This week’s #FOLLOWFRIDAY Feature is full of energy, motivation, and has a passion to positively impact her community.
JVT:What industry are you in?
KB: I would describe my industry as community based and retail.
JVT:How did you get your start in your current industry?
KB: I started in this industry because of the poem “The Dash” by Linda Ellis. One of my relatives read this poem at one of my dear aunt’s funeral. The poem talked about what the dash represents between the date you were born through the date you transition. I was overwhelmingly inspired by the poem and decided to work on my dash. I wanted to volunteer more with non-profit organizations, advocate giving back to the community, and encourage kindness & gratitude. Renea Kantrell, LLC was established last month with this mission and I decided to launch “BELIEVE…Lip Gloss for a Cause” (coming October 2014) which is specifically designed to donate fifty percent of the proceeds to non-profit organizations in support of their mission.
JVT:What is your favorite quote?
KB: “Work for a cause, not for applause, live life to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.” ~Unknown
JVT: What’s your favorite movie?
KB: Coming to America
JVT:What’s your favorite tweet?
KB:Be so good, they can’t ignore you. ~Steve Martin
JVT:What is the best advice you’ve received?
KB:The best advice I have received was from my mom, “Do not worry about what everyone else is doing, just do what you are supposed to do”.
Here’s how you can connect with Kantrell
Website: www.reneakantrell.com Instagram: @reneakantrell
This week’s #FollowFriday Feature is Jonathon Walker. He is the owner of Some Assembly Required Atlanta.
www.saratl.com (coming soon)
Explain your industry in a few words
“Housing with a focus on home improvement, maintenance, and repair”
How did you get started in this industry?
“It is a passion I have long since had since a child, I grew up watching This Old House it was my HGTV before HGTV. An I finally got into industry when I got a job as a Maintenance Tech position for a apartment community where I lived.”
What is your favorite quote:
What’s your favorite Movie?
Do you have a favorite Tweet?
Yes, I have a few favorite Tweets:
“I’m different… I can’t base what I’m gon be off-a what everybody isn’t…” @jayzclassicbars
“The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams” @iamdiddy
What’s the best advice you’ve recieved?
“I really can’t recall because it was always situational advice.”
You can connect with Jonathon @sar_atl IG and Twitter Pages for SAR inquires. His personal IG and Twitter is @Jon_of_God
You may have heard this before and it’s true, preparation leads to success. By following these three steps you’ll have opportunities knocking at your door in no time.
1. Time management
Manage your time by practicing discipline throughout your daily activities. This can mean waking up early, controlling the amount of time spent on emails, and ensuring that meetings end as scheduled.
Knowledge is power! Reading expands your horizons and provides you with the advantage of being able to approach situations with a unique perspective. Push yourself to read content beyond your comfort zone.
3. Emulate Excellence
I use the hashtag #emulateexcellence daily. This phrase is a constant reminder of raising standards. When you emulate excellence you to never settle for “good enough”. You can open the door to new opportunities by emulating excellence in everything that you do.
There’s no better time than the present to begin preparing for the moment when opportunity knocks.
I often talk to people who have brilliant ideas but, they lack the spark that can turn their thoughts into actions. In today’s post, I’ll share 3 tips that I’ve used to turn my thoughts into actions!
1.Get a notebook
It may seem like a no brainer but, the sooner you can get your idea written down the better! I personally use a cominbination of electronic and traditional style notebooks. Keeping 3-4 notebooks at my fingertips ( next to my bed, in my jeep, in my purse, and my favorite electronic notebook app downloaded on both my iPhone and iPad).
2.Research your thought
Take time to research your idea. There’s no need to learn the hard way when you learn from someone else. Here a few questions you should consider while conducting your research:
Has it been done before?
Who’s doing something similar?
What resources do you need to bring the idea to life?
3. Get creative
After careful research you’ll know which direction to take. You may or may not have the resources you need to become “an overnight success”. Use your creativity to help you find a way to make it happen!
So, go ahead and get started!
THIS WEEK’S #FOLLOWFRIDAY FEATURE IS Jennipher V. Williams, Esq., MSW
What industry are you in?
How did you get your start in your current industry?
I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO BECOME A LAWYER. I PASSED THE FEBRUARY 2014 LOUISIANA BAR EXAM AND GOT ADMITTED TO THE PRACTICE OF LAW ON MAY 8, 2014. CURRENTLY I AM A CONTRACT ATTORNEY WITH THE IRIS: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER IN BATON ROUGE, LA. PRIOR TO LAW SCHOOL I WAS A RESIDENTIAL AND COURT ADVOCATE FOR THIS AGENCY, THEN CALLED THE BATTERED WOMEN’S PROGRAM. ONCE I PASSED THE BAR EXAM I CONTACTED THE LEGAL DIRECTOR AND TOLD HIM I PASSED THE BAR. I WAS HIS LEGAL COURT ADVOCATE WHEN I WAS PREVIOUSLY EMPLOYED BY THE AGENCY FROM 2007-2009. I VOLUNTEERED WITH THE AGENCY AS AN ATTORNEY FOR TWO WEEKS THEN HIRED AS A CONTRACT ATTORNEY.
What is your favorite quote?
JEREMIAH 29:11 I KNOW WHAT I’M DOING. I HAVE IT ALL PLANNED OUT-PLANS TO TAKE CARE OF YOU, NOT ABANDON YOU, PLANS TO GIVE YOU THE FUTURE YOU HOPE FOR.
What is your favorite movie?
I DO NOT HAVE A FAVORITE MOVIE, HOWEVER I DO HAVE FAVORITE TV SHOWS SUCH AS SCANDAL, THE HAVE AND HAVE NOTS, BEING MARY JANE AND ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
What’s your favorite tweet?
I DO NOT HAVE A TWITTER ACCOUNT
What is the best advice you’ve received ?
THE BEST ADVICE THAT I HAVE RECEIVED IS TO NEVER GIVE UP N MATTER THE CIRCUMSTANCE. THAT MY STORY HAS ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN AND GOD IS WORKING EVERYTHING OUT FOR MY GOOD.
JENNIPHER CAN BE REACHED ON FB AT PH WILLIAMS-ESQ OR INSTAGRAM PHJD2013
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