Episode 21: 5 Ways to Become Efficient When Networking

Networking is like having to work on a project with a co-worker that irritates you. You don't really care for them but they must be tolerated to get the job done.  We may cringe at the thought of sending emails or carrying conversations with strangers.  But we can all agree on one thing. 

NETWORKING IS A NECESSITY TO TAKE OUR CAREERS OR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

Listen as I share how ONE book turned me into an efficient networking machine.  Along with 5 networking tips that you can incorporate today that will take your career to the next level.

 

Episode 20: How to Lean on Faith and Create A Purpose Driven Life w/ J.Remy of God is the Plug

A jack of all trades and an entrepreneur at heart; Jeremy Boykins (aka J.Remy) wasn’t new to creating brands.  However, after a “wilderness” experience, he discovered a new guide that lead him to create “God is the Plug.”  Now with his apparel in stores, and throwing Christ filled parties for Millennials; he is only getting started…

In this episode, we discuss: 
-    How you know it is time to quit your job and pursue your passion
-    The #1 way to market your brand
-    Steps to find your purpose
-    Being young, fly, and saved
-    What it means to put a ring on success

Mentioned Resources:
A Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

Connect with Jeremy:
Instagram @GodisthePlugTv  / @J.RemyInspires
www.GodisthePlug.TV
www.JRemyInspires.com

 

Episode 19: Investing 101...How to Invest Without Tons of Money

Curiosity killed the cat…

But in Dr.Eric Patrick’s case, it became the seed to a new business, The Black Market Exchange, LLC. While he is a pharmacist by trade; he began to look for ways to invest his money.  The more knowledge that he soaked in, the more he found himself dishing out gems to people about investing.  Which is a major void in the African-American community, but he added the piece that was missing teaching the subject through hip-hop; that is where he gained the nickname “Hip Hop Stock Doc.”

In this episode you will learn:

-          The importance of including automation within your business

-          The reason why everyone is not going to purchase your product

-          How to find what your customer wants; versus what you “think” they need

-          How to choose your first stocks to purchase

-          Understanding the risk connected to investing

-          The best apps to invest with

Resources Mentioned:

  Zapier

Trello

Stash Invest

Acorns

Robinhood

Betterment

Google Sheets

Ask by Ryan Levesque

Connect with Eric

www.thebmex.com

www.thebmex.com/wealthystart 

 

 

Episode 18: How to Create your Own Opportunity through Branding w/Nadia Vanderhall

This week I talk with Brand Strategist, Nadia Vanderhall.  
On her birthday, she received an unexpected gift; that her job would be outsourced to India meaning she would be laid off.  While wondering, what would be next, Nadia packaged her experience in marketing and launched her brand consulting firm.  

In this episode, you will learn:
-    Why to #BeHumble in extreme circumstances
-    How to create opportunities where you are; even when it is not your idea job
-    Make your brand stand out in a crowded market
-    Effectively create and complete your to-do list

Mentioned Resources:
-    New York Times Morning Briefings
-    Drop Box
-    Evernote
-    Google Keep
-    BaseCamp

Books
-    The Crush It Book by Gary Vaynerchuck
-    Tools of Titan by Tim Ferriss 

Connect with Nadia
Twitter: @NCVanderhall
Instagram: @NCVanderhall
www. nadiacvanderhall.com

Episode 17: What About Your Friends? w/Daphnie Glenn and Keiona Eady

This week we relax and have a little girl talk. Finding a crew to encourage you to continue the path of your dreams can be not only challenging but also frustrating. So for this episode, I link up with my girls Daphnie Glenn (Author Brown Boy Book) and Keiona Eady (host of New Geechee Podcast) to talk through:

- finding accountability partners

- making friends in a new city

-why GRIND IS LIFE?

-when it's time to cut someone off

Get your cup of coffee, pour your favorite glass of wine, and tune in!

Connect with Daphnie 

IG: @Miss_Glenn

IG: @BrownBoyBook

www.brownboybook.com

Brown Boy Book on Amazon

Connect with Keiona

IG: @NewGeechee

Twitter: @NewGeechee

Facebook:

New Geechee on SoundCloud

 

Episode 16: How to Achieve Big Dreams; Just Pray, Plan, and Hustle w/Lakia Robinson

As a kid growing up in a single-parent home and then becoming a first-generation college student; Lakia Robinson knew that she wanted to be more than a statistic. In 2008 she started Unwrapped International; to motivate at-risk students to maximize their opportunities. 

Though she continues to follow the path that God had for her life, it didn’t stop the naysayers from attempting to discourage her (major side-eye to them).  Now as an online entrepreneur, author, TV host, and speaker; Lakia shares with us major lessons such as why you should follow the God idea, where to find your purpose, and how to pray, plan, and HUSTLE.

Resources Mentioned:

30/30 App

Matilda by Roald Dahl

 

Connect with Lakia on Social Media:

facebook.com/LakiaInspires/

Twitter @lakiainspires

Instagram @lakiainspires

Prayplanhustle.com

 

Episode 15: Be Authentic and Consistent: Growing a Platform w/over 400k followers

While working in the cosmetic field; Kiara Hester saw people buying the same features that some of us are ashamed of.  It sparked an idea to create her business Natural Hair Loves, LLC; a brand which spreads a message to embrace your natural hair and self. 

Through her consistency and the ability to be authentic; her platform has grown to over 430k followers on IG!  It has only been over a year but Kiara has grasp many valuable lessons that have taken her business to the next level; including why you should be sensitive but always keep it G!

Connect with Kiara on social media:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/naturalhairloves

Facebook: www.facebook.com/naturalhairloves

www.naturalhairloves.com/