The Education of Me: A Tour Through My Personal Journals and How I’m Learning Purpose

​I came to a point where I was beating myself over each passing day that I didn’t blog and then I realized how much I have been WORKING it in my life.  Having an intern of me summer is all about making your own rules. It’s about not letting anything control your professional development. It’s about not being career- shamed into making decisions that aren’t the best for you and the way you work,  so if I decided to take a much needed hiatus from blogging to figure out and ENJOY my life… That is totally consistent with the intern … Continue reading The Education of Me: A Tour Through My Personal Journals and How I’m Learning Purpose

Finding Representation: How to Create a Community of People Like You In Your Field

As a black woman, when I see Michelle Obama or Oprah Winfrey or Beyonce, I feel understood. I see black women with power, who overcame obstacles and I recognize that that feeling of kinship is there because of a similar set of values, a historical connection, a brown, beautiful face. I use this powerful connection as a means to motivate myself when I feel like I’m struggling in the white professional landscape. Here’s how to find a community of people like you in your field, and motivate each other to success. 1. FIND and/or MAKE the Resources I complained about … Continue reading Finding Representation: How to Create a Community of People Like You In Your Field

10 Old and New Success Tips for the Self-Employed

The beauty of anniversary is the beauty of renewal. At the time of anniversary, things once taken for granted such as relationships, interests and goals are given a second look. They are reminders of experiences and promises once made. I woke up this morning and realized that one month ago, I started my freelance writing business. Since then, I have fought with my laptop more times than one, made new connections and endured unbearable downward spirals, but through this process I have also found peace and rediscovered my insane passion for entrepreneurship, marketing, reading and writing. In the spirit of … Continue reading 10 Old and New Success Tips for the Self-Employed