Olympic bronze medalist Ashley Spencer talks about the exceptional mentality that she uses to conquer life's hurdles

Olympic bronze medalist Ashley Spencer talks about the exceptional mentality that she uses to conquer life's hurdles

Ashley Spencer displayed remarkable perseverance and mental toughness en route to winning the bronze medal in the Women's 400m hurdles at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. She employed a similar level of perseverance to overcome the many obstacles that she faced along her journey as a collegiate and professional athlete. Her story is amazing, and the conversation I had with Ashley about her mentality, experiences, and plans for the future is very inspirational for those of us seeking to achieve exceptional results, even if our goals don't involve an Olympic podium.

I Quit My Day Job Six Months Ago. Here's What I Learned.

I Quit My Day Job Six Months Ago. Here's What I Learned.

I quit my day job six months ago. It's been a crazy period in my life. I'm still not where I want to be financially, or professionally. That being said, I've made it through a period of my life that I was scared to embark upon for years, until a negative experience in the corporate world forced me to jump into the unknown on my own terms before I got fired. I've learned a few important things since I left my job that I intend to carry with me for the rest of my life. 

Sunni And The City of WPGC 95.5 speaks on perseverance, social media authenticity, and philanthropy

Sunni And The City of WPGC 95.5 speaks on perseverance, social media authenticity, and philanthropy

If you’re active on the Washington, D.C. social scene, it’s likely that you’ve heard of Sunni And The City. She's a daytime FM radio host, Ciroc brand ambassador, frequent philanthropist, and a social media tour de force. Sunni's bright, bubbly personality and polished delivery is a great fit for the high profile nature of her work, and her life, but her path to success was anything but glamorous. Learn more in the interview that follows.

How to incorporate a new social media platform into your brand strategy

How to incorporate a new social media platform into your brand strategy

No matter the niche of your brand, different segments of your audience will spend time on different social media platforms such as SnapChat, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and Pinterest.  Let's talk about how you can start a new social media platform for your brand.

#OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign (@ReignOfApril) talks networking and sparking change through social media

#OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign (@ReignOfApril) talks networking and sparking change through social media

April Reign has used Twitter to spark a national call for diversity via the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag, meet Black Thought of The Roots, and built an interactive worldwide audience. Read our conversation to pick up April's perspective on networking, sparking change through social media, and much more.

25 Powerful Ways To 'Make Email Great Again'

25 Powerful Ways To 'Make Email Great Again'

Your email inbox could be in a better state. Things might feel too cluttered. You're tired of scrolling past newsletters you probably never subscribed to. You deserve to see more of the things you actually want to see in your inbox. Email is supposed to be a tool that works for you, but if you're not careful it can work against you. Let’s talk about 25 Ways To #MakeEmailGreatAgain. 

Xavier Burgin (a.k.a. @XLNB) speaks on storytelling and networking via social media

Xavier Burgin (a.k.a. @XLNB) speaks on storytelling and networking via social media

Xavier Burgin, also known as @XLNB on Twitter, is a graduate of USC's film school who is notorious for long form Twitter stories such as #TinaAndTheGucciFlipFlop. I chopped it up with X to get more insight into his journey as a storyteller, how he's been able to see exponential social media growth, advice for creatives looking to get their thoughts out there, and more.

5 Things Bodybuilding Can Teach Us About Branding

5 Things Bodybuilding Can Teach Us About Branding

As I’ve continued to build brands and become a somewhat consistent member of the “morning gym” club, I’ve noticed that there are actually a few key similarities between bodybuilding and social media branding. Both of these processes may seem arduous, uncomfortable, and unattainable without understanding how to prioritize.

Let’s talk about how you are going to beat the odds.