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The Sweet Scents of Sweents

On today’s episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Arden. Arden is the owner of Sweents, an all natural candle wax melt company. Arden Sweeting is a spunky eight year old who loves dancing, fishing, and being an entrepreneur. Arden enjoys school with math and science being her favorite subjects. When she was seven years old, her parents found out that one of her brothers was allergic to the candles and air fresheners that were being used in their home. With the help of her older brother, Arden used her love of math and science to research natural waxes and beneficial oils. With these natural waxes and oils Arden created candle wax melts that are melted in wax warmers and are the perfect alternative to candles.

What I loved most about her products are they are all natural, but more importantly she wanted to solve a problem within her home. Her desire to ensure that her brother would no longer get sick from the smell of regular candles, she took matters into her own hands and created an amazing product! Many people would have stopped lighting the candles and never thought twice about it, but she decided that not only would she help her own brother, she would help people all over the world.

The support she receives from her family to maintain a business and go to school is admirable! Arden is a child of God and because her faith is strong and unwavering. God has opened many doors for her. I hope you are inspired and motivated by our interview. Let it be a reminder that if you don’t see a solution to a problem you are having. You have the opportunity to create your own solution!

Thank you for listening and talk with you soon!!!

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Website: www.sweents.com

Instagram: @ardensweents

Where Are You Trying to Go?

How many of you are thinking about going to college?  I know after seeing Beyoncé’s documentary “Homecoming” everybody is hype about going to a HBCU school.  Attending college is an amazing experience.  You meet people from all over the world, you become a young adult, and you’re working toward the person that you have always dreamt about becoming.  But in order to experience college or university two things must happen first.  One you have to be accepted into the school and two can your family afford to pay the tuition. 

 

In today’s episode, I talk about knowing what your next move is.  Paying for college is a huge sacrifice that your family makes in order for you to further your education.  This is not an easy thing for any family to do, not unless your parent is Lebron James or Beyoncé, then this episode is not for you.  But when your parents or guardians say “Ok, you can go” that means that they are willing to support you mentally and financially.  So, today we talk about the importance of being clear as to what you want to do after high school.  I am not saying that you must go to college, but I am saying that if you do decide to go.  Stay focused and remember that someone is putting their dreams aside, so that your dreams may begin to come true.

 

During the episode, I mention an activity that I did with my girls after the college tour.  I created a template that gave my girls an opportunity to write down various cost of financial responsibilities that any family would have before including the cost of paying for college.  When you see the real numbers and how off balanced it could possibly be.  My prayer is that it forces you to become even clearer on what you want to do after high school.  Again, I am not saying college is for everyone, but if you are going to pick a trade, you have to pay for those classes also. The only way around not paying for post-secondary education is if you enlist in one of the many armed services or you hit the Powerball over the weekend lol.  But in order for you to understand the type of sacrifices that are being made, you must see the numbers for yourself. I encourage you to complete this activity with your parent/guardian.  If you love and care for your parents, like you say you do, then you will take the time to get clear on what your next steps are.  You don’t need to have it all figured out, but you must be honest with yourself and those who are supporting, providing and encouraging you along the way. 

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Enjoy the episode and talk to you in the next one!

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Sharing my Story with Ebony M. Watson

On today’s episode we have Ebony M. Watson.  Ebony is up and coming inspirational speaker who is eager to share her story of past struggles and abuse with teens and women around the world.  It’s never easy to share stories of struggles, feelings of low self-esteem and insecurities with groups that you are unfamiliar with, but Ebony goal is to share her raw stories and most private struggles with her audience.  One of the many struggles that she talks about is her experiences with in foster care.  

During our conversation, we talk about her reasoning for wanting to share her story with the world.  How she overcame being physically and verbally abused while in foster care, which resulted in depression. I believe this episode will connect with all our listeners.  If you have ever been through something or currently going through an issue.  This episodes will let you know that you are not alone in your struggle.  We may not be experiencing the exact struggle, but there are people dealing with issues each and every day.  What I loved most about her story is how she didn’t allow her struggles to keep her from pursuing her dreams and goals.  Not only is she an inspirational speaker, but she also has her Masters in Social Work and is currently working within a school.

I hope you all enjoy this episode.  I pray that it inspires you to keep pushing through whatever is trying to keep you down.  You are more than a conqueror. 

 

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Big Ideas with Ms. Ariana Fox

Do you have a BIG IDEA?? Do you have an 11 year old motivational speaker as a friend? If the answer is no, then allow me to introduce to you Ms. Ariana Fox. Ms. Fox is a 11 year old motivational speaker and entrepreneur. She is our special guest on this week’s podcast. From the beginning to the end of our interview she will give you all kinds of positive and bold vibes.

During the interview, we discuss how she began her journey as a motivational speaker and what were some of the obstacles that she has faced in the past and present. We often think we need to be a certain age for our “BIG IDEA” to come true, but after listening to this episode I hope you are inspired to get working on your “BIG IDEA”!!! When God gives you a vision it is important to act upon it sooner than later. Now of course, don’t drop out of school to pursue your “BIG IDEA”, but you can begin to lay a great foundation now.

I hope you enjoy this episode and stay tuned we have some amazing guests coming up!!

Where is Ms. Fox:

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Nice for What

Ok if you haven't listened to the song "Nice for What" by Drake I need you to stop what your doing and click here (clean version). In this week's episode, I share with you my running experience during my 10 mile Broad Street Run.  Completing that race was such a great accomplishment for me.  I never imagined myself running 10 miles, but God spoke to me during that run and told me that if I apply this method of one foot in front of the other.  I will conquered my dreams sooner rather than later.  

In the second part of this episode, I talk about how the song "Nice for What" is truly truly my anthem lol.  When I saw the hashtag #niceforwhat being used by Mrs. Kahlana Barfield Brown I wondered what she meant by that.  Then my cousin and few Philadelphia entrepreneurs made their own music video using this song and again I wondered who sung this song.  So one day after work I was listening to the radio, something I rarely do, and I heard the song.  I looked on my dashboard and saw the artist name and the song!!  I was sooo hype to have now put all the puzzle pieces together lol.  

During the episode, I discuss how this song relates to me in more ways than one.  The song is empowering and motivating.  Majority of today's music doesn't shed light on women who are making positive moves within there communities, careers and lives.  The top of discussion these days about women mainly revolve around our body types and so on.  So for me this song is like a breathe of fresh air.  Mothers I encourage you to listen to this song with your daughter and have a conversation about the lyrics.  

I would love to hear your thoughts about the song.  You can send your thoughts and comments to info@puregirlsinc.org and I will happily read and respond to your comments. 

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What is motivating you?

In this week's episode I talk about the importance of finding motivation within yourself.  With many of us, we look to social media to get inspiration for our homes, hair, lifestyles, career choices and much more.  We get inspired and motivated by the things we see, hear and touch.  

But what happens when those things are no longer in front of you.  What is your daily motivation to be the best version of you?  What are some things you could say and do for yourself to ensure that you are working on your dreams. 

Tune in for the 3 tips I provide on how to motivate yourself!!  Thank you for tuning and ENJOY!!

 

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