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Dreams In Drive

Dreams In Drive is a weekly podcast w/ Rana Campbell where you'll learn how to take your dreams out of PARK and into DRIVE. Our guests share their personal #dreamdriving stories and personal keys to success that have allowed them to successfully create lives full of fulfillment and passion. We chat entrepreneurship, small business advice, professional & personal development, success, branding, marketing, motivational, and general life tips that you can use as you put your #dreamsindrive. Host Rana Campbell is a marketing/branding expert that helps creatives learn how to BUILD brands that SHINE in the business world. For all show notes, visit dreamsindrive.com. Follow us on social @dreamsindrive. For guest considerations, email Rana(rana@dreamsindrive.com). New episodes every MONDAY & THURSDAY!
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Dec 30, 2016

What have been the greatest lessons learned after a year of putting #dreamsindrive? How can you really win in 2017? Host Rana Campbell discusses the biggest takeaways from guests throughout episodes 1-52 that dream drivers can apply to their own dreams and journeys. She answers listener questions and talks what's next for the platform in the new year.  Enjoy!

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Dec 25, 2016

Being intentional about your life is necessary. How did one action you took this year change you for the better? Special guest, my sister Naeema Campbell, talks about the best gift she gave herself in 2016 and how it has profoundly impacted her sense of self and future decisions. She is a lover of philanthropy, technology, social change, and the environment and a Program Associate at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Naeema discusses her surprising self revelations, how college changed her life trajectory, figuring out your dreams, learning to be grounded, navigating the non-profit world, and figuring out what's next. Taking the time to understand the choices you make in your life  is crucial for every dream driver. As you prepare for 2017, remember to invest you give yourself as well. Enjoy!

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Dec 22, 2016

What does it take to go from ideation to execution and beyond? Author Alisia Dale discusses the process of writing & publishing her own series and how following her dreams has impacted her life for the better. Alisia is a lawyer and creator of the Sela Blue Series - a series inspired by her fun-filled childhood days in a suburb of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Other topics we discuss include the art of storytelling, Alisia's evolving relationship with entrepreneurship from childhood to adulthood, owning your intellectual property, marketing your book, pros & cons of self-publishing, defining success and more... enjoy!

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Dec 18, 2016

Want to improve your negotiation skills? This episode for you. Kwame Christian - business lawyer and founder of the American Negotiation Institute shares tips and techniques that you can use in your life to successfully navigate negotiations and start getting what you want in your business. We discuss offensive vs. defensive negotiation, rejection therapy, how to stat asking for what you want, partnerships, the most powerful negotiation question, and more. Kwame is passionate about teaching entrepreneurs and business professionals the art of negotiation so they can get better deals and advance their careers. He also hosts a Negotiation for Entrepreneurs podcast where he interviews successful entrepreneurs and shares powerful persuasion techniques. Enjoy!

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Dec 7, 2016

The life of a working creative can be difficult, but yet deeply fulfilling. In this episode we chat with writer, actor, and director Yolonda Ross - best known for her work in Stranger Inside, Antwone Fisher, and most recently as Ms. Green on the NETFLIX series The Get Down. Yolonda discusses her career journey as an actress and the successes and challenges she's faced along the way. She talks moving to New York from Nebraska to pursue fashion and eventually falling into acting, navigating her first auditions, and struggling to find her place in an industry that is not always so kind to people who "don't fit the mold." Yolonda’s insight into the world of acting not always talked about is great for creatives who want to know how to put their work out there and need some encouragement and motivation to continue to pursue what they love. Yolonda chats how to stand out in the age of social media, the importance of relationship-building, creative ways to make money, how she booked her top roles to date, getting ahead, unplugging, being a woman of color in film, and letting go of fears. Enjoy! SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/yolonda-ross SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Yolonda on social: www.instagram.com/yolondaross_creator www.twitter.com/yolondaross Follow Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com

Nov 30, 2016
Are you struggling to figure out your gifts and align your life accordingly? You are not alone. In this episode, we chat with Levantay - singer, certified success coach, writer, college professor and the host of LevantayTV. Levantay supports young people especially millennial women of color - as they work to make an impact and income using their gifts. We talk what it really means to "work through your gifts" and why it figuring that out your unique gifts is crucial to finding your "voice" and achieving success. Levantay describes the day she decided to quit her media career and pursue her calling full-time. We discuss overcoming fear of failure and success, the importance of moving, having faith in yourself, building a strong supportive network, and more. Hope you enjoy! SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/levantay SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Levantay on social: www.instagram.com/levantay www.twitter.com/levantay_ www.levantay.com Follow Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Nov 26, 2016
What does it take to get your dream job? Does a dream career even exist? On this episode, we chat with Mia Hall - a speaker, producer and career strategist that helps individuals break out of their comfort zones and into their dream careers. She's also aproducer at NBCBLK.com and writer for Black Enterprise, SLAM Magazine, ESPNW and her personal blog: Mia's Full Court Press. Mia shares her personal journey to her "dream career" - including the time she "spoke" her way into a opportunity with the WNBA. Mia discusses strategies dream drivers looking to navigate the career world and build a fulfilling life need to know. SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/mia-hall SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Mia on social: www.instagram.com/mia_hall19 www.twitter.com/mia_hall19 www.miahall19.com Follow Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Nov 19, 2016
When I was 11 months old, my life changed forever. In this episode, I share my car accident story and why this moment is one that I will forever be grateful that I survived. I chat the importance of acknowledging the blessings that come from challenges, why we must continue despite setbacks, and my hopes for all those listening that may feel like giving up. There's a reason why you're still here. Hope you enjoy this minisode! SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/giving-thanks SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Nov 16, 2016
"Just because you're popular doesn't mean you're successful." So many times we're chasing the wrong metrics as we struggle to grow and scale our businesses. So what really brings in the dollars? In this episode, Amber Aziza - founder and CEO of asquaredcoach.com and midnightmillionaireclub.com chats the fundamentals of building a seven figure business. She shares her personal rise to success and why she decided to quit a successful job and launch her own empire. Amber talks the common mistakes many new entrepreneurs make, greatest lessons learned in corporate America, three keys to building a million dollar business, five channels of a successful business, and her own current challenges in the coaching space. Before turning 30, Amber built and sold her first multimillion dollar business. She now helps her clients learn the process of business ownership and how to move from ideation to their first million dollar year. Enjoy! SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/amber-aziza SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Amber on social: www.instagram.com/amber_aziza www.twitter.com/amber_aziza www.asquaredcoach.com Follow Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Nov 13, 2016
In this minisode, host Rana Campbell shares seven productivity tricks that you can implement in your life to help keep you on track and more efficient as you work towards your goals. if you're looking for ways to be more efficient in your work or need help maximizing your time, listen in as we talk tools, strategies, stories, and books that you can start using today! SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/productivity-tricks SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Nov 9, 2016
What's the key to creating a roadmap for your success? Creating GOALS and having a plan to execute against! On this episode, we chat with Ericka Perry, CEO/ Founder of The Stork Bag®, a leading pregnancy subscription bag, Ericka discusses how the balancing struggles of motherhood launched her into entrepreneurship - and she hasn't looked back since. Since launching The Stork Bag in 2014, the company has garnered customers domestically and internationally. Ericka discusses how finding her "passion" fueled her desire to become better at her business, the importance of goal-setting early, the must-dos for creating your personal roadmap to success, leveraging social to grow your brand, creating community, and more. Enjoy! SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/ericka-perry SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Ericka Perry on social: www.instagram.com/mommyceo www.twitter.com/thestorkbag www.thestorkbag.com Follow Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Nov 2, 2016
What does it really take to blow up on YouTube? On this episode, natural hair guru and Princeton University senior Philomina Kane aka "NaturallyPhilo" talks the behind-the-scenes life of a YouTube content creator. From launching her channel in June 2014 to 2.5 years and over 30,000 subscribers later, Philomina shares how she was able to turn something she did for fun into a sustainable side hustle. Philomina discusses how to consistently provide value for your audience, the recipe for "going viral", why community/engagement is key, how to work with brands, the difficulties of juggling school & YouTube, dealing with HATERS and more. If you're looking for a laugh as well as gems on how you can up your content game, this episode is for you. Enjoy! SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/naturally-philo SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow NaturallyPhilo on social: www.instagram.com/naturallyphilo www.youtube.com/user/naturallyphilo Follow Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Oct 26, 2016
When it comes to building your business providing VALUE is key. But, what's the best way strategy for doing so? We talk with Stephen A. Hart, founder and host of Trailblazer. FM, a business podcast that highlights the stories of successful Black professionals, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders. Stephen discusses the topic of "relational equity" and the difference between branding and selling. We chat Stephen's career in marketing and entrepreneurship, his favorite online tools, why waiting until everything is "perfect" isn't the best use of your time, and more. If you're currently struggling with launching your entrepreneurial idea or building long-term customer relationships, this episode is for you. SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/stephen-hart SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Stephen on social: www.instagram.com/tbpod www.twitter.com/tbpod www.tbpod.com Find Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Oct 19, 2016
Have you ever wondered how you can start making money doing what you love and helping others at the same time? In this episode we chat with Nicole Walters - an income strategist and revenue expert who teaches people how to turn their passions into profits. She discusses what motivated her to quit her 6 figure job in corporate America while streaming live on periscope in front of 10,000 people. Nicole also shares tips on how entrepreneurs (or aspiring entrepreneurs) can monetize their platforms and build sustainable businesses. Nicole chats why she knew entrepreneurship was "right" for her, the type of legacy she hopes to leave for her family, and 3 things every dream driver needs in their toolkit. SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/nicole-walters SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Nicole on social: www.instagram.com/napturalnicole www.twitter.com/napturalnicole www.NicoleWalters.tv Find Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Oct 12, 2016
After graduating from college in 2015 , Amber Ogunsola thought she would find her "dream job." After months of no luck, she took matters into her own hands and launched her first business venture- Gxldroom, an online jewelry and accessories company. By combining her love for beauty and fashion, with her knack for social media, she soon realized she had tapped into a growing market and had created a sustainable business. Listen in as we discuss the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, how to leverage social in your business, why targeting your audience is key, how stepping outside your comfort zone is crucial, and more! SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/amber-ogunsola SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Amber on social: www.instagram.com/gxldroom , www.instagram.com/amberfola www.twitter.com/gxldroom www.gxldroom.com Find Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Oct 5, 2016
What happens when you feel like you're "wasting your talents?" Creative Director Ron Dawson,chats how this realization caused him to eventually leave his 9-5 to launch his own content marketing & video production agency. He discusses the importance of embracing your talents and how you can live in your purpose wholeheartedly. He also dives into his journey as a filmmaker, challenges he's faced along the way, how he finds inspiration, what keeps him going and more. SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/ron-dawson SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Ron on social: www.instagram.com/daredreamerfm www.twitter.com/daredreamerfm www.daredreamer.fm Find Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Sep 28, 2016
Sometimes the entrepreneurial journey can be extremely challenging, so finding what keeps you going is key. On this episode, we chat with Dawn Fitch, the President of Pooka Pure and Simple - a company she started after she got sick and began to experiment with making natural beauty products in her kitchen. We talk about how - over the years - Dawn's realization that she is "stronger than she thinks" has helped her navigate the ups and downs of running her own business. From battling a health crisis, switching multiple retail locations, fighting a law suit to landing the cover of Black Enterprise and reaching multiple business milestones, Dawn's #dreamdriving story is worth taking a listen to. PS- This episode is super special to me because Dawn gave me my first internship back when I was in high school. Cheers to life coming full circle! Enjoy! SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/dawn-fitch SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Dawn/Pooka on social: www.instagram.com/pookalita www.twitter.com/pookalita www.pookapureandsimple.com Find Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Sep 21, 2016
How many different pathways can you take on your road to entrepreneurial success? On this episode, Chay Rodriguez - who is the creator and host of #GOALS - The Podcast chats about her path to finding success and fulfillment post-college. She shares advice on how other young professionals can navigate life and find out what #dreamdriving means to you. Some of the topics we discuss include why she abandoned law school dreams after test driving the career, what to do if you are not passionate about your 9-5, how to stand in (and find) YOUR truth and play to your strengths, the importance of patience, things Chay would do differently if she could...and more! SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/chay-rodriguez SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Chay/ #GOALS- The Podcast on social: www.instagram.com/goalsthepodcast www.instagram.com/chaystyle www.twitter.com/letchaylive www.goalsradio.net Find Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Sep 14, 2016
Why is it so important to get CLARITY on your message/story. Listen to brand strategist, coach, and speaker Maya Elious share her personal #dreamdriving story and discuss why you should invest time in telling your story and how this, ultimately, will be the way to build your tribe and connect with your audience. SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/maya-elious SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Maya Elious on social: www.instagram.com/mayaelious_ www.twitter.com/mayaelious www.mayaelious.com Find Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Sep 7, 2016
What's the connection between having a strong work ethic + being a superb troubleshooter/problem solver? In this episode, we chat with fashion entrepreneur Ebony Swank. Ebony discusses how she was able to take a small investment and launch Swank-a-posh Boutique, which she eventually expanded into three retail locations in Detroit. She later launched a venture for entrepreneurs who need help called Business Best Friend. Even if you're not interested in fashion or retail, you'll learn the core principles of what it takes to get your idea up and running, figure out your target market, and WIN at whatever your dream is. SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/ebony-swank SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Ebony Swank on social: www.instagram.com/ebonyswank www.twitter.com/ebonyswank www.businessbestfriend.org Find Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Aug 31, 2016
What does it take to grow your online platform to over 500k pageviews a month? In this episode, we chat with Bryanda Law, the editor-in-chief and founder of Quirky, Brown Love, a media outlet for alternative Black culture. She teaches the exact strategy she used to grow her online tribe and build a community of dedicated and inspired followers. What started as a passion project when Law was upset about how Black people were misrepresented in the media, has grown into a profitable media outlet that has been able to connect with quirky, Black people across the world. With a reach of .6 million page views each month, Bryanda shares why inspiring people of color to be proud of their quirks is so important to her #dreamdriving story. Get show notes: www.dreamsindrive.com/quirky-brown-love-bryanda-law SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Quirky Brown Love on social: www.instagram.com/quirkybrownlove www.twitter.com/quirkybrownlove www.quirkybrownlove.com Find Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Aug 17, 2016
Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and pursue your dreams. Meet Jeff Belizaire & Kalisa Martin, founders of The Runaway Jamaica (a community-oriented luxury bed and breakfast) and The Runaway Experience a ( global curated travel pop-up experience.) The couple shares their story of how they left their comfortable and stable lives in New York City to move to Jamaica and build a brand/business based on their combined love for food and travel. We chat what they did to prepare for their own "runaway", why the decision to architect a new life was worth it for them, and how you can find fulfillment while pursuing your entrepreneurial dreams. Get show notes: www.dreamsindrive.com/the-runaway-experience-jeff-belizaire-kalisa-martin SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow The Runaway Experience on social: www.instagram.com/therunawayexperience www.therunawayexperience.com Find Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Aug 14, 2016

As a millennial creative or lifestyle entrepreneur, have you ever felt like you were doing so much but didn't know how to process everything? On todays's Dreams In Drive podcast, we chat with Xanthia Johnson, a psychotherapist and owner of Urban Playology. We chat how you can take control of your mental health and identify ways to get help in the areas of your life that need it. It's NOT OKAY to feel like you are alone. You aren't. We discuss the myth of the "functionally dysfunctional" person and how you can find your inner resilience. Get show notes: www.dreamsindrive.com/xanthia-johnson SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Xanthia on social: www.instagram.com/urbanplayology twitter.com/urbanplayology www.urbanplayology.com Find Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com

Aug 7, 2016
On this episode of Dream In Drive, we chat with Amanda Miller Littlejohn, a personal branding coach and PR pro who has built her career around helping others building their brand, pursue their passions and package their genius. We discuss Amanda's personal dream driving story, the path she took to personal success in entrepreneurship, and her tips on how you can PACKAGE YOUR GENIUS. If you've ever struggled with identifying what your personal brand is and need guidance and clarity on how to figure out your impact, this episode is for you. Get show notes: www.dreamsindrive.com/amanda-miller-littlejohn SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Amanda on social: www.instagram.com/amandalittlejohn twitter.com/amandamogul www.amandamillerlittlejohn.com Find Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
Jul 31, 2016
On this episode of Dreams In Drive, we chat with Ray Sette, a professional astrologer, spiritualist, and published author from New Jersey. Ray talks about the spiritual side of dream driving and tips you can use in your life to stay grounded, peaceful, and clear about your future and desires. Show notes: www.dreamsindrive.com/ray-sette SUBSCRIBE: www.dreamsindrive.com/join Follow Dreams In Drive on Social: twitter.com/dreamsindrive instagram.com/dreamsindrive Follow Ray on social: twitter.com/psychicray www.astrologerray.com Find Rana on social: instagram.com/rainshineluv twitter.com/rainshineluv www.ranacampbell.com
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