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It’s Fri-Yay!

The end of the week is here.

So what?

I’m doing my thing. Sitting at the coffee shop. I didn’t write earlier this week because I went to work instead of hanging out at Comet.

So what have I done this week?

Well, Monday I got to do some QA work on a website I’ve been helping out with.

Tuesday was the launch of stlregionalchamber.com! Check it out!

Wednesday, I put together social posts for an evening event.

‘Twas the celebration of the Diverse Business Accelerator’s first year. It’s a program designed for diverse and women-owned businesses who are ready to grow and scale their businesses. It’s an amazing program that now has 3 cohorts and 14 portfolio companies.

The celebration was a Final Pitch for a $10,000 prize!

All of the companies who presented were amazing.

We had Cedric Cobb, President and CEO of Best Wardrobe Solutions, inventor of the Best Pocket Square, and winner of SharkTank, as our host for the evening.

Arian Simone was the keynote speaker for the evening. Her story is amazing and inspired me to do even this. Take a step towards being fearlessly authentic.

So here I sit.

I just ended a conversation with someone I met at the event as well. You know St. Louis is known for serendipity.

We both had questions for Arian. Mine was: “How do you live authentically without taking on the opinions of others?” (In so many words)

And hers: “Should I further my education for credibility?”

It was crazy because that is exactly what I have been struggling with. There are so many people in my sphere who believe I need to go back to school. Based on their own limitations. I’ve decided that I’ll go to school when I feel like it will benefit me. Fuck what anyone else things.

So, I walked up to her after the event to tell her how much I appreciated her standing up and asking that question. Her asking that question made me want to answer it with “Fuck that, you’re already enough!” Validating my own feelings about going back to school.

The next day, she reached out asking for a meeting with me. We had a wonderful conversation and have scheduled another.

You guys! I’m doing it!

I’m stepping out of my comfort zone to make commitments and stick to them. Look at God.

Anyway, thank you for reading. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Callaway out!

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Can WordPress Read My Text Messages?!?!

So… Crazy thing happened today.

I texted my cousin and asked her what her address is. Her birthday is soon and I wanted to send her a birthday card.

I didn’t know that my cousin lived in Montgomery.. I mean I did, but I forgot.

Life goes on and then I get on WordPress.

One of the first stories I see is about the Alabama corrections system, in MONTGOMERY, AL

Coincidence? I think not.

I’m not accusing anyone of anything. Especially because I didn’t thoroughly read the terms & conditions. I’m just sayin’ that’s cray.

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A Word Before Work

I just spend the last hour and a half deleting and marking emails as read.

Most of them come from newsletters I’ve mindlessly subscribed to, my significant other, and random updates from WordPress and Google.

It’s ridiculous how much a cluttered email inbox can stress you out.

I usually do a terrible job of checking my emails. I’m working on that.

I have been making an effort for the past few weeks to organize my information input systems.

I’ve downloaded an app called Notebook. It’s actually been pretty helpful by allowing me to have a digital inbox. I have created multiple “notebooks” for things like PDFs, Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, Business cards (yes it can capture that info), and of course I’ve made a notebook for every type of idea I can have.

This is what it looks like now:

Now, if I can just use it.

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Everything you do

Listening to a podcast featuring Levar Burton and thought about making a career as a storyteller.

I Would like to write a book titled “Everything You Do”

Description

I am but one drop in the entire ocean. Oh child, you are the entire ocean within one drop.

Defining success is difficult. Life is like making a to-do list and only crossing half of it off. But what if you made a done list? You wouldn’t look over your life’s work and be dissappointed at what you didn’t do, because all you can see is what you have already done.

BOOM

Mind-blown