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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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Now displaying: May, 2017
May 29, 2017

Did you know practicing self-care and self-exploration can have a HUGE impact on your #dreamdriving journey? We chat with Nnenna Stella- Founder of The Wrap Life, a premier online-retailer for head wraps - about the importance of self-care and how it led her to discover and re-new parts of herself - which eventually led her on the path to entrepreneurship. Nnenna reveals, "I was really tired. I was tired of not knowing and searching. I knew that I had to get it together. I can't half do this. I have to figure it out. I have to figure out why I feel this way. I have to figure out why I keep repeating patterns." Since she started the company in January 2014, The Wrap Life has connected with women all over the world, inspiring creativity and self expression. After experiencing the empowerment of her transition from waitress to entrepreneur, today Nnenna uses The Wrap Life platform to inspire women around the world to embrace the joys of self-exploration, self-care and self-expression. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

SOME OF TOPICS WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired Nnenna as a child
- What moving to California introduced Nnenna to the importance of self-care
- Obstacles Nnenna created that got in her way early on
- The power of relocation & banishing fear
- Moving to New York from Los Angeles
- How acknowledging strengths led Nnenna to entrepreneurship
- How to be consistent in goal setting
- Being honest & confident with yourself.
- How Nnenna grew The Wrap Life brand
- Tips for growing your brand on social
- The power of outsourcing
- The importance of self care & how to get started
- Love's impact on Nnenna's journey
- Nnenna's proudest moments

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/nnenna-stella

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*www.thewrap.life*

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May 22, 2017

You're in the middle of building your brand, figuring out next steps in your career and then your world gets twisted upside down. What do you do? How do you manage - even at all? In this episode, we chat with podcaster Sarah Vega, host of Dique! - a self-help podcast with a twist that caters to the Latino demographic and is trying to break the stigmas that come within the culture. Podcaster Sarah Vega talks working with through dark moments along her #dreamdriving journey and how she was able to find faith, hope & new beginnings. We chat her early dreams of being a fashion editor, working at top NYC media outlets, her Kanye West experience, and even working with Rihanna. Sarah then explains how she ended up working as a Corrections Officer in New Jersey. Sarah opens up about this life-changing period in her life, battling depression, suicide attempts, and homelessness and what she did to get re-focused and re-energized to start over. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamdrive. Enjoy!

SOME OF TOPICS WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired Sarah as a child & why she wanted to be a fashion editor
- Why she turned down a scholarship to FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in NYC
- What happened when Sarah met Kanye West
- Working at The Source & Complex Magazine
- How Sarah got her break in fashion working for Rihanna's stylist
- Which matters more: networking or talent?
- Why Sarah turned down moving to LA
- How Sarah ended up working at a Corrections Officer in New Jersey
- Why Sarah got fired from her law enforcement position
- Battling homelessness, depression and suicide attempts
- Why Sarah questioned God
- The day that changed Sarah's life
- How Sarah is looking to bring light to issues within Latino/a culture

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/sarah-vega

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*(Podcast): https://soundcloud.com/svegadique1

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May 18, 2017

Want to launch (or currently launching) your own online community, but not sure what to do next? BAUCE Magazine founder Liane Membis gets real on what it takes to launch a successful platform, get funding, work with investors, build a team...and more. BAUCE Magazine is a lifestyle site for self-made women of color. A digital media enthusiast at heart, Liane is a web designer-developer that loves technology, art and damn good storytelling.  She currently works in marketing for one of the world's leading technology companies and spends her time outside the office empowering women through mentoring and service work. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive.

SOME OF THINGS WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired Liane as a child
- The pressure Liane felt after she graduated from Yale
- Working in journalism and realizing was NOT for her
- How Liane got the idea for BAUCE magazine
- How to do research & figure out your site idea
- The importance of data & analytics
- Why you should understand the technical components
- Lessons Liane learned about herself along her journey
- How Liane got a small private equity to invest in BAUCE
- How getting investors has changed her business
- 3 tips for working with investors
- One aspect of having an investor that isn't so fun
- How Liane juggles a full-time job and running BAUCE
- Building a strong team
- The importance of bravery, resilience, and asking for help

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/liane-membis

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*www.baucemag.com

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May 15, 2017

What keeps you going? We chat with Maria Karmina Landicho -  journalist and media executive and on-air host at Myx TV - the only English-language multicultural Asian American entertainment cable network in the United States. Maria-Karmina is also the creator of the series "Be My Guest." Maria-Karmina shares her journey of coming to America as an immigrant child, to being homeless with her parents and siblings, to then finding her way in the industry as a half Asian American on-air personality. Maria-Karmina talks leaving her corporate job and giving herself a six month timeframe to figure out how to make her dream come true. Maria-Karmina also discusses the highs and lows she has experienced throughout her #dreamdriving story and what keeps her motivated to keep going. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

SOME OF THINGS WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired Karmina as a child
- Growing up in an immigrant household
- How Karmina knew journalism was for her
- Leaving her comfortable corporate career
- How to know when to jump
- Thriving in a male-dominated environment
- How she landed at Myx TV
- The realities of being an Asian American woman in media 
- Tackling personal life issues on your #dreamdriving story
- Leaving toxic and abusive 
relationships
- How Maria-Karmina's life is changing
- Tips for growing your brand & platform

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/maria-karmina-landicho

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*www.mariakarminaofficial.com

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May 8, 2017

Sometimes you have a dream, but the dream doesn't always work out how you want it to. What do you do? How do you cope and continue to push on? We chat with McKenzie Dawkins - writer, YouTuber, dancer/choreographer and social influencer whose love for self-love, body positivity, female empowerment, and natural hair care can be seen throughout her work. Mckenzie takes us on her journey post-college and all the twists and turns she has had to navigate. She shares her tips for fighting fear and doubt, accepting your gifts, believing in yourself, refueling her passions, and continuing towards the end goal. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

SOME OF THINGS WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired McKenzie as a child
- Why McKenzie chose to attend Princeton University
- Figuring things out in college + things McKenzie may have done differently
- Lessons learned from internships at Ebony & Elle
- Launching BWPW - a blog centered around female empowerment
- Finding a dance community
- The importance of journaling
- How McKenzie accepted her gifts
- The sneaking suspicion that you're special
- How to believe in yourself even when you don't believe in yourself
- How the term "just believe in yourself" can be isolating
- Why McKenzie started a YouTube channel
- What "hard work" truly means

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/mckenzie-dawkins-interview

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*www.bw-pw.com

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May 4, 2017

How have you worked through challenges and discouragement? I'm back at it with another round of listener questions! This time around we talk moments of inspiration, other inspiring business podcasts I love and recommend, navigating through setbacks, the power of words in branding, and keeping it professional via email. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) using the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

SOME OF THE QUESTIONS I ANSWER/THINGS WE DISCUSS:
- Acting on moments of inspiration
- What are some women in media & podcasts that inspire you?
- What have been some of your favorite wins from starting your career journey?
- How have you worked through challenges and discouragement?
- The power of branding, your words + perception
- How do you keep it professional via email?

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/episode-81

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May 1, 2017

 What goes on behind the mic? It's time to answer some dream driver questions! Listen in as I chat staying motivated, my recommended (and favorite) books, getting started, working through plateaus and more! Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

 

SOME OF THE QUESTIONS I ANSWER:
- What's your WHY?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years with Dreams In Drive?
- What motivates you to be consistent?
- What's your self care routine like?
- How do you stay motivated during a plateau?
- How did you get started with Dreams In Drive?
- How do you find a mentor?
- What has been your biggest challenge with building Dreams In Drive?
- How does relocation help your life?
- What books would you recommend for personal growth?

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/episode-81

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*twitter.com/rainshineluv
*www.ranacampbell.com

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