NEW! SOB Podcast: Laughing Matters with Comedian Deveron “D” Dennis

In this 32nd episode of SOB: Style of Business podcast, Keetria interviews stand-up comedian Deveron “D” Dennis from Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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Summary:

In this 32nd episode of SOB: Style of Business podcast, Keetria interviews stand-up comedian Deveron “D” Dennis from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This young comic embraces his authentic voice and speaks his truth, while incorporating his observations, without being afraid of expressing vulnerability and self-deprecation. Deveron shares with Keetria how he discovered his passion for performing comedy, his methods of generating new material, how technology has benefited his career, and the importance of honesty on stage.

Show Notes:

  • Deveron “D” Dennis first found comedy first by being a 16-year old rapper called Young Cupid.
  • Deveron’s comedy is observational, self-deprecating, and offers meaningful opinions.
  •  Authenticity, honesty, and getting people to think is important to his comedic material.
  •  “Talk that Talk” is Deveron’s podcast that faces taboo topic discussions for healing and uplifting purposes.
  •  The steps that Deveron took to get started with comedy are realizing he could do it, watching comedian Kevin Hart, studying stand-up comedy, and then he started writing and trying it out on stage.
  • The first time Deveron competed with stand-up comedy in a talent show, he came in second place, and fought back against his nervousness.
  • He experienced the feeling of failing on stage once later in his career, after going on feeling confident beforehand – but he has never been booed yet.
  • Creating new material often comes from conversations and when he is cleaning his house.
  • Deveron’s writing process includes jotting down concepts that he finds funny then later freestyling them into a recorder to see how the humor comes naturally out of him to craft the best parts into a set.
  •  Recording his own comedy special material has helped him challenge himself.
  •  Technology has made it easier for club promoters find him, but he doesn’t want to share too much of his work online to prevent it from being stolen.
  • Being true to himself has made Deveron appreciate his comedy work even more and to tackle topics that are meaningful to him.
  • He finds being an entrepreneur scary, but he finds it inspiring and motivational.

 

3 Key Points:

  1. Honesty, and getting people to think are important to Deveron’s comedy.
  2. Conversations are a golden source of comedic material.
  3. Follow your dreams, but don’t ignore your realities.

 

Tweetable Quotes:

–   “Knowing that I am brightening somebody’s day. I think that is so powerful.”           – Deveron D” Dennis.

–   “Every time I’m on stage, I’m conveying the truth. I’m making people think.”
– Deveron “D” Dennis.

–   “A lot of material comes from conversation.” – Deveron “D” Dennis.

–   “The best piece of advice I have ever received was – don’t fake it.”
– Deveron “D” Dennis.

–   “Everyone needs to follow their dreams, and make sure that they are dealing with their reality – while following their dreams.” – Deveron “D” Dennis.

 

Resources Mentioned:

  • Twitter – Twitter page for Deveron “D” Dennis
  • Facebook – Facebook page for Deveron “D” Dennis
  • Podcast – Deveron’s “Talk that Talk” comedy podcast

New SOB Podcast Episodes Coming This Month!

I hope everyone’s New Year is off to an excellent start! As I line things up for this year just wanted to drop a quick update to let listeners and subscribers of my podcast SOB: Style of Business The Podcast know that new episodes are on the way. Please stay tuned for the first episode of 2018 scheduled for January 18th! And, if you haven’t subscribed to SOB on iTunes and would like to, you can do so here.

In the meantime, here’s some encouragement for the New Year!

NEW! SOB Episode: Kalyna Miletic – Career Coach & Founder of KickStart Your Work

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Episode 30: Kalyna Miletic

How to Design the Career You Truly Desire

Summary:

During this new episode of (SOB) Style of Business, Keetria interviews career transition coach, human capital developer, and founder of KickStart Your Work – Kalyna Miletic. As a passionate career coach, Kalyna assists clients in reaching their career goals and has helped organizations increase overall team performance in multiple countries including Canada, United States of America, India, Brazil, Australia, Colombia, Nepal, and others within the European Union. Today, Keetria finds out more about Kalyna Miletic’s achievements and strategies that have benefited educational institutions and corporate environments to maintain their motivation, engagement, and performance.

Show Notes:

  • Kalyna studied business in university, didn’t enjoy corporate world during her first internship
  • Started her own company at age 20 doing digital strategies doing website content
  • While running her own business she lived in Europe and the Caribbean but she ended up still feeling something was missing
  • While living in Brazil her biggest client gave her 30 days notice that they were ending her services
  • Kalyna transitioned into coaching: it focused on helping people solve problems
  • Kalyna got certified in coaching and has clocked in over 1000 client hours with people in 17 different countries
  • Vision behind KickStart Your Work: came from struggle with jobs and running digital strategy business and feeling alone, knew she needed to be helping recent graduates and inexperienced young professionals (18-34)
  • Group element of career coaching started with teaching her toy dolls, and now she gives people actions, steps and a plan without settling
  • Seeing the final completion of clients get their end results is what Kalyna enjoys the most about career coaching
  • Clients with alternative careers like singing can learn how to make an income doing what they love
  • Not everyone knows what they love to do and have the skills to make an income with: What you are good at + What you love to do + What you can get paid to do + What are your core motivators (what puts you in your element and what impact you want to make)
  • Mash together your core interests to create a career that is a hybrid that keeps you excited and motivated
  • Types of audiences she speaks to for speaking engagements: high schools, college students, business settings
  • Kalyna does most 60 minute and 2 hour speaking sessions that are interactive, similar to workshops, that includes a package that involves the audience asking questions and translating the information into their life – not just talking about her life
  • Always learning or optimizing is what Kalyna enjoys and entrepreneurship
  • Age plays a roll to tailor her content to the audience for career design
  • Talking and sharing and interacting is important – but doing is vitally important
  • Her speaker topics include: finding your genius niche, designing a career that you love, who do you want to be, choosing your work environment, having a vision, making an impact, taking perfect action now, leadership
  • Most of Kalyna’s social media is done through her name Kalyna Miletic: website, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn
  • Keys to Entrepreneurship: Resilience/Determination: it’s not about if, but when & how. Being Open to New Things and Learning
  • Mentorship and Community is key to success in business

 

3 Key Points:

1.What you are good at + What you love to do + What you can get paid to do + What are your core motivators (what puts you in your element and what impact you want to make)

2.Kalyna does most 60 minute and 2 hour speaking sessions that are interactive, similar to workshops, that includes a package that involves the audience asking questions and translating the information into their life – not just talking about her life

3.Keys to Entrepreneurship: Resilience/Determination: it’s not about if, but when & how. Being Open to New Things and Learning

 

Tweetable Quotes:

-“Is this really what the rest of my life is going to look like after school? Where, I look forward to, two weeks of vacation and lunch breaks and coffee breaks?” – Kalyna Miletic.

-“Where am I at? Where do I want to be? How do I close that gap?”– Kalyna Miletic.

-“Talking is important, but doing is also critical.” – Kalyna Miletic.

– “Just because you are good at something, doesn’t mean you should be doing it.” – Kalyna Miletic.

 

Resources Mentioned:

NEW! SOB Episode: Miesha Robinson – Founder of Ucrowd

On this episode of Style of Business, Keetria speaks with the founder of Ucrowd, a new ticketing platform for events and entertainment, Miesha Robinson. The company is based in Los Angeles. Miesha talks about her journey, her new platform and gives advice to aspiring entrepreneurs about how to be prepared for investors and ways to stay motivated.

Style of Business
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Episode – 28

Summary:

On this episode of Style of Business, Keetria speaks with the founder of Ucrowd, a new ticketing platform for events and entertainment, Miesha Robinson. The company is based in Los Angeles. Miesha talks about her journey, her new platform and gives advice to aspiring entrepreneurs about how to be prepared for investors and ways to stay motivated.

Show Notes:

  • Miesha started working on Ucrowd in college.
  • She graduated in 2014 from Cal State Dominguez Hill with a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing.
  • She was involved in a few different companies where she helped with sales, merchandising, and management.
    • Kellogg’s, Target, Hertz Rental Cars
  • Has an extensive background in sales and marketing and helped her launch Ucrowd, an online ticketing platform.
  • Took a computer information systems class in school where she had to create a blog about one of the projects they created.
    • She came up with the idea of creating a blog about events that were free with in a 10-mile radius of where she lived.
    • She couldn’t find a platform that combined all of the information about free and affordable events in the area.
    • She created Ucrowd to fill this need.
  • Ucrowd is an online self-service ticketing and registration platform for events.
    • Ucrowd focuses on bringing people together offline while simultaneously redefining the ticketing industry.
    • Not only is it a ticketing platform, it’s also a social platform.
    • Ucrowd is bridging the gap between social and ticketing industries.
    • You can go on the site and filter by distance, category (such as music and theatre).
    • You can create your own event or register for an existing one.
  • Miesha’s tech experience.
    • Miesha had little tech experience but used YouTube to understand how to build her website.
    • She created Ucrowd’s website from scratch choosing look, feel, and flow.
    • You can find so many things online to help you do all the tech stuff for your website.
  • When it comes to a business plan, it’s important to link up with someone who knows more than you.
    • A business plan is a blueprint for your business.
    • It took about a month to lay out everything she needed for her business plan.
  • When she was looking for events, it was hard to find ones that weren’t really expensive.
    • A. has events going on constantly, but Miesha has to find events that fit her niche market.
    • She wanted to take her experience at live events and put it into one particular app or tool to find things to do during the week.
  • Ucrowd is different from other platforms because of pricing.
    • Other ticketing platforms focus on adding fees to the event price
    • Ucrowd focuses on making event booking affordable so you get your money’s-worth.
    • They have straightforward pricing so you know exactly what you’re getting and there’s only one fee associated with the purchase.
    • Ucrowd uses social buying – there is a direct button on social so people can buy tickets directly from social media.
    • The event organizer can share pictures from the event and people can comment on them.
  • What was the strategy for launching Ucrowd?
    • Creating a business plan.
    • Creating a pre-launch and post-launch marketing plan.
    • Miesha had a great professor that took time to go over her business plan with her and helped her map out:
      • Where she wanted to go
      • How she wanted to get there
      • Who she needed to connect with.
    • Used the SBA (Small Business Association) who helps entrepreneurs get from point A to point B.
    • She funded her own processes, such as the Trademark process.
    • Miesha encourages entrepreneurs to use their day job as a stepping stone to get to their dreams.
    • She put away money from each check to fund her dreams and make Ucrowd work.
  • People are afraid to move forward and act on their vision because they listen to outside voices other than their own
    • Instead of embodying our confidence we listen to the detractors.
    • You have to encourage yourself through the entire journey.
    • If you listen to others opinions, it will discourage you and deter you from bringing your ideas into fruition.
    • Take time, plan everything out, if you don’t know something reach out to someone who knows more than you do.
  • The evolution of the event industry over the next 5-10 years.
    • Miesha believes there’s going to be a merge between purchases and social media more than it is now.
  • Miesha enjoys the independence that comes from her entrepreneur journey.
    • Through entrepreneurship, unless you have a day job, you’re not sure when the next time will be that you make a big sale.
    • She likes working on a project where she gets to be creative and can push herself.
    • She likes to help other people create opportunities within business and encourage them.
  • What challenges has she faced as an entrepreneur.
    • For Miesha, the main challenge has been financial resources.
    • Raising funds for your business out of your own pocket can be straining.
    • It’s hard to raise funds and convince the investor that it’s worth their while.
      • You have to be able to get other people to understand your vision.
    • Before presenting to investors in an incubator situation, you need to make sure you have a pitch deck and business plan. You need to be ready for presenting.
      • She went to a luncheon for an incubator and was asked on the fly to pitch her idea.
        • Thankfully she was prepared and invited back to do a full presentation.
      • Did 10-15-minute presentation for investors.
      • You must know your numbers, your marketing plan and your ROI.
      • You need to know your business like the back of your hand.
    • Miesha stays motivated through prayer and circumstance and expectation.
      • She did not have a wealthy upbringing and in moments where you have to stay motivated.
      • When you pray, you expect God to move and change things.
        • Personal mantra: Faith without works is dead.
      • She prays herself through any circumstance.
    • The best advice someone has given her is to believe in herself and continue to move in love.
      • She focuses on what’s important to her: being creative and helping others.
    • Another key piece of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs:
      • Don’t become a slave to your circumstance. There’s a lesson in failure, use it as a stepping stone.
    • Working on an online talk show for entrepreneurs.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “I encourage entrepreneurs to use their day job as a stepping stone to get to their dreams.”
  • “You have to encourage yourself through the entire journey.”
  • “Faith without works is dead.”

Resources Mentioned

Styleofbusiness.com – Podcast website

Ucrowd –Miesha Robinson’s company – Website will be available next year.

Cal State Dominguez Hill – Miesha Robinson’s Alma Mater

Social Media Handles: @iammiesha; @officialucrowd

NEW! SOB Episode: Rob Aurelius – Co Founder of A&R Collective Group

Check out the latest episode of the SOB Podcast! I had a great chat with Rob Aurelius who launched his career in the entertainment/sports industry by taking a chance on himself and stepping into opportunity.

Style of Business

-Podcast Show Notes-

Episode 25

Summary:

In this episode, Keetria interviews Rob Aurelius of A&R Collective group, a New York based organization providing promotional services. Starting in 2013, this organization co-founded by Rob has managed to add the iconic WWE to its client roster. Learn how Rob managed to leverage Twitter to effectively network with WWE wrestlers like Prince Nana and The Brooklyn Brawler. Rob also shares the impressive initiatives made by the WWE community in the fields of pediatric and breast cancer. Tune-in to learn more about this passionate and socially responsible entrepreneur whose militant FOCUS helps him to provide his clients the BEST service possible.

Show Notes:

  •     Rob is the co-founder of A&R Collective Group

          o      Started in 2013, they provide varied services such as entertainment, marketing, consulting, advertising, promotions, event planning, event management and social media management

          o      Caters to the music industry and competes with the likes of Sony and Viacom; being a boutique firm, they have the ability to connect with their clients

  •     Rob shares how they got involved with WWE

          o      While helping out a friend with her social media campaign, Rob got acquainted with former wrestler, Gene Snisky who introduced him to many other former wrestlers

          o      Got in touch with Prince Nana of Ring of Honor fame via Twitter; Prince Nana agreed to help out Rob if Rob helped him to get verified on Twitter

          o      Networked with former WWE wrestlers who are now associated with NBC, the local wrestling outfit

          o      Not happy with WWE managing their careers, a lot of wrestlers were looking for an outside backstage agent

          o      Got in touch with Steve Lombardi aka “The Brooklyn Brawler” via Twitter; Steve introduced him to many WWE wrestlers who needed help with promotion

  •     Admires that fact that WWE community leverages the power of its brand to address social issues

          o      Organizes school visits and even conducts free shows for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

          o      Connor’s Cure, a WWE community initiative focuses on pediatric cancer

          o      Susan G. Komen is another prominent program that works for the eradication of breast cancer; having lost a close friend to breast cancer, Rob is really passionate about this cause

  •     Rob shares how he got HOOKED onto kickboxing

          o      Growing up, Rob idolized Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali; he admired Ali for raising his voice against racism

          o      Encouraged by Steve Lombardi to work on his fitness, Rob took on kickboxing; keeping his 2017 New Year’s resolution, Steve joined iLoveKickboxing

          o      It is NEVER too late to take up something new!

  •     What FUELS Rob to keep on working

          o      Being a third-generation immigrant, Rob realized the value of hard work; feels blessed to be born in America, the land of opportunities

          o      A spiritual person, Rob believes that his giving personality is ideally suited for his kind of business where he can genuinely help out people

          o      Wants to be a source of INSPIRATION for the youth

          o      Loves working for WWE since it has given him visibility and a chance to build a SOLID reputation

  •     Not a big fan of Apps, Rob uses tools like Buffer to schedule his Tweets; being a small outfit with just 3 people, Rob uses such tools to downsize his work
  •     Rob shares his experience with various social mediums

          o      Has a strong presence on Twitter with 190K followers; uses it to get feedback and voice his opinion

          o      A big proponent of using Twitter Ads

          o      Is active on Facebook and Instagram as well; uses Facebook for networking and posts pictures of beautiful Brooklyn on Instagram

  •     Rob wants to ensure that his parents have a stress-free and comfortable life in their later years

          o      Rob’s mother had a difficult time raising four children; his father is still working and refuses to retire at 67!

          o      Hopes that his parents get their benefits and can retire with the right insurance plan

  •     If you are passionate about something and want to bring it to life, go out there and make sure you do it!
  •     WCW or WWE?

          o      WWE bought WCW years ago; years ago WWE and WCW had an epic battle going on

          o      Back in the day, icons like Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and Ric Flair joined WCW

          o      Always loyal to WWE, Rob respect Vince McMahon, the owner of WWE

          o      WWE has evolved from a wrestling organization to a global promotions company

3 Key Points:

  1.       Use the POWER of social media to network with prospects and attain greater visibility.
  2.       Aim to genuinely HELP your clients and the greater community at large by concentrating not just on the work, but also on social initiatives.

3.       PASSION will help you find your internal voice—this voice will push you to go out there and just do it!

NEW! SOB Episode: Stephanie Caudle – Owner & Founder of Black Girl Group

Here’s the latest episode of SOB – I’m speaking with Stephanie Caudle about her new micro job site venture and her continuous journey in the tech industry!

Style of Business

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Episode 24

Summary:

In this episode, Keetria interviews Stephanie Caudle of Black Girl Group, a micro-job site and organization helping connect African-American freelancers to companies who are struggling to hire diverse, freelance talent. Listen as Stephanie shares the various struggles she has faced on her entrepreneurial journey. She shares about her noble vision of creating a platform aimed at helping African American women earn extra income as well helping the US marketplace become more culturally diverse and inclusive. Tune-in as she discusses the key factors that contribute to her success and the value of stepping out and taking that LEAP of FAITH.

Show Notes:

  •     Keetria introduces Stephanie to the show
  •     Stephanie is the founder and CEO of Black Girl Group, a micro-job site

o      Similar to Fiverr and Upwork, but caters solely to African American women

  •     The Origins of Black Girl Group

o      Was launched in November 2016

o      As a PR agent at Tom Ford, Stephanie was handling 45 clients and was totally burnout

o      Was laid off from her job immediately after registering her site; been working full-time on Black Girl Group ever since

  •     Stephanie has a two-fold mission:

o      1. Help women increase their load

o      2. Increase diversity

  •     Coming from a publishing background, was terrified of entering the tech industry; only 1% of women receive funding in the tech industry

o      Admits that her misgivings for the tech industry were unfounded; was recently accepted into an incubator program promoted by Google

o      Has received resources that have allowed her to grow as a freelancer and a startup founder

  •     Wants to leverage on the fact that African American women are the fastest growing entrepreneurs in the United States
  •     Realized the immense NEED for African American talent when she saw a Twitter ad for an African American writer placed by an influential CEO

o      The CEO was specifically targeting African American buyers, the race that spends the most money in America

o      The only way to get in front of African American audiences is through hiring African American talent

o      For hiring African American talent, you need to go to a platform such as Black Girl Group where you can find all this talent in one place

  •     Offers a variety of services such as virtual assistance, writers, web designer, developers and much more
  •     Learn how Stephanie’s marketing background has helped her

o      Graduated from North Carolina AT&T with a concentration in public relations

o      Is able to handle her own media outreach and pitching to gain visibility

o      Is able to create targeted content that resonates with viewers; recently created a blog post titled, “How do you make money as a freelancer without going broke”

o      Digital marketing experience helps her in keyword searches through which she zeros in on the right topics

  •     CHALLENGES encountered

o      Getting funding for her venture has been Stephanie’s biggest challenge; has received pushbacks because of the name of her company

o      People think that her business model is divisive

o      Many emotional challenges as well

  •     Stephanie’s shares how she kickstarted Black Girl

o      Writing for Huffington Post was her side hustle while she had a full-time job

o      In the midst of losing her job, took up freelance writing as a fulltime profession

o      Her experiences as a freelancer has equipped her to deal with the ups and downs of business

  •     The things she ENJOYS the most about being an entrepreneur

o      Being a mom, she values the flexibility that her profession offers

o      Wishes to help African-Americans succeed by giving them access to valuable information

  •     Shares that the Google Incubator she is associated with is especially designed to help startup founders of color; has received help in the form of legal fees, website development and staffing
  •     RESOURCES to help you manage your startup

o      Attended the 2-day internet summit focusing on digital marketing and broader technology

o      Has checked out the Blavity conference online

o      Recommends Medium to anyone looking for information about startups; this is where she got she found Google Incubator

3 Key Points:

  1.       It is always good to have a side-hustle which will fetch you some extra money. In the event that you lose your job, this can develop into your main source of income.
  2.       Finding a good incubator is a great way to kickstart your startup; there are incubators who focus solely on helping startup founders of color.
  3.       Be bold, go ahead and just take the LEAP of FAITH; the only reason we have 9 to 5 jobs is because someone decided to do just that!

5 Ways to Draw Useful Tips from Notable Speakers, Coaches, and Mentors

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As an entrepreneur who is always interested in learning from experts and leaders in other industries, I am familiar with the vast amount of material available from well-known coaches and mentors. There is an overwhelming load of information and advice on a daily basis. So much, in fact, anyone seeking to hone their skills and need tips or advice on a particular subject, can easily obtain this information online.

Here are 5 ways you can take advantage of your Internet connection to learn from leading professionals across multiple industries. Whether you’re just starting out or been working in your line of business for several years, there lies a significant advantage in listening to other people’s perspectives on an assortment of topics, especially when it comes from someone who has the background and knowledge on the subject at hand.

Check out the tips below on how you can glean advice that will contribute to your overall worldview, increase your knowledge, or just learn something that you might not have known before.

Blogs & YouTube 

Many of the prominent and well-known speakers, personal development coaches and influencers have personal websites or Youtube channels where they regularly upload content. This material may consist of helpful blog posts or articles which will give you an idea about their perspective. If it’s a Youtube video, most of the time it’s a clip of them speaking at a conference, talk or seminar where they often provide their audiences with valuable information.

Either way, take the time to scour over your favorite speaker’s online content. If you’re unable to attend their events, checking out what they have available online for free is an excellent way to learn something new or to get their take on certain topics.

Newsletters

While some speakers and mentors post new content on their websites on a regular basis, others use newsletters which are mostly exclusive to those individuals who have signed up to receive their content. From experience, I’ve found the information provided in newsletters very helpful, and within my weekly newsletter, even though most of the content is not exclusive to my subscribers, I always include a recap of the recent articles on my blog.

One suggestion is to subscribe to a handful of newsletters of insiders or influencers within the industry you would like to learn more. Subscribing to a variety of newsletters will not only give you a different perspective but also allow you to sift and sort through helpful tips and the information you need to get you further along. 

Teleseminars

Teleseminar is another great way to learn something. If you’ve subscribed to a newsletter, you might have already received an invite to join or participate. Similar to the newsletters, sometimes you have to be a subscriber to the speaker’s or mentor’s newsletter to receive the invite. Professionals on Facebook and Instagram also promote their teleseminars for free and use these as a vehicle to offer their paid services.

While some teleseminars cost a fee to join, there are plenty available each month with minimal to no sign-up fee. Whatever your industry, check to see if your speaker of choice is hosting a teleseminar anytime soon.

Blinkist

It’s been some time since I’ve read a book on Blinkist but as I write this, it instantly reminds me of how useful their service truly is. Services similar link Blinkist thrives because they allow us to consume the main gist and most valuable information in a minimal amount of time. Maybe you’re interested in a 300-page book but don’t have a chance to read it. Blinkist pulls the book’s main content and cuts it down to the minutes for reading or audio consumption.

With my present schedule, I’m unable to read as much as I’d like but I find having the option to scan for relevant info or to learn more about a topic without having to dedicate hours to thoroughly reading a book handy. When the time doesn’t permit you to soak up as much knowledge as you’d like to check out Blinkist’s library to see if they have books written by your favorite speaker or coach – you’d be surprised as to what you’ll find.

NEW! SOB Episode: “The Importance of Consistency”

This week’s episode is a brief short on CONSISTENCY. We all struggle with staying consistent at some point in our life. While breaks and timeouts are called for and very much needed, consistency in anything you do will always prevail.

Style of Business

-Podcast Show Notes-

Episode 23

Summary:

In this episode, Keetria discusses the importance of consistency while handling a project. Often, we start off with ample enthusiasm as we get involved with a new project. However, our enthusiasm wanes if a project is prolonged. It is imperative that in such situations, instead of giving into frustration, we maintain a level of consistency throughout the entire project. Setting aside some time every day to work at your project will help maintain the momentum you need to keep moving forward. Putting in a couple hours over the weekend is also another trick recommended by Keetria that can help you cross the finish line.

Show Notes:

  •     Today, we discuss the importance of consistency

o      Often, as we continue working on a particular project for a prolonged period, our enthusiasm wanes, and we become too tired to even look at it

o      Tendency is to do nothing and put a project on the backburner for months

o      One needs to be consistent; SQUEEZE in time everyday so that you can meet your goals and deadlines

  •     Keetria’s “Saturday workshop”

o      Sets aside a couple of hours every Saturday in order to work towards her goals

o      Helps you achieve the momentum that you need in order to reach the finish line

  •     Aim to achieve consistency in every project; implementing a common-sense approach will stop you from getting burnt-out and help you achieve your GOAL
  •     Connect with Keetria through her website or Twitter

3 Key Points:

  1.       Working on a project for a prolonged time will decrease your enthusiasm and ultimately lead to burnout.
  2.       SQUEEZE in some time every day so that you work towards meeting your goals. 
  3.        Setting aside a couple of hours every Saturday is a great way to ensure that you achieve the desired momentum to cross the finish line

NEW! SOB Episode with Rashad “Bow Tie” Mills – Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author & Mental Health Advocate

A great discussion about pursuing your talents and passions to help motivate others. Rashad “Bow Tie” Mills talks about how his business venture and desire to help the youth evolved into something bigger than he anticipated. The host of “Happy Hour” – Rashad uses his spirituality, passion, and purpose to give back. Don’t miss this one! Connect with Rashad on Facebook.

New! SOB Episode with Meiyoko Taylor – Speaker and Personal Development Leader

A wonderful talk with Meiyoko Taylor – an Internationally recognized author, speaker and personal development leader. In this episode, we discuss one of the most common factors that hold us back – FEAR!

Meiyoko works extensively with people from all across the world, showing them how to take control of their life, find their passion, and unlock the greatness that is within. With his new book, “Find Your Amazing- 5 Steps to Transforming your life”, Meiyoko continues helps people unlock their true potential and create their own version of success, firmly believing that “When your passion, purpose, and talents are in alignment something “amazing” has to happen”. Follow on Twitter @MeiyokoTaylor.