Is your path towards getting your college degree taking a bit longer than you wanted? Well, it doesn't matter how long it takes, if you have patience and never lose hope, you can always reach your goals. In today's conversation with Angelika, we talk about never giving up. It took her 15 years to get her bachelor' degree, while at the same time serving in the military. Now she is going for her Ph.D. and helping homeless female veterans. We had a very open and honest conversation talking about parental divorce, food addiction, and self-care.
As a first-gen do you think about mentorship as being a crucial part of the collegiate experience? For Anthony, it was something he didn't really think about until he got to graduate school. Now, he is an advocate for all things mentorship!
Happy new year and happy new decade! To ring us into the new year, today we are going to discuss 5 business must haves to keep in mind when running your business. These are just some of the important things that I have learned in owning my own business, and I want to pass them along to you in order to help your business prosper in 2020.
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It’s the last show of 2019, and the decade! Before we go into the new year, I want to reflect upon these past 10 years. I have come up with a list of 10 highlights that I want to share with you, and at the end of the episode, I am going to leave you with some clips from the 9 most downloaded episodes of 2019.
In this session of The First-Gen Lounge, we talk about finding one's chill. What do I mean by finding your chill? I mean finding more peace, simplifying your life, and just making things easier for yourself as we go into the new year.
Here are 3 highlights from the session:
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Have you ever felt like you’re too late to start the things that you’ve always wanted to do? In our conversation with Michae, we learn that there’s no such thing as being too late to start or finish something. We talk about his plus size photography business and his real estate dreams of owning multi-family homes.
Michae Allen is one of the few Floridians who is actually from the state! Since middle school, he always had a camera in his hand but he never knew that photography, 'was a thing.' As his interest in photography never went away, 20 years later, a friend gifted him his first professional camera and he began sharpening his skills in the central Florida area. As a result of his connection with other black business owners, Michae saw a great need for black stock imagery and that spawned UmbrellaStock whose goal is to properly represent black people photographically.
It can be hard to be transparent can be hard at times, but it’s in these moments of transparency and truth that we learn to get stronger and work through the difficult things we are going through. Our chat with Dempris about mental health, and how important it is to talk about it, was so good. Too often, we keep these things to ourselves, but if we are a little more transparent about what we are going through, it can allow us to get the help we need.
Dempris Gasque got a bachelor's degree in three years at FSU, and he's gone on to become a mental health advocate for the National Alliance on Mental Illness speaking across the state, a sponsor of community events, a community leader, and a CEO of a professional-development training agency. His purpose while passing through on this earth is to inspire those who need a stern push while being held accountable to achieve their goals.
It's an extra special Thursday because... we are celebrating the end of palindromes week (and it's my late grandfather's birthday). This week we will answer another question from one of our fam, Mel, who asks for advice for someone considering entrepreneurship. Here are a few things for you to consider when thinking about moving into entrepreneurship.