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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: November, 2018
Nov 26, 2018

Go after your goals no matter how much they scare you.

We chat with JamilaSouffrant - a podcaster, blogger, money coach and founder of JourneyToLaunch.comwhere she shares her journey to reach Financial Independence and helps others do the same. As a money expert who “walks her talk” she helps brave Journeyers; gain clarity around their finances and create an actionable plan to reach their goals.

Because of her money habits, Jamilaand her husband saved $169,000 in two years and are debt free besides their mortgage. She is also a mom of three young children and currently lives in New York City.

Jamila shares the details of how she was able to put her financial independence goals in motion. As a kid she didn't have a specific career in mind but she knew she "wanted to make a lot of money and didn’t want to work for anyone." However, after building a six-figure career in real estate investing and while pregnant with her first son, she had an epiphany during a long 4 hour commute home. This wasn't the life she wanted. Over the next few years, she discovered the financial independence world and started creating an action plan to reach financial independence by age 40. 

Jamila details the smart financial decisions she made early in her career, why she launched Journey To Launch, tips on how others can create their own financial independence action plans, steps to becoming more money conscious, and more of the challenges and successes she's faced along her #dreamdriving path. 

Some of the things we discuss include:

- What inspired Jamila as a child
- How Jamila made financial independence path a reality
- Smart financial decisions Jamila made early in her life
- How Jamila got her husband onboard and saved $169,000 in two years
- The calculations you need to know to reach reach financial independence
- Why Jamila decided to quit her 6 figure corporate job and delay her original financial independence goals
- Why financial literacy is so important for millennials
- Is financial independence attainable for all?
- Successful community growth strategies...and more

Join on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and make sure to use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

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JAMILA'S FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE KEYS TO SUCCESS:
1. Mindset
2. Practical
3. Inspiration

RESOURCES MENTIONED:
InRoads
Choose FI Podcast
Clever Girl Finance

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Nov 19, 2018

Dream Drivers...here's something to think about. You have an amazing talent and/or dream, but can you monetize it? Can you sell it? How do you turn your creativity into a business? This week's guest Gina Charbonnet - an entertainment and event production veteran shares her story turning her love for art and media into a career helping to create events that inspire worldwide.

Gina is the founder of GeChar-  a premier resource in multi-media production specializing in empowering cultural content and programming. Charbonnet’s professional achievement is marked by a longstanding relationship with the Essence Festival, where Gina and GeChar serve as the Executive Producer of the festival’s Empowerment Programming since 2003. Gina's expertise has been tapped for major events and organizations such as Essence,
Black Girls Rock!, NAACP, National Democratic Committee, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival,
BET, and Converse, and more.

Some of the things we discuss on this episode:
- Growing up In New Orleans
- Art's influence on Gina's life
- Why dropping out of college turned out to be a critical blessing in Gina's life
- Steps to take to turn your creativity into a business
- The importance of nurturing yourself
- The how-to's of monetizing your creativity
- How Gina stumbled into the events industry
- Tips for producing a successful event... and more

Join on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and make sure to use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

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Nov 12, 2018

Are you making excuses or are you making it happen? Are you willing to break so that you can rebuild yourself to be even stronger?

At 18 months, Candis Welch was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Despite the early predictions on her life, Candis is now a 32 year-old college graduate that holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration, has been Issa Rae's assistant for 5 years, and works for the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority - all from her wheelchair. 

Although Candis experiences everyday adversities dealing with her disability, she lives a FULL LIFE! Candis chooses to persevere and prove people’s stereotypes wrong, wishing to set an example and provide hope for others in her situation. On her blog, 'Can Can on Wheelz', she chronicles daily life from her perspective.

Candis opens up about some of the challenges she's faced along her #dreamdriving journey and why she is so committed to improving herself, remaining strong, changing the perception of those that are disabled and/or using mobility devices and being an advocate for others living with disabilities that deserve to live life just as anyone else would.

Some of the things we discuss on this episode:
- What inspired Candis as a child
- Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Having agency in your life
- The power of Faith + Why Candis stopped questioning God
- Being strong to handle tough situations
- Erasing the "finding an employer that cares" narrative
- Stereotypes within the disabled community
- Her love for her mother
- Candis' experience working for Issa Rae
- 3 lessons Candis learned from working with Issa Rae 
- Launching her CanCanOnWheelz blog
- The importance of character building... and more

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Nov 5, 2018

Back in episode 172, I told you all about how I quit my job. Two months have passed - what's happened? In this episode, I sit down with one of my college besties and we talk about life after quitting. I answer three questions about how my life has changed since August 2018.

1. Am I scared?
2. What's been the best thing about quitting?
3. What is one short-term goal I hope to achieve?

If there's one thing that I've learned since quitting my job in August 2018 - it's this: there's going to be a lot of ups and down.

This episode is for anyone who feels like they aren't doing "enough", for those thinking about quitting - who don't know what they should expect, for those who have left their full-time and are regretting the decision. I've been there.

You'll also learn more about why you need to get out of your head, embrace passive productivity, stop over analyzing, and rethink your approach and executing of goal setting.

It's okay to take it slow. Slow progress is still progress.

Do you have your own #lifeafterquitting story? Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and make sure to use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

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