1. For Momma

    Every May, we celebrate Mother’s Day. This year, I want to take a moment to thank Momma. (I know she won’t see this post, but I’m thanking her anyway.) Now, if you know my story, right now you’re probably goin’, “Whoa, girl! What in the world do you have to thank her for?? Didn’t she throw you out on the streets? Didn’t she hurt you??” Yes. She did. But she was also the vessel th…Read More

  2. Black Women Artists as Entrepreneurs Part 3 – Shonda Rhimes

    One of my all-time favorite TV series is Scandal. (Tell me you’ve watched it!) I mean it has it ALL. Great actors. Conflict and off-the-chain storylines. Politics. Suspense. SUPERIOR writing. Murder. Sex. EVERYTHING. Lisa and I love it! And that’s just one of the many reasons I’m choosing to honour Shonda Rhimes today—the executive producer of Scandal. She produced Grey’s Anatomy, too. #…Read More

  3. Black Women Artists as Entrepreneurs, Part 2 – Rihanna

    You know her … probably as a singer/performer/actress, right? #holla! Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty) has sold more than 30 million albums! Our girl has a voice!! She tours like the force she is, too. She’s the first female solo artist to sell out 10 concerts at London’s O2 Arena. Her world tours go to 100 countries or MORE each time, and she sells them OUT! But did you know she’s also a fas…Read More

  4. Black Women Artists as Entrepreneurs—My Girl Tyra Banks!

    This month on the blog, I’m featuring Black Women artists as entrepreneurs. Why? Because they are so much more than celebrities!! They are massively successful businesswomen who KILL IT in the entrepreneurial world! So many people think business has to “look” white. Masculine. (Think Starbucks. AT&T.) But the women I’m featuring this month crush that belief. They make their mark, while…Read More

  5. Gift or Guilt: Giving as Inspiration or Obligation

    When I was living on the streets, there was one place I KNEW I could get food and clothes from: The Black Church. Mt. Calvary Star Baptist Church, to be specific. Rev. Young was the pastor.   When I joined the Coast Guard Reserves to get off the streets, Rev. Young took up a collection for me. That money covered my travel expenses, clothes, food, and other necessities during my entire Bootcamp ex…Read More

  6. Team Building

    Love First, Money Second

    This month, I’ve been talking about growing. Scaling. Going BIGGER. And I talked about how, if you want to grow your business, it’s critical to invest in a kickass team. (If you missed it, you can read If You’re Ready to Go Bigger, THIS Is Critical here, and get my tips for building an incredible team that is a perfect fit for you and your business.) It’s almost Thanksgiving, which is why …Read More

  7. Unleash YOU!

    What if you could unleash that passion, that purpose, that DESTINY living inside of you? What if there was a place — a safe and authentic place — to set your heart free so you could make your mark on the world, make the difference you were born to make and begin the process of making millions? Guess what? There is! Join me for my FREE training series, and take the first step toward unleashing …Read More