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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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Dec 24, 2018

On this episode, we dive into how Kalilah Wright - Founder and CEO of Mess In A Bottle embraced the power of  innovation and the pivot in her career and business.  

An early lover of the arts and all things creative, Kalilah received her Bachelors of Arts from Penn State University and Masters degree from Morgan State University. She was an accomplished designer and trained architect working for Under Armor when she realized that this "idea" she had for a business could be something more than just a "dream" but a reality.

Did it make sense for someone who was working at an applauded company to quit and pursue entrepreneurship full-time? 

Better yet - did it make sense to quit a job as an architect to sell t-shirts?

For, Kalilah it made a whole lot of sense. 

In January 2016, Mess in a Bottle launched. The company sells creative messages written t-shirts and packaged in reusable bottles.  The brand was established to evoke change, question Kalilah’s audience and allow individuals wearing their messages to be vocal without saying anything at all. Each item is designed and printed at her Baltimore in-house studio space.

Kalilah shares her #dreamdriving journey - bringing us along for the challenges, successes, and learning moments along the way.  

Some of the topics we also discuss include:
- What inspired Kalilah as a child
- How Mess In A Bottle started
- 3 Ways To Build A Great Team
- The importance of the pivot
- Tips for succeeding in eCommerce and building a team
- The importance of being innovative... and more!

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

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/kalilah-wright-messinabottle

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KALILAH WRIGHT'S KEYS TO SUCCESS:
1. Patience
2. Creativity
3. Team

FIND KALILAH WRIGHT ONLINE:
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/_messinabottle
Web: http://www.messinabottle.com

 

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Dec 17, 2018

Host Rana Campbell dives into why she cut off her hair in late 2017 and the realizations she had after doing so. We dive into how we can take the "big chop" mentality into 2019 and WIN! If you're currently thinking of your New Year's goal setting strategy or need ideas for how you can get our of neutral, this episode will be sure to refuel your energy tank. 

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

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

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Dec 10, 2018

 

The entrepreneurial spirit isn't only limited to running your own business. We chat with LilyDoxy - a Business Marketing Manager at Verizon who - through her work- gets to help startups and entrepreneurs succeed.

After obtaining her Bachelor's Degree from Howard University, she started her career at Verizon and has been there for 11 years.  In 2017, she started  “From the Ground Up” - a series to meet small business owners and give them a platform to share their stories. Outside of her work at Verizon, Lily runs the Eve Brand and  specializes in assisting businesses learn how to secure sponsorships and funding.

Lily opens up about her #dreamdriving journey, the many lessons she has learned building her corporate career, how she became a sponsorships and events pro, and tips/strategies you can use to secure more funding for your own ventures. 

Some of the topics we also discuss include:
- How attending Howard influenced Lily and why she is a HBCU advocate
- Lily's early law school dreams
- The path from Howard to Verizon
- How Lily climbed the Verizon corporate ladder
- Using social media creatively +  Instagram marketing tips
- Launching "From The Ground Up" & tips for succeeding in events
- Launching The Eve Brand
- Balancing a full-time job and entrepreneurship
- The keys to successfully securing  sponsors
- Getting out of neutral...and more!

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

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/lily-doxy

BOOKSTORE: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/bookstore

SHOP DREAMS IN DRIVE MERCHANDISE: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/shop

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LILY DOXY'S KEYS TO SUCCESS:
1. A plan
2. Passion for it beyond paid
3. Business bestie

RESOURCES MENTIONED:
1. Hubspot
2. Google Primer
3. Mia Ray

FIND LILY DOXY ONLINE:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vzwsmb_lily/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theevebrand
Web: http://www.theevebrand.com

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/dreamsindrive
Web: http://www.dreamsindrive.com

Dec 3, 2018

 

How do you figure out who you are, what you want and what you desire? On this episode we chat with Kenyon and Taccara Martin -emotional health and wellness experts with a passion for helping people find healing and wholeness after devastating divorces, break-ups or toxic relationships.

"Failure happens but it’s how you address it and overcome it that matters."

Taccara and Kenyon share their personal #dreamdriving journeys - from overcoming emotional and physical abuse, broken marriages - to using their platform to  help single men and women become emotionally healthy and whole individuals so they aren’t carrying toxic baggage from one relationship to another.

Relationships are the foundations for all aspects of our life. The couple keeps it real about how losing everything and learning to take responsibility and start being intentional about who and what they wanted in their lives changed their future and fueled their entrepreneurial endeavors.

Some of the topics we discuss include:
- What inspired Taccara & Kenyon as children
- How Taccara & Kenyon met on Facebook & got engaged in 5 months
- Taking chances vs. being intentional
- Why you need counseling or coaching in relationships and business
- How to assess your baggage from past relationships
- Challenges Building the Ask The Martins brand
- Why you need a visionary on your team
- The value of mentorship
- The value in investing in one's emotional health
- Tips for working with your partner
- Why parents need to be good emotional wellness examples for their children

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

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/taccara-kenyon-martin

BOOKSTORE: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/bookstore

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TACCARA & KENYON'S KEYS TO SUCCESS:
1. A Visionary 
2. Organization
3. Hunger
4. Open mind
5. Friendship

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

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FIND TACCARA & KENYON ONLINE:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/askthemartins/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AsktheMartins
Web: http://www.askthemartins.com

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