1. Making Space

    #Realtalk: You can't get rich if you're being right about how you've been wronged—about how it “should” or “shouldn’t” be. Your money can't move like that. God cannot move in an unclean temple. The same goes for your relationships. I’m about to get personal. Walk with me? I’ve recently realized that I want to make space for my father. I don’t know him. I’ve never met him. But h…Read More

  2. Expanding the Conversation: The Truth About Historical/Cultural Wounds

    In my last post, I talked about how every person has pain, no matter their race or religion. Well recently, I experienced something that speaks to this point … and #realtalk—it kind of messed with my whole reality. A friend of mine was doing an event in Costa Rica. In the room, she kept deferring to a certain group of people. I couldn’t understand why, so I asked her … after all, SHE is th…Read More

  3. Walking My Talk: Taking on My Healing

    If you follow me, you know my story. By the time I was 16 years old, I was living on the mean streets of Baltimore, eating out of trashcans and sleeping in urine and beer. I took to the streets to get away from the negativity, the violence, I was raised in and with. It was my ninth-grade math teacher, a Black woman, who literally saved my life. Because of her and her tangible love, I eventually gr…Read More

  4. The #1 Thing You Must Do to Make Room for Wealth

    I am fully stepping into my destiny. And as I reflect on the journey, if there is one thing I can say that would be useful to YOU right now, it’s this: realize your worth. The world needs you to be who you were uniquely crafted by life to be. You are special, and you have something beautiful—something completely distinct and precious—to give to the world. BELIEVE that. Don’t be afraid to l…Read More

  5. What EXACTLY Is Money?

    One of the biggest lessons I have learned is this: money is energy, not effort. This realization was HUGE for me. I always thought if I worked hard, I would make more. So as a professor, I took on mentoring students, being on multiple committees, and teaching summer classes under the auspices of “proving” my worth to “the powers that be.” I sincerely believed that if my deans and peers saw…Read More

  6. Ready to Trade Hustling for Trusting, So You Can Manifest?

    I remember the first time I learned to trade my hustle for my trust in God. It was when I was in the process of buying my first “big-money” home. I had already choked once when I found one for just around $600k. #realtalk: I was so used to “hustlin” … “makin’ it happen” … that I truly COULD NOT just let it be easy. So I let my fear stop me. See, I had been conditioned to work HAR…Read More

  7. Are You Manipulating Manifesting?

    Most people get it wrong when it comes to manifesting. Manifesting is not about affirmation or intention. It’s not prayer or visioning. And it’s not Law of Attraction. All of the above listed modalities are amazing and work really well, yes. I know. I use them every day. But manifesting, at least the way it has shown up in my life, is not rooted in the “positive.” No. Not at all. Manifesti…Read More

  8. It’s Time to Go Back to School—for a Different Kind of Education!

    #Realtalk: It’s time to get into the 21st century by upgrading your most valuable asset—YOU!!! It’s time for you to go back to school— a different kind of school. The kind that offers a different kind of education! It’s a new day! Globalization, the new economy, and the Internet have changed the face of education, along with the value we assign to it. The traditional education model for …Read More

  9. Want Success? Break Some Rules!

    Last week, we brought creativity back to your business! We covered how “doing it ‘right’” in order to be successful can actually hold you back, and how infusing your business with creativity can make ALL the difference. (You can read that post here.)   This week, let’s take a deeper look at that “core failure” wound we’ve been talking about … because sis, it’s DEEP!!! It’s H…Read More

  10. Counteracting Failure with Creativity

    Last week, we talked about failure. Specifically, about how failure is NOT an indication of your worth, but actually, a crucial part of the path to your seven-figure destiny. (You can read it here.) What we didn’t talk about was HOW we learn that we are failures—where that wound comes from. It’s a fair question. I think about my clients—smart, passionate, committed, beloved Type A personal…Read More