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CALLING ALL SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND ENTREPRENEURS!!!

CALLING ALL SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND ENTREPRENEURS!!!

I started my business Destiny Inspired Consulting by Bianca LaTrice TWO years ago, because I recognized my work and skillset were undervalued at my day job. I wasn’t receiving the opportunities I deserved, so I launched my professional development and small business consulting firm to create opportunities for myself.

WHAT’S THE POINT OF MY BACKSTORY?

Thanks for asking. I started a business with little to no knowledge about setting up a solid financial foundation, ways to maximize tax deductions, or even the steps to file properly file business taxes. Until, I met my financial and tax expert, Rue Gumunyu; this sista knows her stuff.

I say all this to say, Rue is hosting an online workshop on Saturday, December 19, 2020, that is only $97. The information you will receive will save you and your business tons of money in the long run. I wish I would have had her valuable resources at the time I launched my business, but I’m happy she is my financial and tax consultant now. GUESS WHAT? I, Bianca LaTrice aka Destiny Inspired Consulting, am SPONSORING one lucky winner to attend Rue’s online workshop. Yes, Destiny Inspired Consulting is paying for ONE of you to attend the workshop.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO TO WIN THE WORKSHOP SPONSORSHIP?

To be considered to win, simply LIKE our business pages Destiny Inspired Consulting by Bianca LaTrice and Prime Tax & Accounting Solutions, then TAG yourself in a post sharing this workshop so we can see it. That’s simple, right? HURRY UP and enter to win. SHARE THIS OPPORTUNITY.

Be sure to stay connected because Destiny Inspired Consulting will be blessing folks with many more sponsorships to come. I believe in sowing into the visions and dreams of others.

I STRONGLY BELIEVE IN COLLABORATION, NOT COMPETITION.

Some of y’all need to GIVE BIRTH to those dreams and visions that are buried behind fear. Don’t wait for everything to be perfect, JUST START!!!! Enter yourself or other small business owners who could benefit from Rue’s Ultimate End of Year Workshop. Even, if you don’t want to enter to win the sponsorship, be sure to attend as there are only 5 spots left.

#Blessed2BeABlessing #SupportSmallBusinesses #SistahsSupportingSistahs #womenownedbusiness #blackownedbusinesses #empowerher #PrimeTaxandAccounting

Thank you and best of luck 🙂 

 

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“Biden’s Road to the White House is POWERED by Black Women”

“Biden’s Road to the White House is POWERED by Black Women”

Sunny Hostin – co-host on The View

Dear Black Women,
OUR vote matters. Speak up. Your vote counts.

If you ever thought your one vote didn’t make a difference, that isn’t accurate.

Let’s get to those polls in November!

In the meantime, stay home save lives.

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You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader

You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader | The Essence of Leadership

I feel like I should repeat the title one more time, but I won’t. It surprises me every time I discover someone who will not exercise leadership or their voice because they don’t have a particular title. Ok, so when I started writing this post, I was only talking about the titles and leadership ability, but as I started going on, I began meshing into the essence of leadership and decided to keep the topics combined. That’s the nice thing about having my own blog and my own rules. ha ha ha

If you don’t know me personally or follow my blogs and social media pages, you may be wondering what inspired me to write on this topic. I don’t recall exactly when I became so intrigued in the topic of leadership, but it has been at least a decade since I started researching and leisurely reading more ion the topic. Actually, I have had an interest in the topic for 10 or more years, but I think the more I interacted with horrible leaders, the more I began to advocate against bad leadership. In the near future, I will once again pursue a doctorate level degree in education with an emphasis in organizational leadership. You probably didn’t want to know that, but oh wella. 

Let me switch gears to say, it pays to have an older sister who is a “professional” thrifter. My sister, Shell, has an eye for quality discounted items at the thrift store. I enjoy the deep discounts at thrift stores, but I don’t have the patience to quickly spot the best bargain. Two years ago, Shell found a 99 cent book that ended up being a fantastic addition to my professional development/leadership book collection. OOPSIE, I should probably mention that the book was intended for my mom; however, I’ve been “borrowing” it for the entire two years. Ultimately, I decided I would have better use for the book. The book, entitled, “You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader” by Mark Sanborn, enhanced my knowledge base on the subject of leadership development. Without sharing too many details, this written resource has become one of my favorites.

Mark Sanborn is a “powerful storyteller” who articulates key leadership principles of “titled and untitled leaders.” Effective leaders can shape lives and careers. 

What Leadership is or is not

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Leadership is empathy.

Leadership is a behavior, not a position.

Leadership is influence, not authority.

Leadership is inspiring others to become better.

Leadership is about producing more leaders.

Leadership is NOT micromanaging.

Leadership is NOT about agreeing in private, but silent in public.

Leadership is advocating for what’s right in spite of opposition.

Leadership AIN’T for everybody. 

Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.

 

“Leadership is NOT about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.” Simon Sinek


15 Leadership Qualities That Make Good Leaders

(Source: TaskQue)


Want to become a GREAT leader? Here are fifteen leadership qualities that can make you a good leader.

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Confidence
  • Inspire Others
  • Commitment and Passion
  • Good Communicator
  • Decision-making Capabilities
  • Accountability
  • Delegation and Empowerment
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Empathy
  • Resilience
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Humility
  • Transparency
  • Vision and Purpose

What Role Does Leadership Play During Crisis?

Globally, we find ourselves experiencing considerable uncertainty due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic;  is like a bad dream that went from bad to worse in 1.3 seconds. This infectious virus has caused widespread impact on our personal and professional lives. Schools, churches, grocery shopping, large gatherings, and the workplace is not what we used to know two months ago. It’s crazy how one minute my sisters and I were finalizing plans and invites for our mom’s 70th birthday party and then the Center for Disease Control issued guidelines stating we could not gather with any more than 10 people so those plans eventually cancel.

Our school district (Elk Grove School District) led the efforts on school shutdowns. Initially, some community members thought our district overreacted, but soon other districts followed suit. So, Elk Grove district was a leader in protecting the children in our community. As a result, I have a preschooler and high school sophomore who are not in school for the remainder of the school year. Correction, as of yesterday, my sophomore has started distance learning through her school and my preschooler is now receiving weekly curriculum to help keep them academically on task. How does this relate to leadership? Thanks for asking. Without going too far off the topic, it is critical to shed light on the importance of leadership during the time of crisis. Effective leadership is necessary from our Federal and local government, school superintendent, in the workplace and through our community leaders. Actually, quality leadership is necessary within the home with parents but that is a different topic for another day. 

Essence of Leadership

I absolutely love an old 2006 video clip of General Colin Powell responding to a question about leadership. He says, “it [leadership] comes down to creating trust. General Powell mentioned how leaders should have “a clear mission statement, offer selfless service, prepare their “followers” and provide resources for those they placed in positions. If you have LESS THAN THREE MINUTES, then check out what General Powell says for yourself. Click HERE to see the brief video

LENGTHY CONCLUSION

Honestly, I could chat about leadership and related topics for a long time. I have deep admiration and appreciation for quality leaders. On the flip side,  I am DEEPLY annoyed when I see those in leadership who do not have a single key characteristic as a leader should. When I see leaders who lack empathy, have limited communication with those who they “lead” and do not have an advocating bone in their body, it annoys me. It really bothers me when I see amazing, wise and thoughtful change agents who smother their voice or their skill-set because they don’t possess certain credentials or a “leadership title.” No way. 

Is that you? Are you one of the individuals who has so much to offer, yet you won’t let your voice be heard because you aren’t in an executive leadership position? If the person I described is you, PLEASE don’t wait for someone to LEAD you to SPEAK UP for yourself. Someone is waiting on you to step into your purpose. Leadership is not only in skill-set workplace or within an organization. You can lead your community, be a leader for your church, or exercise healthy selfless leadership within your family or home. It’s not always comfortable to USE YOUR VOICE and ADVOCATE for yourself, but the time is now. 

One last thing. Earlier today, I shared Governor Gavin Newsom’s daily COVID-19 briefing with a note that said, ” I AM SO PROUD TO BE A CALIFORNIA GIRL WHO IS REPRESENTED BY THE AMAZING LEADERSHIP OF GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM!!!! (yes I used all those caps) Thank you, Governor Newsom, for focusing on health, safety, and [the] well-being of 40 million Californians. Thank you for creating an AMAZING bipartisan advisory panel to effectively and strategically address the ‘COVID-19″ induced recession.’ Thank you to our OUTSTANDING Governor for his empathy, emotional intelligence, sound guidance and moral obligation to lead our state. Governor Newsom is a change agent. California is BLESSED to have you. PERIODT (not a typo). Thank you for moving beyond politics. Thank you for your LEADERSHIP.”  

It is just nice to know California has a leader who genuinely cares about the people he serves and is doing so much to address the needs of we the people. I couldn’t write an entire thing about leadership and leave Governor Newsom’s leadership out. While I’m at it, I also think Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York is a wonderful leader and will not rest until there is a solution to the devastation that is a result of the coronavirus. I don’t have to be from New York to be grateful for Governor Cuomo’s leadership. 

Whether you are a leader with a title or a leader without a title, please let your voice be heard. Maybe you are a union leader, a church leader, a community advocate or a student without a title who is passionate about positive change. Please LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! 

Be a Leader That People Follow!

Check out this visual presentation of leadership. CLICK HERE

 

What are YOUR thoughts on leadership? Is there anything YOU would add to the list of leadership characteristics? What do you think about General Powell’s thoughts on leadership?

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Top 10 Digital Marketing Tips

Small businesses should keep in mind the importance of digital marketing to their businesses.

Check out 10 digital marketing tips that help with branding and customer communication with a cost-effective budget.

✅ Utilize Ads Manager to manage your Instagram & Facebook ads


✅ Make social media profiles stand out


✅ Create auto-responders to your email subscribers


✅ Create interesting blog content


✅ Consider Google Ads for your Small Business


✅ Research competitors and differentiate yourself


✅ Improve your local SEO


✅ Develop Email Marketing


✅ Get your website basics right


✅ Improve Google My Business listing and customer reviews

Resources- Hallam & Digital Marketing Institute

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TONIGHT (8/27/19): First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom Hosts #EqualPayCA Panel with Project Runway Judge and Former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth & Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber 

Excerpt from Governor Press Office Media Release

“First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom Hosts #EqualPayCA Panel with Project Runway Judge and Former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth & Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber” 

“The panel follows a workshop for college women to ensure that they are getting paid fairly at every step of their careers.”
 
SACRAMENTO – First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom will lead a discussion on equal pay and gender equality in the workforce hosted by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus TONIGHT (8/27/19), joining New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue Elaine Welteroth and Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Chair of the Black Caucus and Vice Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
 
The event will also feature a “Know Your Rights Workshop” from Equal Rights Advocates, and the launch of #EqualPayCA: College Edition resources designed to help college students across California achieve pay equity at every step of their careers. A typical woman loses hundreds of thousands of dollars over her lifetime to the wage gap, but one study showed that negotiating a pay bump in your first job can increase lifetime earnings by over one million dollars.
 
When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:00pm [6:30p per event flyer]
Where: California State University, Sacramento, University Library, Carlsen Center, Room 1520, 6000 J St Sacramento, CA 95819 
Who: First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, award-winning journalist and author Elaine Welteroth, and Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber.

For the full media release, CLICK HERE

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Nothing Like a Sprinkle of Inspiration

Happy Monday!

Don’t quit your day dreams! Let me say that ONE MORE TIME for those who didn’t hear me in the back of the room. DO NOT QUIT your day dreams and Don’t Settle for less.

The RIGHT people will notice you and appreciate your talents, skills, and abilities at the RIGHT time. #DueSeason #CareerInspiration

Now that we remember what NOT to do, let’s discuss what we NEED to do:

* Dream Big & Bigger

* Take Career Risks

* Mentor & Help Others

* Inspire Others

* Each one, Teach One

* Take one step at a time to avoid feeling so overwhelmed

* Remember that it’s never too late to start fresh

Like my LinkedIN connection Brigette Hyacinth says, “Nothing can replace the human touch.” So, while you are waiting to be promoted, developing personally and professionally, etc., Please remember to CONNECT with others. #humantouch

Speaking of CONNECT, Are we “connected” on social media? Let’s get connected.

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: SD Photography LA

SD Photography LA

SD Photography LA is more than a photographer that snaps pictures. SD Photography LA brings pictures to life. Whether on location or in a variety of abstract fun settings, SD Photography is sure to capture moments that best reflect your personality.

OWNER of SD Photography LA -Sylvie Damargi

  • 19 years old that’s short, ambitious, and full of energy.
  • Started photography in junior year of high school.
  • Sylvie fell in love with photography and it quickly became a passion.
  • Biggest Inspirations are high-quality and aesthetic photos – initially sports then fashion.
  • Sylvie enjoys photography to interact with different people and travel around the world.

THE MODEL EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO

Click the link to check out SD Photography LA Portfolio

CONTACT SD Photography LA

By Sylvie Damargi

Phone: (818) 319-3553

Email: sdamargi@yahoo.com

Instagram: @sdphotographyla

Website: sdphotographyla.me

Located in Glendale, CA

HOW I LEARNED OF SD PHOTOGRAPHY LA

I was introduced to the OUTSTANDING photography of SD Photography LA from The Model Experience’s Summer Fashion Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center a few weeks ago. Check out the pictures SD Photography LA captured of my dancer/actor nephew Jay Robinson who participated in an interactive impromptu competition before my daughter model Tyra Simone walked the runway just a few moments later. It was truly a family affair that night and I was excited to learn this amazing photographer captured my nephew having his impromptu opportunity to walk the runway.

Check out these amazing moments they captured of my nephew Jay Robinson at the July 20, 2019 9pm Model Experience Summer Fashion Show pre-show festivities.

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7 Most Popular Pinterest Categories Topics in 2019

Have you ever created a new Pinterest board and had a difficult time selecting a category/topic for your new board? I do. Normally, I select the obvious like humor, quotes, technology, etc.

So, I did a quick search on Google one day and came across this blog article by, none other than, the blog.HubSpot titled,” The Top 7 Pinterest Categories…”

This writer noted the following:

    7 Most Popular Pinterest Categories

  1. Travel
  2. Health and Wellness
  3. DIY Home Renovation Projects
  4. Women’s Style
  5. Beauty
  6. Food and Drink
  7. Motivational Quotes

So, if you plan to create a new board on Pinterest and need help selecting a category, then consider the top 7 category topics listed above.

Just thought I would share. Now gotta get back to pinning and creating on Pinterest.

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Other Tips for Navigating Pinterest

  • Make the most of your Pinterest profile by saying what you do and how you can help someone fix a problem;
  • Utilize specific and brief board titles
  • Pin consistently
  • Create great visuals with Canva
  • Optimize the About section
  • Link your business website to reach new clientele
  • Place titles over images

Be Inspired

Be inspired and start creating personal or business pins.

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