Recreate yourself

The reason why I created STRENGTH with SUBSTANCE

December 18, 2016


As a law graduate, I was unemployed for a while. During this period, I noticed a sad, familiar and recurring pattern within my age group (and even younger): a lot of us are uncertain about our future!

Irrespective of how much we appear to “have our shit together”, I find that we are actually lost, misguided and sometimes, some of us are simply bored of our daily lives.

We live in a digital age where social media reigns supreme.

We have a great number of people putting on a fake smile each and every day looking like they’re sitting on top of the world but in reality, they’re ready to jump off it. (I nearly lost a friend to suicide).

I also know that some of us feel empty inside and we are desperately looking to fill this void.

Some of us feel stuck at a dead end job going through the motion and feel punished by the “9-5” cycle.

We are often left feeling trapped inside a lifestyle that we absolutely despise. “They never told us it was going to be like this”. And now, we feel as though we are in a sunken place.

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“Living my life sharing my story”

I am extremely passionate about two things (a little more so than the average guy):

  • Serious personal development and;
  • Helping those who are truly ready to accept it, so that they, in turn, can help others.

I am sick and tired of the bullshit, diluted, empty calorie motivational content that fails to solve real problems and, creating this website is a way for me to combine my two passions without having to compromise my values- I promise to always keep it real.


Anyway, “living my life and sharing my story” is one of the governing principles of my life today and, STRENGTH with SUBSTANCE will help me achieve just that.

While I don’t have life “figured out” quite yet, my goal is to document my journey as I navigate through it and help as many people along the way as possible.

I completely understand that my life purpose is not static or singular. As such, I expect my priorities to change as time goes on with regards to what life throws at me and, by cultivating the correct mindset as well as the mental fortitude to overcome any challenges will allow me to always remain in control of my life irrespective of the obstacle that’s in my way!

I must say: I’m quite excited for our growth.

“Evolve or die”

You will see this a lot on this website.

I know first hand that life is tough and its challenges can be mentally draining but when it’s all said and done, there’s really only one of two choices available to us: we can either evolve or die. And, funnily enough, both begin and end with our mindset.

Speaking from experience, I know how difficult we may find it to seek help sometimes so, my goal is to provide solutions in the little ways I know how, for those who are “ashamed” or afraid to ask for help. Although, it goes without saying that I’m not an expert and, my opinions are mine and mine alone. All I’m offering is a different perspective. I’m not here to impose my views on you or dictate what you should do with your life. I ain’t your dad bro and I’m certainly not better than you (superior).


Truth be told, I’m not the most outgoing or sociable individual. For the most part, I really don’t like people but that doesn’t mean I don’t want people to be okay in life.

After reviewing some of the unpleasant things that I’ve gone through over the years, I’ve concluded that most of our problems starts and ends with us- we hold that power. Therefore, if people are doing okay and have the right attitude to deal with ‘life’, then the world won’t be such a shitty place to live in in the first place.

Family guy can be extreme sometimes but relatable/funny nonetheless

I am far from perfect but my objective is to gradually share how I regained control of my life through a series of regular blog posts and other content (podcast) in the hope of improving yours.

However, maintaining that control is a different topic of conversation entirely so, I hope you don’t mind when I say that my goal is to help you overcome some of your deepest personal struggles whilst I dig through my own “life’s personal shit box” because I’m constantly working on my own life too.


I understand now more than ever how tough life can really be and, ultimately, we all face a common struggle as human beings and that’s to overcome physical, mental and emotional obstacles so let’s work together. After all, collective intelligence is the best form of learning.

The rule of 10

3 people will care about what I have to offer, 3 people won’t and 4 simply won’t give a damn.

My goal is to connect with the 3 that cares.

Nothing fancy, no hidden agendas, and I’m just speaking straight from the heart.

That is all.

As always, never forget where you found this article. Remember to like, share and comment! #EvolveOrDie

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Timi Awolola

I’m here to help you on your quest for personal growth while putting a smile on your face along the way. I’m right there in the trenches with you and, no one gets left behind.