Adopting Intentional Habits for Purpose-driven Life

WanaData Africa
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4 min readMar 7


The WanaData South Africa community hosted visionary coach Bathabile Magethi for a session on “Adopting Intentional Habits for a Purpose-Driven Life.” WanaData members and individuals seeking to enhance their well-being and find purpose in life attended the virtual January event.

Magethi opened the session by sharing her journey of discovering the power of intentional habits in her life. She emphasised the significance of having a clear purpose and aligning daily actions with it. She also shared valuable insights on cultivating habits that support overall well-being, including managing stress and increasing joy and fulfilment.

One key takeaway was the importance of taking small, consistent steps toward goals rather than drastic changes at once. Magethi also emphasised self-compassion and being kind to oneself while navigating change.

At the same time, attendees participated in interactive exercises, shared experiences, and challenges, and made meaningful connections.

Magethi also discussed the journey of habit formation, being patient with oneself, and celebrating small wins. She talked about the importance of habits serving a purpose, whether improving physical, mental, or emotional well-being.

Overall, the event successfully motivated attendees to take control of their lives and adopt intentional habits aligned with their purpose.

WanaData Nigeria: Systems Building and Vision Boarding

The WanaData Nigeria chapter held a virtual January event focused on “Hitting Your Targets with Systems Building and Vision Boarding.” The event attracted diverse individuals seeking to improve productivity and achieve their goals.

First speaker Emmnuella Akinola, an inclusive development advocate, led a practical session on the power of vision boarding, emphasising the importance of having a clear vision and understanding goals for motivation and focus. She shared insights on creating and using a vision board to set and achieve goals.

The second speaker, data journalist Gbemisola Esho, discussed the importance of systems building in goal achievement, explaining how systems can increase efficiency and productivity. She shared practical tips on implementing systems in daily life.

Attendees participated in interactive exercises, including creating vision boards, and shared their experiences and challenges with the group. The open and supportive atmosphere facilitated meaningful connections and the sharing of personal tips and strategies.

The event was successful, and attendees were motivated and empowered to achieve their goals through effective vision boarding-and systems-building. Combining both strategies can be a powerful tool for anyone seeking to set and achieve goals.

WanaData East Africa: Using Google Analytics for Business Growth

WanaData East Africa January virtual event focused on “Google Analytics.” The event was attended by community members and individuals seeking to enhance their understanding of data analytics and its impact on business growth.

The keynote speaker, Hakeenah Njenga, editor at The Exchange — an online Business Paper, demonstrated how to use Google Analytics to gain a competitive advantage, make informed decisions, and optimise marketing strategies.

The speaker highlighted the importance of using data to track website traffic and customer behaviour, which can help businesses gain insights into user engagement, audience demographics, and popular content.

During the interactive session, the speaker showcased the various ways businesses can use data to improve their operations, from identifying customer behaviour patterns to tracking trends.

One key takeaway was the importance of adopting a data-driven approach to business and incorporating Google Analytics into daily operations. The event successfully motivated attendees to embrace data-driven insights and incorporate them into their business strategies.

Overall, the event was a great success, and attendees left feeling empowered to take their businesses to the next level with the help of Google Analytics. The session provided valuable insights and practical knowledge that can help businesses stay competitive and thrive in today’s data-driven economy.

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