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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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BOOKS: Shoe Dog By- Phil Knight

BOOKS: Shoe Dog By- Phil Knight

| December 17, 2016

My thoughts: Listen, this book has been following me everywhere. I first discovered it on The Lit Squad Instagram and then weeks later I have three people go out of their way to call me and tell me that I needed to grab it. So here it is. I even picked up a notebook to match. […]

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5 Things You Should Do As A New Writer

5 Things You Should Do As A New Writer

| December 15, 2016

  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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You Can Still Be Poppin’ with a 9-5 (Here’s How I Manage My Time)

You Can Still Be Poppin’ with a 9-5 (Here’s How I Manage My Time)

| December 13, 2016

No one wants to work for ‘the man’  Honestly, give me a break. The best decision I made was to maintain a 9-5 while juggling my business ventures. It’s called side hustlin’ – educate yourself. I recently wrote a piece called Why Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Work a 9-5 Job (and Shut Up About It […]

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