Light Your Ikigai and Get Paid For The Things You Love To Do

Light Your Ikigai and Get Paid For The Things You Love To Do

I think we have all been in a place where we were doing something we absolutely hated just for the money or you were doing what you are passionate about but can’t seem to make money from it. During my conversation with life coach, Chelsea Zirna, we dig deep into how to find your ‘ikigai’ a Japanese term for reason for being. Your ikigai is the intersection of what you love, what the world needs, what you are good at and what you can be paid for.

Everything about this conversation was life giving. One of the questions I loved the most was, ‘How can I be happy with nothing?”. The question really challenges you to get clear on your values, what is your core and foundation. Come to a place of self-worth and self-love first and then start your business. As fun as the successes of business are, business is a false sense of fulfillment, that can’t be your metric for peace and joy.

In our conversation, we talk about:

  • To light your ikigai, you first have to get clear on what you really want.
  • Fear is the number one reason, that keeps people from living in their purpose.
  • Surround yourself with people who are constantly expanding you.
  • Are you really living in alignment? Are the things you want lining up with the things that you are doing.

There were so many takeaways from talking with Chelsea that I am excited to start applying to my own life. I’ve challenged myself and challenge you to start today in creating the life you want to live. It’s all the small decisions we make from day to day that add up to our lives. If you can relate or have thoughts about this conversation, I would love for you to comment and share below. And as always know that you are not alone in the ‘Journey’.


How to Grow Your Business to $60,000 a Month

How to Grow Your Business to $60,000 a Month

I came across Gamal’s story months ago on how he was able to start his beard oil company, Fresh Heritage, and within 90 days grew his revenue to over $60,000 a month. Of course, I was impressed and had to share with you his step by step process on exactly how he was able to start and launch his business. 

Have you ever questioned how do people get the money to start? Should you launch a product or service business? Or do you question if you have what it takes to start a successful business? Then tune in to watch my full conversation with Gamal because you’re not alone, we have all had these questions and worries and we’re sharing it all here. 

In our conversation, Gamal shares:

  • The importance of testing and validating your product in the market before you launch. 
  • How he was able to raise the capital needed to launch, with friends, family and fools. 
  • His top marketing strategies to grow and launch your business.
  • How lack of confidence kept him from going all in and believing in himself. 

If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions or found some inspiration today, I would love to hear from you. Comment below and share your story, ideas and thoughts on this conversation. And lets do the ‘Journey’ together. 


5 Brand Collaborations We Loved In 2018

5 Brand Collaborations We Loved In 2018

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Diamond Supply Co. X @cocacola drops tmrw. 🙏💎

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ADIDAS x FOOTLOCKER: Asterisk Collective


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Who’s the real 21 Savage?

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Experiencing Culture Con: Nothing Moves Without Us

Experiencing Culture Con: Nothing Moves Without Us

Experiencing Culture Con: Nothing Moves Without Us

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Only 2 years in, CultureCon is one of the most potent celebrations of black culture & creativity we’ve seen thus far. The Creative Collective NYC has definitely created braves spaces for people of color to control the narrative.

Here’s a photo recap of what we experienced.


We have no doubt that this will be one of the biggest and most important conferences for brands looking to connect with multicultural millennials in the very near future.
As most of my clients and agency partners had never heard of the event, we created a free recap & insights report as a resource.
If this could be a asset for you or your network, please feel free to download here.