Have you ever wondered how to spark change and overcome obstacles within your family? If so, then look no further! Today, we will learn how to prevent certain events from ruining communication methods within your life.
What are the types of topics that people don’t talk about freely? - 6:55
Out of all the topics, guess the two that people don’t like to discuss. If you guessed finances and insecurities, then you’re correct! Many people feel compelled to keep their business to themselves; being silent about these issues, though, is what creates generational curses. Yikes!
When generational curses start in the home, there will be no time until it begins to affect the children. Therefore, it is becoming even more crucial to foster effective communication between parent and child.
What advice do you have for people trying to bounce back from financial turmoil? - 19:04
If you’re currently in a financial bind, keep your head up! There are several ways to cut down on your financial troubles and live a life of abundance:
Any thoughts to leave with the audience? - 33:59
If there’s one thing that Jamey Jenkins wants to leave for the audience, it’s that sometimes the best things in life aren’t things at all. What does this mean? Well, memorable moments in life are not all about material things. They can be memories, time spent with people, and more.
Jamey Jenkins is a first generation graduate of Alcorn State University. He completed his bachelors in Political Science in 2002. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. Since that time he has been the successful owner of multiple companies. He is also a 16 year veteran at Nissan North America. Jamey is the Founder and CEO of Hello Black man enterprises. Hello Black Man was originated as a Journal series to restore communication within the black community and more importantly within the black family. It has sparked a fire and that company is now exploring apparel, jewelry, podcast, conferences, building a nonprofit organization to support the black man throughout life and much more. Hello Black Man will be globally known and accepted as a breakthrough. The movement can be found on all social media platforms, the website helloblackman.com and the journals can be purchased on amazon.
One of the most important things in our lives are the relationships that we have with other people. while we may think about how important it is for people to show up for us, it is also important that we take the time to think about how we are showing up for the people in our lives too. So, today I want to encourage you to think about being present for the people in your life and creating space for them to do what's best for them.
So, you’re thinking about starting a business OR you’ve just started a business. I’m glad that you decided to drop in to catch a session. In today’s throwback, we’re going to chat about five business tools for you to keep in mind when running your business. Over the years, I’ve come to find that these are just a few things that have been tremendously helpful for me, so I want to pass them along to you so you may prosper in your entrepreneurial journey.
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If you are a Black creative, then chances are you’ll have to work twice as hard to get your work out there. Luckily, there are some ways to help you stand out in creative industries. To get you started, here are some tips on how to make impactful moves within these industries.
How to not be an “angry black person” in the creative/film industry? - (14:06)
Let me drop some wisdom said by Deondra: Sometimes, it’s easy to get pushed around in certain industries. This is especially true for black first-gen creatives since we want to express our emotions all the time. Until you can get to higher positions, you’re going to have to keep your emotions in check and remain professional at all times.
Advice for young and black filmmakers/creatives? - (15:52)
If you’re a creative, listen up! Before you can make it, you must define your tribe of people that will stand by you. You can’t juggle everything at once because you will eventually become drained physically and mentally. Having these relationships with your tribe will solidify your spot in the creative industry and make the process much smoother.
How to find the funds as a black creative? - (17:25)
When you have a dream, finances will NOT be your roadblock! First, you must be willing to make sacrifices before you can fund your passion. Then, you’ll have to save your money, making loans your last resort! Self-advocacy is also needed to help raise funds for your dream.
Final thoughts to keep in mind? - (22:52)
If you’re a creative, keep this in mind: When you have a passion, you must keep going no matter what! If you stick with your tribe and continue to work towards your passion, then everything will work in your favor.
Deondra J. Edwards (born November 13, 1990), is a filmmaker from St. Louis, Missouri that strives to tell stories that has subliminal messages, comedic elements, and of overall substance. He is the creator, director, and screenwriter for the proof of concept pilot, '#JustBlack' that is currently streaming on YouTube. If he could describe himself, it would be 'integrity, unpredictability, a quiet storm, an in depth thinker, and persistent'. Deondra is a proud graduate of the greatest HBCU in existence, Virginia State University... and it's not even close!
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Do you ever feel like it’s difficult being a person trying to make an impact in this world? Don’t, because there’s no better time to advocate for change than now. Here's how you and other institutions can start that change today.
How to encourage the thought process of students for driving change on campuses? - (6:25)
Let’s get one thing straight: Students are beginning to feel like their voices are not being heard. How can institutions and non-profits solve this issue? Only by building a platform that displays the students’ power and allows them to speak about their concerns on campus freely.
Why should first-generation students share their narratives? - (15:08)
Ready for another mind-boggling idea? Sharing your narrative as a first-generation student will open more doors than you think. This is an essential action that students can do to help people understand their purpose. It's also crucial in developing effective student advocacy and support on campuses and throughout life.
How can running a nonprofit organization bring forth change for first-generation students? - (21:30)
If you're someone who thinks that nonprofit work is easy, then I’m sorry to burst your bubble! It's especially tricky for diverse groups to break into the industry. They have to be able to show that their cause is a pressing issue to investors who may not see the purpose.
Advice for first-generation students looking to make a difference through nonprofit work and beyond? - (29:15)
For any first-generation student trying to make a difference, remember to take pride in your status! Being a first-generation student is a fantastic title to have since it shows that you have overcome many obstacles to get to where you are now. Embrace your title and tackle life like a boss.
Chris Sinclair is the Executive Director of External Affairs for FLIP National, a national non-profit organization that does advocacy work on behalf of first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) college students at colleges & universities across the country. Chris is a recent graduate of the School of General Studies at Columbia University. Chris is a founding member of FLIP at Columbia, served as its first GS Representative, was a co-chair of FLIP at Columbia’s Food Insecurity Committee, and played an integral role in the launch & success of several initiatives such as CU Meal Share, CU Food Bank, Share Meals & the Textbook Lending Library.
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Did you ever think we’d be in the middle of a global pandemic AND global protesting for Black lives in the year 2020?
As of late, I’ve spent countless hours thinking to myself just how much this feels like a few pages out of a history book. Like… How is this even real? One of these days all of what is happening now WILL be a few pages in a history book, and it’ll be quite a story to tell.
Until then, here’s what I know about it...
Most of all… it’s EXHAUSTING AS HELL.
Yet, in the midst of all that’s happening, one of the things that we can do is simply take a moment to process and make meaning for ourselves about what’s taking place. Once we’ve had a moment to gather ourselves, we must take the time to figure out how we want to move forward in doing the work to move our people and the world forward. The most important thing, however, is that you show up in a way that makes sense to you so that your work is most impactful--you’ve got to pull up how you pull up!
What kind of conversations did you have as a kid about money? With whom did you have these conversations? What have you done, or are you doing, to learn more about money? Knowledge is power and money is important. If a person does not have an understanding of money, how it works, what to do with it, and so forth… I can get why they would feel powerless when it comes to their money and financial wellbeing. I don’t want that someone to be you (or even me for that matter). So, we’re talking about money again this week and this time we’ve been joining us “The Boujie Budgeter,” Mykail James. We’ll touch on a few things like, as you probably guessed, being "bougie" on a budget, understanding taxes, and dating your money.
Mykail James is “The Boujie Budgeter” and founder of BoujieBudgets.com, an online platform dedicated to teaching Gen Z professionals how to finance their best lives. Upon graduating with her MBA focused in accounting, Mykail became a Certified Financial Literacy instructor. She has a fresh new take on managing money and finances. Her teachings use pop-culture references and relatable language to help her audience understand confusing money concepts such as budgeting, saving, and investing. The goal is to make positive money moves while still controlling your finances because you can only live your best life when it is properly financed!
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Broke people don’t talk about money. I realize this is because they believe they don’t have money to talk about, but I’m finding that this is why people stay broke. It can feel hurtful, maybe even shameful, to not have something that you desire... especially when it comes to money. I had a few limiting beliefs myself:
The lack of financial peace and wellbeing can be pretty stressful, too. Yet, as with anything else, unless you’re willing to address the situation then you’ll stay in the same place. So, let’s chat about shifting your money mindset and moving from a place of scarcity to enough (and more).
Please be sure to claim your 34 days of You Need A Budget (YNAB)! I promise that it'll change your life. When I started using it, I stopped stressing about money. No kidding!
Have you ever considered that your purpose and mental health are connected? Like… Has it ever crossed your mind that by not doing what's necessary to take care of your mental health may be what's keeping you from living out your purpose? I found myself thinking about this quite a bit after having this conversation with Tanya. I've always known that our purpose is what keeps us motivated in so many ways. Yet, it never dawned on me until looking at purpose from another lens, that if I don't do what's necessary to take care of my mental health that I can't serve the people who I was put on this Earth to serve.
As someone who has experienced significant loss (a sister, sister in law, and grandmother within two years’ time), Tanya understands the importance of getting the support you need to continue to be well mentally and spiritually. Thus, she charges us to do what we have to do take care of ourselves and put our pride aside to get the help that we may need.
Tanya J. Miller of Tanya J. Miller, LLC, and Talking with Tanya, is an author, speaker, coach, and strategist with a passion for helping people and organizations figure out how to do life and leadership unapologetically on purpose.
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