Stop Undervaluing Being An Employee!!!

I love Tony Gaskins but I hate this quote: In 2017, there is this perception that everyone should be an entrepreneur and I strongly disagree. Especially because people glamorize and have a misperception of what it means to be an entrepreneur. People think becoming an entrepreneur means: (1) I can get up when I want…

Vision Board 2017

On this New Year’s Eve, I’d like to share my 2017 Vision Board with you guys. It is my ritual to complete my board on the last day of each year in preparation for the New Year. My Vision Board lives above my desk in my home office. Remember that the things you place on…

Down In The DMs: 20 Ways To Be A Better Social Media Supporter

People stay in my inboxes (all 10 of them) with requests. My voicemails. My text messages and my DMs. Requests to post flyers. Requests for free tickets to concerts. Requests to make a donation. Requests to “pick my brain.” Requests for free consultations. And there was that one time that somebody requested some Size 10…

Don’t Hurt (or Blame) Yourself…

I’m a serial monogamist. I can count on one hand (or maybe a hand and a half ūüėČ the number of serious relationships I’ve had. In between those relationships, when I was courting, I used to write letters to the guys I was interested in. Caption: Me at 17 years old. ¬†I was very Afrocentric….

Are We The Greatest? – Lessons from Muhammad Ali

While scrolling Facebook yesterday, I saw the headline “Muhammad Ali On Life Support”. I immediately felt a knot in my stomach. For as long as I can remember, Ali has been my personal example of a superhero in the flesh. The knot came into my stomach because in many ways like one of our greatest…

Happy Mother’s Day To All Of The Childless Mothers…

Some people seemingly have it all… great careers, great partners, great health & great attitudes. The truth is, everyone is fighting a hard battle. Every year for Mother’s Day, I send the mothers in my life, my mom, my grandmother, my mother-in-love (I don’t use the term mother-in-law) and my aunt cards and gifts. I…

Planning Your Life Using Hotspots

Caption: I decided to separate my personal phone from my business phone. Personal Phone is an iPhone 6S, business phone is a Blackberry Classic.¬† I came across this idea of “hotspots” on the A Life of Productivity Blog. I like hotspots, because rather than using abstract descriptors for the areas of our lives, it uses…

And The DNA Tests Revealed… Genetics, DNA Testing & Legacy

Caption: Me sitting on the steps of a Slave Cabin in New Orleans, LA I am so grateful for the people in my family – like my Aunt Gert, who keep track of our genealogy. In that sense, I have been more fortunate than most African Americans, because we¬†have been able to trace my lineage…

Usher In The Future That We Imagine Tomorrow…

  I had the honor and the privilege to attend a lecture by Sister (Dr.) Angela Davis earlier tonight with my husband and several of our Donda’s House, Inc. students.¬†I want to share some of the thoughts that resonated with me: –¬†There is a difference between addressing individuals who commit racist acts vs. addressing structural…

Annual Review of 2013 & Preview of 2014

There are only 4 days left in 2013! I downloaded the free Annual Review/Preview Guide from Rosetta Thurman of Happy Black Woman. Be sure to head on over to her site to get your free copy! It is truly eye opening:¬†http://happyblackwoman.com/the-annual-reviewpreview-an-opportunity-for-intentional-reflection/ I wanted to share some of my responses to some of the questions. 1….

Tips For “Getting Yo’ Life” Before 2013 Ends

We’re all waiting for that ball to drop on December 31st. We’re working on our new year’s resolutions and next year… 2014 will be declared as OUR year! The year that we will lose weight, save money, buy a house, find love, ________________ <—— fill in the blank. Why wait? There are still 30 days…

What’s In Your Cup?

  Caption: I cut this out of a magazine a while ago because it is a visual reminder to look inside of my cup.¬† You have a choice about what goes into your cup, literally and figuratively speaking. On most days I have good stuff in my cup… 100% Juice for a full dose of…