Every success story begins as a dream. That amazing book you read, the beautiful venue you visited on your last vacation and your favorite song all began as a dream in someone else’s mind.
Personally, I’m a dreamer in every sense of the word. My day thrives on dreams and ideas that I imagine and I’m not able to focus much until they’re at least written out on paper.
Lately one of my big dreams has been to open an online store to add to this website. I want to offer products that fit with the theme of my blog but also digital downloads like eBooks, webinars and more. As a blogger, I have to constantly think of ways to keep my brand fresh and relevant and an online shop is a natural choice. As with all dreams, opening this shop has been challenging. Continue Reading
As a creative, I’m always looking to be inspired and luckily for me I don’t have to look far.
There’s never a shortage of inspiring things around me. There’s the sky, whether sunny or grey; there are tangible things like books or films with inspiring storylines but my greatest source of inspiration comes from other people. Continue Reading
One of my favorite worship songs of all time is “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” by Hillsong United. No matter what mood I’m in, whenever I listen I’m guaranteed to shed a tear. The song makes me reflect on the goodness of God and how He has carried me as and when I was afraid to face something in my life.
It’s a remarkable record from a remarkable band who is the main focus of a new film by Pure Flix, the largest faith and family production studio in the world.
Hillsong: Let Hope Rise is a film that chronicles the band’s journey from being a tiny church in Sydney, Australia to an international ministry that has sold over 17 million albums.
“Anyone who regularly attends a church knows Hillsong’s music by heart. That’s how influential they’ve become,” said producer Jonathan Bock. “And yet despite the fame and adulation, they’re still just a humble worship band trying to do what tens of thousands of other worship bands try to do every week — glorify God through their music. How they balance that is a fascinating and surprising story.”
The highly anticipated film will be released in theaters this fall, on September 16th.
Last week I debuted my bi-weekly live chat series, #GirlTalkHangout with Candace Saulsberry and it was an overwhelming success. Not only was Candace a great guest, we had over 80 viewers to tune in LIVE which is pretty darn impressive if you ask me.
Diamond is a 23-year-old native of Tylertown, Mississippi and she’s the lead stylist and owner of Diam Divaz Beauty Bar located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. I met Diamond through another friend and we’ve been in touch ever since, with our friendship actually growing as we both built businesses around our passions.
During our live chat, we’ll be talking about courage, friendship and girl power. The reason I chose these topics is because Diamond took a very courageous leap of faith as and when she left the traditional college path to follow her dreams…all at such a young age. We’ll also talk about the importance of girl power to thriving businesses as well as our friendship and some of the things we’ve helped one another through. I can’t wait! I already know I’m going to cry LOL.
Join the live chat below! (Note: Streaming will not begin until May 26 at 7 pm CST. Please bookmark this page to watch at the designated time.) You can also visit the event page on Google+ by clicking here.
There’s something special that happens as and when women get together.
On Thursday, May 12 at 7 pm CST, Candace Saulsberry will be joining me as the very first guest of my #GirlTalk live hangout on Google+. Candace is a Greenwood, Mississippi native currently living in New York City and loving every minute of it.
I’ve never really met Candace, I’ve just always known her if that makes sense. We both attended Jackson State University in Jackson and I’ve watched her growth from her days on the plaza to being the free-spirited, inspiring educator that she is now.
Candace is a candidate for a master’s degree in Nonprofit Business Leadership at Fordham University and is exploring the immersion of social entrepreneurship to do societal good in our communities. She currently works as a high school program coordinator for the Harlem Children’s Zone, which is a pipeline system that gives children in under-served communities the opportunity to succeed.
She and I will be having good ole’ girl talk about knowing yourself and finding your way in life in a world that shames you for not having it all together by the time you graduate college…or approach your thirties, whichever comes first.
Join the live chat below! (Note: Streaming will not begin until May 12 at 7 pm CST. Please bookmark this page to watch at the designated time.) You can also visit the event page on Google+ by clicking here.