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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.

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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!

Recap: The List Tour Conference

If you want your business to flourish and grow, it is an absolute MUST, that you continue to invest in ongoing training, seek more knowledge, and learn new skills.

A great way to do that is to attend workshops, conferences, and live events that will teach you new strategies and equip you with the resources  and tools you need to take your biz to the next level.  I swear every time I leave an event, I walk away feeling pumped up and ready to take the (business) world by storm!

So, when the the opportunity arose for me to attend The List Tour conference, hosted by LaTanya Washington, founder of LW Special Events Management, I knew that I HAD to be there.

The List Tour Los Angeles Business Conference

What a wonderful event it was! The day was filled with a stellar line up of speakers.  Overall, it was a high energy, fun-filled day of learning, networking, and growth.  Attendees left with actionable steps that they could implement to uplevel their businesses and processes in the areas of marketing, branding, systems, staffing and much, much more.

Highlights included a breakout jam session to Beyonce’s Formation, a Shark Tank-style pitch session that brought contestants to tears at the possibility of seeing their vision come to life, and witnessing a pair of mini-moguls share their business concept.

Check out some of my key takeaways:

Dr. Monica Wilson – Psychotherapist, Business Consultant

– Don’t sit on your gifts. To thine own self be true. Turn your pain into your purpose.

– Your purpose is not about you…it’s bigger than you. You’re making a mark in the world, unseen or seen.

Constance Moonzwe – Executive Director, ITH Staffing

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– Sometimes you may have the vision, but you may not be the right person to drive your business forward. Figure out what you’re good at, what you’re not good at, and partner with someone to help you.

– Finding ‘A Players” begins with setting the bar high. Your organization doesn’t have roomfor B, C, or D players. A players are people that can do 90% of the position well.

Dawn Osborne – Next Level Management & Consulting

Dawn Osborne The List Tour Los Angeles Business Conference– Focused action beats brilliance every time. Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.

– You need a niche instead of being a generalist – jack of all trades, master of none.

– If you don’t believe in your product or service, do something else. You have to believe in it in order to sell it to someone else.

Lydia & Peter Mehit – Custom Business Planning & Solutions

Lydia and Peter Mehit The List Tour Los Angeles Business Conference

– Focus on the customer FIRST, then the product. If you know who your customer is, then you’ll know how to market to them.

– Price your products or services at a price that YOU are uncomfortable. If you are comfortable, you are not charging enough.

Queenie Johnson – Brand Strategist, Mama Be Brilliant

Queenie Johnson The List Tour Los Angeles Business Conference

Things you need to release (that you’ve been taught)

  1. Fear
  2. A mentality that there is not enough
  3. The thought that you can’t trust anybody.
  4. The need for validation. The reason you’re stagnant right now is because someone is not telling you “good job.”
  5. Fear of failure

– You’ve been trained out of your authority, and it’s YOUR job to decide to rule your world.

– Have a big message, but tailor it according to who you’re speaking to.

– Your message has to pull at the gut, count the cost, and be energetically exciting, and it has to be about THEM, not you.

Sweenie May – Marketing Mastermind Coach

Sweeney Mae The List Tour Los Angeles Business Conference

Profile your target market – Study and speak their language.

Learn (and master) the difference between a soft sell vs. a hard sell

The day was PACKED with valuable content…no fluff. Exactly what I look for when determining the events that are worth my time and monetary investment. The List Tour is definitely worth it!

It was also a great opportunity to network, and see a few of my fave women in business:

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Cortney Renee of Flourish Media Group
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Michelle Harris Collins of The Persona Program
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Queenie Johnson of Mama Be Brilliant

BIG thank you, and congratulations goes out to LaTonya Washington for organizing such a wonderful event. It was such an honor to be a part of this interactive experience!

LaTonya Washington - Founder of The List Tour
LaTonya Washington – Founder of The List Tour

The next stop on the tour is Houston on Saturday, October 22.  For more details, and to purchase tickets, check out their website at http://www.thelisttour.com

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