Show Notes from my Recent Podcasts

March 09, 2018

Don't Drink The Kool Aid Part 2

f you haven't listened to the episode that was published on December 14th, then please go check it out, and possibly before listening to this episode. You may understand why I am so passionate about this topic. Drinking the Kool-Aid is an old phrase which symbolizes being manipulated, being told sweet things to get you to intake or take on something that really isn't good for you! Yes it came from a very destructive and tragic place in history, and has taken on a slightly different connotation over the years.

But in this episode, I am going back to this topic I previously touched on because there's a lot more to it than I was able to speak on at the moment of previous recording. Please listen to this with your whole heart and ears wide open and you will get it.


February 27, 2018

It's Not Right But It's Okay

On this episode, we discuss:
In the industry of beauty, when you are saving space and time to service a guest and they have no regard for that, and do not respect the policies you have to put in place to enforce it, that you may offend some people. But when it is all said and done, the business is better for it because without these policies, you will be taken advantage of, and end up feeling worthless.

February 20, 2018

Success Is What You Make It

On this episode, we discuss:
Success is truly what you make it, and unfortunately, egos can cause success to become epic failures. The situation with Monique I truly felt needed to be discussed from a different perspective, so we can learn from the choice she made in her career.

February 14, 2018

The Cost Of Business is Not Black and White

On this episode, we chat about:
Security measures that a business puts in place is not to necessarily target any one or a particular race for that matter. We also discuss how consumers don't understand the full extent cost wise businesses need to go through in order to protect the business, which may provide jobs/careers for a few or many, from thieves and dishonest people.

Januray 16, 2018

Ain't No Lie Bye Bye Bye

On this episode we discuss friendships, especially where business is involved. As a business owner, you have to have the spirit of discernment to decipher who is really real. Is it a genuine friendship, is it truly seasonal, or is someone just being shady? Let's talk about it. Let me know your thoughts at

Januray 9, 2018

3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Embody

In this Podcast, we learned that sexual harassment can happen anywhere and to anyone and we shouldn’t fall victim to it. This is not a joke and should not be taken as one either, it is a serious matter that sadly most of the victims don’t have the courage to speak up about because they feel embarrassed or judged. Any workplace should be a safe place for employees since unfortunately, sexual harassment happens in workplaces a lot because people spend so many hours of their lives there.

December 28, 2017

2017 Lessons I Learned That Can't Follow in 2018

On this episode, it's just straight real talk about some of the lessons I learned in 2017 that I refuse to allow to follow me in 2018. What have you learned that you are letting rest in peace in 2017 and burying?

December 14, 2017

The Ugly Truth About Sexual Harassment

In this Podcast we learned that sexual harassment can happen anywhere and to any one and we shouldn’t fall victim to it. This is not a joke and should not be taken as one either, it is a serious matter that sadly most of the victims don’t have the courage to speak up about because they feel embarrassed or judged. Any work place should be a safe place for employees since unfortunately sexual harassment happens in work places a lot because people spend so many hours of their lives there.

December 14, 2017

Don't Drink the Kool Aid

So in this Podcast we discuss:
1. We need to be careful about letting others “tell” us what to do.
2. Do not drink the Koolaid simply means not letting anyone control our minds and having control over our decisions.
3. It is not a bad thing to listen to what other people say but we always have to assess ourselves if it’s the right thing to do.
4. We have to consider how these decisions would affect us in any way, and ensuring that it will not lead us to a path of destruction (physically, mentally or all of the above).

November 21, 2017

Inspiration, Influence & Income Interview

On this episode:
1. I discusse the risks I took in starting out in entrepreneurship.
2. And also, never ever let anyone discourage you in taking that leap. May it be your family, a friend or who ever.
3. The power you have may be greater than you ever imagined.
4. Your gifts are waiting to be a blessing to others

November 21, 2017

Gratefulness Births Growth

On this episode, you will learn:
1. How important it is to TRULY be grateful, and what it does for your life.
2. Do something that you’re passionate about so working for a living is not just work for you, but something you truly enjoy.
3. It is okay to be grateful for the little things that happen in your life.
4. That staying positive in all types of situations makes everything seem possible.

November 8, 2017

Interview with Liz Steffen of Vanilla Sugar Face & Body Spa

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In this podcast, you will get to know Liz Steffen, owner of Vanilla Sugar Face and Body Spa in Peoria, Illinois. Her website is

● You will learn about how she started out in the beauty industry.
● You will learn the importance of hiring the right people
● You will learn to accept failure as only a temporary setback before you strike again. Also you need to take the time to regroup, recharge, reassess and analyze what it is you really want.
● Things don’t happen in leaps and bounds. Small steps are okay, but never lose sight of the bigger picture.

November 7, 2017

Fake News/Fake Reviews

In this podcast, you will learn that:

The internet is full of fake news and fake reviews
People write negative reviews because of what they feel
If you put importance on online reviews, you must know to take them with a grain of salt.

October 31, 2017

How Can You Be An Artist If You Are Not Passionate?

In this podcast, you will learn:
1. That clients feel when you genuinely care about them. The Beauty Industry is all about service. If you give exemplary service of a superior product then everybody is happy. If you provide rude/lousy service to a superior product/procedure and vice versa, your clients will notice and eventually stop patronizing you.
2. Clients want to feel pampered. They don’t want to feel that you are rushing them.[…]

October 24, 2017

Service Provider or Servant?

In this podcast you will learn:

In business, your mindset should be clients first before anything else.
Working for you is different from working for someone. When you own your business, you cannot afford to merely think of it as a paycheck. You must learn to be truly passionate about what you do.
Your mindset should be as a service provider and not as a servant. A servant is a person employed to provide domestic services.

October 18, 2017

You Are Not Your Own Boss

In this podcast, I discusst:
1. As an entrepreneur, you really are not your own boss.
2. Starting out is never easy. It requires risks.
3. The people who come in to get a service done is not just your customer, they become your employer.
4. As a service provider, it is your responsibility to adjust to the needs of the consumer and not the other way around.[…]

October 11, 2017

Hate You ‘Cause They Ain't You!

In this episode, you we discuss that:

  1. There are many people who will try to do anything to destroy you or your business. This may be because of professional or personal envy. It could also be because of a lot of things.
  2. In business, there are cases when you have a genuine connection with your client, when something happens it is okay to reach out to them as much as you could but always do it in a professional way.
  3. No matter what happens, you have to be resilient.

October 13, 2017


On this episode, you will learn:

Sometimes what you have been involved in for most of your life may be the cause of stress and health issues.
Sometimes those things become crutches we become comfortable with and hard to let go of.
Once you get the bravery to free yourself from the ties that bind you, you will run with enormous strength, energy and have the capacity to live a beauty-filled life.

October 17, 2017

300 For One Service v. 500 For One Week

In this episode, I discuss:

  1. Realizing the possibilities of a fulfilling career after receiving full pay for a service close to what I would earn in a week in a job I was not happy with.
  2. The satisfaction of having someone pay you for the full service you have done is worth whatever little sacrifices you have done to be where you are right now.
  3. If some things are not working right, you need to be brave enough to make changes that will affect your life drastically.[..]

October 14, 2017


On this episode, you will learn:

  1. Prejudices and discrimination are everywhere especially if you come from another race.
  2. It’s difficult to educate people about discrimination; the better thing to do is to educate yourself and how to deal with it in a positive way.
  3. Respect yourself; respect other people even when they don’t deserve it. It always is good for yourself and for your business if you choose to be the better person.
  4. Stand by the truth and don’t forget that you are amazing.

October 12, 2017


On this episode, you will learn:

  1. A boomerang is something that when you throw it out, it's going to come back to you no matter what.
  2. It’s also called karma. You reap what you sow.
  3. Social media makes it easy for people to attack you or comment about your posts. You have the delete and block button to use at your discretion.
  4. Pick your battles wisely. Not all are worth fighting for.[…]

October 10, 2017


On this episode, you will learn:

  1. There's an old concept of sowing and reaping, and giving and gaining.
  2. When you give, even when you don't have it to give, you will gain later on.
  3. So when you're providing services like I have in my business, it's hard to turn away a client. You don't want to turn any business away because it's a dollar that you're bringing into the business.[…]

October 07, 2017


On this episode, you will learn:

  1. The meaning of sell-out
  2. How Steve Harvey made changes in his policy in order for people to stop taking advantage of him.
  3. Sometimes you have to draw the line between what is acceptable and not acceptable.
  4. Not everybody gets an opportunity, if you get it, go for it.[…]

October 09, 2017


On this episode, you will learn:

• That in offering a new product and service, you need to take time to educate and convince people.
• That starting a business without a lot of capital and offering something new means you have twice as hard for the business to get off the ground.
• That doing something that you really enjoy doesn’t seem work at all.
• That there will always be someone who will be critical of you no matter what you do.[…]

October 06, 2017


On this episode, you will learn:

• All things will work to your advantage if you do good
• The beauty business is very rigid and competitive but take it as what it’s worth in your life.
• That everything is possible if you truly believe in it.
• That sowing good seeds in the early years allow you to reap a good harvest in the future.
• That no matter what you do, not everybody is going to be happy in your favor[…]

October 05, 2017


On this episode, you will learn:

• That Fenty Beauty is another living proof that success doesn’t happen overnight.
• Anything that is something someone is passionate about and it's worthy of getting it done the right way, it’s going to take time
• Why there is a need to have a wider range of options for foundations and how Rihanna’s makeup line was able to cater that.[…]

October 04, 2017


On this episode, you will learn:

  1. Why it is important to reinvent yourself for prosperity.
  2. How I grew up from being a tomboyish girl and reinvented myself to become a successful owner of a beauty business.
  3. How I strive to change from being an introvert to being an extroverted introvert in order to help my clients in my beauty business.[…]

October 03, 2017

The Audacity of Hope & Beauty

In this episode of the Being Beautifully Honest Podcast, my initial episode, I talk about how I went against the odds of who I was “supposed to be”, and had the audacity to be myself and make a mark in this beauty industry authentically, full of faith, hope and beauty. […]