I'm an Artist, Educator, Multi-passionate Entrepreneur, and Founder of The Cake Mamas.
I TEACH SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS HOW TO CREATE UNSTOPPABLE BRANDS AND INCREASE THEIR PROFITS!
Because let's face it... If you're not making money, your business doesn't make sense.
Is personal development a priority for you?
I mean, is it REALLY a priority for you?
The definition of Wikipedia is…
Personal development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations.
Personal development takes place over the course of a person's entire life.
It’s not a quick fix.
It’s not a single book.
It’s not one conference.
It’s not one workout or meditation session.
It's the constant pursuit of a better version of yourself.
This is one of our favorite subjects and we are going to be diving deep into it on this episode.
If you’ve ever wondered...
For the past two years, we have kicked around the idea of starting a podcast. As podcast junkies, we understood the power of them to get a message out to the masses and make an impact, but we just could never get it off the ground.
Have you ever had any projects like that?
We’d dive in, then life would take over and other projects would gain priority.
Well, we finally got tired of that and said, damn it, we are doing this.
In this episode, we are giving you a first formal taste of The Push Podcast and we’re so excited because we have SO MUCH we wanna cover with you! Such as…
...and the list goes on and on!
One of the big areas we will focus on will be personal development. Doubling down on this has made a HUGE impact on both of our lives!
There so many...
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Are you OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, or just open to those who you WANT to serve?
There was a HEATED discussion and or debate in our Cake Cents Community that sparked lots of controversy around GAY MARRIAGE cake orders.
MY TAKE: If you're a professional business, open to SERVE TO PUBLIC, the "PUBLIC" means ALL!
Please be RESPECTFUL, but dive into the convo and let us know what your thoughts are!
If you're a small business owner, head over to FACEBOOK to join in on our BUSINESS CONVOS! Cake Cents is a FREE business community designed to help support your growth as a business owner! You can join our Cake Cents Community here: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1337819...
You can learn more about our MASTERCLASS, PASSION TO PROFIT and get some free business tools here: https://www.passiontoprofit.us
You can watch this FREE Pricing video here: https://youtu.be/2VQhGj0qZ7A
With this month being #PrideMonth, I wanted to take the time to shed some light on what appears to be a “touchy subject” for some.
I have employed MANY gay employees over the past 15 years.
I have served and supported MANY gay couples over the past 10 years at The Cake Mamas.
I have attended and have been HONORED to have made some of my best friends from these experiences. I’ve had the privilege of attending their weddings (and making their cakes!), their anniversary parties, their birthday parties, and a host of other amazing life celebrations.
I’ve done this all while maintaining my Christian faith and maintaining my own personal relationship with God.
See, 50 years ago, you were either BLACK or WHITE.
But I wouldn't have fit in ANYWHERE 50 years ago...
I am Filipino, Hawaiian, Italian, French, Portuguese, a bunch of other things, and even a little Japanese. When I was growing up,...
Never give up! Never lose faith! Everything happens for a reason... Right?! I'm a firm believer of this saying... We may not understand why we have to walk a certain path or why when it rains, it pours but trust that God has a plan! "Walk by faith, not by sight."
We must lose in order to gain. Lessons are best taught through our darkest hour. Through crying and defeat. Through sorrow and loss. All of my pain or sadness has only built my strength, soul, character and wisdom. One day, all of our trials and tribulations will add up and make perfect sense.
Until that day comes, learn to laugh at confusion and dance in the rain. "The pain that you have been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming" Romans 8:18
Because someone really needs this reminder today! - Janelle Copeland
There’s a message that’s been sitting on my heart.
I think it might be for you.
In case you didn’t know, I started my business with NO MONEY. My husband and I had lost our jobs and had $0 coming in. We went from 2 six-figure incomes to absolutely NOTHING!
When I tell you that it was the BIGGEST BLESSING of my life, it is no lie!
I know it sounds crazy, but NOT having the money you need to start your business can be the biggest blessing of all!
Because you’ll be resourceful, you’ll leverage every relationship and connection you have! You’ll be scrappy, frugal and you’ll stretch every penny! And you’ll work your ASS OFF! (IF you really want it that bad!)
*I often talk about the fact that businesses REQUIRE money to start. But can it be done with very little? YES. It will just take a little longer to grow. (SO WHAT!?!? That’s called being faithful over few! But more about that later!)
And if you don’t believe...
In Jan 2014 my "NY's Resolution" was to focus more on myself and the things that made me happy. Like working out, feeling good in my clothes (and OUT of my clothes too), having more energy, and getting to a place where I COULD be consistent and juggle everything (my business, my fitness goals, my family's health, kids, relationships, career, etc, etc.)
I struggled with prioritizing and managing my time around my fitness goals until around August 2014. (MOMMIES always come last!) But in August, I told myself that “I HAD to get my life together" and revise my plan! So I started waking up between 4:45-5AM every day to MAKE my workouts a priority. And I stuck with it.
YES, I know that waking up before dawn COMPLETELY SUCKS! BUT, when you want something that bad, and you are 100% committed to it, and when your original plan DOESN’T work, then you change the plan, suck it up, and do what’s necessary!
In November, after attending my cousin Vickie's bodybuilding show,...
“You took a risk.
You created a hypothesis, guessed or estimated the effect of an idea.
You tested, you tried, you researched, you worked hard, you put yourself out there, you followed your passion, you were BRAVE!
It’s not about the accomplishment, or lack of... It’s about you TRYING and taking the first step!
That’s how you get recognition!
That’s how you create a gap between you and everyone else! Thats how you create amazing things! That’s how you solve problems for the world! That’s how you take the first few scary steps towards massive growth, discovery and success!!!
By trying and testing scary things that may or may not work!
You are absolutely amazing for that!”
This was the speech at the Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair last night, where my daughter Jordan and hundreds of other young, future scientist and engineers received recognition and awards for their achievements in discovery!
Do YOU play into the narrative that WOMEN are catty, gossipy, bitchy, rude to one another?...
Although it may come from HOW YOU WERE RAISED, YOU have the power to stop it and not let it continue in the generations to come.
But it starts with YOU.
Click here and take a listen! https://youtu.be/1uW5uZfFetk
Then let me know what your thoughts are in the comments below!
Then, do this homework: come back later and let us know WHO you lifted up today, or HOW you made another woman’s day!
This is the true definition of the #TruthHurts. .
This post was inspired by my pastor @drjimreeve. *I’m not quite sure he meant it in the way I’m positioning it to you now, but nonetheless, it inspired my thoughts for those of you looking to become business owners/entrepreneurs...
*THIS IS A TOUGH LOVE POST:
Some of you need to get better at taking advice or feedback. PERIOD. Some of you immediately become DEFENSIVE anytime someone proposes a new idea or viewpoint, OR anytime someone expresses disapproval or points out opportunities or mistakes you’ve made. .
When really, THIS IS HOW YOU GROW! .
GROWTH is uncomfortable and requires new perspectives, a new mindset, new ways of thinking, new ways of reacting and digesting information or feedback that may be different from what you’ve done or known to be true in the past. .
So I’ll ask you this: Are you open to feedback? Are you open to constructive criticism? Are you allowing...