1. I’m so sorry…

    I feel so foolish right now. I had planned on launching all of my New Year “newness,” and NONE of it’s ready. I feel embarrassed—like I spoke too soon. The truth is, I needed to upgrade my current videos, photos, images, and brand BEFORE launching the “newness,” and I didn’t account for the time it would take to get 4 different teams to coordinate.   It’s coming, but it’s behind…Read More

  2. Having Power REQUIRES Giving Up Control

    As you may know, my mother-in-law has been ailing.   So much so that I had to put my wife on a plane to tend to her mom, who’s 91.   Lisa, my wife, was gone for two weeks. She’s home now (yay!) and we are headed to Cambodia for a much-needed vacation and quality time together. I took her to a Mavs game to make her laugh and to lighten up. It worked, and the Mavs CRUSHED the Lakers!#letsgomav…Read More

  3. I Almost Threw Up: Lessons from a Sister Millionaire $$$ Mogul

    I thought I was going to pass out. I got dizzy and my throat contracted. My survival kicked in. My survival, I call her Worthless Wanda, started talking shit…   Me (Venus): It’s only a dress and a pair of shoes. Calm down.  Worthless Wanda: Have you lost your DAMN mind!!!! Do you know how many people could eat for the price of this overpriced, ugly ass outfit? (Bulging eyes, veins popping ou…Read More

  4. Stop Losing $$$ by Being “Strong”

    This week I had my stylist and my videographer come to my home to do a video shoot! Why? Because I am starting to value my time. If you are anything like me, you know how to grind. I have made my own way in the world, and that has served me. But that survival strategy of getting it done—no matter what—is actually costly. Here’s how. I can spend HOURS managing social media, writing copy, tend…Read More

  5. I’m so sorry…

    I feel so foolish right now. I had planned on launching all of my New Year “newness,” and NONE of it’s ready. I feel embarrassed—like I spoke too soon. The truth is, I needed to upgrade my current videos, photos, images, and brand BEFORE launching the “newness,” and I didn’t account for the time it would take to get 4 different teams to coordinate.   It’s coming, but it’s behind…Read More

  6. You Can’t Make Money When You’re Mad

    As far as I am concerned, money is a heart condition. It is an external manifestation of an internal state. Simply put… … you can’t make money when you are mad. You can’t make money when you are in survival mode. And you can’t make money when you don’t have credibility with yourself. My money grew when I took on healing my heart of ALL grievances—personal, professional, historical. T…Read More

  7. Wishes For a Happy Holiday and a Special Holiday Tip

    I'll be brief. I thank GOD for you. I wanted to take a moment to send a quick note to wish you a very Happy Holiday and share with you a special holiday tip that will directly impact your money in 2015. 2015 is going to be OFF THE CHARTS! #blackwomenmatter #defyimpossiblebaby #itsnotonlyyourtimebutyourturn It's time to claim your DIVINE inheritance. It's time to make your MARK on human history. I…Read More

  8. Hiring Black: Keeping it Real or Ruining Your Business?

    I am stunned. Shocked. Angry. Hurt. I want to cry and curse in the same breath. She quit. Right before my launch. Right when I needed her most. And she got shitty about it. The more understanding I was, the nastier she acted out. “Who do you think you are?” The meanness in the curl of her lips was painful. All I could do was hang up the phone and cry… As a CEO, I have gone out of my way to h…Read More

  9. 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

  10. Anything Is Possible

    It is an honor to know you. Thank you for saying yes to me, to you, to life. This is the most exciting time in human history to be alive. To create–life. We have everything we need to move history—personal, business, familial, societal, global—from survival to soaring in ways you may have given up on or never imagined. It means the world to me to move to, to purposefully shape, to literally …Read More