#SundaySermon – You are Ready

This morning’s Sunday Sermon invited everyone to finish the sentence ” I am Ready to …” I completed it by saying “I am ready to receive everything that God has for me.” I then invited others to believe the same statement. Often we don’t declare it because we believe we are not ready. We need to fix our lives right

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Show Up For Yourself

My early morning Choose Your Hard post hit hard enough that a couple of women reached out to me through DMs. This is what I wrote. Choose your hard. Hard 1 – Exercising, Cost and time of growing and/or preparing healthier foods to keep your body well fed and running at optimum. Hard 2 – Finding the money for surgeries,

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Why I Wrote Start, Grow, Thrive: Build a Business to Last

I had a panic attack in 2017 that lasted until April 2018. It spiraled into depression and it was really only the grace of God and the people who pray for me, especially my mom, that got me through it. I was depressed and kept it to myself. That’s a story for another day. When I am happy, I write

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I’m Having an Identity Crisis, Well? Sorta…

I have been here before. My worlds diverge and then they collide and then they diverge again. But it is all part of growing and learning and changing. Why do I think I am having a sort of identity crisis? Because I’m a Caribbeanpreneur of course. Multiple passions, multiple skills and working on multiplying my streams of income. Just like in

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Another Short Story – Love in Quarantine

These short stories have been a challenge but a lot of fun to write. Love in Quarantine is longer in word count than Love Under Lockdown. However, I am intentionally keeping them short and each is unconnected from the other, aside from the same theme of dealing with life and love in the time of COVID-19. In this second short story, in the

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Black woman negotiating a business deal with a black man and white woman

Negotiate Your Next Business Deal

I have a few friends who call me their manager. My kids even do it when I want them to use one of their skills and I don’t want to pay them. LOL. They have become comfortable with the practice of negotiating any request I make of them that is related to my business. “I need to speak to my

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The Sweetest Mango billboard in Antigua

Is There a Caribbean Film Industry? The Sweetest Mango Turns 20

In early 2001, Hollywood was preparing to release the first installments in The Fast and the Furious, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings franchises. Denzel Washington was about to play a dirty cop in Training Day, a role for which he would win an Academy Award and a husband-and-wife team in Antigua & Barbuda were about to premiere The

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Preparing to Grow Your Caribbean Business

Updated! (Originally published July 26, 2017) Are you preparing to grow your business? I have memories of wearing shoes which were big for me to church and school. My mother would stuff the front with toilet paper so my feet would not move around too much. It may have been because they couldn’t afford to buy me my own pair

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Digital Data for Caribbean online habits

Doing Business Online in the Caribbean in 2021

Doing business online in the Caribbean in 2021 and beyond is no longer optional for the region. The new Global Digital Insights report, produced by DataReportal in collaboration with We are Social and HootSuite, puts figures to the experience which was 2020. The pandemic forced everyone indoors and online and this manifested in increased social connections, online spending, streaming more

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Love Under Lockdown – A Short Story

Happy Valentine’s Day. Whether you celebrate the day or not, it is a wonderful reminder that we need love to make it through this life. I wanted to share a short story inspired by the pandemic. Short stories aren’t my usual genre but I wanted to challenge myself to tell the story in less than 8000 words. If you know

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