How to donate your birthday to a special cause

How to donate your birthday to a special cause

Many years ago, my friend Brandi Richard impressed me with a major fundraiser she did in honor of one of her milestone birthdays. I admired how she used her growing platform to increase awareness of a certain cause and raise money on its behalf. I’ve wanted to do the...
Our Day At The New Smithsonian Museum

Our Day At The New Smithsonian Museum

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) was a treat my family couldn’t get enough of. I highly recommend visiting when you get a chance. Even better, make it a two-day affair. There is SO MUCH to take in and that’s hard to do in a...

7 Steps To Prepare For 2017

To prepare for 2017 work as a CEO and leader, it’s important to look at my past year. Over the last year… I’ve been diving deep into understanding online business, my role in it and how it will contribute to my income. there. is. so. much....

Business Planning Through the Eyes of a Child

This is a throwback post from 2009. Still relevant these days. Enjoy! This week, my two-year old son received some new puzzles. He loves puzzles but has always just played with the pieces without really concentrating on putting them together. Well, with the new...
Motivation Monday: Be Awesome

Motivation Monday: Be Awesome

Although we are certain to fail at some things in life, what distinguishes a few of us is the fortitude to keep trying and trying again. As single parents, we especially seem to have a target on our backs with expectations for us to lose (though many surely want us to...
3 Audacious Reasons to Launch Your Business in 2016

3 Audacious Reasons to Launch Your Business in 2016

It’s time. Have you ever struggled with a product you bought and just wished they would add (or take away) this one thing to make it work better for you? Do you look at your community and wish there was just one service offered locally that would make your life...
The Leader Work Schedule – A Proven Secret to Success

The Leader Work Schedule – A Proven Secret to Success

Do you have time to be the leader you want to be? As business and community leaders, it’s so important to have dedicated time set aside to doing the work of developing your craft and building your legacy. Having no time is a common reason people give for not...
Business mentors needed!

Business mentors needed!

Business Mentor – It Goes Both Ways If you were not aware, January is National Mentoring Month. Mentoring is something that is near to my heart. I have created two mentoring programs and led a couple more. I think mentoring is so very important and is in line...
School Choice in Durham – My Research & Application Process

School Choice in Durham – My Research & Application Process

By the time I finished with EJ’s elementary school search, my mom was very surprised it was so complicated. She reminisced on the days when kids simply went to their assigned school. Because of MY experience with that, I had to check out the choices available to...
How To Choose One Business Idea To Build Now

How To Choose One Business Idea To Build Now

When it comes to starting a business, if you’ve ever wondered So many ideas… which one should I pursue first? you know you want to be an entrepreneur and start a new company, but have so many ideas that interest you today… Things can get...