011: Bianca Jade of Mizzfit.com

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Bianca Jade is the creator of Mizzfit.com, a destination for women to get motivated to workout through fashion trends. The site’s popularity quickly turned Bianca into a sought out on-air personality to lend her expertise on both regional and national television news programs including NBC’s The Today Show, CBS’ Live From the Couch, Daily Dose with Jillian Michaels, and Pix11 Morning News, on which she frequently contributes fitness segments. Bianca had so much fun working on camera that she has since become a TV host and Lifestyle Correspondent for entertainment networks and morning shows.

This episode is for you if you have lost a job and trying to start something new, pursuing being a media personality, or you need some tips on trying to get fit.

Topics discussed in this episode: • Starting over after losing a job • How her journey started with finding herself • Empowerment and fitness, strengthening the body and mind • Bianca’s concept on stopping and smelling the roses

Bianca’s most: Impactful Book: You.Are.The.One, Author: Kute Blackson

What does making a mark mean to Bianca? Someone out there will remember you because you had a impact on their life. If one person feels that way, then you’ve made your mark.

You can find Bianca at her website: www.mizzfit.com

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010: Latasha Haynes of Ike and Tash

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Latasha Haynes is one half of the husband and wife wedding and portrait photography team, Ike and Tash, based out of Tacoma, WA in the Pacific Northwest. Tash met her husband on Myspace and they have been married for almost 10 years. It’s because of her 3 year old daughter, Wisdom, that she values being a memory maker even more. She has been blessed to follow her dreams and do what she loves, shooting portraits of gorgeous families, sassy high school seniors and weddings across the country and internationally, as well as teaching, speaking and helping other photographer’s around the country grow and strengthen their business.

Tash believes in leveling the playing field by using her personal privilege to uplift those around her who might be overlooked and supporting and connecting people to opportunities that will launch them into their destiny. Tash and Ike do this via one on one mentorships, their online communities, Mastermind and Inner Circle groups, shootouts, workshops and their annual boutique conference called ‘BLINK Conference’.

This episode is for you if you if you need advice on getting through a hard season, need to overcome a spirit of selfishness or pettiness or you’re a current or aspiring photographer.

Topics discussed in this episode: • The concept of ‘her success is not my failure’ • Starting a creative venture in the valley • Your gifts making room for other things • How she got over being selfish with her business • Taking it one day at a time • The importance of being ready when opportunities come

Tash’s most:

Impactful Reads: Devotionals -by Joyce Meyer, Steven Furtick, TD Jakes

Impactful Advice Received: Keep your eyes on your paper because you don't know if the person next to you is taking the same test.

What does Making Her Mark mean to Tash? Taking the best of your gifts (even the not so good things) and applying that to life to bring something special to this world that no one else can do. Living your legacy.

You can find Ike and Tash at their website: www.ikeandtash.com

For information on the Blink Conference: www.blinkconference.com Click the links below for their other social handles.

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009: Jada Pickett on The Nanny Box and building relationships

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Jada Pickett is a professional nanny for over 6 years and a lifestyle blogger. She is the creator of The Nanny Box, a seasonal gift box that aims to recognize, reward and celebrate nannies for their amazing work. The Nanny Box was launched in 2015 and it has grown quickly. The subscription box can be found at www.mynannybox.com. Jada reoccurs on the hit daily variety show SA Live where she shares fun family related topics.

This episode is for you if you have an idea and want to make it a reality, you're working on relationship building, you want to better understand the nanny industry, you're passionate about helping others.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Transitioning from a partnership to a solo business

  • How an idea turned into a business

  • Making customer service a priority

  • The importance of educating yourself

  • Starting somewhere small and not having clear direction

  • The power of word of mouth

  • Tips for starting a product based business

Jada’s most: Impactful Book: Destined to Reign Author: Joseph Prince Impactful

Advice Received: Let God be true and every man a lie.

You can find out more: about Jada at website: www.strollersnconfetti.com FacebookInstagram

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008: 5 Tips for Sustainable Success

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In this episode, Dawnjuan, discusses ways to obtain sustainable success. She also shares her thoughts on some things that you shouldn't do to keep you on track. Have a Spirit of Gratitude. It’s okay to want more and strive to be better, however, make sure that you are taking a moment to acknowledge where you are and how far you’ve come. Be thankful for the small wins and small successes on your journey.

Let Positivity beat Negativity. If you are doubting or having negative thoughts about your business or career, yourself, or how things are going, try to replace them with just the opposite. Take a moment to focus on all of the positive things you have going. Surely, there is something that is going better than it did last month. Or you have something that has improved. Even if you failed at something, consider that that a lesson learn and take that lesson for the next time you tackle that task.

Believe it’s Possible. You have to believe in yourself and know that you are great. If you don’t, no one else will. Don’t doubt that you are possible and that what you are trying to do is possible. Take a stand for what you want and believe that you are capable of being successful.

Make a Plan. Make sure you have a vision and a plan. You need to have a goal to march to and actionable steps that will get you there. Take some time to understand what it will take you to get to what you want. Figure out how much effort it will take and start working towards your goal. Be intentional with your actions. Learn to be productive (not just busy). Set a deadline so that you have a timeframe. Figure out how you will measure success, please don’t do this by comparing yourself to what someone else is doing or has done. Define what success means to you. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Give yourself Grace. If you are trying something new in your career or life know that it may NOT be easy. Especially in the beginning stages when you are just getting off the ground. It’s going to take lots of hard work, consistency and perseverance. It’s not easy, however, if you want it you can have it. It’s definitely doable. Give yourself grace and be patient with yourself.

What are some of your recommendations for success? Drop us a tip below.

007: 4 Tips to Move Past Complacency

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In this episode, Dawnjuan discusses ways to determine if you've become complacent and provides tips on moving past complacency. Complacency is showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements. To me it’s being in a stagnant state – not progressing forward.

If you’re not sure if you are complacent, take a look at some of the signs below that may mean you have reached a state of complacency or that you could be approaching.

1. You don’t feel challenged in what you are doing 2. You’re not growing – what you knew last year is the same thing you know this year. Nothing new intellectually, 3. You feel stuck and are not doing anything about it 4. You’re lacking ambition – you have goals and dreams you want to achieve, but, you aren’t doing anything about it. 5. Life has become a routine – you aren’t trying anything new

I remember a specific time where I was complacent with my career. I was going through the routine everyday, making decent money and wasn’t necessarily trying to do more. Just going through the motions. No self-development courses, no business development classes – just coming to work doing my job and leaving. Right now I can’t think of exactly what was going on in my life that made me get to that state – BUT, I was there! It was a tough realization once I figured it out. Typically for me something just happens and I come to grips with situation – I would say become more self-aware. Once I noticed I was at this state (which was totally not like me), I started to ask myself some questions (these may help you too):

How did I get here? Why am I here? What do I want? I mean what do I really, really want?! Is this current state going to get me where I want to go?

Take some time to answer those questions EVEN if you think you aren’t complacent. A good measure is also to look at where you were maybe 2-3 years ago and where you are now. Evaluate the change and if you’ve been intentional about moving forward. If you have found that you are complacent and are ready to start realizing your potential, get started with the steps below: 1. Figure out where you want to go 2. Map a plan/strategy that will help you get there 3. Put a date on when you want to make it happen

Get intentional with actions that are going to get you there – don’t just start doing anything. Be intentional about what you are doing.

Moving forward, achieving goals, and being progressive doesn’t just happen. We have to go out and make them happen!

Has anyone else struggled with this? How did you move forward? Share your comment below.

006: 3 Tips to Start Your Passion Project

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In this episode, Dawnjuan discusses her podcast journey to date and why it took her so long to get started. She'll also provide you with 3 tips for starting your passion project and moving forward past stuck. Special thank you to everyone who has tuned in so far, sent messages of support and encouragement, and very special thank you to my guests that were on the show for the month of May and those that you all will hear soon!

004: Angela Lewis of Global Athlete Media Network

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Angela Lewis is a former professional basketball player, championship winning coach and author. She is the owner of Global Athlete Media Network, a multifaceted media platform that allows current and former elite athletes to share the lessons they've learned through sports with others to help cultivate dynamic leaders. She's also the creator of Athletes as Educators podcast where current and former elite athletes share the lessons they've learned playing sports with others. As a coach, she was a part of championships winning teams at the high school, collegiate and professional levels which illustrated the importance of quality leaders. These leadership skills are woven into her book, The Game Changing Assist: Six Simple Ways to Choose Success. She's been fortunate to work with some of the best leaders in sports at the Nike Elite 100 Camps and Nike Pre-Draft Camps.

This episode is for you if you are considering writing a book. You're struggling with insecurity or feeling like an outcast.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • What inspired Angela's book

  • Why it was difficult for her to write a book

  • Her advice for getting started if you want to write a book

  • Being and insecure adolescent

  • The importance of being around people who are like you

  • Angela's concept of connecting with others

You can find Angela at her website: www.angelarlewis.com

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003: Samantha Lomax of 6th and Madison

Samantha Lomax is the creator of 6th & Madison, an internationally selling girl's shoe line of genuine leather, hand crafted brogues, with a signature pink sole. 6th & Madison is the intersection between girl fashion and girl power. Samantha launched 6th and Madison in the fall of 2015 and it has grown quickly. The shoes are available at Laurie's Shoes in St. Louis, Missouri and online at www.6thmadison.com. They have been featured in People on the Move, DELUXE Magazine, FOX2 News and awarded Editors Choice by Mini Outfitter.

This episode is for you if you have an idea and want to make it a reality, you're considering owning your own company, or you're working on building business relationships.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • How an idea for her daughter turned into a business

  • Learning as you go

  • Getting started when you don't know the path

  • Samantha's reason behind the pink soles

  • Looking at long term things, not short term opportunities

  • The power of good energy and using your intuition

  • Reaching out for help

  • Choosing the right opportunities for your business

  • Believing in yourself

Samantha's most: Recent Books: The Power Playbook, Author: La La Anthony and GIRLBOSS, Author: Sophia Amoruso

Impactful Quote: When the door of opportunity opens, don't close it. Leave it open for the person behind you.

Impactful Advice Received: Some things will just take time.  

You can find out more at: www.6thmadison.com

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002: Tiffany 'The Budgetnista' Aliche

Tiffany 'The Budgetnista' Aliche' is a personal financial educator and the creator of the Live Richer Challenge. Since 2008, The Budgetnista has specialized in the delivery of financial education that includes seminars, workshops, curriculum and trainings. Tiffany is the bestselling author of the books, The One Week Budget and The Live Richer Challenge. She and her financial advice has been featured in many magazines and shows including MSNBC, Forbes, and Good Morning America.

This episode is for you if you have a hard time making decisions, want to try something new, but, having a hard time starting, or you're selling a service and having a hard time coming up with a pricing strategy.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • How Tiffany bounced back after losing everything

  • Money mindset and women

  • The importance of sowing seeds

  • How her idea became a reality

  • How to manage time

  • How to move past stuck

  • Growth through entrepreneurship

  • How Tiffany went from $50 speaking engagements to $12k engagements

Tiffany's most: Impactful Book: The Alchemist, Author: Paulo Coelho Impactful Quote: 'We the warriors of the light must be prepared to have courage in uncertain times, and know the universe is working in our favor even if we don't know how' (from the book 'The Alchemist')

Impactful Advice Received: It doesn't matter what you choose, as long as you do your best then money will come.

You can find Tiffany at her website: www.the budgetnista.com

Live Richer Challenge www.livericherchallenge.com

Live Richer Academy www.livericheracademy.com

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