Real talk: I been rocking with Beyoncé since the first time I heard “No, No, No” in high school. It’s no secret that I have tremendous respect for her and all that she has accomplished. It really inspires me that a 36 year old Texas mother of three children under the age of 10 is at the very top of the music game. She shuts down red carpets, award shows, Coachella, the Internet all with the magic of her authentic self.
It’s really easy to think, “Well, Beyoncé is uber successful because she has tons of help. She has a personal trainer, chef, nannies, management company, make-up artists, hair gurus, and a kick ass mama (Hey, Ms. Tina! I love you!) to help her out. I don’t have that kind of help so that’s why I’m not the Beyoncé of my own life.”
While there is truth in that statement, I want you to consider that the megastar Beyoncé that we all know and love today was once Beyoncé Gisselle Knowles, a little girl from Houston, Texas with big dreams.Read More
Let’s face it: Even if you’ve never worked a day in Sales, you’re still a salesperson. What exactly are you selling? Your skills. Honey Bunny, if you haven’t figured out it out by now, the “productivity preceeds promotion -- bury your head in work and they will recognize your contribution” method of career development DOES NOT WORK. Most of the time, the higher ups have no real clue about everything you do on a daily basis and what exactly goes into putting out the fires that you douse on the regular.
That being said, it is of the utmost importance that you are able to communicate your value to the world at large. You can be the most capable, most talented, best suited for the job, but that means nothing if no one else knows that.
How do I talk about myself, LaTisha? I have such a hard time with this.
Don’t worry, boo. I got you. You’re going to Sasha Fierce yourself.Read More