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20
Jan

6 Tips for Incoming YLAI Fellows

  Being selected as one of eight Jamaican YLAI Fellows in 2018 was undoubtedly one of the major highlights of my year. The experience I had during my exchange in Denver, Colorado, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies in Detroit, Michigan and Washington D.C. was nothing short of awe-inspiring. I met and connected with some of the most

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1
Jul

My Money Story: Mistakes & Missteps That Taught Me How to Thrive

My Financial Autobiography   I have had a fascination with money for as long as I can remember. At about age 6, I used to look forward to my parents throwing their spare change into a tall, wooden saving pan we had, and then I would empty all the coins on the floor each week and count them. I loved how the money kept growing week by week

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8
Mar

IWD 2016: 12 Phenomenal Women I’m Celebrating

I have been blessed to experience a  lot of growth in all different areas of my life over the past 3 years, but to say it this was something I accomplished all on my own would be far from truthful. The truth is that I have been able to benefit from inspiration and support in many different forms from a number of phenomenal women, though
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17
Feb

7 Networking Tips to Build More Solid Connections

If you operate in any kind of a professional capacity, chances are you’ve attended at least one networking event. They’re usually fun and provide a good opportunity for you to connect with other like-minded professionals or, even better, someone who can help you with your next project or venture. (If you’re lucky, the finger food will be good, too.) Unfortunately, outside

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26
Dec

2015 Lessons: The 2 Most Important Things This Year Taught Me

The ebbs and flow of 2015 proved to be a concoction of mayhem, bliss and everything in between, and as the year comes to a close, I am taking some time to reflect on my journey, growth, and lessons learned. In my experiences over the past few years, I have noticed a reoccurring trend where each year carries a distinctive theme coupled with specific lessons. So, with that

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13
Dec

5 Books That Changed the Course of my Life

It is said that a mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimension and from my own experiences, I find that the saying holds true. A little over three years ago, I made a commitment to personal and professional development which led me to reading over 30 books across various topics to-date. Most were good, but some – particularly these

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