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SOARing in 2017 + What To Expect from VeePeeJay #WordoftheYear #OneWord

Life doesn’t always go as planned. The fact that I’m writing a  “New Year” post for the 6th year in a row is proof of this. I never had any intentions to start a blog, but here I am heading into year six, and as I’ve mentioned before, this is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Happy New Year. Welcome to 2017. Obviously, if you’re ready this, you made it, and I’m grateful that you’re taking the…

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Reflecting on 2016. Looking forward to 2017

So here we are, at the end of 2016. Tomorrow we officially bid farewell to 2016.  Before we move into 2017, I wanted to take some time to reflect on 2016. To say that this year has been challenging is an understatement. A lot happened in the world this year, and I found myself experiencing a myriad of emotions from sadness to helplessness, and then back to hope. Despite what was happening around me, I chose to channel those emotions into my…

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“Be Quiet & Let Me Be Great” – Silencing the Little Girl In My Head

Brandy Butler (Middle) & Sherica Matthews (Right) I spent this past weekend in St. Louis attending Brandy Butler’s “Package Podcast Profit” intensive workshop. I was excited to attend the event as an instructor to share my expertise with the attendees, but I had no idea how much of an impact this experience would have on me. Although I’m always encouraging others to celebrate their wins, I realize, in some ways I still struggle with fully celebrating my own wins. I feel comfortable sharing…

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Two Habits That Make Me Better As An Entrepreneur

I recently returned from vacation and a much-needed break. For the past eight months, I have been on the go a lot and I was fatigued, so I needed to slow down a bit to take care of myself. At times it feels like my brain is always ticking and it’s hard to turn it off. Also, there is a lot of noise in the online space and I find it necessary to go to a quiet place to hear…

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Planning for the Future as an Entrepreneur w/Prudential #WomenInspired

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Prudential and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Yesterday I *celebrated* my 21st high school graduation anniversary. Well, there wasn’t much celebration, but more “wow, I can’t believe it has been that long”, and “I don’t even feel that old.” My high school graduation was actually my first graduation ceremony ever. Back then, there was no kindergarten or primary school (I grew up under the British system) graduation, so high…

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I Never Wanted To Be An Entrepreneur

I never wanted to be an entrepreneur. Nope, not me. The truth is, growing up I didn’t really know any entrepreneurs. At least I didn’t think I did. Looking back on it, my grandma (who I lived with for the first 7 years of my life) and my grandfather were both entrepreneurs. My grandfather was a farmer who owned hundreds of acres of land as well as his own carpentry business and my grandma was a seamstress, farmer and what ever else…

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The Importance of Celebrating Your Wins + #OneWord First Quarter Update

If I’m being honest, I hesitated to write this post. However, I promised myself (and I encourage others to do the same) to celebrate my wins no matter how big or small.  Taking the time to celebrate your wins is important, because it shows that you are making progress and taking steps in the right direction towards your goals. I am also sharing in my quest to inspire others to take action to live their life on purpose, and do…

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