EPISODE 017: LIVING THE SURRENDERED LIFE WITH CHRISTIAN MILLS

In this episode, I’m talking with Christian Mills, who is a woman of God, author, speaker and Founder of The Surrendered Life. The Surrendered Life is an online-based ministry purposing to help millennial women access the freedom and favor that comes with living a surrendered life. 

Through Christian’s own journey of surrendering control to God when life got very tough and she could not make things happen in her own strength, she learned that freedom and favor come when you decide to put your life in God’s hands and let Him take the lead.

I am grateful that I was able to sit down and chat with Christian as I believe her story is so very relatable and impactful. 

During this episode, Christian discussed:  

  • Why/how she started her online ministry and what it means to live a surrendered life 
  • How she knew that it was personally time for her to surrender to God
  • Tips to relinquish control and giving it to God
  • Her book, Surrendered: It’s About Time You Let God Lead
  • Why you have to stop taking things so personal 
  • The importance of WAITING
  • Growing up as a PK (preacher’s kid) and how it has shaped who she is today 

And so much more! Tune in now to hear how Christian finally let God have 100% control over her life and purpose. 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 

Surrendered: It’s About Time You Let God Lead by Christian Mills: https://www.thesurrenderedlife.co/book

Big Idea Food by Marlena Banks: https://www.amazon.com/Big-Idea-Food-Devotional-Entrepreneurs/dp/1732315116

She Reads Truth: https://shereadstruth.com/

Follow Christian on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christiannmillss/

The Surrendered Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesurrenderedlife.co

Check out Christian’s blog and other resources: https://www.thesurrenderedlife.co/

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EPISODE 016: WITH TRUE LEIGH DEVINE

In this episode, I’m talking with True Leigh Devine, who is a blogger, author, entrepreneur and so much more. For so many years, True struggled with finding her purpose. When people would ask what she wanted to be, she had no answer. For years she thought she was a mistake, that God purposefully created everyone but her. In her own journey to find purpose, she discovered that she wasn’t alone. So many others felt lost like her, and it drove them to make decisions that sometimes permanently affected their futures. She became passionate about helping others, especially young women, discover their purpose and live it. She currently shares her journey, and things that inspire her on her blog Whatsoever Things Are True, her YouTube channel, and her social media.

I had such a great time gaining insight into how True has been finding purpose in “the small things” and using her platform to share what she learns along the way. 

During this episode, True discussed:  

  • What she has learned about herself since being in therapy
  • How she challenges negative self-talk and fear 
  • Tips for starting therapy for the first time
  • How her passion for purpose was birthed through her struggle with finding hers 
  • The importance of being relational in (content) writing
  • How she stays organized and on top of her tasks 
  • Stepping outside of her introvert comfort zone 

And so much more! Tune in now to hear how True walks in her purpose by serving in all that she does. 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 

Therapy for Black Girls: www.therapyforblackgirls.com

Follow True on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yours_trueleigh

Check out True’s blog and other resources: https://www.whatsoeverthingsaretruee.com/

True’s Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/trueleigh

True’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/true.devine

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EPISODE 015: ON THE MOVE WITH JASMINE DIANE

In this episode, I’m talking with Jasmine Diane, who is a nationally recognized lifestyle blogger at JasmineDiane.com with a heart for teaching women how to boss up. She has been blogging for over 7 years, working with brands like Dove, Starbucks, Pepsi, KC Fashion Week and more. Most notable she was featured in Marie Claire magazine and named one of Kansas City’s “30 Under 30” Honorees in 2017 by Ink Magazine.  

Along with these honors, Jasmine was honored as this year’s Young Advertising Professional of the Year at the Journey Awards, hosted by the American Advertising Federation of Kansas City. Additionally, she was honored as City of Truth Church’s Salt & Light Award for her infectious joy and positive attitude. Jasmine regularly hosts networking brunches, known as “Brunchin’ with Jas” for young professionals in Kansas City. Over the past two years, she has hosted over 250 young professionals and was featured on the cover of Ink Magazine’s Brunch Edition last summer. 

I’m so excited for Jasmine as she continues to walk in her purpose as a wife and business owner and to see what else she has up her sleeve! 

During this episode, Jasmine discussed:  

  • How looking for something to do after a breakup in college led her to where she is today
  • How she didn’t let a lack of resources stop her from pursuing blogging 
  • Insecurities that she has had to overcome along the way and how 
  • Her struggle with post-grad depression
  • The My Girl Stories Movement
  • Her transition into being a new wife
  • Some of the things she’s passionate about right now

And so much more! Tune in now to hear how Jasmine juggles it all with style. 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 

Follow Jasmine on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejasminediane/

Follow My Girl Stories on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mygirlstories

Check out Jasmine’s blog and other resources: https://www.jasminediane.com/

Check out the My Girl Stories Movement and Shop: www.mygirlstories.com

Jasmine Diane’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thejasminediane/

Jasmine Diane’s Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/thejasminediane/

Jasmine Diane’s Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thejasminediane/

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EPISODE 014: THE GRAVITY OF GRACE AND GRATITUDE WITH RHEA WHITNEY

In this episode, I’m talking with Rhea Whitney, who is a wedding and portrait photographer for the chic and modern creative and couple. She’s also super passionate about helping other creatives and photographers thrive in their entrepreneurial journies as she’s a vet in the game…Rhea has been a photographer for 8 years and full time for the last 4! I love how she has been able to grow her business during that time and utilize her gifts and talents to help educate others. In May of 2019, Rhea launched a digital course for rising photographers called “From Hobbyist to Pro” teaching the keys to building a solid photography business foundation and social media marketing strategies.  It is such a pleasure to watch her journey and I’m blessed to know her! I enjoyed getting into her journey and discussing some of the obstacles that she has had to overcome…all with GRACE and GRATITUDE. 

During this episode, Rhea discussed:  

  • How she went from being an auditor at a non-profit organization to running a thriving full-time photography and coaching business
  • Why it’s imperative to stay true to who you are and what you’re passionate about as a creative
  • Specific ways that she pushes through fear and doubt as it arises along the way
  • Why it’s important to give yourself grace through it all 
  • How she had to surrender to God’s will and be obedient 
  • The importance of thinking about your thoughts 

And so much more! Tune in now to hear how Rhea took a leap of faith and the impact that it has made in her life and the lives of others. 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 

Follow Rhea on Instagram: www.instagram.com/rheawhitney

Check out Rhea’s work and services: www.rheawhitney.com

A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson: https://www.amazon.com/Return-Love-Reflections-Principles-Miracles/dp/0060927488?ref_=ast_slp_dp

The Bible App: https://www.youversion.com/the-bible-app/

Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer: https://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Mind-Winning-Battle-Your/dp/0446691097

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown: https://www.amazon.com/Author-Daring-Greatly-04-2015-Paperback/dp/B01JKGLXD2/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1ZM2DTAAZH8SP&keywords=daring+greatly&qid=1571421328&s=books&sprefix=daring+%2Cstripbooks%2C146&sr=1-3

Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown: https://www.amazon.com/Braving-Wilderness-Brene-Brown-Book/dp/B07Q7Q2LJM/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Braving+the+Wilderness+by+Brene+Brown&qid=1571421395&s=books&sr=1-2

Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield: https://www.amazon.com/Steven-Pressfield-Turning-Create-Paperback/dp/B01FODA21Y/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=turning+pro&qid=1571421420&s=books&sr=1-3

Secrets of Six-Figure Women by Barbara Stanny: https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Six-Figure-Women-Surprising-Strategies/dp/0060933461/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3DM9RVPUM617T&keywords=secrets+of+a+six+figure+women&qid=1571421459&s=books&sprefix=secrets+of+a+six+fi%2Cstripbooks%2C139&sr=1-1

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz: https://www.amazon.com/Four-Agreements-Practical-Personal-Freedom/dp/1878424319/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2A0ALJQ65ITTA&keywords=the+four+agreements+by+don+miguel+ruiz&qid=1571421498&s=books&sprefix=the+four+a%2Cstripbooks%2C157&sr=1-2

Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller: https://www.amazon.com/Building-StoryBrand-Clarify-Message-Customers/dp/0718033329/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=1YHQMYXM8HNEL&keywords=building+a+storybrand+donald+miller&qid=1571421547&s=books&sprefix=building+a%2Cstripbooks%2C147&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyOVc5SlU0TzFXQUdUJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTc0NjIzTU9HVVNFVVVRRU9BJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAwOTM0NTkySkZHODE2OE1aOUtCJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

Money Master the Game by Tony Robbins: 

https://www.amazon.com/MONEY-Master-Game-Financial-Freedom/dp/1476757860/ref=sr_1_2?crid=12JF6RP1GGPL8&keywords=money+master+the+game&qid=1571421576&s=books&sprefix=money+mast%2Cstripbooks%2C143&sr=1-2

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EPISODE 013: HOW TO GATHER YOUR COINS WITH ZANDILE CHIWANZA

In this episode, I’m talking with Zandile Chiwanza aka Za Knows, who is a journalist and financial wellness champion based in Toronto, Canada. She writes about her journey on the road to financial independence and educates on how others can do the same based on her personal experiences. Her candidness and passion for personal finance make her very relatable and fun to learn from. I enjoyed chatting with her as she is someone near and dear to my heart and I wanted you to get to know her for yourself. 

During this episode, Zandile discussed:  

  • What financial wellness is
  • Why it’s imperative to get your mind right in order to get your money right 
  • The importance of creating the conversation about money 
  • How to pitch yourself
  • How she personally started turning her financial habits around and how you can too

And so much more! Tune in now to hear how Zandile overcame those stinkin’ limiting beliefs and started walking boldly in her purpose to serve others through her writing. 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 

The Wealthy Barber – https://www.amazon.com/Wealthy-Barber-Updated-3rd-Commonsense/dp/0761513116

Money After Graduation Blog – https://www.moneyaftergraduation.com/

Check out Zandile’s writing and learn more about her journey to financial freedom: https://medium.com/@ZandileChiwanza

Follow Zandile on Instagram: www.instagram.com/zaknows

Follow Zandile on Twitter: https://twitter.com/zaknows

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EPISODE 012: NURTURING YOUR CRAFT WITH MELENA S. DEFLORIMONTE

In this episode, I’m talking with Melena S. DeFlorimonte, who is the owner and lead photograpHER of M. Shonell Photography. She is a self-taught, natural light photographer with a passion for capturing beautiful people and priceless moments. Always fascinated with photography, Melena acquired her first camera at the tender age of 12 and has had a love affair with photography since then. With continual self-study, practice, and mentorship from several amazing photographers, she honed her craft and found her style. 

During this episode, Melena discussed:  

  • Why investing in your craft is imperative and a non-negotiable 
  • The importance of utilizing your support network and asking for help when needed 
  • Pushing through fears and doubt that she has felt throughout her entrepreneurship journey
  • Incorporating more of her love for food in the work that she does 
  • How lack of accountability breeds procrastination

And so much more! Tune in now to hear how Melena nurtured her craft of photography and pushed through the fear that came along on her journey. 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 

Check Melena’s website out for more information and resources: www.mshonellphoto.com

Follow Melena on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mshonellphoto

Follow Melena on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mshonellphoto/

Honeybook Client Management System: www.honeybook.com 

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