Black History Now-Meet Florcy Morisset

In celebration of Black History Month, I’ve been sharing interviews on local Black Entrepreneurs-Making History today!

This is my 5th and final year that I’ll be presenting this series as an exclusive interview series. So, I hope you enjoy 🙂

My guests are willing to share some tips and advice for aspiring business owners and community leaders who are willing to step up and make things happen for themselves and those around them. I would like to introduce to you all my special guest of the week…

Meet Florcy Morisset- Independent Curator & Art Consultant

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In this interview Florcy shares with us:

1) What prompted her to open up an art gallery in the Historic Old City part of Philadelphia.

2) How she evolved from a brick and mortar gallery into a location-independent gallery in order to take the art gallery to an international market.

3) And how she currently defines and measures success as an ever evolving entrepreneur.

Check Out Our Interview Here:http://youtu.be/Tw6JjIKxncc

You can find out more at:

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http://www.vivantartcollection.com

Until next time…Peace!

 

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Black History Now-Meet Sonia James Pennington

In celebration of Black History Month, I’m conducting weekly interviews on local Black Entrepreneurs-Making History today!

This is my 5th and final year I’m presenting this series as an exclusive interview series. So, I switched up things a bit and expanded into reaching out to people whose work expanded into the greater Philadelphia region as they are more location independent.

My guests are willing to share some tips and advice for aspiring business owners and community leaders who are willing to step up and make things happen for themselves and those around them. I would like to introduce to you all my special guest of the week…

Meet Sonia James Pennington-Artistic Director, and Choreographer

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In this interview Sonia shares with us:

1) What prompted her to open up a dance studio and pursue the path of the arts even though she had originally chosen the path of law as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey.

2) How she handles obstacles and roadblocks such as lawsuits that threatened to take her company from her.

3) And how she currently defines and measures success as an ever evolving entrepreneur.

Check Out Our Interview Here: http://youtu.be/v3NQlwocC_c

 

You can find out more at:
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http://www.introspectivemovementproject.com/

http://www.nationaldanceshowcase.com/

http://www.artistsinmotionnj.com/

Tune in next Saturday for my next guest entrepreneur. 

Until next time…Peace!

 

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Our Definitions of Success Will Look Different

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It’s that word again, Success– that gravy train many of us hopes to ride. And there are many 2 cents and some change about this word. Heck, even I’ve written a couple of blogs around the topic. I’ve asked you How Do You Define Success , what are you willing to do to achieve your definition of success,and even challenged you to face fears of success.

This time around, I wanted to vlog some words of encouragement since some of us are already mapping out plans for 2015, and might get all wrapped up in listening to our evil success nemesis, the comparison queen if we’re not careful. It’s all too easy to take your eyes off the prize (your purpose) especially when people in your tribe are doing cool things like being modern day gypsies, or meeting Martha Stewart to learn yummy recipes and such. And that’s awesome for them and you can celebrate your friends and mentors.

But, the thing is, your path is your path. So, I hope you enjoy my latest video blog. I recorded while on a weekend road trip visiting one of my favorite Aunties, (she’s the one who did my makeup for all the professional pics you see of me) : )

Just in Case you couldn’t click through to the video here’s the direct link: http://youtu.be/90FP5o6DtPg

Until next time…

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Moving from Good to Great

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When you set out on a journey to define and refine success on your own terms, you will find yourself at crossroads from time to time. I think one of the most difficult crossroads you’ll come to, is the point where you have to decide if the path you’re on is truly in alignment with the calling on your life. This can be an especially difficult decision to make when the new path that has opened up means exploring uncharted territory and the familiar path is a road you can confidently travel with your eyes closed.

I haven’t read the book “Good to Great” by Jim Collins yet, (it’s on my to-read list) but, I do recall hearing the phrase “good is the enemy of great”.  So, I began to wonder how many of us cling to what we’re good at because well…we’re darn good at it only to miss out on that something great even if it meant completely changing the path we were on.

How many assessment tests will we take to finally be satisfied with the results that somehow consistently tell us pretty much the same answer?

How many coaches and accountability buddies will we rant to about the same thing over and over again so that we can avoid facing our fears of success.

How many coffeeshop meetups with our besties will we go on only to hear them tell us what we already know to be our truth?

And what is that truth?

Well, for one, there are no magical answers. I’m a practical person and I like very concrete answers but as much as I’d like things clear cut in black and while, the world is colorful and I believe the same is true about life, and it’s a beautiful thing.

Though there’s no easy button perhaps if we start with the belief that we already are what we’re searching for we can trust that we are equipped to be the greatness that dwells inside.

And finally it’s not too late to find the door that leads to life because that’s what we’re all here for. To Live. To Live Purposefully.

Until next time…

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Be The Change Series Interviews- Featuring C.J. Hayden

Be The Change Series Interviews- Featuring C.J. Hayden

If the video didn’t show up here’s the direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlsTnB2dWsc

CJ-Hayden-Portrait-360x360About C.J. Hayden

C.J. Hayden is the bestselling author of Get Clients Now!, The One-Person Marketing Plan Workbook, and 50 Ways Coaches Can Change the World. C.J. is a San Francisco business coach who speaks, writes, and coaches internationally. Since 1992, C.J. has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get clients, get strategic, and get things done. She particularly loves working with social entrepreneurs, activists, and entrepreneur philanthropists.

Websites: http://www.getclientsnow.com
http://www.socialentrepreneurcoach.com
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