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Dreams In Drive

Learn how to take your dreams out of PARK and into DRIVE. Host Rana Campbell and weekly guests share their personal #dreamdriving stories and 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. Follow us on social @dreamsindrive. For guest pitches, visit www.dreamsindrive.com/pitch.
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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 31, 2017

What does having it "all" mean if you can't truly enjoy it? What does "wealth" really look like and what steps can you take to start building it? We chat with Jay Morrison - a real estate investor, TV personality, entrepreneur, social activist, author,CEO/Founder of the Jay Morrison Academy, a real estate investing school and mentorship program, and the CEO of Tulsa Real Estate Fund, a regulation A real estate investing crowdfunding platform.

Jay wasn't always a man with so many accolades and titles behind his name. A high school dropout, at risk youth and three time felon, Jay made a major life transformation over a decade ago and now uses his life experiences and personal story of triumph to empower and impact the lives of thousands of his Academy students, troubled youth, ex-offenders and real estate professionals. Jay is passionate about community repair and empowerment.  He developed the Corner Class to teach residents of underserved communities financial literacy and how to utilize real estate investing strategies to rebuild their neighborhoods.  

Jay takes along his personal #dreamdriving journey and the life changes he made that eventually led him to living in alignment with his purpose. We discuss how you can successfully find your WHY, build your own brand empire, varying challenges Jay faces, the importance of will & faith, how you can win in the real estate world, why you should bet on yourself (and your dreams) and much more!

Make sure to join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive.

IN THIS PODCAST WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired Jay as a child
- The importance of a moral compass
- How Jay's desire "to get out" fueled his involvement in drug dealing at a young age
- Prison's effect on Jay's persona
- Having a high-risk threshold
- Challenges going legit and leaving drug dealing behind
- What Jay Did when he felt like giving up
- Building the Jay Morrison brand
- The importance of building valuable content for your audience
- Strategies for being consistent
- The importance of will & faith
- The definition of wealth
- The difference between being a real estate entrepreneur vs. being a realtor
- Why being a realtor isn't enough if you want to build true wealth
- The key to breaking the poverty curse
- Building a real estate empire + 1 thing Jay doesn't like about the real estate industry
- What to do if you're scared to take risks

*SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/jay-morrison

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Jul 24, 2017

Dream Driving isn't easy. There are times when you may feel like giving up on the dream and yourself. How do you push past those moments of overwhelm and regain focus on your mission and vision? In this solo episode, host Rana Campbell discusses how she recently was feeling very overwhelmed and shares her favorite tips and strategies for not letting overcome you permanently. We then dive into some ways you can stay focused on your dream even during tough times. Make sure to join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy! 

IN THIS PODCAST WE DISCUSS:
- Dreams In Drive Updates + What Rana's excited about in the new few months
- Why a lot of service-based businesses are losing money
- Why you need to invest in automated systems and processes
- Tips for pushing past overwhelm
- Rana's advice for staying focused...and more!

*SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/episode-97

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*http://www.ranacampbell.com

Jul 17, 2017

Are you multi-passionate? Sometimes you don't have to choose. Sometimes it's not an "either/or". In this episode, Jasmine Lawrence hones in on the power of not limiting yourself when it comes to your passion & potential. 

At the age of 13, after attending a Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship BizCamp, Jasmine Lawrence founded EDEN BodyWorks to meet her own need for affordable natural hair and body care products. After 12 years in business, her products are available at Target, Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens, Amazon, Kroger, HEB, and Sally Beauty Supply stores just to name a few.

But, beauty isn't Jasmine's only passion. As a kid, she also had a huge love for science and technology. She graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (with concentrations in devices and artificial intelligence) and now serves as a Program Manager on the HoloLens Experience team at Microsoft.

So, it is really possible to run a thriving beauty empire AND manage a full-time tech career? Yes. 

How? You'll have to listen to find out. 

 

SOME OF THE TOPICS WE DISCUSS:
- What inspired Jasmine as a child
- How a bad hair experience & attending a business camp inspired Jasmine to pursue entrepreneurship
- The key questions Jasmine asked herself to get her business off the ground
- How to define your core values + brand mission
- What getting her first sale felt like as a young entrepreneur
- What growth looked like in the early days of the business
- Launching a business without a website
- How "Oprah's golden touch" sent her company into 3 months of backorders
- Personal challenges navigating being a young entrepreneur
- How Jasmine pursued her love for science & tech while pursuing entrepreneurship
- Why Jasmine enjoyed attending Georgia Tech
- Jasmine's Microsoft stry
- Transferrable skills Jasmine has learned working with Microsoft
- Core metrics you should understand about your business
- How to leave your mark in industries that aren't always diverse

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/jasmine-lawrence

*SKILLUME OFFER: www.skillume.com/dreamsindrive

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Jul 13, 2017

How do you keep pushing even when you aren’t 100% sure of what’s in store for you? What are the key business and life fundamentals you must master if you want to succeed? For any creative looking to make it big-time, there are some key things that you need to do in order to sustain momentum. On this episode, we chat with celebrity makeup artist, brand ambassador, educator, and beauty entrepreneur Ashunta Sheriff. With over 20 years in the beauty business, Ashunta has worked with stars such as Taraji P. Henson, Alicia Keys, Tracee Ellis Ross, Diddy, Danai Gurira, Zoe Kravitz, Keri Hilson, and more. Ashunta talks about how she got her start in the beauty industry working at the MAC counter in Macy’s Herald Square and the circumstances that led her to first celebrity booking. From there it was history!

Ashunta also dishes on her personal #dreamdriving story including lessons she’s learned working with celebrity clientele. From learning the right set etiquette, keeping good books, learning to market and brand oneself to setting and negotiating rates, Ashunta talks about the key things that will help creative entrepreneurs –  despite the industry- become (and remain) successful. Ashunta also discusses the major lessons she learned as she ventured into a new arena – product development. Despite the many successes and setbacks she’s faced throughout the years, Ashunta’s “keep pushing” mantra has kept her going. Whether you’re looking to become the next top MUA or not, this episode breaks down one’s woman story and formula for success.

PLUS – During the time of the interview, Ashunta was on set with one of her clients. YES, dream drivers Taraji P. Henson makes a guest appearance later on in the show, so you don’t want to miss it.

Make sure to join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Please share with a friend if you enjoyed the episode, as well!

SOME OF THE TOPICS WE DISCUSS:
– What inspired Ashunta as a child
– The importance of knowing history as a makeup artist
– How Ashunta got her start working at MAC in New York City
– How an abusive relationship & getting fired from her job led her to first celebrity clients & working with Puff Daddy
– Keeping a dream journal & the power in manifesting
– Business fundamentals every creative should know
– The importance of keeping good books
– When working with an agent/agency makes sense
– Marketing your brand
– Setting & negotiating your rates + when taking the job at a lower rate is worth it
– How new makeup artists can make their mark in the industry
– How to work with celebrity clientele in 2017
– Why Ashunta decided to venture into product development
– The big trademarking challenge Ashunta faced
– What being a dream driver means to Ashunta
– Ashunta’s favorite beauty tips
– What keeps Ashunta going

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/ashunta-sheriff

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Jul 10, 2017

How can you find purpose, passion, and profit doing what you love? We chat with Tamera Darden - creative director, product stylist and founder of digital media agency, Darden Creative. Tamera opens about her road to creative fulfillment (after several twists & turns along her journey) and how she honed in on helping others improve their online brand identity. From studying fashion at Howard University to interning at top fashion media in New York City and later working at Macy's Corporate for six years - Tamera shares the skills and tools she learned in the industry. She then talks about her transition into freelance wardrobe styling & prop styling which eventually led her to finding her "light" as a creative entrepreneur. Tamera closes out the interviewing talking about the power of having a strong visual identity and shares how she began to specialize in "iPhone photography" and secure top clients doing what she loves. She also dishes on her favorite iPhone photography hacks and gives tips on what you can to improve your visual branding online. Make sure to join the conversation on social by adding us (@dreamsindrive) and using the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

SOME OF THE TOPICS WE DISCUSS:
- Dealing with her mother's passing at a young age
- Fostering a love for creativity as a young child
- Studying fashion at Howard University
- How Tamera got her first internship
- How Tamera honed her confidence as a young adult
- What it's really like to work in a fashion closet
- Working at Macy's Corporate for six years
- Why Tamera didn't like wardrobe styling and chasing checks & how she launched Darden Creative
- Giving up vs. pivoting
- How Tamera got her start with product styling
- What helped Tamera realize her worth
- Developing systems for your business
- The questions you need to ask when working with clients
- Getting clients with "iPhone photography"
- Using social media as a resume
- How to improve your visual identity online
- The best investments you can make to make your visual branding better
- Some iPhone photography hacks
- The importance of taking it one day at a time

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/darden-creative

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*www.dardencreative.com

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Jul 3, 2017

What does it take to truly change your life? How do you take your "dreams" and make them a reality" We talk with Ayana Iman - a Trenton, NJ native, Inspirational Speaker, Self-Help Blogger, certified Life Coach, education advocate, and author - about how she navigated unforeseen & desired changes in her life as an adult. From getting fired from her first job post-graduation to an unexpected pregnancy soon after graduating college, Ayana has had to learn how to "create life" while figuring out her own at the same time. She talks about her personal self-care journey and the self-awareness shifts that she has gone through throughout the years that have allowed her to start manifesting positive and long-lasting change. With her work, it is her goal to teach others how to live in the “light” and cultivate an attitude of gratitude. As a dream driver - learning how to affirm, align, and activate change in your life is crucial! Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) using the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy! 

SOME OF THE TOPICS WE DISCUSS IN THIS EPISODE INCLUDE:
- Battling teasing and bullying as an an adolescent
- Why getting fired from her first job post graduation took her by surprise
- How Ayana started to figure out her strengths
- Stumbling your way through adulthood
- Ayana finding out she was pregnant & dealing with the stress
- Creating Life & figuring out your life at the same time
- How traveling re-empowered Ayana and sent her on a journey back to self
- Balancing a 9-5 
- Ayana's self-care journey
- The art and power of manifesting
- The 3 A's Of Change: Affirm, Align, Activate
- How motherhood affected her journey as an entrepreneur
- Self awareness shifts
- What to do if you are struggling with confidence
- Business lessons learned
- What keeps Ayana motivated

*SHOW NOTES: www.dreamsindrive.com/ayana-iman

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