“3 Must See TV Shows for the Avid Professional” By: Eric Halberg
Gain ideas and enjoy your relaxation time with reality TV shows for the avid professional. Learn an insiders perspective about entrepreneurship and wealth management by watching entertaining shows with a sense for business. The first must see show is Shark Tank, a two-time Emmy nominated series that airs during primetime on Fridays. Watch how other promising entrepreneurs present their ideas in a bid for corporate funding. Next watch Undercover Boss and unleash your desire to become the CEO of a multinational corporation with an inside look at how much CEOs don’t know. Finally, How I Made My Millions will inspire you to dream big with your next invention. All of these shows premiere on Friday during primetime on different networks so get your DVR ready to record all three TV episodes for the busy professional.
Shark Tank is the number one must see show for an avid professional. This reality program features “Sharks,” who are actually a panel of potential investors who reflect on proposals from new entrepreneurs. These business executives and entrepreneurs judge the presentation, business initiative and feasibility of a budding entrepreneur’s proposal to fund their service or product. Each episode presents three to four different people’s proposals for business upstart capitol ranging from starting a new line of fashion jewelry to making gluten-free fudge on a larger scale. Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, and Kevin O’Leary are tigers who go for the jugular, make decisions and offer much-needed advice to new entrepreneurs. Watch Shark Tank on ABC during primetime on Fridays.
Getting older can be a drag but you don’t have to look older too. Are you over 30 and Sexy? Are you over 40 and Fabulous? Diva Whispers recently sat down in a very open and candid interview with the beautiful founders of the movement “Sexy After 30.”
Sexy after 30 is a reality show. While keeping a national organization that deals with people over 30 adversities afloat; two beautiful ladies from different backgrounds deal with life, love, and adversities of their own. Founded in 2009 by partners KoCo Powell and Deshannon Michele Jackson, Sexy After 30 is a movement, global organization that motivates, uplifts and empowers men and women over 30 that have experienced, or are currently facing adversity. The organization has more than half million Facebook fans and counting from around the globe.
So you’ve decided to go natural. You’ve cut out all the perm and you are ready to let your natural hair flow. But now what? With natural hair, the hardest thing to do is keep your hair moisturized. And you also have to get accustomed to using all those fancy smelling oils instead of the usual grease and oil sheen that you would for permed hair. But don’t worry. I have your back. Here are a few tips that I have used that will have your natural locks flowing luxuriously. _______READMORE
It’s homecoming season! For those that didn’t attend college or who’d rather forget they did, let me enlighten you on why this is the adult version of Christmas coming twice in one year.
College is a time many of us came into ourselves. Or so we thought. It’s likely just the time we tried to stay out of jail, cried too long over someone who didn’t deserve it, and somehow slept comfortably (with a partner too) on a twin extra long bed. We lived off $3 a day but had the time of our lives. Adulthood hit us like a brick and it’s not long after graduation that you realize you can never go back to that level of irresponsible joy that you had in college.
Homecoming rolls around and everyone is given a free “hot mess” pass. You can drink, party, canoodle, and run-a-muck until your heart’s content free of judgment.
But there are rules. There are ALWAYS rules.
- Everything you do will be posted on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagramm, and Twitter. Govern yourself accordingly so that you don’t have to explain to your boss why there is a collage of you drunk on the dance floor floating around the office. And I, we mean everything.
- Drama lives on. You have grown up and grown past all the drama you may have had in undergard but not everyone is so fortunate. There’s ALWAYS one person who can never let it go. Prepare bail and lawyer money in advance. It will be documented on YouTube.
- Sex Debts – A sex debt is quite simply someone owing you sex. Remember Mr./Ms. Sexy from your English 101 class? The one you never quite gave the goodies to but you wanted to and they knew it? They are coming to collect like Sallie Mae. Prepare your answer in advance. Pack sexy panties or condoms just in case.
“Packing Four Years In Four Boxes” By: Dee Rene
What a clusterfuck.
My head hurt from so much crying and yelling. One by one, the threads of my life and hope were unraveling like the hem of a skirt. I felt exposed, vulnerable, broke and ashamed.
I feared being just another hyped up fairy tale failure banished to the lands of dreams deferred.
Despite my best efforts to be a grown up, I found myself two days before vacating my apartment crying and screaming pressed against the bedroom door.
Running down the list of everything that went wrong would only make me scream again so I’ll just leave it at everything that could go wrong – went wrong. How do I get me, my stuff and my sanity from A to B with less than half of the original resources I anticipated having? In a car the size of a baby turtle and 4 boxes I could ship?
When I saw the unraveling beginning, I told myself it was going to work out. It’s going to be okay. Trust the process. God wouldn’t take you somewhere without giving you a means to get there. Yada yada yada
The adages and scriptures echoed in my mind as I numbly repeated them realizing time slipped through my hands like sand and pressures were unmovable concrete.
At this point I was tired of the “getting there.” I just wanted to BE there and be enjoying it – preferably with a mimosa.
Right on time the universe decided to be hilarious. My daily devotional’s title read “The greater the opportunity, the greater the opposition.”
“RE-possessed” By: MaxLaine
Above is a picture of my car being RE-possessed on April 2009. As I watched the driver take away my car, I realized that he wasn’t taking away my spirit. So often, we allow material things to validate who we are. In a matter of ten months, I lost my job, my home, & my car. I thought my life was over. How could this happen to ME? WHY? There I was in my mother’s garage watching the last valuable thing I had taken away from me. I knew I couldn’t afford it anymore, besides, I’m the one who called the financing company to pick it up because it needed electrical repairs that were VERY costly. It was the toughest decision that I had to make. I was “on the run” from the financing company since I lost my home and they had no idea where I was living or if I was working. I could have continued driving the car but when it broke down on me & a mechanic told me it was going to cost more than three thousand dollars to fix it, I almost lost my mind. _______READMORE
Let’s fact it, some people just don’t know what it means to be a true friend. Perhaps, they’ve never had one and don’t know how. Here are 5 signs you may not be friendship worthy.
- Unreliable:You’re unavailable when it matters most. You always seem to call when you’re in need but remain absent when your friend needs you the most. Your number has changed, you’ve moved and your bestie was the last to know. But not to worry you popped up when it mattered most. Let me guess, you need a shoulder to cry on again.
- Poor Listener: Your friend just spent the last hour listening to all the latest drama in your life. They even gave you some great advise on how you should handle things. Now the tables have turned. They now need a shoulder to cry on. However, you’re not done. It’s still all about you. You rudely interrupt, have a side conversation or two while they’re still talking and, what do we know, you now have something more important to attend to. They never got to finish telling you the tale.
Often times, it seems the word friend is used very lightly. Like any relationship, there are key factors in fostering a healthy, loving and meaningful friendship. If you plant it it will grow, but, if you nurture it it will flourish. The same can be said of any friendship.
Do you and your bestie have a lasting friendship? Here are 5 signs you may or may not.
- Trust: Being able to trust your friend is certainly at the top of the list. You should be able to feel secure enough in your friendship that whatever information you share with each other is safe. What you share in confidence shouldn’t be discussed elsewhere, and if you suspect that it is, you may need to trade in your “friend” for a new one. It is not only a violation of your trust bust also of your privacy.
- Honesty: Much like trust, you need to be honest with your friend and your friend need to be honest with you. Unfortunately this can sometimes mean being brutally honest. If your friend cannot tell you the truth because they fear your wrath you may not be as close as you thought. In a healthy friendship, you and your friend should be able to dish out the honest truth without fearing a backlash. Sometimes, the painful truth could be for your own good. They’re concern and it may be warranted if your actions or decisions could later bring you harm. However, being honest shouldn’t mean “intentionally” inflicting emotional pain. The truth can sometimes hurt but it may also be necessary when it’s in you or your friend’s best interest, not as a tool to hurt them in any way. Again if you’re simply being honest (or a friend is being honest with you) to inflict pain, you do not have a lasting friendship.
Have you ever believed you’ve loved someone more than you’ve loved yourself? If so, then this one’s for you.
I was tired. I mean tired… TIRED. I was emotionally, mentally and physically drained from a relationship I’d given all of myself to. More than I’d given to me. More than I’d given to anybody.
I was young and naive; looking at the glass half full in many of life’s scenarios and wanted to keep an optimistic viewpoint of the world. I didn’t want to allow heartache to make me jaded. I didn’t want life’s disappointments to make me complacent; being of the world instead of above it. But here’s the truth. I was stupid. THE END.
It was nearly seven years in the making. We were childhood sweethearts, school mates and he became my first love. They say the first cut is the deepest, and man, are they right!
I don’t know if I couldn’t see the signs or didn’t want to. By the time I’d realized I needed to let him go, a long time ago, he was a smooth talking, high school drop out, pot head, lacking ambition, delusional liar and an insecure iota of man.
At this point I was a sophomore in college. I’d always done pretty well in school, was self-motivated, and wanted to conquer the world with everything love, peace, righteousness and justice! Clearly he was holding me back.
The Office Life: A Memoir
If you’ve ever worked an office job, this one is for you. Perhaps you’ve seen that I recently said adios to my current job and I’m off to greener pastures (err sidewalks) in NYC.
But I’ve worked an office job all my life and I’ve found some things to be universally irritating.
Let’s begin at the top.
Before I’ve walked in and sat my keys down, three people have asked me a question. Perhaps the sleep in my eyes and my coat buttoned to the top gave the illusion that I had been here for an hour already and was ready to go. I need time to warm up.
I sit down, the voicemail light is blinking. It wasn’t blinking when I left. What was so important that you had to either call me after 6 pm or before 7 am? Absolutely nothing.
Outlook is of the devil. No matter how much you clear it out, 700 emails flood in as soon as you open it. There are e-mails about e-mails to come tomorrow. There are e-mails about e-mails that were never sent. There are e-mails about e-mails no one read and therefore didn’t do. And no e-mail about free lunch. The rest of these will wait then.
There goes the super chipper morning person. You silently pray they choke on sunshine.
Dear Sixteen Year Old Self,
“You’re fine just the way you are! Signed, the adult you.”
For as long as I can remember I had always dealt with some form of insecurity. I’m not sure where it started nor why, but I never felt the same as everyone else. I felt different, but, in some not-conforming to the norm kind of way, I didn’t exactly want to belong either. I wanted to feel beautiful, be called beautiful, be liked, but be myself.
Being myself didn’t garner any envy, and if it did I was completely unaware. I was too busy comparing my body, my face, and all that was me to everyone else.
I wasn’t the pretty girl in class. I didn’t have the long thick flowing perfectly relaxed dark brown hair. Even with a perm my roots were thick. And I wasn’t proportionately curved. I always had a donkey booty, thick thighs, short legs and flat feet.
Although I knew I was insecure, I also knew I didn’t want to be. It wasn’t until high school that I decided I would rather be my corny, studious (yes, I liked to learn), and sometimes awkward self and disliked than be phony, with lots of friends and a facade to perpetuate and protect. I’m me. _______READMORE