Cortney Renae

Event Recap: South LA Saves Power and Purpose Conference

2017 Power and Purpose Conference

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 South LA Saves Power and Purpose Conference. What a great time it was!

I knew from the moment that the speaker line up was announced that this would be a powerful, life-changing event.

South LA Saves Power and Purpose Conference

The conference started out on a high note as keynote speaker Jarim Person Lynn, wealth coach, author, and founder of Brass Knuckle Finance, took the stage to share the 7 Steps to Zero Debt. I’ve followed Jarim on social media for quite some time, and have even read one of his books, so I was really excited to finally have the opportunity to meet him in person. I love his direct, no-nonsense, tough love approach to teaching debt reduction, investing, and wealth building, and his presentation did not disappoint. Key take-away: 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck (yikes!) and would not be able to survive a period of extended job loss. Too often we mistake sacrifice for hard living. You have to reduce the things that take away from your cash flow and invest more of that income.

Power and Purpose Conference - Jarim Person Lynn

Power and Purpose Conference - Jarim Person Lynn

Next up, there was a panel discussion and q&a session featuring a talented line up of inspiring entrepreneurs. There were so many jewels of wisdom being dropped, I think my pen was working a mile a minute as I took notes! Some of my favorite nuggets:

Restee Collins, founder of The Blueprint Project:

  • You can have an abundance mindset even when you’re in poverty. It’s a choice.
  • If you don’t know something, go to Google to figure out how to figure it out! Don’t allow what you don’t know to cause you to be stagnant.

Billionaire P.A. – Founder of Wealthy Minds, Inc.:

  • Don’t suppress your dreams to support someone else’s ego.
  • You don’t have to be perfect to be successful.

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Deanna Dupree – Wardrobe Stylist, CEO Deanna’s Style Haus

  • You don’t have to be one dimensional. It’s ok to be multi-passionate and multi-talented.
  • Do what you do best and outsource the rest. If you can’t execute something, find someone who can.

Toushonta Hogan – Founder of Scentscational Soaps (whose product line is now available in Target stores…soooo proud of her!!!!)

  • Bad days don’t exist. Any day that you wake up is a good day!
  • Even when you feel like giving up, keep going. Your time will come.

2017 Power and Purpose Conference - Panel

The session was wrapped up by keynote speaker Michelle Harris Collins, founder and program director of n

, sharing tips on how to be a Better You. It all starts with your choice, character, and competitive edge.

2017 Power and Purpose - Michelle Harris Collins

She went on to explain that you have no right to be underneath your circumstances (something I can definitely relate to). Your life is not only about who you are now, but also who you can become.

Check out a few more highlights from the day:

A full house, waiting to soak up the knowledge by the power speakers and panelists!2017 Power and Purpose Conference

Keynote speaker Michelle Harris Collins opened her presentation with an ice breaker, having attendees turn to their neighbors to give a gentle massage.2017 Power and Purpose Conference

Panelists Restee Collins and Billionaire PA sharing a moment.
2017 Power and Purpose Conference

Power couple/speaking duo, The Collins, pose for a pic after shutting down the house with their jewels of wisdom.2017 Power and Purpose Conference

Attendees networking during a short break between sessions.2017 Power and Purpose Conference

Undoubtedly one of my absolute favorite moments: speaker Billionaire PA helping an attendee to stand and “speak her dreams into existence!”2017 Power and Purpose Conference

Power panelists posing with host, the beautiful and talented Cortney Ren’ae, founder of Flourishe Media Group, who did a wonderful job of keeping the event flowing and the crowd on their toes!2017 Power and Purpose Conference

I have to give a HUGE shout out to Rashunda Rene (pictured below on the left), founder of South LA Saves for putting together such a wonderful event. I’ve been to several of her events, and I have to say that I always walk away feeling empowered, uplifted, and motivated!

2017 Power and Purpose Conference

If you missed out on the 2017 Power and Purpose Conference, be sure to connect with Rashunda on Facebook and Instagram to stay on top of what’s happening next!

MITM Entrepreneur Spotlight: Cortney Ren’ae

Cortney Renae

It’s backkkk…finally!!!! *Drumroll Please* I have a new Mogul in the Making entrepreneur spotlight today, featuring Cortney Ren’ae, founder of Flourishe, a promotional media company that offers solutions to businesses, corporations and entrepreneurs to spotlight their brand, grow visibility and connect to their audience. This is why she is affectionately known as “the expert connector”.  When she is not behind the lens shooting weddings, special events, promotional events, etc., you can find Cortney teaching video marketing workshops, hosting her own networking/collaborative events, or hanging out with her too-adorable-for-words daughter.  Check out Cortney’s interview below…

Cortney Renae Flourishe Media Group

Name: Cortney Ren’ae
Location: Los Angeles
Business Name: Flourishe
Years in Business: 5 years

Are you a full or part time business owner?

I am full time.

Why did you start your business?

I started Flourishe originally with the intention to connect with other moms because I was a new stay-at-home mother and found myself wanting to learn how I could grow to be a great mom and my best self. I wanted to create a vehicle that would simply empower others. Today, the focus is definitely more of a niche, now having Flourishe Media Group as a department under the umbrella, but the overall focus to empower others to grow is still there, which is the beautiful part of this entire vision & creation.

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What has been the most rewarding aspect of having your own business?

The most rewarding aspect of owning my own business is definitely being able to create my own schedule. Where I choose to work for the day, whether its from my bed in my pj’s, or in a quaint coffee shop I run across. I go with the flow when I don’t have a shoot scheduled, and of course work around my daughter’s schedule all at the same time.

What are your biggest challenges?

My biggest challenges, I would say, have been to charge my worth. I was programmed with this mentality of believing that I had to be great at what I do but to also be the most affordable so people would buy. I’ve done some work around breaking down this way of thinking and performing because over time, what I’ve learned is that not charging my worth, only created more problems that cost me time, and even more money.

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What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?

The best advice I’ve received was from a spiritual reader who was sent to me at what I feel couldn’t have been a better time in my life. She told me to “Never let anyone, EVER dim my light! That I have a light in me that shines SO bright…..and to remember to let that shine!”

Do you have a team or are you a one man/woman show?

I have a team of professionals I work with. Outside of the coaches I have to guide me in both my business & personal life, I have shooters that I’ll pull from our preferred vendor list, which includes some amazingly talented videographers and photographers. I’ve also began working with an incredible business who will be running our social media accounts and handling the communications with our clients on the back end, and I’m super excited about that! Once I can officially hire them FULL time, it’s going to be amazing!

Cortney Renae Flourishe Media Group

Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?

I see Flourishe being finely positioned in the market to be a go-to place to find information on empowering/inspiring events, training workshops, a place to find the latest industry leaders and the projects that need our community support. Flourishe Media Group will be a solutions provider to corporations & businesses, helping them to market & grow their business in this virtual world using multimedia.

What advice would you give to other Moguls in the Making?

The advice I’d give to others is to NEVER EVER QUIT on yourself and your dreams. To step out and be BOLD, having the FAITH that your vision is happening for a reason and it’s your responsibility to make it happen. When God gives you an assignment….it won’t go away. It will constantly show up in your thoughts, your dreams and your conversations as you talk about what your naturally talented in and what you can create. Step up, step out and be ready to make the changes necessary so that you can flourishe and continuously move into your next level of excellence.

If you would like to learn more about Cortney Ren’ae and Flourishe Media Group, connect
with her online:

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