#WhenSilenceSpeaks Writing Challenge: A Different World

I entered a different world today. Today I announced my first, solo, live online training (also known as a webinar). I’ve been a guest on a webinar before but I’ve never done one completely on my own. I’m excited to share on a topic that I get numerous questions about, and one that I’ve had almost 2 years of experience (trials, errors, and successes) with. On February 15th, I’ll be sharing how to create an additional stream of income by…

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Inspiring A New Generation: AT&T Encourages Students To Pursue STEM at #HiddenFigures Screening

“I’m so happy this story is being told. I had NO idea.” These are the exact words I uttered the first time I saw Hidden Figures (at an advanced screening) last year. I laughed, I cried and I got angry, but most of all I left the movie inspired by these amazing women who paved the way for so many. In case you have not seen it, “Hidden Figures shares the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan…

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How I Overcame Fear, Doubt & Self-Sabotage To Achieve My Goals

Fear (and its cousins doubt & self-sabotage) are three subject areas I am very familiar with. I have been very transparent here on the blog about my struggles with my fear of failing. Fear is a normal human emotion that we all experience. In some instances, the fact that we can feel fear keeps us safe from potentially dangerous situations. In other situations, we can be so crippled by fear that we don’t even act, but instead, we choose to…

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Take The VeePeeJay Community Survey + WIN*

It’s that time of the year again. Well actually, it’s been over a year since I’ve done a community survey. If you read my #WordoftheYear post, I talked a little bit about my plans for the blog but I would love to hear from you. Would you do me a favor and take the VeePeeJay Community Survey? It will literally take you two minutes and as a thank you for your time, you will be entered in a drawing to win…

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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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Relax & UnWind at with Complimentary Services at Aveda Experience Centers

This past Black Friday was my first *major* Black Friday weekend for my lifestyle apparel brand Ven & Rose. All the planning, strategizing and long nights (that turned into early mornings) were worth it, but afterward I was TIRED. Enter Aveda. A few days after Black Friday, I got to check out the new Aveda Experience Center at NorthPark Mall here in Dallas. That invite was right on time because I definitely needed to unwind a bit.…

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