Dream Like a Kid: Inspiration from A Young Entrepreneur & Dreamer Mikaila Ulmer at the State of Women Summit

“The biggest dreamers are kids – we dream big, we dream of things that don’t even exist yet…”

Love this young entrepreneur, 11-year-old Mikaila Ulmer (founder of Me & the Bees Lemonade that is distributed at Whole Foods) and her words at the State of Women Summit! <3 Kids show us how we were meant to dream - freely and creatively! Check out Mikaila's story below:

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Be the Light: Daymond John Mentors Young Entrepreneur Founder of Mo’s Bows


I love seeing successful entrepreneurs mentor the next generation! Check out this clip from Shark Tank, one of my very favorite shows, where Daymond John mentors the teen owner of Mo’s Bows Memphis – it’s a great reminder for us as entrepreneurs to be the light and cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs and dreamers:

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Find Your Purpose & Build Your Business: Dare Dreamer Show Interview with Author & Financial Expert Glinda Bridgforth

On this episode of the Dare Dreamer Show I get to speak to Glinda Bridgforth, a renowned financial expert, author and speaker who talks about finding your passion, starting a business, building your brand and overcoming obstacles when following your dreams. Be inspired as she shares insight for you to go beyond daydreaming to daring to take action:

More About Glinda Bridgforth

Click here to watch Glinda help families overcome their debt on Oprah’s Debt Diet

Glinda Bridgforth is a leading financial expert who explores the emotional and cultural factors that block financial success. She brings over 30 years of experience to her consulting practice, Bridgforth Financial & Associates, LLC, and specializes in a holistic approach to money management. Bridgforth is the author of: Girl, Get Your Money Straight! and with Gail Perry-Mason, she coauthored Girl, Make Your Money Grow!. Her most recent release is entitled, Girl, Get Your Credit Straight!. All of her books are Essence bestsellers.

Bridgforth has been featured in USA Today, Essence, Ebony, Money, Black Enterprise, and Jet magazines, and has been featured on television and radio shows nationwide including Oprah, The Today Show, Larry King Live, CNN, ABC News Now and Fox Business News.

She was honored as an “Influential African American” on the highly rated radio program, The Steve Harvey Morning Show. Bridgforth was one of the featured coaches on Oprah’s widely popular, six-part series “America’s Debt Diet.” She conducts workshops and lectures around the country. In 2007 she completed a four-city national tour as a keynote speaker with Bishop TD Jakes’ BEST Conferences.

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Discovering Your Creative Calling: Soul Dreamer Interview with Visual Artist Tony Snipes

Discovering Your Creative Calling: Soul Dreamer Interview with Visual Artist Tony Snipes

“What is it that you love doing that you wouldn’t even have to have anybody pay you for?” – Tony Snipes

Tony Snipes, a visual artist gives advice to other artists on discovering their creative purpose… Read More »

My Interview With Jenna Lucado Bishop - Dreaming On In Life & Faith

Dreamfleur Interview With Jenna Lucado Bishop – Dreaming On In Life & Faith

‎”If you are going through a dry time, stop, take a deep breath, and smile. God is using ALL things, even “darker” days, for His good. He is molding and shaping your heart. You are a constant work in progress.” – Jenna Lucado Bishop.

Recently on Dream in Soul I interviewed Jenna Lucado Bishop who took the time to answer some of my questions on dreams and purpose. I was so blessed by her encouragement and what she shared… Read More »

Renaissance of a Woman Interview with Sibylla Nash, Author and Entrepreneur

Renaissance of a Woman Interview with Sibylla Nash, Author and Entrepreneur

Sibylla Nash gives advice to aspiring authors and shares how she balances many hats and passions…

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Inspiration from Steve Jobs – Stanford Commencement Address and The Crazy Ones

The world was changed by this amazing “visioneer” and entrepreneur. The fact that I’m typing this on my MacBook, and that Steve Jobs’ journey to starting Apple was one of the stories I was taught in my business class as a teen, remind me of the ways I’ve been impacted by his innovation as well.

I’m inspired by the words he shared at the 2005 Stanford Commencement Address:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life…”
– Steve Jobs - Click Here for the Entire Speech Transcript

Also one of my favorites, the text to one of Apple’s most popular commercials and manifestos:

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. 

The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

 About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.

 Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels? 

We make tools for these kinds of people. 

While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” -Apple, Inc.

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Inspiration from Marshawn Evans On Life & Business

One of my inspirations in life and business is Marshawn Evans, who you may remember from a past season of Donald Trump’s The Apprentice. Marshawn is a former Miss America beauty queen, sports & entertainment lawyer, speaker and author who is devoted to helping others succeed, brand their businesses effectively and reach their full potential. She’s the founder of ME Unlimited, a consulting firm focusing on “reinvention, women’s empowerment, diversity, leadership and peak performance strategies.”

Marshawn is so open with helpful information and encouragement for entrepreneurs, especially for women who want to take their business to the next level. I love how she infused her faith into the past tele-seminars on focus and purpose that I have been able to take part in. Previously on my site Dream in Soul I posted about an interview she did on Christian women in business and how they can better balance their roles in life (click here for that post).

Here’s a recent video where Marshawn speaks on “How to Build Your Life God’s Way”:

This month Marshawn is kicking off a new program called The ME University Inner Circle Mentoring Mastermind. When I read about the program and how she is offering to instill her knowledge into other women to help them succeed, at an affordable price, I was drawn to apply to learn more from her (as she has been a “mentor-from-afar” to me in previous years as I learned from her other programs). To find out more about the Mentoring Mastermind visit http://meuniversitylive.com/innercircle and also visit her website http://marshawnevans.com to learn more and be inspired by her business and ministry.

Watch Marshawn talk about the Mastermind program below:

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Inspiration From the Secret Millionaire Season Premiere with Dani Johnson

A new show called Secret Millionaire premiered on ABC recently, with a wonderful premise: millionaires go into impoverished communities to find unsung community heroes who serve others, and reward them with hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money. The first episode with Dani Johnson, a successful entrepreneur who was once homeless and on welfare, was inspiring, you can watch the full episode below. You can really see Dani’s heart for giving and how her real desire was to serve and give in secret in the second video below, the post show webcast (one word, WOW):

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