Now or Never: 5 Reasons You Should Follow Your Dream In 2017

It can all happen if you let it. The new you emerging like a phoenix rising from the ashes. For whatever reason self-doubt or loss of inspiration has kicked in.  Now might be the time to turn the ignition and re-start the engine. Looking for a reason to get your mojo back? Stepping into 2017 might be just what the doctor ordered to revive your dream.

Making a fresh start can lead to success by setting goals and working towards a long lost dream you once loved.  Let us help ‘5 reasons you should follow your dreams in 2017′. Ready, set go!

1: It’s a new year!

Your New Year’s resolution should include your dream. People take resolutions serious. It’s always good to include something your passionate about. Challenge yourself each year.

2: Life is too short

Some say life is too short; but it can also be meaningful, joyful and achievable. Having the privilege to be a part of this beautiful world is all you need to be your all.

3: Confidence

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The smallest of adjustments can inspire you to change direction. How about a confidence re-boot ie.. new do, new clothes, new you! Add some passion on the side and you are ready to go!  You once had confidence; where did it go?  It was that feeling of believing in your dream. Think about the way you felt then. Re-boot and move forward.

4: It’s familiar 

You now know the ropes. The false starts, set backs, and re-group process. The hard part is over. Take what you’ve learned and finish what you started. Now being older and wiser; you are well equipped to succeed. Don’t waste the learning process.


5: You just can’t let go


When your dream haunts you it’s a signal. Urging you to remember and pay attention. It simply won’t let go because you believe in it. Go for it!


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Level Next: Representing Your Brand The Right Way.

Want to build your own brand? Are you a go getter, a hustler, or entrepreneur; looking for that teacher to give you inspiration? If so; class is now in session. Building your own brand can be kind of tricky. How you choose to represent yourself can possibly make you; or break you. Take for instance Oprah Winfrey and Sean Carter (Jay Z) . These two came from nothing to something. And although not easy for them. It’s definitely provided inspiration to others. Class is now in session.

Session 1:.Let’s take a note from Music Mogul/ business man Sean Carter a.k.a Jay Z. He wanted to step outside of the box. Jay Z has made it known; the secret to his success comes from interacting with people who have the same aspirations. Whether they are white, black, blue or brown. He wanted step outside of being labeled the typical “hip hop artist”. By taking that chance; now everyone does business with Sean Carter. From sitting court side at NBA games to rubbing shoulder with former President of the United States Barack Obama. Sean Carter has taught us how to brand ourselves globally. This is what makes him successful.jayz_-thanhniennews_photocred


Session 2: Let’s take a note from Oprah Winfrey . She chose to brand herself as a humanitarian. More importantly, how does a talk show host turn into one of the world’s richest woman? Its simple; she chooses to touch everyday people. In return; she support them. Not meaning, touching them in a physical sense but in a more human sense. Oprah Winfrey branded herself as the “girl next store’ the neighbor you can trust. Everyone just loves Oprah. Her biggest success comes from her humble being and not flaunting her riches. She still remains as normal as possible.

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Choosing the right way to represent yourself can make a huge impact in your future. The secret lies in your daily decisions. No one is perfect, however the choice is yours. How will you represent your brand?



Work & Career: Job Hunt Make-over


Looking for a job? Becoming frustrated with the lack of responses. One or two things might be happening. Either you are starting to become discouraged, or you are simply feeling there is no hope. Being unemployed can take a toll on your well-being, as well test your patience. 

However the case may be. Its time to redirect your energy.  Lift your head up! Maybe its time for a  ‘”job hunt makeover”.


Try these tips: 

social-media-job search Social media is the biggest tool to usewhen looking for a job. Nine times out of ten; most of the companies hiring, will post it on their social media pages. It also doesn’t hurt to network with the right people such as your linkedin connections. Somewhere, somehow, someone whom you communicate with on social media either (a) know about a an open position, or (b) can help you land a job themselves. Don’t be shy! Network!


Job-SearchRe-direct your energy into finding something better. Articulate clearly to others that can help you reach your goal, and land a rewarding job. Do not waste too much energy trying to find a job; just for the pay. Longevity simply consist of doing what you love. Later on down the line you can become resentful. Increase your efforts on a job that will help you grow, learn, and utilize your skills.



dream job  Remain focused on your goal. Brush up on your skills and add them to your resume. Specifically target the organization you would like to work for. Visit their website and do your research. Frequently apply for jobs they post. Keep  in touch with their human resource department and build a relationship. Once they become accustomed to your ambition and determination; they will want you on the team!  [Reminder: Make sure your determination doesn’t come across as harassment]. 

Now get back out there!

Job Market Blues: 4 Tips To Help You Get Through

Many do it because of responsibility. Bills is on everyone’s “to do” list. The bread-winner is in all of us. It might be safe to say the economy has not revived  itself enough for people to find that one dream job. Something you love to do and make money; not something you have to do to make money. Being forced to whatever pays the bills might be just the inspiration you need to create your dream job. 

Frustration and lack of drive to perform a job that isn’t meant for you can become an everyday struggle. So why not create your dream job. Something that keeps you inspired and paid at the same time. 

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“And the survey says” Those who create a vision of what they want to do in life. Succeed in the making. In return; happier

As per Black Enterprise [panel of executives]”You have to make your choices from a place of hope not fear”- Carol Clark[ Black Enterprise Co-editorial Director].

Follow these 4 tips to saying “Good Bye” to your job market blues:

Tip 1: Keep yourself inspired with things you love to do. Let your inspiration guide you to take that big step in moving forward.

Tip 2: Enhance your skills. Take up a training class, read a self-help book, learn more about the path you wish to take.


Tip 3: Join a forum that supports your dream job. Everyone needs that support that will build their confidence.

Tip 4: Live your life by what you do. If you love what you do, it won’t be considered a job.

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Follow your dreams!