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5 Big Mistakes I’ve Made As A Solo Entrepreneur

5 Big Mistakes I’ve Made As A Solo Entrepreneur

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

I am still here learning and trying, even after all my failures. I’ve come to realize that one mistake doesn’t have to rule your life and it can’t unless you let it. Maintaining this mentality has helped me learn to keep calm and carry on – as hard as it may be sometimes. My past […]

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Why Failing My High School Classes Set Me Up For Career Success

Why Failing My High School Classes Set Me Up For Career Success

| August 18, 2016

I totally bombed High School. I don’t recall ever achieving a single ‘A’ (and even a ‘B’) on record except for in Gym. There’s no way, dad would let me get away with not killin’ it in gym because I grew up playing high-performance sports my entire life. However, I never understood why that same […]

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[video] Make Media Friends Interview with Lisa Simone Richards & Pauleanna Reid

[video] Make Media Friends Interview with Lisa Simone Richards & Pauleanna Reid

| August 16, 2016

Check out this interview to find out: My strategy to determine the right media outlets for her brand How to leverage the art of storytelling How I made sure I was ready for media before media opportunities presented themselves and that’s just scratching the surface. I am BIG believer in asking for what you want, […]

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BOOKS: 1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married By – Monica Mendez Leahy

BOOKS: 1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married By – Monica Mendez Leahy

| August 15, 2016

My thoughts: I have personal ties to this book because 3 years ago I was ring shopping with my ex boyfriend. Yes girl, now my ex. Most recently he invited me out to dinner to catch up and only minutes into the discussion, he dropped a bomb. I learned that my ex man was newly engaged […]

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Honey! He’s Not Worth It: 5 Signs It’s Time To Move On

Honey! He’s Not Worth It: 5 Signs It’s Time To Move On

| August 15, 2016

I have the Beyonce joint “Sorry” blasting in the background. Heartache has not made me bitter, it has actually made me a better woman because I’ve sampled enough to know exactly what qualities I do not want in a life partner. In most areas of my life, I’d like to think I have it all […]

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[video] The New Stereotype: 7 Women Share What It Means To Be a Beautiful Black Queen

[video] The New Stereotype: 7 Women Share What It Means To Be a Beautiful Black Queen

| August 8, 2016

This installment highlights 7 women as they celebrate body diversity, entrepreneurship, beauty, and sisterhood through the lens of fashion. Featuring: @kellyaugustineb @sankaraxt @_rox.anne_ @thetallsociety @theideagirl_ @msdanidk @queenbsolomon | Photog: @aqut | Director: @mr_northern  

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GIRL ON TOP: Creative Wordsmith, Talia Leacock Shares Advice to Young Writers, Her Favorite Book & The Next Big Career Goal

GIRL ON TOP: Creative Wordsmith, Talia Leacock Shares Advice to Young Writers, Her Favorite Book & The Next Big Career Goal

| August 6, 2016

I admire Talia’s work ethic for so many reasons. We first connected when I did an open call for contributors to my blog and she was one of the first people to raise their hand. It soon became evident that this was another wordsmith I needed to know. We often spend time laughing, venting and […]

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New Girl on the Block: 10 Reasons Why My Mentorship Program is Sicker Than Yo’ Average

New Girl on the Block: 10 Reasons Why My Mentorship Program is Sicker Than Yo’ Average

| August 3, 2016

Mentorship is the greatest contribution I can make with my life. My co-founder, Safia Bartholomew, and I have been operating New Girl on the Block, for over a year and it’s been one hell of a ride. Over 80 women in 5 countries have been positively impacted and the number is growing steadily. By this […]

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My (Very Honest) Income Report + Smart Money Goals That Keep Me Driven

My (Very Honest) Income Report + Smart Money Goals That Keep Me Driven

| August 2, 2016

I have not kept any secrets from you. I’ve shared the worst of times and the best of times when it comes to my relationship with money. You’ve read everything from my frustration with trying to keep up with the Kardashians to my big announcement of homeownership and everything in between. The conversations you have […]

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Why Every Woman Should Have a Personal Board of Directors To Help Guide Her Steps

Why Every Woman Should Have a Personal Board of Directors To Help Guide Her Steps

| August 1, 2016

As I get older and approach 40, I feel a shift.  This shift has forced me to look at different areas of my life and evaluate what and who I want to tolerate and allow in my spirit. I’ve taken a hard look at what I call my “top five.”  The top five are those […]

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