Why do we give up? Why do we fail to focus on a thing until it succeeds? Why do we easily look at others and their achievements and instead of getting inspired, allow ourselves to be intimidated, overwhelmed or feel inadequate. Why do we look down on ourselves, why do we think we don’t have what it takes to fulfill our goals, dreams and aspirations? Why do we lack faith in God and in His ability to bring us to an expected end?

Friends, how do we make 2015 a year of overwhelming achievement? How do we hold on even when there seems to be nothing to hold on to? How do get up, dust ourselves off our failures and keep moving when all strength is gone. How to overcome the betrayal of loved ones and the abandonment of people who seemed loyal to our vision? How do we manage when motivation is low and funds are absent? How do we keep moving when our feet seem stuck? How do we hold on to an idea whose time seems no where in sight or a business that seem to be stunted in its growth? How do take on the world when we are still battling unkind and frustrating economic, infrastructure and basic amenities challenges?

Indeed, my whys and hows are unending but in the midst of all that, one woman; a friend, a big sister and a ‘shadow but effective mentor’ of mine seem to answer all my baffling questions with her courage, persistence, consistency, focus, determination, huge vision, patience, belief, faith and big heartwarming smiles. Penelope Sheila Bartels-Sam is woman who seems not to have any worry or frustration in the world because of the pleasant personality she carries and the warm smiles she shares with anyone who encounters her.

Behind her smiles, is a woman who is determined to put Ghana & Africa on the world economic map with her business Incharge Global (http://www.inchargeglobal.com) and the life transforming innovations she is pioneering and bringing to reality despite all the overwhelming challenges she faces daily, sometimes hourly. What better name would she have settled on for one innovation that is defying all odds in loyalty & collections business than the most inspiring phrase in the world “iCan”!

Indeed, in a time when faith in dreams seems to dwindle at a tough speed and giving up seem a better option in these extremely challenging seasons, we are truly blessed with role models like Penelope S. Bartels- Sam, who hold the torch and lead the way for many of us to follow. My admiration for you knows no bounds and I have no doubt that someday, my association with you will make me a valuable asset to those who would want to gain direct access to an African Woman Billionaire like you.

Penelope, I am and will forever remain your greatest fan, admirer, supporter and ‘mentee’ and I have no doubt that very soon, you will be one of Ghana’s greatest entrepreneurs and Africa’s biggest pride.  Keep going; see me o; as if you will stop even if you wanted to…lol. May God bring you to the place of total accomplishment and fulfillment in accordance with His divine Will and Purpose for your life for His Glory.

Thank you for paving the way, leading the way & staying the course! God richly bless you.

By me: Ekow Mensah; your darling, handsome & passionate young man…lol

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