MIND MY OWN BUSINESS
This week, I created a video for a new platform for supporters of President Trump. The creators feel as though they are being censored for their views by liberal platforms so they created their own platform. I feel it is a great idea to start something new when you feel your voice isn't being heard. Although I do not share the same views as the platform, as an entrepreneur I do not mix business with personal. I gladly created the video with my voice over explaining their site. I would never get personally involved in a business transaction as I know it can harm my business relationships. Besides as a human being I must respect everyone's opinions. I've been quite controversial myself with my first book Growing Up Black in America Without Experiencing Racism, A new reality and hope for the future. A lot of people disagree with my experience, but as they say the truth shall set you free. It certainly has for me. I applaud anyone taking a stand for what they believe in. Another positive transaction completed, I'm sure there will be more with this client in the future.
I was approached through Instagram by an empowering woman named Miriam Fairclough who has a business called Black Diamond, Mining My Own Business and she liked my MMOB shirt. She asked if she could repost the picture in which I wore the shirt, of course I was honored she asked. I took a screenshot of the new post, see pics below. Be sure to check out Miriam and Black Diamond, Mining My Own Business (MMOB) in 2019 when she officially launches her conference. Her website is www.drlisabaxter.org
This week's You Are The Project lesson was about replacing bad habits with good behaviors and habits. The best way to get rid of a bad habit is most certainly to replace it with something far better. They say it takes a month to create a routine to stick to, so start your new routine today! If you need help staying on track and keeping on top of your goals, check out You Are The Project. They can most certainly give you a leg up!
This week, I am reading 2 books: Hope for the flowers and I have a dream (borrowed from the library). Hope for the Flowers was given to me by my mother-in-law last year. It is a beautiful story about caterpillars and butterflies. An inspiring read about life, revolution, and hope. I've read it twice before but since I love it I decided to pick it up again and renew it within my mind. Of course the I Have a Dream book needs no introduction. It is the remarkably empowering speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in 1963. This book contains his entire speech with a foreword from his daughter Reverend Bernice King. It is wonderful to read such empowering words that inspired a nation to rise up and make a change!
Learning new skills! I saved a lot of Udemy courses in my account that I will be taking for marketing: digital marketing, social media marketing, Facebook live marketing, etc. Two days ago, I completed the zero budget marketing course and received the certification for it. My problem with marketing was I kept feeling we had to create new content for our business, even though we had not spent enough time recycling the great content we already have. I'm most certainly learning.
The more I mind my own business, the more I make magical things happen. Stay blessed and keep shining! -Shenteria
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Voice Over Actress, Author, Spokeswoman, Motivated Millennial.