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My red carpet dream and pieces of advice that helped me get there

(this image has nothing to do with this post but I had it in France and it was to die for, therefore it’s worth using) Three years ago, I sat around a small table at the Hyatt in Detroit trying to muster up an “A” answer to my coach, Erika Lyremark’s question, “What’s your red carpet dream?” I sat irritated …

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Why I’m Quitting my Coaching Business

It just keeps playing in my head. “I’m coming home, I’m coming home, tell the world I’m coming home.” My business started in 2011 out of my deep desire to be at home with my one year old daughter Zoe and put my entrepreneurial spirit to work. I started creating, and it felt to so good to have someone pay …

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It’s time to leverage our common ground

I couldn’t believe what I had heard. “We don’t have black people over to our house…we have too much expensive stuff.” It doesn’t matter who said it, but it was said just last year in 2014 to my husband. Now I’m probably not surprising you with this, but I’m a white woman and I’m happily married to a black man…in …

#TeaTalkTV: Practice what you preach

One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn (and am still learning) as an entrepreneur is how important it is to recharge. I spent many months if not the first two years of my business staying up until my back was numb from working on my laptop too long and waking up early to work some more. My husband …

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It was not a waste of time

My husband and I got married in 2008 and shortly after that he took me to a church service where they prophesy over all of the first time visitors. This had me a bit nervous but mainly excited as it was the first time this northern girl had ever done anything like that. It turned out that it wasn’t scary, …