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    What I Learned in the Last Few Weeks of 2017

    Photo Cred: M Shonell Photography

    As I scrolled through social media the past few weeks, it had me feeling like I was behind or better yet, like a “failure.” Why do you ask? Well, let me let you in on a little secret…here it was days away from a fresh, new year and I had nothing planned out yet. I would see all of these posts and memes say things like “if you haven’t planned yet for 2018, then you’ve already lost” or “I have my entire 2018 life and business planned already, what about you?” Ugh these posts irritated my entire soul. Now I’m all for a good planning session, but for some reason I just wasn’t feeling it this time around. I started to ask myself “girl what’s wrong with you?” and making myself feel guilty because I didn’t have everything figured out for the new year.

    But then I had a lightbulb moment.

    I realized that it was OK if I didn’t have my life and business mapped out. I thought about how I am supposed to be allowing God to order my footsteps and give me direction on what I should be doing. My plans should not be my own. This had me relieved; I’m not at all behind just because so-and-so on the internet said so. I have time. Time to listen and hear from God. Time to allow myself to live in the moment. Time to learn as I go.

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  • InFocus

    Werk Pray Slay Weekend Recap: Her Over Everything

    I am so overwhelmed with emotion as I’m writing this. The Werk Pray Slay Weekend that I attended this past weekend was everything that I needed and more! What is Werk Pray Slay you ask? It’s a “weekend for winning women” who want to be the best version of themselves before they become a wife. It’s super packed with the information and tools necessary to level up in both your personal and professional life. Werk Pray Slay is hosted by the beautiful Koereyelle of The Single Wives Club each year. It was so dope to see all of those beautiful women under one roof who are committed and serious about doing better for themselves. I am so blessed to have been a part of the 5th annual event! I was given the opportunity to be a speaker this year, speaking on how to change the way you think about money. You know, the usual lol.

    But baby let me tell you! It was such a struggle getting down to Atlanta. It all started Friday morning when me and Shamese ran through the airport to catch our 6am flight, only to be told at the gate that there were some maintenance issues and that they weren’t letting anyone else onto the plane at the time. 90% of the people had already boarded the flight. So, some time passes, and the lady still had no updates for us. And in my opinion, she was giving us the run around. Some more time passes and they made everyone that had already boarded the flight get off of the plane. At this point, me and Shamese are worried and wondering what is going on. Some more time passes (I’m talking hours) and they finally make the announcement that the flight had been canceled for the day. The flight that they offered to put us on was not scheduled until Saturday at 11 AM. Mind you, I had to be in Atlanta to speak at 11:30 AM Saturday morning. This was not going to work for us! We were pissed off and trying to figure out what we were going to do so that we can make it to Atlanta in time. We started to lookup alternative flight options for that day and we found flights ranging from $330 to over $1,000 just for a one way flight to Atlanta. A ONE WAY BRUH. Being the BudgetBabe that I am, I wasn’t rocking with dishing all of that money out for a one way ticket. After fighting to get our refund and bags back, we decided to just leave the airport.

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  • InFocus

    New Month, New Beginnings

    I can’t believe that it’s November already! This year has definitely flown by, it’s crazy! I’m excited though, because November is my favorite month of the year. I know you’re probably wondering, what’s so special about this month? Well, let me hip you right quick! It’s my favorite holiday Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and it’s my birthday all wrapped up into one. I also love the beautiful fall weather and style. I luhhhh fall fashions lol. I’m super amped up about what is going to unfold throughout this month. Have so many new things in store for you guys! My focus is about to be too crazyyyyyyy.

    It’s time for me to finally share with you what direction DFBG is going in. DFBG is shifting into more of a lifestyle brand. I’m still going to talk money though, but just more so of how it relates to your everyday life, on the journey to becoming debt free. The reason I am going into this direction is because I’ve been feeling like I’ve lost myself in the past year or so. My friend Quinisha told me that I was getting away from myself;  she had to lay it on me thick and keep it 100 with me. She would ask me things like “who are you? You’re not the person that I’ve met a few years ago. Where is my friend at?” I would literally just laugh her out because I didn’t really take her seriously until I went through a breakup a few months back and I finally started to reevaluate some things in my life.

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  • InFocus

    3 Ways to Overcome Fear, Failure, and Self-Doubt

    In 2011, I started an online clothing company called Krissy’s Klozet.  It started out as a hobby, not really thinking that it would go anywhere, other than me selling a few clothes out of my closet to make a few extra bucks.  I was in graduate school at the time, and I wanted to use the money that I earned to help me along the way.  Krissy’s Klozet started to pick up and I actually had some real life customers LOL, I was shocked that it was actually people out there that wanted to buy from me. The reason why I was shocked is because I didn’t really believe in my ability to actually have a sustainable business and to have real customers that truly liked my product offerings.  Crazy right?  Just think about how me thinking in that way and having that skewed mindset held me back!

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  • InFocus

    The #1 Limiting Belief Holding You Back From Being Successful

    I literally don’t have it in me to write this right now. For some reason, I haven’t been in the mood to do any work lately. I’ve been coming into the office every night dragging and wasting precious time while hopping on Instagram every chance I get. However, through these rough times, I have managed to pull myself together and get to work. Even though it’s been tough to maintain my consistency, I’ve decided to show up each and every single time.

    Has it always been this way? Nah bruh. At one point in time, I would have thrown in the towel a long time ago. I haven’t always been able to give myself a pep talk and do what I needed to do in order to make things happen so easily. There was one type of limiting belief in particular that held me back.

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