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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: June, 2020
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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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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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

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

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Web: https://www.proseandpens.com

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