Career

Trill Thoughts: What I Have Learned On My Career And Side Hustle Journey

S3:Ep 20

In this episode, I share what I have learned since starting this podcast…which is my side hustle.  It has not been an easy road but it’s been a lot of growth, struggle, and accomplishments.

I Share:
Where I went wrong and why.
Why I wasn’t consistent last season.
What you should do before you start your side hustle.
Why you can be successful at career and side hustle… Spoiler Alert:  Because Slavery!

You CAN Have Career, Side Hustle, and Family: Mother’s Day Inspiration with Timika Downes

S3:Ep 19

In this episode, I gain side hustle nuggets from Timika Downes. Timika is a Registered Nurse for Boston Public School System, Owner of Lice Clinics of America- Medford, Creator and Host of the Reluctant Frugalist blog and the FI-Rx podcast, Public Speaker, Wife, and Mother of 3.

No Balls Dropped: How One Corporate Warrior Is Successfully Juggling Career and Side Hustle with Erica Jones

S3:Ep 18

In this episode,  I have an extremely vulnerable conversation with my dear friend Erica Jones, Owner and Creative Director of Elevated Occasions, an event planning enterprise that curates high customized events, elevating the ordinary to extraordinary. 

Erica shares:
•How she discovered her gift for creating amazing experiences.
•Why she decided to take the leap into entrepreneurship.
•How her side hustle has actually made her a better employee.
•The podcasts she listens to for tips that help her grow her business

Grab your tissue and get ready to laugh, cry, and be inspired to keep climbing the corporate ladder, feed interests outside of your 9 to 5, and lean into all of your natural born gifts, abilities, and passions. 

I’m Scared of Success: One Black Woman’s Journey From the Bottom of the Film Industry with Vonti McRae

S3:Ep 17

In this episode, writer Vonti McRae shares how her career journey in the film industry prompted her to share her truth. 
In March of 2019, published by the WomensENews website, Vonti authored an article originally titled I’m Scared Shitless of Success now titled I’m Scared of Success. Vonti’s article described the Trillest emotions held by black women in corporate America….. fear, courage, self-doubt, confidence, not belonging, resiliency and open the world to a real look at the multifaceted world of the black woman corporate warrior.  Like Vonti, many of us come from very humble beginnings and we continue to work hard to achieve the highest levels of success.

When I read this article, I immediately emailed Vonti and asked her to be a guest on the show…. because I have questions. 

Jesus Wasn’t Crucified On The Cross For Us To Be Miserable At Work: Easter Edition of Trill Thoughts

S3:Ep 16

If you are unhappy at work, this episode is for you. 

In this episode, I share what lessons we as Black Women can take from the story of Jesus’s crucifixion and apply to our career management. There is a lot we can take from this story, regardless if Jesus is your home boy or not.  The lesson of discomfort and pain, perceived failure, redemption, and never giving up on your purpose.   In this lesson, I truly believe Jesus was crucified on the cross so that we would not have to be miserable and suffer at work.  Seriously, I know you may think it sounds crazy but hear me out.

How To Manage Your Career in Trump America: You Can Make It To The C-Suite

S3:Ep 15

In this episode, we talk about how to handle the workplace shenanigans in the Trump Era.

I also talk about this past week’s House Financial Services Committee hearing where Rep. Al Green asked the all white male panel of CEOs from 7 of the largest banks in the US if the succession plans for their roles included a woman or person of color…. You have to watch it for yourself.
Let’s face it, the odds have not been in our favor.  But that doesn’t mean we don’t have FAVOR.  Change is coming and we just have to keep working and helping each other.

The Truth About Vacation!

S3:Ep 13

In this episode, I’m trying to encourage you to take your vacation. We have to do better.  When are we going to put ourselves first? If you have been afraid to use your vacation days, this is the episode for you. 

The Truth About Performance Improvement Plans! (Update)

S3:Ep 12

In this episode, I drop nuggets around the Performance Improvement Plan aka PIP…. a sad and sorry excuse of a development tool used by organizations for all the wrong reasons.  I also share the 3 options you have when you are placed on a PIP.

If you are a Corporate Warrior, chances are you have been met with a PIP or at least a threat of a PIP in your career journey.   Listen, this is a temporary situation that will lead you to your next stop on your journey.  Yes, it’s a painful experience, especially if it’s not for legitimate performance issues.  You can make it through the PIP experience and trust me, life gets better after a PIP.

The Truth About Failure!

S3:Ep 11

In this episode, I speak from my heart about failure and give practical tips to minimize failure in your role.  Many times we agree to be held to a standard of success that we did not define.  Many times we don’t know what the expectations of us are.  How can we exceed goals we don’t know or understand?

The key is in this episode.

Hint: Tap into your inner Claire Huxtable

Why You Should Be Just A Little Selfish with Erayna Sargent!

S3:Ep 10

In this episode, my dear friend and Kelley classmate, Erayna Sargent, joins me for a very candid and vulnerable convo about how we all need to be just a little selfish sometimes and why our success in corporate America depends on it.
By day Erayna is a corporate warrior, but by night Erayna is a small business consultant, wellness warrior and overall ‘Goal Digger.’

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