020

1:02:56

In this episode, Rebecca Obikunle talks to us about finance and investment. She discusses designing roadmaps, tips and strategies for achieving financial stability and growth. She also talks about things to avoid while …

Brian Yu on Dropping those Excuses and How To Gain Your Self-Confidence

August 21st, 2020

30:08

Brian Yu is a fitness, health and lifestyle blogger. He shares tip on how he dropped his excuses in order to start a journey towards achieving his goals. Drawing inspiration from people like Dwayne The Rock Johnson …

People Will Always Talk

August 17th, 2020

6:37

No matter what we do or do not do, people will always talk. People are always going to talk positively or negatively about us. It is absolutely okay …

Theresa Adebisi on The Act of Gratitude

August 14th, 2020

24:29

Gratitude helps us to stay happy and functional. Theresa Adebisi talks to us about the act of gratitude even in the storm. We have to be intentional …

Sometimes Life Shakes You Up

August 10th, 2020

7:19

This episode is inspired by my very first travel in an aeroplane and the experience of horrific turbulence. Sometimes life shakes us up just to wake …

Fisayo Babalola on Adulting, Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and Reaching Your Goals

August 7th, 2020

43:40

It is a privilege and honor to speak with a friend and former schoolmate. Fisayo Babalola is currently a Master student at Dartmouth College, New …

Self-Talk: I'VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU

August 3rd, 2020

6:51

This episode is inspired by an article that I wrote and published on the 14th of December 2013 at an arguably low, dark and lonely point in my life, but this little gift and inspiration of positive self-talk has been …

Fikayomi Agbola ON LIFE: How Fashion Affects Your Self-Image, Starting that Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME)

July 31st, 2020

43:33

In life, everything requires good and adequate planning. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. In this episode, I’m excited to learn something new …

Move in the Right Direction

July 27th, 2020

5:50

This little experience of mine made me ask myself just to know if I am on the right track, moving in the right direction and not misleading people. I …

Dr. Ikepo Bolakale Rufai ON PASSION: Never Giving Up on Your Dreams

July 24th, 2020

28:14

Failure is not the end of your journey. Whenever you fail, you have to pick yourself up and keep pushing on. Even though it could be difficult, we …

Olamide Olabimpe Olayiwola ON LOVE: Preciously Guarding Your Heart, Setting the Pace And Standards For Your Life [PART 2]

July 22nd, 2020

38:14

Olamide Olabimpe Olayiwola assures us that we can be anything, if we can just set our hearts to it. We just have to know deep down that we can do it. …

Olamide Olabimpe Olayiwola ON Empowerment: Defining Happiness and Standing Up for Yourself [PART 1]

July 20th, 2020

30:35

In this episode, I am delighted to speak with Olamide Olabimpe Olayiwola, who is a Master Student, an on-air-personality, podcaster, scriptwriter, …

Winnie Nantongo: Self-Improvement and Tips on How To Love Yourself More

July 17th, 2020

16:03

In this episode, I am happy to have Winnie Nantongo as a guest. Winnie Nantongo is an Ugandan writer, poet, digital influencer, filmmaker, social activist and an optimist who is dedicated to helping people develop their …

Dr. Kelechukwu Onwukamike: Mentorship, Finding Your Direction, Focusing on Your Purpose and Reaching For Greatness

July 13th, 2020

44:38

It is a delight to have a research scientist, an optimist, a career coach and a mentor who holds a double PhD degree in Organic and Polymer …

Carson Bohdi: Improving Mental Health, Mindfulness and Self-Reflection

July 10th, 2020

45:15

In this episode of MIRROR TALK, Carson Bohdi, who is a ray of sunshine, blogger and owner of carsonbohdi.blogspot.ca shared with us about dealing …

Dear Self, Happiness is Key

July 6th, 2020

6:29

Last episode, I had the opportunity to sit and talk with Winnie Bartholomew who is a mother, biologist, a fashion designer and an health assistant. …

Winnie Bartholomew: Breaking Up with Your Old Self

July 3rd, 2020

25:43

It was a great delight to talk with Winnie Bartholomew about a letter she wrote to her old self, how to let go of the past and open up the door to …

Self-Validation: Be A Good Friend To Yourself

June 29th, 2020

8:22

I was blessed to sit down and have a discussion with Ikeoluwapo Oluwayemi in the last episode. One thing we talked about was self-validation. …

Ikeoluwapo Oluwayemi: You Are More Than Enough!

June 26th, 2020

20:39

Have you ever thought that you are not enough? A sister, nurse, poet, writer and a great friend - Ikeoluwapo Oluwayemi joined us on this journey to …

Focus on What Really Matters

June 22nd, 2020

7:30

The journey of life is filled with distractions, obstructions and a lot of baggage that slow us down from reaching our destinations. It could be very …

Self-Reflection: HOW ARE YOU?

June 13th, 2020

6:05

With all of the things that are currently going on; the pandemic, the riots, the protests, the killings and injustice everywhere around the world, have you taken the time to check on yourself?

How are all these things …

Beginning of A New Chapter

June 12th, 2020

1:26

Mirror Talk is a medium for us to talk about these relatable stories, topics and a lot more. Let us talk. Let us start a new chapter of a brighter life. So, join the conversation, kindly stay tuned on Spotify, Apple …

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