I Am Woman
Tell us about Yourself
I am an entrepreneur of life, really. I try so hard to use my thoughts and sentiments to empower the people around me, to which I love and admire. I was born, raised and educated in Chicago, that makes me a Goddess with the moxie of a thousand armies. I'm unmarried and a jack of many trades, master of drinking wine and eating cheese. I try my best to lead with kindness.
When Life Gives You Lemons
How would you turn a negative situation into something positive?
When life gives you lemons this is what you should do:
1. Tell your good-good girlfriends and close friends that life has in fact delivered lemons to your doorstep.
2. Pray about said lemons.
3. If you can, google your particular kind of lemons and see how others have handled it in the past.
4. Pray again about the lemons.
5. Be steadfast in your solution for self-preservation and then smash those lemons, make lemonade, find vodka or gin... turn the whole thing into a cocktail with a cilantro or parsley garnish.
Life will always have hurdles, you must ask for help and then go jump them. It's not always easy, but hey that's life right.
What and/or Who inspired you to follow your dream?
My Dad was the person who lit the fire in my when I was young. He gave me an incredible boost of confidence because he made me center my thoughts around the fact that excellence and intellectual prowess is what mattered above else. I took that and ran with it.
Keeping Up With the Bosses
Tell us about Your Business
Gosh, in high school they called me the "mouth of the Southside of Chicago. I've always had the "gift of gab". So, my company is infact called @TalkativeMedia. I use my advanced social media and tech skills to help small business owners increase their exposure on the internet.
What advice would you give to an upcoming Entrepreneur?
Advice to upcoming entrepreneurs: plan out your path to success. Study your plan. Commit to your plan. Adjust your plan when needed. Be prepared to take setbacks on the chin, with a smile, rest, regroup and get back in the game. You cannot reap any rewards from your passion or talents, if you have no skin in the game.
TogetHER WE WIN
What's your definition of Women Empowerment?
Women Empowerment equals being able to have the discernment to support, collaborate and champion another woman in business without putting either of you at a disadvantage. Women Empowerment is about being authentic with other women and having crucial conversations to pay forward mentorship, assistance and kindness when the opportunity presents itself.
Seeds of Sisterhood
What's your ingredients to a long-lasting sisterhood?
Sisterhood to me is very intimate and private. I have not bastardized that word. A sister is an emotional ally and someone who loves you, even when you are unable to love yourself. I have very few sisters but the ones I have are amazing women. My ingredients to HEALTHY sisterhood is honesty, transparency, vulnerability and kindness.
Ready. Set. Goal
What is your Goal in life?
My ultimate, ultimate - super goal is to make sure that I raise an amazing, brilliant woman. Giving my daughter the tools to go into the world, crush it without compromising her ethics, her integrity, her loyalty and her moral fiber. Then being able to watch from the sidelines with a heart full of love supporting her all the way.
Keep Encouraging Yourself
What advice can you give yourself?
My best advice to myself: KEEP IT MOVING, MAMMA. 45yrs young and I think I'm truly just getting started cultivating the peak of my greatness.
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