Tag: entrepreneurship

Be Your Own Producer: ABFF Interview with Pryor Hill Productions

In this in-depth interview done both at their screening of How To Tell You’re A Douchebag, and then after the American Black Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary Awards Ceremony, we find out how Julius Pryor and Marttise Hill leveraged a passion for film into a balanced, entrepreneurial life. Hear: – how they handle gatekeepers – what…
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Be Your Own Coach: Dre Baldwin of #WorkonYourGame

I caught up with Dre Baldwin of DreAllDay and Work On Your Game fame, one of the top content creators on mental toughness on YouTube. He is a professional basketball player who turned his successful international career into a brand for young athletes who want to control their careers. As he puts it, even the…
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A New Series: Be Your Own [Fill in the Blank]

I was accepted as one of the fellows for the Founders Institute. It means that I’m getting invaluable mentorship from some badass business pioneers who have launched, helmed, and sold multi-million dollar businesses and then launched something else. One of the tremendous benefits I get from it (outside of getting my creative genius butt kicked…
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Things Come Together

A meditation on the word “Synesthesia,” a wordblog suggested by Rich Ejire. — Synesthesia is the condition where a sensation in one area of your body produces a perception in another. In other words, if you smell roses every time you see the color pink (even if there are no roses to be found), you have…
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The Disease of Freedom

Today’s #wordblog is from the incomparable Rich Ejire who you can find here. His word is “drapetomania”: a term coined by Samuel A. Cartwright during the 19th century to describe the “affliction” experienced by Black slaves that caused them to run away from their masters. —- “Do you want to be free, or do you…
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Be still and (not) know

I’ve stumbled into meditation. Ahem. Actually, I was prompted to do meditation about 2 years ago, and found EVERY excuse not to take it on as a consistent practice. But then the other day, I felt a physical discomfort and spiritual discontent that was unfamiliar to me. I went on a nature walk. I listened…
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YOLO, FOMO and ADD

The other day, I couldn’t remember where I left my keys. I was already late and I spent another 5 minutes upending my house to find that they were next to my fridge…because I had put groceries away the night before. I’ve had many instances of forgetfulness in the past few months, and it was…
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My answer to boredom

At some point in your life, you’ll be want to be anywhere but where you are. Maybe it’s at work. You’re on the floor watching your customers, or looking at a computer screen, hoping that the system op isn’t tracking your clicks as you search for the Youtube your friends told you about. Maybe it’s…
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A special update

This post is special for two reasons: #1: I am hosting a workshop session for my clients tonight. #2: And, one of my clients decided to blog about my work with him, so you can get an idea about what I do. Special #1: I’m going to tell you what we’re working on in this…
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Be A Spider (4 Wise Moves for Entrepreneurs)

Even though I’m a writer and creative consultant, I’m a scientist at heart. Most of my work comes from the revelations I have while studying nature and physics. On a walk the other day, I saw a huge banana spider suspended between a tree and a building. There was evidence in its web that it…
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