Author:Brittney Oliver

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18 Jul 4 Entrepreneurs Share Their Love Lessons Learned While Building Their Businesses

Entrepreneurship is the new black and for Black America there’s an increase of women and men who are leaving Corporate America to create our own opportunities, but being an entrepreneur is no easy feat. It’s a 24 hour and 7 days a week undertaking that according to the National Women’s Business Council, over 1,531,494 black women endure.  With the time commitment a business owner devotes to their company, how or when are they balancing their love lives with their business endeavors?  

 

12 Jun What I Would Tell My 18-Year-Old Self on Graduation Day

I remember how I felt on my high school graduation day, ten years ago. I stood before my 300 classmates as their class president delivering a speech about embracing the next chapter of their lives. I stood before some of my classmates that I’ve known since I was nine-years-old, but at that moment they felt like strangers. It was bittersweet. I was nervous, relieved and ready for that next chapter, but I walked across that stage with bitter wounds.

5 Things I Learned From Working In a Toxic Environment

30 May 5 Things I Learned From Working In a Toxic Environment

Can you imagine being worked to death? You worked so hard that your mind could not take it or your body could not take it and it gave out. The recent first-hand accounts of Uber’s work culture that recently resulted in an evaluation of the working environments at many startups stirred up past memories of some of the toxic behavior I came across during my short time in Corporate America. One environment I let get the best of me, which resulted in daily stomach pains, weight gain, hair loss, and fatigue.

4 Basic Rules to Set Yourself Up for a Yes

26 Apr 4 Basic Rules to Set Yourself Up for a Yes

Are you building a brand, looking for a job or searching for mentorship?  It only takes one email to set yourself up for the opportunity that you want, but your approach can make or break that opportunity.

 

Last month, GlamBAMN featured me as a spotlight member and asked if I wanted to host a webinar.  I immediately knew what I wanted to discuss and that was knowing the proper etiquette for asking for what you want.

 

3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Professional Meet Ups

28 Feb 3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Professional Meet Ups

I know you are dying to meet the women and men that you read about or follow on social in person for the ingredients to their secret sauce.  You want them to sit across from you and share the keys to success, the playbook of climbing to the top and the instruction manual of how to be them. Sometimes you don’t even want the keys, you just want a job or an opportunity to work for him or her.

PLAN A DOESN'T ALWAYS WORK OUT & THAT'S OKAY

27 Feb Plan A Doesn’t Always Work Out & That’s Okay

Originally posted on The Life Currency

 

I grew up thinking that no other place mattered but 1st place. That’s how I also felt about plans. There was only plan A and no need for a plan B or C. There was only one way, one path and one road that would make my dreams come true, and up until my last couple of years in college, plan A was working out just fine. Then, all of a sudden life slapped me in the face and things got real.

 

HOW TO PREPARE YOURSELF DURING COMPANY LAYOFFS

24 Feb How to Prepare Yourself During Company Layoffs

Originally posted on The Life Currency

 

My deskmate was called to the conference room around the last couple of minutes of the workday. She came back to our desk shaken and in tears revealing to the rest of the department that she was let go from her job. The next day more and more employees were let go and I sat there with my stomach in knots every time the COO came to the door. Would he be calling my name next? Just days prior a memo went out to all employee inboxes detailing the downsizing of certain departments and detailing the company’s performance. Panic spread across the company as people began to gather around desks, restrooms and eating areas whispering about the fate of their company and fate of their jobs.

 

YOU ARE ENOUGH! 4 WAYS TO KICK IMPOSTER SYNDROME

16 Feb You Are Enough! 4 Ways To Kick Imposter Syndrome

Originally posted on The Life Currency

 

Have you ever sat in a room full of power players and wondered why you were invited to the room? Your experience and track record as a great leader has rightfully landed in you among your peers, no matter how many accolades you have under your belt, you still feel like a fake? You’re probably suffering from imposter syndrome, which makes people feel like an inadequate, doubtful and intellectual fraud.