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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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Oct 19, 2020

What do you do when you hit rockbottom? Meet Laine Bradley - entrepreneur, investor, accountant, mother and CEO of Vraiment Financial. On this episode, Laine shares her story of almost giving up, feeling like a failure, and the ultimate perseverance and hustle to work through negative in order to build a NEW life.

Laine takes us through her life - from growing in Orange, NJ to getting pregnant and married at a young age. We journey through the part of her life falling apart and how and WHY she put in the work to rebuild her LIFE. Moral of this story? Failure isn't forever. Reinvention is possible and BLESSINGS will come once you are determined enough to make things happen.

If you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share online with your community! You can find us at @dreamsindrive on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive! Enjoy!

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/laine-bradley

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FIND MEGAN FREELAND:
Web: https://www.lazimillennial.com/
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Oct 6, 2020

Meet - Dr. Megan N. Freeland - a public health pharmacist, healthcare copywriter, business owner, and host of The LaziMILLENNIAL Lounge podcast.

Megan discusses the road to achieving her dream of working for the CDC - and how everything changed after two cross-country moves and an unexpected IUD pregnancy. All of what she’s been through had enabled her to fully understand and embrace her identity as a multipassionate person. For Megan, motherhood didn't stop her #dreamdriving - and it doesn't have to stop yours either. Listen in as we discuss the road to her "dream job", how things changed in a few seconds, balancing motherhood, and why understanding your passions is important.

If you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share online with your community! You can find us at @dreamsindrive on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive! Enjoy!

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/megan-freeland

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Sep 7, 2020

Meet Tabitha Salomon -  co-founder and CEO of Dash Camp and Party Dash, premiere events companies offering outrageously fun experiences and modern party supplies. Tabitha started Party Dash while working at Google and later launched Dash Camp after her clients/parents came to her with a PROBLEM concerning their children during COVID-19 that she then found a unique SOLUTION for. Their new experience, Dash Camp Afterschool, is now open for enrollment. 

Tabitha is also a  graduate of Harvard Business School, former Samsung employee and co-founder of a podcast called Wine Down Build Up with fellow HBS classmate and entrepreneur & past DID guest, KJ Miller of Mented Cosmetics.

On this episode, Tabitha shares the journey to entrepreneurship and why getting out of her comfort zone always led her to bigger opportunities. She talks how she was able to make $33k her first month in business, building an entirely new company off of parents’ needs, the key to building a powerful network…and why business is not guessing….business is numbers. Knowing this is a PIVOTAL key along the #dreamdriving journey. 

If you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share online with your community! You can find us at @dreamsindrive on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive! Enjoy!

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/tabitha-salomon

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Aug 31, 2020

Rana reflects on the life and work of Chadwick Boseman, the impact of meeting him on the Jimmy Fallon show, and how we can push through our own silent battles while dream driving.

Listen to EP 138 - "My Beautiful Black Panther Week": https://www.dreamsindrive.com/black-panther/

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Aug 27, 2020

Mike McDerment started with a passion - realized his strengths and then went on to build FreshBooks - one of the world's top cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built out of frustration after accidentally saving over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since launching in 2003, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. 

In this episode we dive into Mike's #dreamdriving journey and the lessons he learned along the road to success.

If you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share online with your community! You can find us at @dreamsindrive on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive! Enjoy!

Mike's Keys To Success:
1. Will to carry on
2. Passion for what you’re doing
3. Surround yourself with great people

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/mike-mcderment

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Jul 13, 2020

Meet Andrea Pitter - founder and creative director of Pantora Bridal and the founder of Trap Fabricks - an online fabric store that is dedicated to  independent and urban creatives by providing access to exclusive textiles.

You're going to learn how Andrea was able to take the dream she had as a kid of being a fashion designer and truly make it a reality! What started out as a hobby soon turned into a side hustle and then a full fledged business!

Andrea shares the roadmap she took to carving out a space for Black-designed bridal to shine in an industry where Black bodies are underrepresented and excluded. We touch on the ups, downs and the uncertainties - and why Andrea always chose to BET ON HERSELF and her ideas. Andrea even gets real about how her business was impacted by COVID-19 and the steps she and her team took to ensure they were able to return to business. 

If you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share online with your community! You can find us at @dreamsindrive on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive! Enjoy!

Andrea's Keys To Success:
1. Know your "Why"
2. Mentor
3. A good book

SHOW NOTES: https://www.dreamsindrive.com/andrea-pitter

SHOP OUR EPISODE PARTNER - CAMELLA'S KITCHEN: Camella’s Kitchen is the maker of Caribbean inspired high-quality, handcrafted sauces, marinades, spices, cakes and more.  The brand was founded by a mother and daughter duo from Trinidad and Tobago and is all about helping you live your sauciest life! Some of their signature flavors include their spicy mango chutney, island herb blend, curry lover’s duo and Trini hot pepper sauce! Visit www.camellaskitchen.com/did to learn more. Use code DID10 for 10% off at checkout.

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Jul 6, 2020

Here's Shontay Lundy's story: After refusing to look like a pasty white ghost with market available sunscreen, she took matters into her own hands and created the revolutionary brand, Black Girl Sunscreen, to bridge the gap of sun care protection in the black community.

We often see the RESULTS - but HOW did Shontay get here? A thriving commerce business? Distribution in over 200 Target stores nationwide? How did she get past the doubt and gain the experience + confidence to go forward with this innovative idea?

Some of the things we discuss/you'll learn include:

  • What inspired Shontay as a child
  • Why she felt her experience in corporate “extremely necessary"
  • Issues Shontay faced launching
  • Why she planned a social media launch
  • Why growing isn’t always as easy
  • How to stop doubting yourself
  • Thing to do if you want to be #1
  • Why there is no back-up plan... and more

If you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share online with your community! You can find us at @dreamsindrive on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive! Enjoy!

Shontay's Keys To Success:
1. Work ethic
2. Discipline
3. Humility

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/shontay-lundy

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Jun 29, 2020

Ever wonder what it takes to build a media company — one of the firsts of it kind? In the driver’s seat is  Fred Mwangaguhunga - founder of MediaTakeOut.com/MTO News. Fred takes us along his path to entrepreneurship which includes growing up the son of immigrants in Queens, New York to later getting a JD/MBA from Columbia University, working on Wall St - to then being a founding member of an innovative door-to-door laundry service. How in the world did he become a content creator running one of the largest Black celebrity gossip sites of the time? Fred details how he stumbled upon the idea of MediaTakeOut.com, why he believes his mark in internet history is important - and how other entrepreneurs can succeed by putting value and customer needs first.

Some of the things you’ll learn are:

  • Life as the child of immigrants
  • Why Fred decided to go to law school
  • How Fred knew entrepreneurship was for him
  • The beginning days of MediaTakeOut.com
  • The benefits of taking advantage of a brand new industry
  • Why there are no shortcuts in business 
  • How to increase revenue
  • What a lot of content creators are doing wrong 
  • Challenges Fred faced with building MTO 
  • How Fred deals with the criticism of MTO’s content

If you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share online with your community! You can find us at @dreamsindrive on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive! Enjoy!

Fred's Keys To Success:
1. Autobiography of entrepreneur you want to model career after
2. Banker/Financier
3. Holy book

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/fred-mediatakeout

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Jun 23, 2020

Meet Jessica Chinyelu aka “The Sponsorship Lady” - a Nigerian-American wife and mompreneur based in Dallas, TX. She’s the Founder of a non-profit organization Woman of Purpose where she hosts annual conferences. She also teaches people how to secure corporate sponsorships and has worked with brands such as Herbal Essences, Kroger, Gillette, Walmart, Reebok, NYX, and Brinker International to name a few. 

On this episode, Jessica gives us dream drivers a crash course on how to secure sponsorships. She shares the knitty gritty and lets us know what we can start doing TODAY to start seeing results.

Some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Sponsorship tactics to AVOID
  • What are brands looking for?
  • Why data will always get you more
  • Why “My brand is small…I can’t get sponsorships” is not true

You’re also going to hear a bit more about Jessica’s journey to entrepreneurship, how she found her niche, and all the lessons she’s learned along the way. 

If you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share online with your community! You can find us at @dreamsindrive on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive! Enjoy!

SHOP OUR EPISODE PARTNER - CAMELLA'S KITCHEN: Camella’s Kitchen is the maker of Caribbean inspired high-quality, handcrafted sauces, marinades, spices, cakes and more.  The brand was founded by a mother and daughter duo from Trinidad and Tobago and is all about helping you live your sauciest life! Some of their signature flavors include their spicy mango chutney, island herb blend, curry lover’s duo and Trini hot pepper sauce! Visit www.camellaskitchen.com/did to learn more. Use code DID10 for 10% off at checkout.

Jessica's Keys To Success:
1. Phone with the right contacts
2. Map - A vision for where you are going
3. Keys

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/jessica-chinyelu

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesponsorshiplady
Web: https://www.jessicachinyelu.com/ig-links

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Jun 17, 2020

Special episode! Host Rana Campbell shares some very special news.... she's pregnant! Listen in to learn more about her pregnancy journey, what's she been up to , and how Dreams In Drive will be impacted. Enjoy!

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*http://www.ranacampbell.com

Jun 8, 2020

Let's talk turning talents into profit. Our guest Dwaynia Wilkerson will tell you her story of how - After spending 11 years teaching English at a local university, she decided to trade her grade book and dry erase markers for laptops and coffee shops - and launch HER OWN business.  Now Dwaynia is the owner of Prose & Pens, which provides content writing services to businesses and brands. 

Dwaynia is an example of being in it for the long run and how the path to figuring out how to create a business from one's passion is not always easy - but worth it.

Some of the topics we discuss include:

  • What inspired her as child
  • Why she started college studying something totally different from her passion
  • How being clever and strategic, & prepared got helped her get her first teaching gig
  • Lessons she learned about herself along the way
  • How to find clients
  • How a betrayal turning into a blessing
  • How to finding the gatekeepers & decision makers directly
  • Why you don’t always need social media to market your business... and more!

If you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share online with your community! You can find us at @dreamsindrive on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive! Enjoy!

VISIT OUR EPISODE PARTNER - CAMELLA'S KITCHEN: Camella’s Kitchen is the maker of Caribbean inspired high-quality, handcrafted sauces, marinades, spices, cakes and more.  The brand was founded by a mother and daughter duo from Trinidad and Tobago and is all about helping you live your sauciest life! Some of their signature flavors include their spicy mango chutney, island herb blend, curry lover’s duo and Trini hot pepper sauce! Visit www.camellaskitchen.com/did to learn more. Use code DID10 for 10% off at checkout.

Dwaynia's Keys To Success:
1. True assessment of strengths and weaknesses
2. A spirit of resilience
3. Patience

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/dwaynia-wilkerson

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Web: https://www.proseandpens.com

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May 25, 2020

Let’s talking making your dreams POP! Meet Khadijah “Kay” Polly - the owner and POPrietor of gourmet popcorn company Kay’s Kettle Corn. She is also a speaker, a specialty food business coach, an author, and the founder of Popcorn CEO’s.  Khadijah’s path to entrepreneurship has not been linear so she’s taking along that journey while also sharing some of the main keys to success that all of us dream drivers need to understand.

Some of the topics we’ll cover include:

  • How working a corporate career influenced Khadijah’s entrepreneurship 
  • Navigating pricing 
  • The ins and outs of scaling a popcorn business
  • Funding challenges + building revenue streams
  • Mistakes to avoid as a newbie entrepreneur
  • What to do to start taking action…and more!

If you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share online with your community! You can find us at @dreamsindrive on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive! Enjoy!

Khadijah's Keys To Success:
1. Journal
2. Water
3. Positive Affirmations

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/khadijah-polly

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May 18, 2020

Is financial freedom really attainable…or is it just a dream? Julien and Kiersten Saunders take us along their #dreamdriving journey as they navigate the road to financial independence. The couple are the masterminds behind the award winning blog Rich & Regular. They are also entrepreneurs, investors, aspiring early retirees and soon to be published authors. They've been featured in the NY Times, CBS This Morning, Forbes and more for their work in inspiring African Americans to pursue and achieve financial independence. 

Julien and Kiersten explain how they were able to come together as partners and carve out a path for their lives that they both knew would change their future trajectory. They talk about the challenges, sacrifices, as well as the wins they’ve encountered over the years while carving out a space for themselves that hadn’t existed before. They also share their favorite tips and strategies that you can use to jumpstart your own financial freedom journey. If you’re currently wondering if your dream is too big what may be holding you back from stepping into your purpose - this episode is for you. 

Some of the things we discuss on this episode include:

  • What inspired Julien & Kiersten as children
  • How the couple were introduced to the FIRE movement
  • How to introduce a new “dream” to your partner
  • The importance of mindset
  • The hardest part of the financial freedom journey
  • How to set financial goals
  • Building the Rich and Regular brand
  • How to talk about money 
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing what work is really like
  • Personal obstacles overcome...and more

If you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share online with your community! You can find us at @dreamsindrive on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive! Enjoy!

Julien and Kiersten's Keys To Success:
1. Courage
2. Discipline

SHOW NOTES: http://www.dreamsindrive.com/rich-and-regular

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May 11, 2020

As a kid Tristan Walker had big dreams and aspirations. He spent much of his life figuring out how to make them a reality - and also adjusting to what #dreamdriving realistically looked like at each new stage of his journey. As the Founder & CEO of Walker & Company Brands (home to the Bevel & Form brands), Tristan realized that there were two thing that helped guide him: finding out what he was "uniquely positioned to do" & recognizing his ability to spot "opportunity." Tristan shares the successes and challenges he's experienced along the journey as well his tips for Dream Drivers with big ideas and even bigger goals.

Some of the things we discuss on this week's episode include:

  • What inspired Tristan as a kid
  • The myth of personal discipline
  • What it was like getting Bevel off the ground
  • Why ownership matters
  • Why he decided to sell to Proctor & Gamble
  • The 2 reasons why startups fail
  • The importance of finding what you're uniquely positioned to do

If you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share online with your community! You can find us at @dreamsindrive on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive! Enjoy!

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Tristan's Keys To Success:
1. Get your own car (and get inside)
2. Start (put your key in the ignition)
3. Step on the gas

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May 4, 2020

"When you limit your experiences, you limit yourself." Is it possible to start over and then start over again? Tricia Lee thinks so. After years of climbing the corporate ladder at Mac Cosmetics, Tricia decided to venture into entrepreneurship and launch what would become the widely popular - Polish Bar in Brooklyn, NYC. After  learning the ropes of entrepreneurship and growing a thriving brand, Tricia was ready to move on... yet again. So, she did what most probably wouldn't and closed down shop to step into another world. Now, Tricia serves as a real estate broker and entrepreneur - helping others find their purpose and build new chapters in their own lives. Her journey wasn't linear, but isn't that what #dreamdriving is all about? Tricia shares, in detail, how she was able to navigate multiple career changes and why she's a believer in constantly chasing new life experiences.

Some of the things you'll learn:

  • What inspired Tricia as a child
  • Why Tricia's early money habits shaped who she is today
  • How moving to NYC catapulted Tricia’s beauty career
  • The benefits of corporate experience before entrepreneurship
  • How to navigate the challenges of being a first-time entrepreneur
  • What to do when you feel trapped
  • Tips for marketing yourself
  • Why starting a new career at 40 (or any age) is possible

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Apr 29, 2020

4 years...220 + guests...235+ episodes...1 million downloads later... how did I do it? Join in as I reflect on the journey to one million Dreams In Drive episode downloads. Plus, I share the 10 tips + strategies that ANYONE looking to grow their brand or business can implement to accomplish any BIG goal. I also answer a few listener Q & As about the journey to 1 million.

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Feb 11, 2020

Could you imagine creating a small event because you saw a need within your community - not knowing that this "small" thing would scale into a platform much bigger and greater than you ever imagined? When there is product + market fit - coupled with the righttiming - it's possible. We're going behind the scenes of Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT) - a collective of Black women tech founders who understand the challenges Black startup owners face. The organization is committed to identifying, supporting, and encouraging Black women to build the next billion-dollar business. BWTT founders Lauren Washington (CEO & Co-founder, KeepUp), Regina Gwynn (CEO & Co-founder, TresseNoire) and Esosa Ighodaro (Cofounder & President, COSIGN) developed the Road To Billionsconference to provide an empowering experience for black women tech entrepreneurs to learn about business growth strategies and connect with investors and other tech founders.

On this episode, Regina, Lauren, and Esosa share their individual #dreamdriving journeys and how BWTT and the annual Roads To Billions conference was created. The trio share tips for other dream drivers looking to nurture and scale a vision and the important keys that are critical to success along the way.

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Jan 31, 2020

Dreams In Drive host Rana Campbell gets in the front seat with EP 86 guest (Hitting Rockbottom & Finding Faith, Hope & New Beginnings) Sarah Vega. Sarah gives an update on the #dreamdriving challenges she's currently experiencing, but why she's determined to NOT let life take her off track anymore. She shares tips for other Dream Drivers on how to navigate change with optimism, grace, and faith. It can be hard to embrace, but valleys along our #dreamdriving journey are only temporary.

 

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Jan 10, 2020

Host Rana Campbell gets in the front seat with her childhood bestie Samantha as they talk about the realities of what it takes to really go from PARK to DRIVE. Samantha shares her #dreamdriving journey and why it took her 10 years to get a 4 year Bachelor's Degree. She also shares her personal keys to success.

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Jan 6, 2020

Host Rana Campbell reflects on all the lessons learned after 4 years of podcasting. She shares her successes, challenges, favorite episodes of 2019, tips + advice, personal growth moments, and more. She also answers listener questions and sheds spotlight on dream drivers who sent in personal voice notes. If you want to know what it's like running a podcast, managing full-time entrepreneurship, and still living life as a 28 year old, tune in! If you enjoy the episode, share with a friend. Make sure to follow @dreamsindrive on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Use the hashtag #dreamsindrive when sharing!

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Dec 23, 2019

For the past 4 years, we've been chatting with phenomenal individuals whose #dreamdriving journeys have inspired us to keep pushing. Itaysha Jordan's story is no different. Having always been captivated by fashion and beauty, Itaysha fell in love with the medium of photography in high school - and soon realized her calling. She didn't know exactly how this desire to be a fashion photographer would pan but that didn't stop her from putting in the work to make this dream a reality. On this episode, Itaysha discusses the highs and lows of navigating the New York City photography scene, creating a signature style, building clientele, cultivating relationships and the road to defining what success, in the end, looks like for her. She shares her personal #dreamdriving journey and how she's been able to work with big names & brands such as Essence, Tracee Ellis Ross, Taraji P. Henson, Iman, Issa Rae, and more. If you have a gift, believe in what you're capable of and don't stop working until you achieve it.

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Dec 17, 2019

Meet Medina - creative strategist, speaker, entrepreneur and founder of =SPACE, a Newark, New Jersey- based co-working shared space & Incubator. Medina saw a need to design a space where multi-cultural, LGBTQA, and women-owned startups could work and build a community. On this episode, Medina shares his personal #dreamdriving journey including navigating life post-college as a creative, hustling his a** off to get his design agency off the ground, and what eventually led him to create a safe space for entrepreneurs who are often left out of the mainstream narrative to thrive. Medina shares his major keys to success for other dream drivers including advice on making strong financial decisions, building one's personal advisory council, and why being open to innovation is crucial in today's #dreamdriving landscape.

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2. Be open to innovation

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Dec 9, 2019

Embracing your gift is hard, but doing so will lead you to your destiny. How though? Gospel songstress, radio personality, author, beauty entrepreneur, and fashion designer - Yolanda Adams speaks to the soul of the weary dream driver on the verge of giving up - about how believing in yourself is the fuel you need to keep going. She candidly shares pointers from her own life story including: leaving her 9-5 as a schoolteacher to becoming a singer full-time, managing single motherhood, spirituality, success, and entrepreneurship. This episode is a special treat from a very special guest. If you enjoy, please make sure you share online with your community! You can find us at @dreamsindrive on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive! Enjoy!

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Dec 2, 2019

Host Rana Campbell reflects on two jobs  early in her career post-college that taught her a lot about business and life. Though she doesn't talk about them and they were fairly short-lived, there was definitely a lot to learn. The journey is what you make it. Everything matters. You'll also get an update on what's next in the #dreamsindrive journey.

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Nov 25, 2019

Wanderlust, writer, entrepreneur, public speaker and travel influencer Jessica Nabongo is the first documented Black woman to travel to all 195 countries in the world. How did she do it? What was her journey like? Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan to Ugandan parents -  She attended St. John’s University in New York, where she earned her undergraduate degree in English literature. In just a few years after college, she started (and ended) a career in pharmaceutical sales, moved to Japan to teach English, and completed a graduate degree at the London School of Economics. She realized that the conventional American way of living and existing wasn't for her so she set out to create life on her own terms. On today’s episode you’ll learn how she's used travel to create a record-breaking #dreamdriving journey. We'll also discuss how you can accomplish the BIG goals/dreams you have for your own life. 

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