Friday, January 2, 2015

2015...A Promise Of Better Things To Come

This past New Year's Eve, the clock struck midnight whilst I was chatting with a group of new friends. During that moment, the entirety of 2014 flashed before my eyes. I saw all of the people, situations, and my own outdated mindsets breeze past me.

I recall being so sad about a few of these exits. Yet, I knew that their exodus from my life would change it for the better.  Turns out that I was right.

I am heading into 2015 with a fresh new outlook on life.

How about you?

What's your new outlook for 2015?

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Getting Through Obstacles

2014 is almost over. Alas, obstacles and adversity will still be waiting for us in 2015. Join me for this informative video about "Getting Through Obstacles".

Saturday, December 20, 2014

3 Simple Steps To Get On The Path To Leadership

Getting on the path to leadership involves taking the following steps:

1. Get your personal economy and infrastructure straight.
It is nearly impossible to lead if your own financial situation is jacked up and you are not taking the proper steps to get back on track.  In addition, constantly scrambling to pay bills and rent can also adversely affect your ability to effectively lead.  Some simple fixes for this is to

2. Build your community.
Find mentors and peers with similar overall goals as yours. Expand your network by attending business and social events, join online business forums, jazz up your LinkedIn profile.

3. Give back whenever you can.
In the beginning of your leadership journey, you may be limited to the financial help which you can bestow on someone else. However, donating time is another way to give back to your community.

Leadership is comprised of more than 3 steps. However, these steps will get you started on the path towards your dream of leadership.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

BGC: 5 Race-Related Concepts Which Need To Go Away

I grew up in Kansas during the 1980's and early 1990's. At that time, Kansas was not exactly known for being the most racially sensitive place. Brown v. Board of Education aside, growing up a Black girl in Kansas well, it sucked. Especially, since I did not fit within the stereotypical confines of what a middle-class Black girl should be. I could go on and on about my love-hate relationship with Kansas.

Today's podcast, I am addressing the "5 Race-Related Concepts Which Need To Go Away" and I will offer up suggestions for healing the racial rift.

Below are the "5 Race-Related Concepts Which Need To Go Away":

1. The Mythical Race Card
2. Attacking Someone's Credibility Solely Based On Their Race
3. Lumping Everyone Of A Racial Group Together
4. The Concept That It Is Impossible For People Of Color To Be Bigoted
5. Crabs In A Barrel Syndrome

Listen to this episode of the Bougie Girl Coaching entitled: "5 Race-Related Concepts Which Need To Go Away"

Sunday, July 20, 2014

BGC: The 5 Questions Which I Long To Ask My Liberal Compatriots

Generally, I avoid getting too political on this or any of my podcasts.


Well, there are plenty of great podcasters out there whom thrive on talking politics.  Alas, I am not one of them. However, I do question certain commonplace practices of both Liberals and Conservatives.

Now, I happen to be very socially liberal with a modicum of fiscal conservatism.

Yet, I still found myself getting into nasty social media scuffles with...other Liberals. Some of them declared that I was in fact "Liberal Lite" and not really about helping others.

A majority of these raucous disagreements occurred because I dared to question the poster's logic on a couple of key points. In my world, if I am questioning something, it's because I am unclear about an aspect of something.

I do not make it a habit of publicly questioning people as a way to make them look foolish.

No, I am more of a "Hey, you sound crazy right now." type of dissenter.

Anyway, below are the 5 Questions which I long to ask my Liberal compatriots:

1. How deep should a boycott go?
2. What should those whom are  either born into privilege or have acquired it do to help the rest of the world?
3.Where exactly is the fine line between shaming someone and holding them accountable?
4. Can I disagree with elements of Liberalism and still be considered a liberal?
5. Is anyone else noticing the growing rift between Liberals? Either we are all overly optimistic or everything is a dark Kafkaesque drama.

Below is a link to my latest Bougie Girl Coaching podcast entitled: 
"The 5 Questions Which I Long To Ask My Liberal Compatriots"

(Please note that I also have some questions for those on the Conservative side of the aisle which I will list at a later date. )