Running Boston: A dream with a finish line

We.did.it!… That’s what went through my head while crossing the Boston Marathon finish line last week. It was a memorable moment which seemed to go in slow motion as I smiled, gave a thumbs up and soaked in the sounds of thousands of people cheering for runners. I beamed from ear to ear as a volunteer put the finishers medal around my neck and I … Continue reading Running Boston: A dream with a finish line

It was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

I won’t even try to sugar-coat this post. Week Six of Boston Marathon training was bad, real bad, partly because I spent most of the week on vacation. I know you’re thinking vacations should be relaxing and fun, right? As a creature of habit being out-of-town threw my eating, sleeping and exercise routine off which caused me to stress out about running (or lack thereof). … Continue reading It was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

4 Questions to help build your brand

Whether it’s business or personal, having a brand is essential to being successful. But what does it mean? Basically, it’s your promise. It’s telling the customer or audience, “Here’s what you can expect from me”. Finding Your Brand Recently, I attended a presentation about Branding given by Mike Wilson, founder of Bohemian Robot Media Group and a former television personality. He asked the group to describe ourselves … Continue reading 4 Questions to help build your brand

New Year, New You Boo!

Happy New Year peeps!!! It’s that time of year when we reflect on the past 365 days and set goals for the year ahead. As we look back on 2015, it is important to think about the positive experiences as well as the challenges faced and develop ways to become a better version of ourselves moving forward. 2015 was a year of professional and personal … Continue reading New Year, New You Boo!

Networking events: Is it worth it, let me work it.

I’m writing this after attending a journalism convention in Minnesota. And yes, there are other black people in Minnesota.Lol! The conference provided unique workshops about advanced journalism techniques, building your brand and other professional development courses. ZZZzzzz! Let’s be honest,  most people were there for the parties and to network with hiring managers from the industry’s top companies. Let the awkward smiles and conversations begin! … Continue reading Networking events: Is it worth it, let me work it.