1. You are God wrapped in flesh…

    I was thinking of you today. I want to give you something beautiful. I don’t know what that is. I don’t know what it looks like or tastes like. I thought about sharing a spoken-word piece I wrote when I was doing my dissertation at Stanford. I thought about including a monologue from my solo performance piece that went up off-Broadway. I want to give you something. Something beautiful. As powe…Read More

  2. 3 Mindset Shifts that STOP Black Women from Becoming Millionaires

    Ummmmm… something ain’t right… According to Nielsen, by 2015 African American buying power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion, of which African American women will control over 60%. In fact, the stats are pretty staggering: African American women-owned businesses employed 272,000 workers and generated $44.9 billion in revenue in 2013. The number of companies started by African American women…Read More

  3. I’m In EBONY MAGAZINE!!!!!

    OMG. It dropped two weeks early and I wasn’t ready. I thought I had more time to get my heart right… But here it is in black and white. I, Dr. Venus Opal Reese, am featured in the annual wealth issue of Ebony Magazine. Wow. I don't know how this happened, but RIGHT after I had completed my AWESOME skydiving retreat with my amazing Sacred-Self Mastermind clients (whom I love and am blessed that…Read More

  4. Braving the Demons of Success

    I never imagined success taking courage. I thought that it would be easy. Not the grind of getting “there,” but having the experience of knowing you have “arrived.” Here’s the truth: Up-leveling REQUIRES upheaval. It’s not a choice. It comes with the territory. I think I spent my life trying to “get” somewhere to be “somebody.” A lot of my striving was a “fuck you” to the w…Read More

  5. 5 Proven Tactics to Profit from Pain

    God is sooooooo faithful. I was talking to Nanna (aka Mrs. Judy Mae Francis, the teacher who saved my life and took me in as her own child) about messing up. Nanna said, “Each time you think you mess up and lose out on something, something BETTER comes to take the place of what you thought you lost.” Nanna could not have been more right. You see, I was raised to believe that I brought “it”…Read More