Girl! If you don't stop playing: 3 Reasons why you MUST launch your idea

Girl! If you don't stop playing: 3 Reasons why you MUST launch your idea

Double Dutch.

A game of time and precision.  Your coordination must flow together for the ultimate jumping experience.  Unfortunately, I feel bad for whoever turns the ropes for me, because after five minutes I guarantee that they will hate me.  I watch carefully for the perfect moment to jump in.  As soon as I move towards the ropes, I abruptly pull back. 

Nah, it wasn’t time.

I want to be like the professionals and not mess up once I get in. It has to be flawless! This causes me to sit and watch the ropes instead of getting in on the action. I’m just waiting for the perfect time.  But the time never comes.

The perfect time.

The moment when you have every penny that you will ever need, a 35-year step by step plan, and the support of President Barack Obama to launch your idea.  The idea that you can’t stop talking about and the topic of every commercial break of Insecure.  When you see others on Instagram promoting the same idea you think to yourself “I am WAY better, they don’t have nothing on me!”  The blog launch, YouTube channel, podcast, boutique, or new service.  Yeah THAT idea.  Instead of moving forward, you continue to wait for the perfect time to jump in.  But your idea can’t wait much longer, here’s why.

The Essential Guide To Get Started On Your Idea

The Essential Guide To Get Started On Your Idea

It's Monday morning.  Which means you are dreading your department's weekly meeting. You are two seconds from falling asleep when a thought hits you.  "This weekend was boring.  I wish there was a place I could go and just chill with like minded people.  Hmmm, maybe I should throw a monthly kickback for people who don't like going to the club but still want something to do..."

The idea hits you and after that moment you can not stop thinking about it.  However there is a problem.  You have never threw an event, and have no idea how to develop one.  Does this sound familiar? No, not the fact that your weekends are dry.  But you have an idea but no clue where to start! 

After you have generated an idea here are three steps to get you started on your journey.

Step 1: Write it down

Our brains are a powerful tool.  It controls our bodies, determines our behaviors, release hormones which allows you to grow, and processes our memories (who knew you could learn so much watching Grey’s Anatomy). It makes sense for us to believe that if we think it, that we will NEVER forget.  THE LIES! Just ask someone who just put their keys down and are unable to find them now. 

If you write it down you won’t miss a beat.  It is easy to miss details that you developed days later when you attempt to recall them from your memory.  When your idea comes to mind, write it down so you don’t find yourself in the “what was that again” moment of regret.


Advice from 9 mentors in your head

Advice from 9 mentors in your head

Have you ever wanted to give up? The struggle to achieve success is overbearing at times.  Before you throw in the towel, read these inspirational quotes from the mentors in your head (mentors you have learned from but never met), as they offer advice to keep you going!

“The thing you fear most has no power.  Your fear of it is what has the power.  Facing the truth really will set you free.” Oprah Winfrey

“Instead of praying for success and money.  Each day I asked for courage and discipline.”  -Myleik Teele

“I don’t harp on the negative because if you do, then there’s no progression.  There’s no forward movement.  You got to always look on the bright side of things, and we are in control.  Like, you have control over the choices you make.”Taraji P. Henson


3 Tips for side hustlers who hate their job

3 Tips for side hustlers who hate their job

You are two seconds from your breaking point.  If your manager looks in your direction you may just flip and say F it all!  If it isn’t one thing, it’s another and at this point you are sick of it all. 

The day is spent thinking “why can’t I just work for myself already!”  My side hustle needs to become my main hustle NOW.  But the reality of the situation is that your bills don’t care how you feel and your side hustle isn’t bringing in the cash flow to sustain you financially.

It is tough to be working towards your calling but still in a job that is nothing but a headache.  Bottom line…you HATE your job.  The situation may be terrible but there is a silver lining.  I know you’re thinking “GIRL, enough with the positivity, my manager is one of Satan’s demons; there is NO good in this situation.”  Trust me, I have been through the fire as well.  It wasn’t until I viewed the job I hated in another perspective that the flames of hell disappeared.  Here are some tips that I found that worked wonders!

1. Your first investor


Most of our ideas need it; websites, products, business cards, books, conferences, workshops, etc.  It seems as if we are always shelling out funds.  How do you purchase this stuff? The place you can't stand gives you a check every two weeks.

3 things to do when you don’t believe your In dreams

3 things to do when you don’t believe your In dreams

A couple months ago I had a conversation with a co-worker.  She shared with me that she wanted to seek other opportunities outside of the organization.  Being a connector, I was curious to see what her desired position was. Never know who I had in my circle that could help her out.  “I would love to be a Nurse, but that would NEVER happen.”


Big dreams. Limited vision.  My co-worker could create what life could be but her eyes didn’t allow her to see it.  If she allowed herself to, she would see that her dreams were in reach.

Do you find yourself developing dope concepts and ideas in your head? Only to follow it with “that will NEVER happen!” Does it seem that success is reserved for a limited few? What if I told you that it was possible.  Time to see your dreams with a new vision.

1. Reroute Limitations

Fact about Jasamine.  I am a VERY picky eater. If you want someone to try a dish out, I am NOT your girl.  That doesn’t stop people from asking me. 

Everybody Wanna Go Viral: Adjusting your expectations of success

Everybody Wanna Go Viral: Adjusting your expectations of success

Going viral has become a culture in itself.  It seems to be the goal of most people on social media. If they can only do something crazy so that The Shade Room or BallerAlert will repost…I can take off.  Millions of shares.  Celebrities reposting. The goal isn’t to be successful…but to be seen.

Instant success has become the new American Dream.  Bump the white picket fence, I want to get millions of followers overnight.  Put in work for a good week and then I will be rubbing elbows with the big wigs.

This new view of success doesn’t stop at social media post.  It has infected our minds.  All that we want to achieve in life must happen *snap* like that.  Quick, fast, and in a hurry.  If I start a blog, it’s a must to have at least a 100 thousand viewers by the end of the week.  If not, then well I will to point fingers at all of my friends who are not sharing my content…I’m supposed to be poppin’ right now! At work they don’t appreciate me.  I have been an employee for 5 minutes and they haven’t promoted me to senior leadership.  They tripping! Let me go look for a new job.

I know you may feel that I exaggerated with those example, but honestly that is how some of us sound.  This culture of going “viral” has conditioned us that success happens overnight.  But let me be the one to bust your bubble...

27...Year of the Slump

27...Year of the Slump

It wasn’t happening.  The words were not forming in my brain and onto  paper.  It was the weekend before J-Day (what I call my birthday...if you didn’t know by now) and I was at a loss for words.  It has become tradition for me to share my insights of what the last year taught me.  As I reflected on 27, nothing clicked for me.  

The next day at work I do what I always do when I am stuck.  Pay my co-worker Kelley a visit.  For some reason random conversations with her birth new ideas (it worked last year so why not?).  But this time, nothing happened.  There was  no moment where I had to run back to my desk to write down my thoughts.  The aha moment wasn’t there.  I returned back to my desk how I arrived…with empty thoughts.

At this point I started to become frustrated.  It never takes me this long to think of topics to write about.  Especially my birthday! I am with myself 24/7, this should be a breeze.  This is usually the post that I wait in anticipation to write, who doesn’t like to talk about themselves?

But I had one more stop on the struggle bus before I gave up…