millennial on a mission

#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!


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!


MOAM Presents: #SummerSocial


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!


Millennial on a Mission: Jennifer Greenhill

Happy July, millennials! This week's Millennial on a Mission is a collaborative writer who looks to bring the conversations of our generation to live through writing. Her current project, for everyone | from millennials, will be a collection of writings by millennials surrounding eighteen different topics.

Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like for you to meet Jennifer Greenhill.

Hailing from Prince George's County, Maryland, Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in business administration and currently works as an Executive Assistant with an award-winning private equity firm headquartered in Washington, D.C.

CC: What inspired you to pursue your choice of career? What challenges have you faced in building your business/brand, and what have you learned from them?

JG: As a sibling to three sisters, I have developed in an environment that has prompted me to help and assist others on a daily basis. Career-wise, I enjoy conducting the day-to-day tasks the firm requires to effectively operate. On the other hand, my love is to write! In less than 140 characters, I am a collaborative writer who explores the small conversations of the world and transform them into literary works. The most challenging part of it all is to stay self-motivated to complete whatever literary project I am working on at the time in a timely manner.

To Jennifer, a Millennial on a Mission is someone who lives in the present fully and consciously. "I believe if everyone adopts that principle, the energy we contribute to this world and to each other will immensely make us charge toward positivity," she says. One piece of advice she would give to her millennial peers? Never give up. "It's okay to take a slower pace and a less traveled road -- just never give up." 

To learn more about Jennifer's other writing projects, visit her website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram





Millennial On A Mission: Kiersten Kindred

Happy Monday, folks! This week's "Millennial on a Mission" is an author, entrepreneur and branding specialist. Her new book, "Five Steps To Marketing Success: A Small Business Guide" provides tips and tools for small business owners who are looking to enhance their marketing strategies.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Kiersten Kindred.


Hailing from Houston, Texas, Kiersten graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, specializing in Broadcast Journalism. "I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Sam Houston State University," Kiersten says. "It taught me a lot about my field and myself." Currently, she is the founder and CEO of her own media firm, Kindred Communications, which specializes in communications, marketing and branding for medium-sized businesses.

CC: What inspired you to pursue your choice of career? Who are some individuals you admire in and out of your field of work? What challenges have you faced in building your business, and what have you learned from them?

KK: I love everything branding and communications! When I graduated from college, I knew media and communications was going to be the arena for me. LaLa Anthony inspired me to choose my major and carve out my career path. I admire how to has been able to manage her career in entertainment and brand herself very well. When I first launched my Kindred Communications, I was trying to market my business and brand myself simultaneously, which was very difficult. But I had to combined the skills I learned in the classroom with my work experience in order to teach myself the trade. One of the biggest challenges that I have faced in building my business is having to say 'no' to people. I have now learned that to be a business owner, you must understand that you can't do everything. You have to learn what is important for your business and what will help you reach your end goal.

To Kiersten, being a "Millennial on a Mission" means to never give up and strive to achieve your dreams no matter what anyone says. "I strive everyday to build my brand, whether it is networking, seeking new opportunities or attending events- I am constantly branding.  Her advice to fellow young professionals? "It's a quote that is at the end of my book: 'Plan, prepare and grow. Repeat.'"

To learn more about Kiersten and her work, visit the Kindred Communications website and follow the firm on Twitter.

Millennial on a Mission: Tyece Wilkins

This week's Millennial on a Mission is a young woman that is truly passionate about storytelling, and sharing the lessons that life continues to teach her. A corporate communicator by day, she is the creator and editor-in-chief of the millennial blog Twenties Unscripted. Meet Tyece Wilkins.



Originally from the Baltimore, Maryland area, Tyece attended the University of Maryland and studied communications. She started off as a journalism major, and later took some advice from her dad to expand her options and switch to communications instead. "I currently wear two hats," she says. "I work in corporate communications by day and cultivate my blog and brand Twenties Unscripted during my off hours." Tyece likes to think of Twenties Unscripted as her career of choice, even though it is still an infant and she's still building it brick by brick.

CC: What inspired you to pursue your choice of career? Who are some individuals you admire in and out of your field of work? What challenges have you faced in building your business/brand, and what have you learned from them?

TW: Demetria Lucas D'Oyley,  Michael Jones, GG Renee Hill of All The Many Layers, and Erica Nichole are just a few of the writers that in one way or another inspire, uplift and continuously remind me to pursue my passion with energy and bravado. Building Twenties Unscripted has, and continues to be, filled with challenges. Perhaps the biggest challenge is developing a sense and spirit of patience and trusting that all things happen in due time. I keep learning this and seeing this. Sometimes the things I think are missed opportunities are simply delayed opportunities. Building a brand requires you to really tune out the noise, something that is incredibly difficult to do in our social media packed lives. But, I am learning how to better center myself and focus on the different legs of my own journey.

To Tyece, a Millennial on a Mission is someone who climbs the steps of his or hers journey with passion, fire, courage, perspective and grace. "I am very into using the word "journey" now instead of words like goals or objectives," she says. "Words like "goals" or "objectives" feel very finite to me. This wildly beautiful combination of setbacks, failures, successes and mentors felt much more connected."

Tyece doesn't just strive to live and achieve her dreams daily–she DOES live and achieve her dreams daily. "Every day I wake up excited to build Twenties Unscripted, no matter what that means for that day," she says. "Some days, it may just mean writing a blog post, and others it means responding to pitches or preparing for an upcoming event. No matter what it is, every day I get to add one more brick to the empire I'm building, and nothing enlivens me more than that."

If there's a piece of advice she would offer her peers, it would be to not ever see the pursuit of a dream as a risk; see it as a necessity. "Feeding your passion and making your way through this world convicted about and confident in your purpose is necessary for your health, happiness and evolution. " 

To follow more of Tyece's adventures, be sure to visit and following her on Twitter and Instgram