Corporate America

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!

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.

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 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

The Truth About Performance Reviews!

S3:Ep 8
In this episode, we talk frankly and honestly about a very stressful time in most our work lives.  The Annual Performance Review has been a pain point for many of us and this year will be no different. 

There are some misconceptions about the annual performance review.  We run down what the review actually is, how you should prepare, what to expect from the meeting, and steps to follow up after the meeting.

Stop Skipping The Work Happy Hour!

S3:Ep 7
In this episode, we talk about how working twice as hard isn’t getting us anywhere and what you need to focus on instead of just keeping your head down and getting shit done….

Hint: You have to go to the Work Happy Hour. 

Stop Doing The Black Sh*t At Work!

S3:Ep 5
In this episode, the first for Black History Month, I’m simply laying out the rationale for you to stop taking on Diversity and Inclusion work that is not in your job description.
We need to Stop Doing the Black Shit at Work!  Especially if the company is the equivalent of a Fuck Boy.

Break Time!: Happy Holidays

S2:Ep 17
This episode is a quick moment of trillness at the end of the year. Thank you all for listening to Season 2 of the Trill MBA Show.  Season 3 starts January 6, 2019.  Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

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