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Greater Is Coming. (HIATUS)

Happy Monday kiddos.

They say there’s a first time for everything.

For the first time in my almost four-year blogging career, I’m going on hiatus. At this particular time,  I need to take a step back and re-evaluate my current landscape, and how I want to move forward purposefully professionally and personally. As most of you know, this summer has been quite the wild ride, so I want to take time to adequately plan ahead for the final quarter of 2015 and beyond. The theme for this year has been to #Manifest, and I firmly believe that this break will allow me to re-focus and prepare for the greater that is coming.

I’ve always appreciated you all for allowing me to be completely transparent on this platform, so I thank you in advance for your patience and support.

Of course, you can still catch me cutting the occasional rug on Twitter, but for the next two weeks there will be no new posts from the blog.

I look forward to sharing with you all some exciting new things!

Until then, be well.

Chasity

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#WisdomWednesday ‘Practice What You Preach’ Periscope Re-cap

Happy Wednesday!

For those of you who weren’t able to join me for this afternoon’s Wisdom Wednesday Periscope chat, I’ve shared the points I covered below.

Also, for a limited time, you can watch the broadcast by clicking here.

Many thanks to everyone who joined me today!

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Six Ways Millennials Can Practice What They Preach

1. Don’t let comparison steal your joy!

2. Be stubborn about your goals, and flexible with your methods.

3. Recognize your weaknesses and figure our how your strengths can help you improve them.

4. Show your work! (Literally, and read the book!)

5. Celebrate small victories.

6. Don’t let fear hold you back.

*Bonus: Be resourceful! Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

I hope that you find this helpful! Until next time!

-Chasity

From Fired To Focused: Katrina Craigwell Shares How She Overcame It

Happy Thursday, friends!

As many of you know, I recently was let go from my job – and I’m now on the hunt for the next cool opportunity. (#HireChasity is in full effect – tell a friend!)

Any who, I recently RSVP’d for an event that will be hosted in D.C. next week by Worn Creative, an agency based out of New York City that works with a pretty dope roster of well-known brands. (Think Jrink, &pizza.)

As I continued to explore their website, I came across a YouTube video of a pretty black girl with amazing curly hair and awesome shoes (#BlackGirlMagic is EVERYWHERE y’all.) She explains how she got fired from her job early on in her career, and while she had her moments of doubt and insecurity, she didn’t let that moment define her.

Katrina Craigwell is currently the Director of Global Programming and Content at GE, and during one of Worn’s F*it events in NYC, she encouraged the audience to stop, think, and breathe even in the midst of life’s most chaotic moments. Her story just goes to show that you can get fired from your job, overcome it and STILL end up the Forbes List. (Katrina is on the Top 30 Most Creative List – pow!)

Check out Katrina’s chat below, and if you’re in the DC area, be sure to RSVP for Worn’s F*it event next week – I’ll be there! And Katrina, thank you for sharing your truth, reminding us all to take a moment breathe, and inspiring me to take control of my own debris so I can continue to move forward.

KYSKYW

Know Yourself, Know Your Worth.

Oh Lord – know yourself, know your worth.” – Drake

It’s been a minute since I’ve penned a personal post, so here it goes.

For the last month or so, I’ve really taken the time to reflect on my worth as an individual, and how I am adequately projecting that image to the world. Being the self-aware individual that I am, I’ve found that re-discovery periods like these have sent me down a rabbit hole, which can sometimes make the process even more difficult. But I’ve learned that being open to the journey and specific about what you want are vital keys to the exploration phase.

Speaking from experience, it is uncomfortable, daunting and down right scary to look into the mirror and ask yourself, “Who are you? What’s your purpose? And where in the heck are you going?” If you know me, I am my own worst critic and I tend to put and insane amount of pressure on myself. Especially when you’re uncertain about what is next, it can cause you to grow anxious about everything around you. But once I’ve got out of my own way, I’ve noticed that my load is a little lighter, and I’m much more focused on the things I want to accomplish.

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#TechTuesday: Twitter Gets Rid of Custom Backgrounds

Have you noticed that your Twitter page has all of a sudden become very bright?

If you haven’t then you may want to take a look again, because Twitter has stripped us of our cool wallpapers and replaced them with a very bright (some are even calling it blinding) white wallpaper. And trust, people are not too happy about it.

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(They left blank space baby, I can’t write my name.)

When I noticed it last night, I didn’t really think much of it – but looking back,  I did have a pretty cool background image that I wish I would’ve saved. :-(

Wondering why Twitter has done this? Well, they haven’t made that reason completely clear. But according to Mashable, you are still able to see the custom background you once had when you click on individual tweets.

 

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(UPDATE: It’s now 3.5 years.)

Thoughts on this weird update? Hopefully, Twitter will provide us with the ability to express our background creativity soon and very soon. Let me know your thoughts by shouting me a holler in the comments below or sending me a tweet!

Until next #TechTuesday,

Chasity

MOAM Presents: #SummerSocial

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It’s that time again! 

Join me next Thursday, July 16th at BlackFinn AmeriPub for the second installment of #SummerSocial, a networking event that dedicated to connecting and empowering young professionals who are eager to make change in their communities.

This month, I’m excited to have MOAM Jeff Tribble, Executive Director of The MusicanShip, join us to share how he has been able to travel the world and thrive professionally.

One question I want you to think about for next week:

If you could craft your dream career, what would it be?
Is there anything holding you back from fully pursing it?

You can RSVP by clicking here, and please spread the word as far and wide as possible!

Any questions or concerns? Tweet me or leave a comment below.

See you there!

-C