Who discovered the first diamond in South Africa...and why should you care?

In the 1800's South Africa was not known as the Gold coast. It was nothing like it is today. But in 1866, there was a game changing event that happened. A 21¼-ct diamond was discovered close to the banks of the Orange river. 

According to history, the diamond now known as the Eureka Diamond was discovered by a young boy, Erasmus Stephanus Jacobs, on his father’s farm. He thought is was a shiny pebble and he and his sisters used it as a plaything. 

One day, a neighbor, Schalk van Niekerk, who had some knowledge of geology, noticed the stone while visiting the Jacobs’ farmhouse. He offered to buy it, but Erasmus' mother refused to accept any payment and simply gave the stone to him. 

A few months later, Van Niekerk gave the stone to his friend John Robert O’Reilly who then identified it as a diamond.

When it was tested the stone was finally declared to be a diamond weighing 21¼ ct. It was then sold for quite a sum in those days. 

Sadly enough, the Jacob family never received a penny for their great discovery.

Today, South Africa is known for its diamonds, but the boy who discovered it, never was able to be impacted by the value of what he didn't know he had. 

Are you like Erasmus? 
Unfortunately many of us are. We don't understand what we have, our talents, our gifts, our passions...we don't think of them as having great value or importance. We give away our diamonds, because we don't recognize what they are. 

And let's be honest...you might even be allowing someone else to come in and mine your diamonds (even though they are in you) and profit of you, while you receive nothing. 

Isn't it time you changed the game for yourself?

When you understand yourself and become more self aware, you will be able to identify your diamonds. 
You will know what makes you valuable and how to ask for what you deserve. 
God has given you great gifts already, but you have to recognize them in order for you to use them. 

This is why you can't afford not to enroll in this cohort of the WOW mastermind. The WOW mastermind, is an 8 week virtual group coaching program that will help you mine your diamonds, identify and value them properly. It will help you figure out how best to use them in service of your purpose. 

We start on October 24th! But you need to enroll today, because I can only take a limited amount of women in each cohort and spots are going quickly. 

Another reason why you should sign up, is that starting next week, I'm going to be doing some bonus pre-session trainings for the women who have signed up, just to ensure that they are ready to hit the ground running! 

We are in the final quarter of the year. If you are like me, you are as my daughter says "middle-aged" 😱😱 Can you really afford to waste more time? Isn't it time you started living your life as the powerhouse you were born to be? 

In order for the diamond to be properly identified, it had to be sent to Dr Atherstone, the only geologist within a 200 mile radius. They had to go to a man who had studied precious stones in order to understand it more. 

I have studied human behavior, professional coaching and leading change. I'm certified in social and emotional intelligence and I have a wealth of experience as a health care professional and as a woman who had lived on both sides of the world. 

I'm from the Ibo tribe in Nigeria and we have a saying. "What an old person sees sitting down, a young person can not see, even if they stand up!"

There is value in working with someone who has experience, education and passion. That is me. I have designed this program   for maximum benefit with a minimum amount of time investment. You don't have to take a year to study Organizational leadership or six months to become certified in social and emotional intelligence. I want to share the benefit of my knowledge with you now. 

Listen to what J'Nae from the last cohort said.

What I love most about the WOW mastermind experience is Ekene goes DEEP! Ekene has this unmistakably divine ability to help you uncover YOUR gems, and each webinar sets you on the path towards becoming that powerful "WOW" woman you were created to be. If you're ready for full-on life transformation - and not just a temporary boost, Ekene delivers just that!

J'Nae Johnson, Founder & Designer at Cheriss & Company www.CherissandCompany.com

Are you ready to uncover your gems and shine bright like a diamond? Sign up today for Operation WOW. And get ready for the power packed pre-session bonus training happening next week.