EP. 67: The Art of Trying. Don't Let These Streets Stunt Your Growth!
Release Date: 01/15/2020
In this week's episode, Ritha talks wellness with Michelle Ross, COTA, co-founder of Live Life Rehab, and a certified occupational therapist assistant. Wellness is a lifelong journey. There will be many bumps on the road, but you will be successful as long as you are intentional and purposeful. Michelle drops a lot of gems. Get your baskets ready, open up your minds and collect these gems. To learn more about Michelle and her movement, follow her on Instagram @Queen.Nashambi *FREEda's World is available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts. If you love the content, please subscribe, rate...info_outline Ep. 97: The FREEda Way
Happy Birthday to my beloved grandmother Freda. Although she is no longer with us, her life has inspired women all over in so many ways. In this episode, we talk about the FREEda Way and the importance of being human. As the year comes to a close, we discuss the importance of remaining positive despite what we are going through. As we head-on into the new year, remember the FREEda Principles. Be Fierce, be Resilient, Empowered, Erudite, Daring, and Ambitious. FREEda Fam, have a happy new year, and see you in 2022! *FREEda's World is available everywhere you enjoy your platforms....info_outline Ep. 96: Strategize to Optimize
This week we are talking strategy! Many of us are anxiously trying to get things in order with the new year coming. As women of color, we often have too much on our plate. Achieving a work-life balance seems to be unattainable. What is the key to success? How can we strategize to optimize our lives? In this episode, consultant and strategist Debbie Louis-Cesar drop some gems on how to organize and strategize our lives healthily and sustainably. *If you love the content, please comment, rate and review! *Be sure to follow us on Instagram @freedas_world and catch the visuals on Youtube at...info_outline Ep. 95: How to Leverage Yourself for a Promotion/ Raise ft. Lucha Saint-Fleury
This week we are talking promotions and raises! We work hard, and we deserve to be compensated accordingly. This week, we have the amazing Lucha Saint-Fleury, a Director of Talent Acquisition for a large NYC company. In this episode, Lucha talks to us about the many ways we can leverage ourselves for our next promotion and or raise. You do not want to miss this gem-dropping session! *FREEda's World podcast is available everywhere you listen to podcasts. If you love what you hear, please rate and review our content! * To watch the video of this episode, subscribe to Black Ivy Media on Youtube!...info_outline Ep. 94: Setting Boundaries
In this episode of FREEda'S World, we discuss setting boundaries. Let's face it, boundaries have taken on a whole new meaning, especially at the workplace. We went from clocking out at 5 PM on the dot to now answering emails at 2 AM, and this is after working a whole 8-hour shift! Something has got to give. We need to reclaim our time and manage expectations when it comes to our time.info_outline EP. 93: FREEda's World Re-launch!
FREEda Fam we are back! We are so excited to be back! There is so much going and we are back to help you navigate these crazy workplace streets. In this episode Ritha shares some life updates and gives a preview on what to expect at FREEda's World. Make sure to follow us on Instagram @freedas_worldinfo_outline Ep. 92: A Covid Thanksgiving
FREEda Fam! We missed you so much! FREEda's World is officially coming back Wednesday, December 1st! Thanksgiving is tomorrow and we know that you are excited to spend much-needed time with your family and friends. But as we celebrate we have to remember to keep safety measures in place. We are still in the middle of a global pandemic. In this episode of FREEda's World, Ritha and her special guest, Jessica Cenatus talk about the effects of covid on thanksgiving travel and what measures we can take to ensure that we have a great time while being safe.info_outline Ep. 91: Diversity and Inclusion In A Time Of Racial Divide
This week we are talking about diversity and inclusion with Tatiana Dorsey! Tatiana works in the Consumer Goods Industry in the space of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She is dedicated to creating inclusive and equitable working environments where employees feel welcomed and bring their "whole-selves" to work and having the opportunity to grow, contribute, and develop. She continues her commitment to community service within her ownership and operation of The LadyBUGS, a 501c(3) mentoring organization with a mission to Build, Uplift, and Guide our Sisters. Her org is committed to...info_outline Ep. 90: The HBCU Experience ft. Christa Newkirk
This week I have the privilege of interviewing the amazing Christa Newkirk, owner and operator of EclectikRead LLC and co-author of the newly released book, The HBCU Experience, North Carolina A&T University, 2nd Edition. In this episode, Christa will talk about her HBCU experience as well as the importance of this recent book and its potential impact on the Black community. Social Media: @EclectikRead @freedas_world *FREEdasWorld is available everywhere you enjoy your podcasts! Don't forget to rate, subscribe, and review!info_outline Ep. 89: Trust More, Worry Less
This week I am coming to you with a solo episode. Things have been quite interesting these last several months and as we enter into a new quarter, a new season, I wanted to revisit the topics of fear and worry. Despite what is going on outside, despite our current employment statuses and despite the hardships, we still have to keep pressing on. We still have to be giving even when we are in a time of famine. We have to remember that fear is a result of failing to submit to God. It is a result of our unbelief. We must learn to trust more and worry less. This is the only way that we...info_outline
The great Aaliyah once said "dust yourself off and try again". Now I am pretty sure when Aaliyah said this phrase in her song Try Again, she was likely talking about love and relationships. But even so, I think that she was spot on.
This week I am talking about the art of trying. I reacquainted myself with the phrase "if at first you don't succeed try try again". I think as professional women of color, we are so wrapped up in public opinion and perception. We are afraid to try new things out of fear of being perceived as someone who is "all over the place", "wishy washy".
There is a difference between being a hot mess and being someone ins pursuit of greatness. Some of us came out of the womb knowing what we wanted to be in life. Purposed from birth. Others, such as myself, are still trying to figure out where we fit in. However, in order to figure it out, you have to try new things. You have to be open minded and you have to be ok with the F- word, FAILURE.
Failure is a part of life. No one likes it. I sure don't. In fact, I hate it. But it is part of the process.
Tune in as I talk about the importance of trying and how "living up to standards" is ruining our lives.
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