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7 Tips to Survive Work Travel

I went on my “first” full-time work trip a few months ago, and let me tell you, I was feeling fresh! It was so cool to have my own company card, be staying at a cool hotel, and doing work that I love. Although I am in a primarily marketing role, I do quite a bit of event planning as well. Which is great, because I’m pretty good at it (if I must say so myself). So, I’ve attended workshops, conferences, conventions and the like. Traveling for business is a slightly different beast. From what I gained on this trip, and past experiences, here’s my checklist on how to do it right!

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New Year’s Resolutions: Career Goals Edition

Setting career goals are all nice and dandy, but once you get the perfect job, the hard work ends. So wrong! You still have to put in the extra effort to build your skills, refine your skills, level up in the company, and develop a long-term plan. Since it’s still January, we have the “New Years, New You” vibes. Let’s outline some career goals for that raise, promotion, or free training!

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Your Most Successful Year: How to Form A Habit in 2018

“New year, new you.” I got so many email newsletters this week bashing that phrase and rightfully so. There are some truths that lie behind the statement though. With the transition of a new set of 365 days, there comes a time to pause and reflect on your progress. A few of my favorite replacement phrases were “New year, new goals” and “New year, new view”. It’s all about taking a new approach to the same goals. Nothing wrong with that!

But did you know that “92% of New Year’s resolutions fail” (Trello)? So what will help you avoid that statistic in 2018? The implementation of some healthy habits! People on the internet also shared their views on how to approach their goals for 2018. I figured I’d share a few of them in case you’re still trying to determine how to tackle your 2018 goals.

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How I Changed My Money Rules: Making A Budget That Works For Me

October 2017, I struggled to stick to my budget and that’s coming from a hyper-budgeter. I kept going over my spending budget and having to adjust the next paycheck to accommodate. This was a vicious cycle that I knew I had to break. And after months of tweaking my plan, I had to change my money rules and change my mindset! There are so many rules, theories, and practices with money! Which one is right? Sometimes it is easy to fall into one of those routines without questioning if it works for you! I made the decision to make my money work for me. Here are the steps I took and resources I used to get back on track. Can you relate?

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5 Money Habits To Avoid In College

There are so many stories about what people did right and wrong financially while in college. Rightfully so, this is a crucial time because you have a little more freedom from your parents. There are also more opportunities to spend frivolously and little accountability. People are always telling you what to do, and that can get annoying…real fast. So, let’s try this. Here are a few things not to do with your money while in school, and right out of school!

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6 Ways To Be More Productive in 2018

I love the ability to organize, categorize and optimize all parts of my life. Throughout 2017 I’ve had the opportunity to sample different productivity systems. Adjusting to full-time work was a challenge and then entered my productivity tools. With my latest resources and new perspective, I have a list of tools that I plan to optimize in 2018. These will help you organize your life as well, or at least spark the interest in doing so.

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Guest Post: Shynieka Taylor, CEO of MadTalkin Network

Today I bring you the first ever guest post from my friend, Shynieka Taylor, the CEO of MadTalkin Network. We had the pleasure of working together and competing at the Miss Black USA 2016 pageant. Since then, I have seen her level up with her personal acting career and professional endeavor in creating MadTalkin. I’m proud to say that she and her business partners have recently incorporated their company! Read on for her advice and a snippet of her journey as an entrepreneur.


My hustle is an on-air personality and the CEO of Madtalkin Network. The idea came about because ever since I first watched Oprah, I knew I wanted to have my own talk show. There is not enough black positive representation within media and I knew I could fulfill that role. Being a host is a gift I believe God gave me naturally. You have to be energetic, engaging, fearless, charismatic, understanding, and ultimately confident when you control a room or an atmosphere, and nothing gives me more thrill than to connect with others through this avenue.

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How To Have A Stress-Free Christmas

Whether you want to accept it or not, Christmas is coming and in just nineteen short days, it will be upon us! What’s your biggest concern for Christmas? Is it the holiday cheer or your shopping budget? Your Christmas party outfits, or getting a plane ticket home? Regardless of your worries, I’ve attempted to round up my favorite shopping tips, planning tricks, and everything in between.

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Your Biggest Obstacle: Overcoming Entrepreneurial Failure

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Welcome back to the Entrepreneurship Series at B Chic University. Up until this week, we’ve discussed many useful tools and strategies to get your business off the ground. Now we’re confronting the biggest obstacle to success. Now that November is wrapping up, hopefully, you’re ready to launch (at least) an introduction to your brand. This is a lot to work on and I know it can get discouraging, but remember why it is so beneficial to have a side hustle.

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Your Pitch: How To Hook Your Audience

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We’re in our third post of the Entrepreneurship blogging series and I hope it’s been a productive experience so far! Three weeks ago, I prepped you to get your business started, then we narrowed down what side hustle to pursue, and finally, you’ve started to build a brand with a signature name, logo, phrases, and more. But wait, there’s more! Have you heard the phrase, “If you build it, they will come?” Well, that’s only half true and especially in this digital age. You have to promote your services/product like crazy in order to get noticed and business! Not only does promotion, but the right promotion will be key in getting people to learn about your brand and obtain support. And that starts with your “pitch”. 

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