What You Have Now Is What You Asked For Back Then with Raquel Miller

What You Have Now Is What You Asked For Back Then with Raquel Miller

Raquel joins me, Naketa Thigpen, today to share what inspired her to incorporate her love for traveling to her gift registry business. She explains the difference between being in a place of generosity through giving and expecting something in return for something given. She also shares the foundations and pillars of her company and why she chose those to be the bedrock of her business and shares her ability to process and move in her own chaos.

Raquel Miller is a proud Carribean-American business leader, a social connector, and the owner of Bunchful Birthday + Holiday Registry. She is a poet and a remarkable speaker on various topics such as entrepreneurship, leadership, and cultural gift-giving as well as a phenomenal storyteller who is not afraid to share and be honest about her highs and lows in business. With over 17 years of experience in operations and sales, she has developed her skills as a business-savvy entrepreneur devoted to encouraging and enabling others to discover their prosperity and achieve the success they desire. Her motto is: Make a Difference NOW.

“The challenge you’re facing right now is in preparation for something you asked for.” – Raquel Miller

This Week on the Balance Boldly for Ambitious Women In Business Podcast:

  • How Raquel started her business as she took advantage of her gift as a giver
  • Why she believes that the ability to give is a privilege
  • How we tend to become blind when we are on the receiving end
  • The foundation of what drives us and who we are as a company
  • Why she chose the slogan “Life’s a gift” to be the vision and driving force of the company
  • The challenges she faces as a giver while she was starting her company
  • An overview of how she founded her company Bunchful
  • The natural impulse we have when we experience a setback in business and how to move past it
  • Why she makes it a point to step out of her comfort zone and explore unchartered waters in business
  • Why she tries to set her ego aside while exploring unknown territory
  • How writing permits her to pause

A Little Permission to Pause:

  • I put all the gadgets aside, breathe the air, and observe while I walk down the street with a tiny notebook in hand.

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On the Balance Boldly Podcast, host Naketa R. Thigpen talks with ambitious women in business (and a few brave men) from a wide array of industries about their pursuit of success, how they face business burnout and what work/life balance looks like for them. Not your conventional self-help podcast, Balance Boldly uncovers real solutions to real problems afflicting real people at home and in the workplace, daily.   

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Now Go. Create Your Balance. Create Your Joy. But remember, do it, BOLDLY!

Thank you for listening!

How Embracing Your RAW Can Lead to Your Success with Dr. Yashima

How Embracing Your RAW Can Lead to Your Success with Dr. Yashima

Dr. Yashima White AziLove is the founder of YWA Enterprises where she equips entrepreneurs and influential people to transform their businesses, organizations and personal lives using the power of Elevated Communication and Branding. Aside from working with Fortune 100 companies around the globe, Dr. Yashima has been a key player in the marketing industry – ever since she started blazing trails at age 35 when she built her $1 Million personal and professional development agency. As a provocative speaker, Dr. Yashima finds herself on stage with celebrities and other cultural influencers as she shares her gift of being a fantastic storyteller to the marketplace.

 

 

Dr. Yashima joins me today to share why she embraced her rawness and how this process led her to success. She discusses the importance of the reinvention process as well as why reinventing yourself is vital in your everyday life. She also shares the developmental process and journey she had to go through to come to a place where she makes no excuse for who she is as well as how she moved from the space of denying and deflecting the word ‘raw’ to a space of reinventing herself so she can embrace it.

“We should at least be trying to speak out of love.“ – Dr. Yashima

This Week on the Balance Boldly for Ambitious Women In Business Podcast:

  • How Dr. Yashima convicted me about having the humility to be coached
  • Why it’s a good thing when people compliment you or your work as raw
  • Why she encourages people to go through their journey without sugarcoating what’s happening
  • How she connected her current rawness to her childhood experiences
  • How she knows when to check herself when something is in misalignment in her spirit
  • What we need to tap into to achieve success and balance in your life
  • Why it’s necessary to fill your cup first so you can ultimately be the blesser you were called to be

A Little Permission to Pause:

  • It’s about permission, calendarizing, and being intentional about the time you spend with yourself.

Connect with Dr. Yashima:

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On the Balance Boldly Podcast, host Naketa R. Thigpen talks with ambitious women in business (and a few brave men) from a wide array of industries about their pursuit of success, how they face business burnout and what work/life balance looks like for them. Not your conventional self-help podcast, Balance Boldly uncovers real solutions to real problems afflicting real people at home and in the workplace, daily.

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Connect with me, Naketa R. Thigpen @balanceboldly on IG, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Now Go. Create Your Balance. Create Your Joy. But remember, do it, BOLDLY!

Thank you for listening!

 

Breaking Through and Becoming with Kyana Brathwaite

Breaking Through and Becoming with Kyana Brathwaite

In this episode, Kyana shares how she had her breakthrough while dealing with her own identity issues. She shares her identity journey, the challenges she faced and how she dealt with them as well as the significance of knowing what you want to give, what you’re open to receiving, and what you refuse to receive. She also shares why it’s crucial to break expectations and how honesty helps her continue to heal and have better relationships.

If you heard last week’s interview, you understand why we absolutely had to follow-up with Part-2, today!

If you are new to the show or missed last week, let me reintroduce you!

A registered nurse, Kyana Brathwaite founded KB Caring Advocacy & Liaison Services (or KB CALS) to help people, families, and businesses find the best wellness plan that suits their various medical needs. Kyana’s clients go through an interactive and participatory process as she connects with health systems and the medical community, including insurance providers, to coordinate assistance and support for her clients. When she’s not busy helping others, she spends her time taking care of her husband and two gorgeous children.

“Because I’m starting to get to know me — because there’s a process, I can now open up and give other people grace and share that love.” -Kyana Brathwaite

This Week on the Balance Boldly for Ambitious Women In Business Podcast:

  • How Kyana used to define success
  • The effect of growing up in a single-parent household
  • The negative statements she made herself believe growing up that contributed to the notion of her identity
  • Why she felt the need to cling to her relationships for her identity
  • The difference between listening and taking heed
  • How you can share your gifts
  • How knowing herself affected her relationships and connections
  • What she does when people get uncomfortable with her honesty

A Little Permission to Pause:

  • Give yourself permission to not plan and go with the flow.

Connect with Kyana Brathwaite:

On the Balance Boldly Podcast, host Naketa R.Thigpen talks with ambitious women in business (and a few brave men) from a wide array of industries about their pursuit of success, how they face business burnout and what work/life balance looks like for them. Not your conventional self-help podcast, Balance Boldly uncovers real solutions to real problems afflicting real people at home and in the workplace, daily.

If you like what you hear on the BalanceBoldly for Ambitious Women Podcast, Please subscribe, rate and share to help us ensure the ambitiously bold and brave have access to valuable life, love, and business balance tools.

Connect with me, Naketa R. Thigpen @balanceboldly on IG, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Create Your Balance. Create Your Joy.

Thank you for listening!

Managing Mindset By Creating Alter-Egos with Whitney Nicely

Managing Mindset By Creating Alter-Egos with Whitney Nicely

On Today’s Episode of the Balance Boldly for Ambitious Women Podcast, Whitney Nicely is the Queen of real estate investing in East Tennessee. She is an expert property investor, speaker, and real estate coach whose career initially began while living on her parent’s couch and working a desk job where she made $24,000 annually. Deciding there were better options and possibilities waiting for her, she decided to take a leap of faith and begin her real estate journey. 

In less than three years, she built her real estate empire to an impressive $2.5-Million in assets – acquiring 19 homes, 19 apartment units, and seven lots of land. Today, she coaches hundreds of women how to use no money down, no credit, and no banks to finance real estate deals through her REI Rock Star and First Deal Done Fast programs. 

Whitney joins me today to share how creating an alter-ego can help you manage your mindset, improve your mental health, and combat burnout and impostor syndrome. She explains how she handled negative comments and lack of support from her significant other while beginning her journey into real estate and entrepreneurship and how she found her “custom fit balance” to building her business while maintaining a long-distance marriage. She also explains why she believes the key to success in life and business is to maintain strong mental health.

“It’s the mental health that keeps strong women strong and setting a good foundation.” – Whitney Nicely 

This Week on the Balance Boldly for Ambitious Women in Business: 

    • The biggest challenge she has had to overcome throughout her career. 
    • How finding a like-minded mentor impacted her success. 
    • How she handled negative comments and lack of support from her significant other while starting her business. 
  • How she maintains a long-distance marriage while growing her business. 
    • How creating an “alter-ego” to separate your emotions from your business decisions can impact your success. 
    • How she helps women become successful in real estate. 
  • Why she believes having a strong mindset and mental health is the key to building your empire. 

This week’s Permission to Pause:  

Surround yourself with strong women and allow yourself to celebrate your accomplishments frequently.

Thank you to our guest expert, Whitney Nicely. 

To contact Whitney and learn more about First Deal Done Fast Go to www.firstdealdonefast.com  

You can also connect with Whitney on any of the following social media channels: 

Engage on Facebook https://business.facebook.com/whitneynicely   

Follow on Instagram https://piknu.com/u/whitneynicely  

Contact on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/whitneynicely  

Visit https://www.whitneynicely.com/

On the Balance Boldly Podcast, host Naketa R. Thigpen talks with ambitious women in business (and a few brave men) from a wide array of industries about their pursuit of success, how they face business burnout and what work/life balance looks like for them. Not your conventional self-help podcast, Balance Boldly uncovers real solutions to real problems afflicting real people at home and in the workplace, daily.

If you like what you hear on the Balance Boldly for Ambitious Women Podcast, Please subscribe, rate and share to help us ensure the ambitiously bold and brave have access to valuable life, love, and business balance tools. 

Connect with me, Naketa R. Thigpen @balanceboldly on IG, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube 

Create Your Balance. Create Your Joy.  

Thank you for listening!

Newell Anderson on Building the Right Teams to Avoid Burnout

Newell Anderson on Building the Right Teams to Avoid Burnout

Newell Anderson is the Co-Founder and Principal Partner of Caccioppoli Anderson LLC, a boutique marketing firm specialized in creating dynamic, impactful marketing design and branding campaigns that seamlessly marry their client’s needs, unique style, quality, and personality. His role with the company includes extensive public relations, marketing campaigns, event planning, advertising, and developing strategies for branding that drive revenue for international and domestic organizations.

 

 

Newell joins me today to discuss how delegating tasks and hiring the right teams can help entrepreneurs and corporate executives avoid burnout. He explains how trying to “wear all the hats” in your organization or business can eventually lead to burning out, how to identify and hire the right teams, and the how periodically “stepping back” and taking breaks can impact your efficiency and happiness. He also explains why it’s critical for businesses to focus on incorporating personality and “the human touch” into their marketing and branding strategies and how developing a flexible plan of action can impact the success of your business. 

“You need to learn how to control what’s really important. You need to be able to prioritize your life just as you do your clients.” – Newell Anderson

This Week on the Balance Boldly for Ambitious Women In Business Podcast: 

  • How trying to do everything in your business eventually leads to burnout. 
  • How his company helps brands grow their business. 
  • The importance of focusing on building relationships to grow your business. 
  • How entrepreneurs can incorporate “the human touch” into their marketing and branding strategies. 
  • The importance of building the right team. 
  • How to identify and hire the right team. 
  • The importance of creating flexible plans and strategies that can adapt to changes in your business. 

This week’s Permission to Pause 

Go out and walk. Clear your head.

Thank you to our guest expert, Newell Anderson. 

To contact Newell and learn more about Caccioppoli Anderson LLC Go to www.caccioppolianderson.com 

You can also connect with Newell by phone or email: 

Phone: (917) 656-8142 

Email: Newell@CaccioppoliAnderson.com 

On the Balance Boldly Podcast, host Naketa R. Thigpen talks with ambitious women in business (and a few brave men) from a wide array of industries about their pursuit of success, how they face business burnout and what work/life balance looks like for them. Not your conventional self-help podcast, Balance Boldly uncovers real solutions to real problems afflicting real people at home and in the workplace, daily.    

If you like what you hear on the Balance Boldly for Ambitious Women Podcast, Please subscribe, rate and share to help us ensure the ambitiously bold and brave have access to valuable life, love, and business balance tools. 

Connect with me, Naketa R. Thigpen @balanceboldly on IG, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube 

Create Your Balance. Create Your Joy.  

Thank you for listening!