What I Am Giving Up for Lent

Every year, I have friends and acquaintances that I don’t see online or at Starbucks for about 40 days. Why? Because they give up social media and coffee for Lent. The Lenten season is a time when many Christians observe a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, self-denial and spiritual discipline. (source)   I’ve never participated […]

TrendSetters Podcast Ep. 02: Life of a Creative: Chance the Rapper

  I am fascinated by the life of creatives. From rappers to film directors, I am intrigued by what motivates them, their mantras, how they approach their work, etc. Coming off 3 stellar wins at the 2017 Grammys, my first focus for my series The Life of a Creative is Chance the Rapper. An award […]

TrendSetters Podcast Episode #1: Clues to Your Purpose

Welcome to the inaugural episode of The TrendSetters Podcast!   This episode is brought to you by:     DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE My background and story 3 Things I love What do I do 2 Roles I serve and excel in Who do I serve How did I get the name The Trendy Socialite […]

4 Ways to Use Evernote to Plan and Create Content

  One of my goals for my business this year is to amplify my brand’s exposure and reach. I have made strategic and intentional plans to do that by creating more content. So to that end, I have Launched a weekly Twitter Chat #TrendSettersChat Launched a podcast called TrendSetters Increased consistency and frequency of written […]

A Message And Call to Action for My Millennial Sisters

As I write this, I know many who are uncertain, concerned, and worried about what the future holds. There is a changing of the guards in the leadership of this country. We have exchanged the known of the past 8 years for the unknown. It is uncertain and scary. But I refuse to lose hope. […]

Your H.E.A.R.T. is Your Art: Branding That Stands Out

Last night officially kicked off the season glam, gown, and good times in “tinsel town” with the Golden Globes. Most of my friends share the fashion (of which there was plenty), the beauty, the hairstyles, and the moments. And I’m here for all of that. But I am a sincere fan of the speeches. I […]

Is Your Brand’s Light On?

A few months ago, I was riding through my neighborhood. For some reason on this day. I must have been in a chill mood. Because usually I’m just trying to get home or get where I’m going. But on this day, I was looking at the houses and landscapes. ¬†I passed by a house that […]

I Should Have Said No

I’m sitting here in Starbucks. Stressed. Someone else’s bright idea has now become my headache. I should have said no. Don’t be like me. Learn from my mistake. I was hesitant about the idea from the jump. I should have followed my first mind (like the old folks say) and said no. This has been […]

You Can Be Uncertain and Still Succeed

I found this posted by @bossbabes while scrolling Instagram yesterday.         I love this quote¬†because so many times we think you have to become successful at 22, have a 5 year plan with checklists and charts, and know EXACTLY every step on the journey to your definition of success.I am going with […]

10 Ways to Get Your Business Ready for the Holiday Season

We are officially 107 sleeps away from Christmas. Some of you are giving me serious side eye because we just celebrated Labor Day. Like, it’s still 90 degrees here and I’m talking about Christmas. I know, I know, don’t leave yet though!!! Whether this is your first holiday season offering products or services or you’re […]

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