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The Stories Behind How I Met My Mentors

The Stories Behind How I Met My Mentors

| February 5, 2017

  My mentors believe in me on days when I find it hard to believe in myself. As a result of dropping out of college during exam week of my second year, I discovered the power of goal setting. I was looking for a way out and a way up because I disliked the college […]

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5 Things You Should Do As A New Writer

5 Things You Should Do As A New Writer

| January 28, 2017

  I see it far too often.  Aspiring writers who have big dreams of making it big – but lack consistency, heart and grit. They want all the trimmings but don’t want to work for it. Either that or they haven’t a clue where to start. So I’ve put together a starters kit for budding […]

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How To Use What You Know, To Make Extra Dough': A Guide To Increasing Cash Flow

How To Use What You Know, To Make Extra Dough': A Guide To Increasing Cash Flow

| January 22, 2017 | 2 Comments

One of the biggest pieces of advice that my business mentors have taught me is to have more than one stream of income. This rule of thumb definitely saved my butt last year during a few ‘rainy days’. I’ve been working since I was 13 years old and haven’t stopped hustlin’ since the day I […]

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#365selflove: You’ll Never Feel 100% Ready

#365selflove: You’ll Never Feel 100% Ready

| January 18, 2017

Whenever I am stuck in the grey about a major (or tiny) decision, I have one rule that I follow almost every single time. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Through trial and error, I’ve learned how important it is to listen to your body. Sometimes it’s your heart and you’ll know because it’s beating […]

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GIRL ON TOP: Freelance Journalist Samantha Callender Talks Being Unapologetic, Navigating the Digital Market & Advice to Young Writers

GIRL ON TOP: Freelance Journalist Samantha Callender Talks Being Unapologetic, Navigating the Digital Market & Advice to Young Writers

| January 15, 2017

Samantha is the best at what she does. A pop culture journalist with a love for beauty, fashion and entertainment, she has been published in many publications we love. From ESSENCE to The Source, from Cosmo to The Root, and more. She’s personally helped me step up my game and inspires me to keep pushing […]

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Hash Tag. GOALS. Why You Need A Plan To Achieve Them.

Hash Tag. GOALS. Why You Need A Plan To Achieve Them.

| December 31, 2016

Positive vibes currently fill my social media timelines. I love the energy and the high-spirited people who are excited to end one year and enter another. Despite what some of us had to endure in 2016, I truly believe that every day is another chance to feel brand new. So I haven’t necessarily been waiting […]

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You Glow, Girl: Rupi Kaur

You Glow, Girl: Rupi Kaur

| December 29, 2016

“i’ve had a lot of success in the past year. and some folks made me feel like it was an accident. the imposter syndrome kicks in. but that’s not true at all…i have a lot of books in me. and they’re going to come out because i said so…” – Flare Magazine my heart woke […]

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What To Do When You Think God Has Forgotten You

What To Do When You Think God Has Forgotten You

| December 29, 2016

  I’m not perfect, but every day I’m trying to become a better woman. The last year has been a challenging one. 2016 was filled with many blessings as well as many disappointments, tears and anger. I was left with so many unanswered questions and backslid (again); often neglecting my conversations with God, not attending […]

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[Podcast: Season 2, Episode 4-5] Life Lessons I’ve Learned from Playing Chess + Productivity Hacks that Work

[Podcast: Season 2, Episode 4-5] Life Lessons I’ve Learned from Playing Chess + Productivity Hacks that Work

| December 28, 2016

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Live. Learn. Upgrade | Episode 7 | My Birthday Celebration

Live. Learn. Upgrade | Episode 7 | My Birthday Celebration

| December 28, 2016

In this episode, you’ll join me for my birthday celebration with people who I love. Live. Learn. Upgrade | Episode 6 | My Birthday Celebration

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