010: OWN Your Brand - What You Can Learn from Oprah about Your Professional Brand Image

This past weekend, Oprah gave a speech that has been praised by many at the Golden Globes when she became the first black woman to be the presented with the Cecil B. DeMille award. Oprah has been able to remain relevant over many years. This episode considers Oprah’s brand and what you can learn from Oprah regarding developing and maintaining your OWN professional brand image.

*Click here to view the video of Oprah's speech at the 2018 Golden Globes.

008: More than a Side Hustle - Building and Monetizing Your Brand while Holding Down a Job - Conversation with Kyshira Moffett

On this episode, you will get to hear from Chi-town native, Kyshira Moffett. Not only does Kyshira have a career in higher education, Kyshira also runs multiple businesses including a brand consulting business and cosmetics business. Her efforts have been featured in multiple national publications. In addition, she has been a speaker for national events, such as the National Urban League conference, the National Black MBA Conference, and more! 

I reference throughout the episode Kyshira's group coaching program, which you can click here to find out more about and to join or put your name on the waitlist, and her speaker's course, which you can find out more about and purchase here.*

*As of the date of publication, I am not an affiliate for any of these products from Kyshira Moffett.

007: Connecting with a New Professional Contact

'Tis the season to grow your network! As you meet new professional contacts, including those who could be mentors, sponsors, or accountability partners, you should be sure to follow up in the correct way to leave a lasting impression. This episode provides some strategies on the best ways to follow up.

SNEAK PEEK: The process to follow up begins before you leave the room.

006: 7 Ways to Get Ahead in the Last Month of the Year

December is not a "throw-away" month. 

While many people value January as the best month of the year, I consider December to be the best month of the year -- not only due to the fact that I was born in December -- but because December presents unique opportunities to connect or reconnect with people. Further, most people are not as active during December, so this is the time when you can get ahead and do what others are not!

Do not give up on the year. Instead, check out Episode 006 of the Drive Your Journey podcast to figure out how to utilize this under-utilized month to get ahead.

005: Books as Mentors

On this episode, I shared seven books that can can provide you with strategies to implement on your journey:

These were (in no particular order):

  1. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  2. Rich20Something by Daniel DiPiazza
  3. The Sell by Fredrik Eklund
  4. The Eventual Millionaire by Jaime Tardy
  5. Secrets of the Young and Successful by Jennifer Kushell
  6. Miss Jessie's: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch -- Naturally by Miko Branch with Titi Branch
  7. Power Playbook by La La Anthony

Happy Reading!