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The Millennial Dreamers Podcast
11 minutes | May 12, 2022
Hard Truths About the Ways We Sabotage Our Goals
Sometimes you have to look at yourself in the mirror and ask, "Is it me? Am I the drama??" And, by drama I mean, are you the one preventing/stalling what could be the progression of your big idea from thought to profitable business? In this episode, I get candid on how I've found myself grappling with this very question. I also discuss how you too can get real with yourself and ask the tough questions. Let's get into.
12 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
Finding Meaning in a Job You Hate
We spend much of our time working. Yet, many employees are dissatisfied with their jobs. The late bell hooks addressed this topic in her book "All About Love," and offered insight on how, even if you hate your job, you can enhance your capacity to live purposefully by shifting your perspective a bit. We delve into how in today's episode. Let's get into it!
46 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
Rewind: Greg Tillery of WeDat's on the Ups and Downs of a Rapidly Expanding Restaurant Enterprise
This week we are taking it back to one of the first interviews I recorded for the podcast. It was with Gregoire "Greg" Tillery of WeDat's (formerly WeDat's Chicken and Shrimp). Our conversation was recorded in 2018 and, to date, it is still mentioned as one of the most inspirational. That's because Greg was so incredibly transparent about his journey that anyone with a dream could relate to the honesty. I thought this would be a perfect refresher for all of us aspirers. So, let's get into it.
14 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
When They Go Low, Channel Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
For colored girls who have the patience of Job and composure of Iron Man.....a working title. Today we're discussing the recent confirmation hearing for Judge (future Justice) Ketanji Brown Jackson and what we can learn about dealing with difficult colleagues in our professional lives. This episode is short and sweet, but applicable to nearly everyone who has held down a job. Let's hop right into it.
9 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
You Are Not Your Worst Mistake
In the spirit of *love*, we are discussing a topic that requires we show ourselves both self-love and care. Today, we briefly address the insidious ways guilt and shame impact us and three ways to avoid those traps. Let's get into it.
10 minutes | Feb 4, 2022
The Toxic Culture of Overachievement
Today, we're tackling a rarely discussed topic that impacts the mental health of ambitious, high achievers on a regular basis - overachievement. The reality is that the quest to accomplish so much sometimes comes at the expense of our quality of life. In this short episode, I share 3 tips that may help you dial back the chronic overachieving and live your best life. I hope you enjoy! Let's get into it.
19 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
The Book That Changed My Life - "The Alchemist"
There are few books as influential to my dream chasing journey as Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist." I recommend it as required reading for every dreamer, aspirer, or overall ambitious soul. In this episode, I discuss seven key points/quotes from the book that are game changers - plain and simple. Let's get into it.
21 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Signs You're a People Pleaser (and How to Stop Being One)
One of the most underrated limiting behaviors some of us engage in is people pleasing. It's subtle and rarely looked at negatively by others because it usually benefits everyone except ourselves. Gone are the days of feeling used and being taken advantage of. In today's episode, we consider 10 signs that you may be a people pleaser and also 10 ways to combat the behavior (hopefully for good!). 2022 is the year of radical self-acceptance, which means examining opportunities to grow. For us self-diagnosed people pleasers, it may start with a simple "no." Let's get into it.
17 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
The Theme for 2022 is "Radical Self-Acceptance"
Happy New Year, friend!! Have you ever considered setting a theme for your year? In this first episode of 2022, we discuss setting a theme and what led me to selecting RADICAL SELF-ACCEPTANCE as my priority this year. I'm thrilled to be back in your earbuds for Season 5! Let's get into it.
9 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Life Hack: REST!
It's been 2 months since I picked up the microphone to record and it was for good reason. I've completely leaned into the concept of doing nothing (and obsessively reading). In this brief episode, let's discuss why rest is one of the most important life hacks we're neglecting. Let's get into it!
18 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
This is 35! - My Birthday Interview with Reg Rob
One of my dear friends is flipping the script in this episode and putting me in the hot seat!
22 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
The Subtle Art of Mastering Small Talk
You've got to start somewhere. Whether you're meeting a stranger or trying to connect with a colleague at a dinner party, there will always be an occasion for small talk. It annoys some because the questions asked are usually boring or uninteresting. But, what if I told you, there's a subtle art to it that can make it less of a pain and more of a path to making connections and building relationships? In this episode, I share exactly why small talk is important and a few strategies you can use to prepare yourself for the next short chat with a stranger. Let's get into it!
17 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Rejecting Grind Culture - While Grinding
At some point, it's become the cool thing to work ourselves to the bone for the sake of appearing more valuable. This is what is known as "grind culture," and it is negatively impacting young professionals. In this episode, we discuss how to recognize when you are falling into this trap and what steps you can take to avoid it. We're seeking to be ambitious, but balanced. That's the goal. Let's get into it!
23 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Dominique Broadway is Simplifying Investing Through Her Brand Finances Demystified
We've covered a number of finance topics on the podcast, but one that we've never discussed is investing. While investing may seem daunting to beginners, Dominique Broadway, a top millennial financial advisor, has made it her mission to educate young professionals, creatives, entrepreneurs, and new families to help make their financial dreams a reality. And, she knows exactly how to do just that. Dominique became a financial advisor at 16 years old and eventually went on to manage the investment portfolios of high net worth individuals before starting her own company. Her work has been featured in an array of media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, and Black Enterprise. In this episode you will learn: the difference between investing and trading, the first thing you should know before you start investing, whether there are any investment instruments that are best for beginner investors, how Dominique and her husband were able to set their daughter up to become a millionaire before she turns 16, and what you can do to set your children up for financial success now. We also discuss Dominique's company, Finances Demystified, and the upcoming masterclasses she's offering. You can follow Dominique on all things social @DominiqueBroadway. You can also visit her website for more information at www.financesdemystified.com. Now, let's get into the episode!
38 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
How Anthony ONeal Became a Leading Finance Expert Teaching Millennials How to Live Completely Debt Free
We simply cannot have enough conversations about money. About the narratives we grew up believing about money, the process of unlearning those narratives, understanding how to generate more income, build wealth, and eliminate debt. That’s why I’m so excited to share the conversation I had with Anthony ONeal. Anthony is a #1 national bestselling author, speaker, financial expert and host of the popular YouTube series and podcast The Table with Anthony ONeal. He has served Ramsey Solutions with Dave Ramsey since 2015. He is passionate about reaching people in a real, relatable and relevant way and helping us get a clear vision for our future so we can win with our money and in life. Follow Anthony on all things social @anthonyoneal and visit his website www.anthonyoneal.com. Let's get into it!
37 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Make Your Next Career Move Your Best Move with Kimberly B. Cummings
What does making excellence your career standard really look like? And, what does that entail? Today on the podcast, career and leadership expert, Kimberly B. Cummings, is helping us do just that. Kimberly’s mission is to help women and people of color navigate the workplace, make more money and become industry leaders. Her personal and professional development company, Manifest Yourself, LLC, provides organizations with tailor-made solutions to hire, develop, engage, and retain women and people of color. . Her work has been featured on Forbes, MONEY Magazine, Essence Magazine, Business Insider, CNBC, Fox 5, and more. Her highly anticipated book, Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning Into a Career You'll Love, released yesterday and is available wherever books are sold. On this episode Kimberly shares: How to position yourself as a leader right now; Why networking and relationship building is an absolute must to expedite your success; How to get the best salary offer before you even interview; How to negotiate continued remote work after everyone else returns to the office; and All about Kimberly’s latest book: Next Move, Best, Move – Transitioning to a Career and Life You Love You can follow Kimberly on all things social at: @KimBCummings. You can also find more about her book on her website - www.kimberlybcummings.com. Let's get into it!
47 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
How to Build and Launch a Profitable Online Business from Scratch with Serwaa Adjei-Pelle
Is it possible to create an online business from scratch while working your 9 to 5 job? It absolutely is. And, Serwaa Adjei-Pelle, is sharing practical steps that can and will help you do just that. Serwaa is a business strategist and partner consultant at Pelle and Co., where she works one-on-one with small and medium sized businesses to help them grow through strategic planning and the creation/implementation of content strategy. She understands first hand what is necessary to build a business from the ground up and is peeling back the layers in this episode with clear action steps. In the episode, we discuss the difference between your zone of excellence and your zone of genius, doing an audit of your time to understand what you should start and stop doing to get more done, whether you can start a business without revealing your identity, Serwaa's ABCs of getting customers, and so much more. Listen in to learn the ins and outs of launching a profitable online business. You can find more information about Serwaa on her website https://www.serwaaadjeipelle.com/. You can also follow her on all things social at @serwaa_ap and her podcast, She's Off Script, at @shesoffscript. Let's get into it!
15 minutes | May 20, 2021
"Comparison is the Thief of Joy"
Theodore Roosevelt had it right when he uttered those famous words. Comparison, when used as a measuring stick for how good or bad we're doing, is the worst kind of self-sabotaging behavior. But, it's also VERY common. We're all susceptible to it at times. In this episode, we explore a few constructive ways to avoid falling in a comparison sinkhole. Let's get into! Follow on Instagram and Facebook: @MillennialDreamers
48 minutes | May 6, 2021
From Corporate Marketing to a Multi-Million Dollar Amazon Business: Kirsty Verity
Deciding to leave a job is not an easy choice for most. Deciding to leave a career you've had for 20+ years for the life you truly desire takes the difficulty up a notch. That is exactly what Kirsty Verity did. Kirsty, the CEO and co-founder of REAL Coaching, is a strategic branding expert with decades worth of branding expertise and marketing strategies that she implemented for household brands. Since 2013, Kirsty has sold over $17M in physical products on Amazon and has coached thousands of Amazon sellers to build their businesses with real results. She specializes in taking sellers who are stuck or plateaued in their business and break through to reach the real success they desire. You can find out more about the work she does on her website at www.goteamreal.com. If you'd like to contact her directly, please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's get into it!
32 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
How This Copywriter Helps Businesses Increase Sales with Compelling Emails
Whether you're an aspiring or seasoned business owner, you likely have heard about the importance of having an email subscriber list. That is because email marketing is still one of the most effective ways to sell products and services to customers that want more of what you have to offer. Last year, I sat down with Francis Nayan, a copywriter, entrepreneur and world traveler, who works specifically with companies, small business owners, and freelancers to craft emotional, story driven emails that convert. Hear how he got started with this work and how you can implement an email marketing strategy for your own business. Let's get into it. Follow @millennialdreamers.
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