These are questions we all ask ourselves, right? I find myself wondering these things all the time - which might be surprising to some of you. People tend to think when you reach a certain point of success (which, what point is that supposed to be exactly?) that those worries and fears just disappear. That's just not true, girl.
Those thoughts are persistent because they're deep, deep within us. In this episode, I just really want to dissect that thought process. I want to get into it because the truth is we are totally enough. I am enough. You are enough. The thoughts in your head that say otherwise are lies. Trust me.
But sometimes just knowing that isn't enough. So let's talk about it.
Here are the episode highlights:
‣‣ [01:38] Let's start with a little catch-up, okay? Just a little life update. What's been going on with you?
‣‣ [08:30] Getting into it, I want...
Maya Moore is someone that I've wanted to have on Pretty Rich Podcast for a while. She's an incredibly talented permanent makeup artist and educator and she just has the best reputation. Before I connected with her, I only heard good things about her. And now that we've had the chance to talk, I can confirm, she's a total light.
I really enjoyed having her on the show for this episode and I know you'll enjoy her too. We talked about her experience hitting rock bottom in 2008, how she got herself out of that spiral, her start in PMU, and the best advice you need if you're just starting out or struggling to make it work.
Here are the episode highlights:
‣‣ [18:21] First, I encourage you to just take a moment to get to know Maya. We start with some rapid-fire questions here.
‣‣ [28:50] I ask Maya to walk us through her favorite achievement and her favorite failure.
It can be overwhelming to start a new venture, especially when you don't have an example of someone to look up to. That's why I reached out to Maddie Thompson, CEO of madluvvbrows, and asked her to be on this episode of the podcast with me.
Maddie and her team at madluvvbrows have seriously changed the brow game - not exaggerating. Not only are their stencils and brow stamps life-changing for PMU artists like myself, but they're also incredibly useful for the every day beauty product user. Seriously, I have my brows microbladed but I still use her stencils to do a nice touch-up day-to-day.
She started as a self-taught makeup artist, got certified in microblading, and realized there was a need for high quality, reliable eyebrow...
I want to be really honest in this episode. This is one of those special episodes where I feel like I can just sit with you and my microphone (or in this case my iPhone headphones) and just catch up with how we're all feeling.
It's been a hard couple of months. These last couple of weeks have definitely reminded me to slow down and be grateful for the privileges that I've been blessed with and be thankful for all of the work that my family did and the sacrifices they made on their journey.
So I just want to reflect on all of that and my history with you, and I hope that you'll take the moment to reflect with me too.
Here are the episode highlights:
‣‣ [05:03] I want to go back in time...
There are a lot of things that have happened in the last month. You've probably learned about a lot of things you were never aware of before. You probably (hopefully) feel the need to speak up and do better than you have in the past but you're scared to start. You don't know where to start.
It's hard having these kinds of conversations but it's important for us to do so anyway. For too long the voices of Black people have been silenced and shoved in a corner. For too long Black people haven't been listened to and cared for by non-Black society. It's time to change that.
To start off the conversation I invited my friend Ebony Kimbrough, PMU artist and microblading educator, to come on the show and talk to us about her experience as a Black business owner. Please...
It's not my birthday, but that is a statement of fact. It is the 100th episode of the Pretty Rich Podcast!
I cannot believe it. I can't believe it! We are finally in the triple digits!
It took me a little longer to get this episode out there, because it was like, “This is the 100th episode! It needs to be really, really good.” I was putting that pressure on myself.
But that led me to the biggest lesson I’ve learned after 100 episodes of the Pretty Rich Podcast. And what’s that?
If you’re worried about the competition, or if you’re trying to find your voice—I’ve been there! This episode is for you!
In my 100th episode, I talk about being inspired by your role models while learning to not compete with them. I also talk about how that feeling of not knowing what your voice sounds like because you’re comparing it to...
Have you found yourself asking these questions at some point in your life? Maybe even for the majority of it? ME. TOO.
Why? Reasons like "Because I never went to college," "Because I was a chubby kid," "Because I was never really athletic," whatever it might be, I think everybody asks these questions of themselves.
In this episode, Rosie McCorvey and I tackle self-doubt. If you feel like you still have something to prove, if you feel like you still don't truly belong, you can't miss this one! This episode is FOR YOU.
We talk about imposter syndrome, how it feeds your self-doubt, and what to do with it.
Rosie heads up the discussion about the difference between discipline and motivation and how one will be the driving force of you building your empire.
We also talk about how even in the middle of a pandemic you are NOT limited! I talk about utilizing online...
You are in for a treat with today's episode! It's a double whammy. I released a podcast episode and a YouTube video for you guys. Why? Because I want you to WIN.
This pandemic has been so hard for everybody. We all have to hustle a lot more, we have to handle a lot more... it's just a lot.
If you want to watch the YouTube video, here it is!
I also have a blog post on this YouTube video. You can check that out right here.
If you want details though, I have that laid out in today's Pretty Rich Podcast episode.
I mean... what?! They're all so doable.
In this episode, I give you all the details of how to thrive during this crisis economy by laying out ideas and plans for you to...
In this episode, I lay out my crisis economy survival guide. A “thrival blueprint,” as I like to call it. I want you to thrive in this crisis. We are in a crisis economy! That’s a fact!
If you’re looking for certainty, you can find it, but you have to look for it. After listening to this episode, you will be in that position. You’ll have confidence despite the fear that you’ve been feeling.
You can take action! You can take action from a clear and level-headed place, and I want you to know that.
You’re thinking things like, “There’s no way I’ll be able to pay my rent,” or “There’s no way I’ll be able to pay my employees,” or “I’m not...
eLearning is said to be a $4 billion industry by year 2026. Why can't you be a part of that? You should be a part of that.
Shay Danielle and I went live on Instagram, and we talked about things we WISH someone told us before creating our online courses!
The 6 things we wish we knew before creating an online course are laid out like this: