Month: April 2018

Writer | Entrepreneur | Business & Personal Development

Finally Finished Money Master the Game and Opened My Investment Account

This week, we finally finished “Money Master the Game” by Tony Robbins. I was listening to the audio version with my 11-year old and it took us a good minute to finish. A few chapters back, Robbins had said something about, “Okay, go open your investment account!” I thought I had failed the whole book at that point…
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Being Different Became Easier with Age

I remember being the only black girl in my first-grade class. My mom would send me to school with a head full of tiny braids, each with colorful beads tied to the end. I loved my braids and my beads until one day, a classmate came over scrunched their face and asked me: “Why is…
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Learning to Drive at 18

When I first started driving I wasn’t ready. I remember at 18, my dad driving me down to the mechanic to pick up the car I had purchased from him. Like most teens, I couldn’t wait to get my license. I nagged my parents to take me driving and managed to squeeze maybe 5-6 practices…
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Does the Universe Conspire to Help Us Achieve Our Dreams?

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ~Paulo Coelho The quote is from the book, “The Alchemist.” I wrote about the book a while back and said, I didn’t really “get it”. I don’t think it flew over my head, it was just like,   “Okay, okay,…
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I’m Relaunching My Brand with My Sisters and I Already Got us in Instagram Jail

  Today, I had a meeting with my two sisters.  This is probably the 6th we’ve had since restarting the company. Right now it seems as if everything is moving slow, but I’m learning sometimes I need to be the turtle and not the hare. The first few weeks were spent unfollowing everyone on our…
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On My Break-Up at 30: All Break-ups Aren’t Bad

  I ended my relationship about a month ago. I wasn’t going to share this but I kind of avoided a comment the other day because it referenced the relationship I am no longer in. Don’t worry, I’m not upset. I’m in a happy place and I promise I’m not lying. I know people tend to…
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My Embarrassing Moment while Learning Spanish

  The first time I took language courses was wayyy back in middle school. I took German, French and my first love Spanish. At one point I thought I would be a language major in University. During high school, I picked Spanish as my focus and took courses I-IV. By the time I graduated, I…
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The Last Piece to the Puzzle

  It’s almost May which means it’s finally getting warm in Northeastern US. I’m finding every moment I can to escape to the outdoors and bask in the sun. That’s what I’m doing now, writing on the front steps at my parents’ home. I am also thinking about May because that means it’s almost June.…
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Stand for Something or Fall for Anything

  Truth. A friend of mine held a small imaginary globe of the earth in her hand. I had opened a discussion about how I believe little of what I hear in the media. “Look,” she says. I am staring at the blank space above her palm and am imagining a serene, tranquil earth–green and brown…
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Is Building Your Own Thing the Harder Route? Possibly, but I Still Prefer It

  Trying to build my “own thing” has been an interesting process, to say the least.   Five years ago, when I was working full-time in the office, my day was simple. Work was cut and dry. I worked in an inbound call-center and we had guidelines for nearly every scenario. If someone called in upset…
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