Episode 137

Quick Fire Q&A with Makini Smith

September 20, 2020

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Episode Overview

For our Quick Fire episode this week, we have motivational speaker, coach, entrepreneur, and author of ‘A Walk In My Stilettos‘, Makini Smith.

Makini joined us in Episode 122 where she shared her personal journey and how she had come to write her book.

Makini was a straight A student when she was in high school, but her turbulent youth and environment at that time ended up causing her to become a mother at a very young age. She had to prove herself to her family and to society that she was not going to be just a statistic. She went back to school.

Despite having to work full time to support herself in college and being a single mother of two small children all at the same time, Makini graduated with honors. Her challenges would not end here as she had to deal with difficult and toxic relationships after. She also had to deal with anxiety, depression, and health issues because of this.

But Makini rose through all these challenges and was able to provide for her children and be present to raise them by becoming an entrepreneur. Makini shares how the passing of her sister greatly affected her change in perspective in life. Witnessing how her sister had made a difference in many people’s lives, this inspired her to do the same.

Makini shared her journey in her book A Walk In My Stilettos’ which has become a source of inspiration for many. She has also written several other books to help provide the tools needed to overcome self-limiting thoughts of doubt and fear, as well as to integrate the importance of gratitude in this process.

Makini Smith has also become an international speaker gracing platforms in Canada, the United States and Africa with her transparent storytelling of real life testimonies. Her authenticity and relatable message empowers women to walk boldly with their head held high. As an extension to her books, Makini also hosts a podcast called A Walk In My Stilettos Podcast.

what you’ll learn in this episode

  • 3 words that describe Makini
  • First person she thinks of when she hears the word “successful”
  • Her favorite book
  • What she loves about where she lives
  • Favorite item of clothing
  • Her favorite time of day
  • The two people she would want to have dinner with
  • Her favorite thing to eat
  • What she can’t get through the day without
  • What she carries with her all the time
  • Favorite place she has ever visited
  • The theme song of her life
  • Her worst habit
  • What she wished she had more in life


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