Patrice C. Washington: “You’ve Got to Give God Something to Bless”

patrice12Patrice C. Washington is the Founder and CEO of Seek Wisdom Find Wealth, a boutique personal finance consulting firm based in Atlanta, GA where she creates practical products and programs that help individuals and families reach their financial goals. Patrice also works with Fortune 1000 brands and institutions to create relatable personal finance content and curriculum.

Every week Patrice’s advice is heard by millions who listen and love the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning show during her “Real Money Answers” w/ Patrice C. Washington segment.

Patrice is also the best-selling author of three books on personal finance.

“I’m most proud when I receive e-mails from men and women who say my writing has changed their life,” she says.

Beyond books, Patrice’s work has been highlighted in hundreds of magazines and websites over the years. Her wisdom’s been featured in everything from Ebony, Essence and Upscale Magazines to being a featured writer for sites like The Huffington Post and BlackEnterprise.com.

Patrice has appeared multiple times on NBC, The Steve Harvey Talk Show, Bloomberg TV and the Dr. Oz show, as well as been interviewed by Forbes and SUCCESS Magazine. On top of all of that, she’s a wife to an amazingly supportive husband and the mother to an amazing kid known in social media as the #MiniMoneyMaven.

“It’s all a been a wonderfully humbling, gratifying and fulfilling experience, but at the end of the day, the only reason I do what I do is to help you live and leave a legacy that matters. I want you to have the life you desire and deserve and quite frankly, I believe mastering money is the key to making that happen.”

Patrice and I discussed:

  • How she went from a 7 figure business at 25 to losing it all – and built herself back again
  • Why personal finance is about personal responsibility
  • Her observations regarding differences in how men and women approach money
  • Getting your head out of the sand when it comes to money
  • The truth about spirituality, God, and being abundant

… This was a great chance to speak with someone who not only loves finances, but really works to empower women to own their finances and know their numbers. I’m deeply passionate about this because we’re in a society that tells us not to value money, yet inflation is crazy, and – if you let them tell it – you’re only worth but “so much.” We can’t afford to let anyone control our value, or our financial stability. That’s our responsibility and we need to take it back.

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Justin C. Cohen Talks Race, Class, Education, and Social Justice

 

@juscohen racial inequality sexy focused ambitious podcast Summer of ’16 was heated with discussions on race, class, and social justice. With everything going on in our country, especially with unarmed police shootings, racial tension, and political frustration.

Justin C. Cohen’s post, Advice for White Folks in the Wake of the Police Murder of a Black Person, crossed my timeline when I needed to read it most – and it was EVERYTHING.  A modest push of advice for (White) people on how to deal and interact, and even ally, with Black people grieving over the nonsense and craziness around the issues, Cohen’s work was incredibly succinct, heartfelt, and honest without the pandering and tapdancing for attention. And I loved every word – and needed to speak with him directly.

A little about Justin:

“My mom was a public school teacher, my grandfather was a superintendent, my father runs a tutoring business, and I married a PhD of Italian literature. I went to public schools from kindergarten until twelfth grade. In 2011, our Thanksgiving dinner erupted into a serious argument about a writing rubric.

I’m also a writer and recovering nonprofit executive. My work has appeared in theNew York Times, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Education Week. I recently was a writer in residence at the Carey Institute for the Global Good, and I’m a fellow of the Broad Center for the Management of School Systems. Until 2015 I was president of Boston-based education nonprofit Mass Insight Education, where we helped cities and states around this country rethink how to serve their most vulnerable children and communities. Before that I worked in the DC public schools and was on the education policy committee for President Obama’s 2008 campaign. I have the privilege of serving as board chairman for Students for Education Reform and spent five years as academic committee chair for the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools.”

Justin and I discussed:

  • White privilege – and why it leaves people blind to social injustice
  • Unseen hierarchies and social shifts made with simple decisions such as Starbucks
  • Listening as a spiritual practice and experience for all parties involved
  • How kicking myself into life helped me become more open-minded and inclusive
  • Economic and class disparity as an intersection of injustice in current society

It’s hilarious to listen to me in the beginning. I was so… clipped and curt. I was scared of this conversation. Of what I would say and whether it would be progressive, open-minded, and interesting enough. But Justin made it so easy to communicate that I forgot my fears and just let go. He’s amazing to speak with and I hope this conversation is simply one of many in our nation’s work toward change.

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Kelly Diels Discusses the Female Empowerment Brand Illusion, Persuasion Triggers, and Success Symbols in Marketing

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Kelly Diels is a copywriter and a Marketing Communications Specialist. She specializes in crafting website content (bios, work-with-me pages, sales pages, blog posts, lions, tigers, bears) and integrated online campaigns.

Kelly, also a freelance writer, provides insightful viewpoints through her essays at Salon,Jezebel and xoJane.

Kelly has a BA with honours in Poli Sci and is “an unrepentant feminist.”

“My feminism is about justice.

Love + Justice. Always.

And in all things – including careers, excellence and entrepreneurship. Because, straight up, the reason so many of us get thwarted is not because we don’t lean in (though it helps when we do, aggressively) but because we’re barred entry. The glass ceiling is real.

So is the cement resume. Because here’s the truth: some of us are actively prevented from even getting started.

I digress.”

Kelly and I discussed:

  • The illusion of the Female Empowerment Brand
  • Understanding the structure of persuasion triggers in brand marketing
  • Reclaiming the power of responsibility women have in their business decisions
  • Holding business coaches accountable for their declaration of investment
  • Why your truth is intoxicating, and the edges are our future

Kelly and I had a fabulous time. She’s fierce, eloquent, articulate, and so fucking conscious of who she is and what she stands for. Dig in.

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Kamila Gornia Discusses Digital Strategy, Life After Ad Agencies, and Dating as an Entrepreneur

kamila gornia interview Kamila Gornia is a digital marketing strategist for modern, passion-driven entrepreneurs who wanna get seen + get paid for doing what they they love – online.

“I’ve been in the digital game for over 10 years, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this: With the right marketing in place, anything is possible.”

I’ve become really particular about the business and energy I bring to Sexy Focused Ambitious. I’m wary of strategists, coaches, and business professionals who cannot hold their space and provide tangible results. I can say that I’ve observed Kamila, and not only does she know business, she’s even taught me a few things through her occasional YouTube drops.

Kamila and I discussed:

  • Her dreams to work at an ad agency – and what happened when she realized she wasn’t about that life.
  • The dating pitfalls that come with being an entrepreneur
  • Her response to people who say, “Why should I hire you?”
  • Why anyone can do Facebook ads – but not everyone can rock Facebook ads
  • The importance of really ironing your specific niche in business.

Kamila’s presence was awesome. She’s a force to reckon with, so go ‘head and dive in.

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Kissy Denise Talks Being Comfortable in Your Femininity, The Importance of Knowing Who You Are, and Setting Standards for Romantic Relationships

Kissy Denise of @AskKissy blog Kissy Denise has been a blogger since 2011. Since that time, she’s seen a lot of ups, downs, and changes within the industry. Despite the odds, she’s managed to create a sustainable brand that gives her a channel for thoughts, engagement, and interaction.

Kissy and I had an in-depth conversation about her brand, Ask Kissy, the blogging business, the changes that have made the industry tougher to get involved in, and her general modus operandi in life, which is to do you, period, and let the audience fall into place. We also spent some time discussing sex appeal, feminine wiles, and how they play into business.

Kissy and I discussed:

  • Why celebrities have taken over the blogosphere – and its effect on the industry
  • Why she doesn’t consider herself a celebrity blogger, but a human interest blogger
  • Adapting to the game of life when you’re comfortable with your feminine sexuality and appeal
  • The importance of knowing who you are, and being unwavering in your self-identity
  • God’s gift to you – whatever it is – as a means for prosperity and not charity
  • Developing strong standards as a sexy, confident, and powerful woman when you’re dating

I enjoyed every moment present with Kissy. She’s as gorgeous and stimulating mentally as she is spiritually. If you’re looking for a refreshing conversation on business, spirituality, and standards, look no further. Press play and dive in.

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Lauryn Doll is the Bombshell Brand strategist and copywriter. She’s intensely focused on helping professional brands develop a sensual and feminine edge for a deliberate dose of sex appeal that provides tease without sleaze