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Over the past six years, I’ve had some once-on-a-lifetime opportunities through BW Missions. Here are just a few ways they've enabled me to make my mark:
Helping to build brands
Nurturing new communities
Amplifying voices I believe in to forward missions that matter
Over the past six years, I’ve pushed myself into growth environments both personally and professionally. When I brainstormed ways to make an impact early on in my career, I realized I could carve out my own niche by using other brands as platforms.
Medication can be a great tool, but it isn’t the full answer. Without behavioral therapy, it often just serves as a band-aid. As a society, we need to find solutions that give us answers and opportunities to work through our problems instead of perpetuating them so they constantly need to be treated. Real progress requires action and change, on both a personal and social level.
I created this resource because I want to help can become the best version of yourself in the real world. Before I started Wish Dish, I was piling as many things as I could to my resume, just for the sake of it. This was my way of proving that I was good enough to the world — and to myself.
I learned a critical lesson early in life: Your job doesn’t define you. What you do is just a small piece of who you are.
In this article, I’ve shared my best tips for launching a bestselling book. This how-to guide features general and applicable principles to launch any successful product.
“What can one story do for one person? If we take the formula to impact one person, and scale it to hundreds of millions of people over and over again, then we will create societal and cultural change.”
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I’ve always received satisfaction out of getting a job done - and done well. I’ve learned how to use my tendency towards tunnel vision as a strength by putting it in conjunction with a well-honed worth ethic, penchant for talent development, and rapid speed at high rates of productivity.
You know those moments when you look at pictures from a previous life chapter and can’t even remember the most basic details about what you did that day… but the emotional state you were in comes flooding back to you instantly?
Today, the best compliment I love receiving today is, “Wow, you’re so efficient!” Adding this skill to my roster has demanded a full 180-degree turnaround from where I was a year ago - however, to be clear I am still not perfect today.
In the spring semester of my sophomore year of college, I was selected to intern with the Atlanta Hawks in their Sports Programs department. I was informed the Hawks never offered a sophomore an internship and had a requirement I had to receive school credit from the business school.
The one problem? I wasn’t in the business school yet.
A critical lesson I learned at Kairos was the importance of a strong brand. Before launching our website, I invested a lot of time and money in laying a solid foundation that would establish my credibility and ensure I was equipped to execute.
At a work lunch during my junior year of college, I’ll never forget a response from my then-manager to one of my pitches. Instead of unpacking my idea and offering the personal insight I’d hoped for, this person told me I’d need approval from someone “two direct reports above.”
When was the last time someone listened to your idea ... and really heard you? Instead of just patting you on the back, what if they extended a hand?
I came to a hard realization in the fall of 2016: I had no idea how to build a successful startup. After 2.5 years of pouring myself into a dream to give people a voice and build an authentic community, I found myself cash-deprived and sharing an apartment unit in my friend’s room.
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