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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Let's Make a Deal - Entrepreneurship Special

Last night, Jeffrey L. Boney (Founder/CEO) Texas Business Alliance and J. Goodwille Pierre (Chair of GPC 2010 Small Business Development/Contract Compliance Manager) were my guests. We talked about entrepreneurship and what it takes to start and effectively run a business.

We received a lot of questions about this topic. Alot of good informative information was shared with my listeners, as they were eager to hear what these men had to say.

I plan to host part 2 in the next few weeks, as we were not able to address half of the questions that were presented. Thank you for listening and supporting the show.

Tune in next week, as this is Women's History month and I plan to feature several successful women. We will discuss their journey and what they encountered along the way. Take care!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Let's Get Healty 2010 - Radio Show Review

The show tonight was very enlightening, as we had a good discussion about HIV/AIDs and how people are afraid to get tested and the lack of education that exists in the community. Ms. Nike Lukan, Vice President of Prevention Services AIDS Foundation of Houston did a great job sharing her experience in this area and how this disease is adversely impacting our community. She talked about how every 35 minutes a woman tests positive for HIV in the United States. She also noted that women of color are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS and AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Black women ages 25 to 34. We talked about the choices that women make and how they (women) continue to have sex with men, hoping that doing this will keep them around. We also discussed that people do not want to talk about HIV/AIDS, as many people are in fear and have chosen not to get tested because they do not want to know their status. This is a very hot topic and we could have talked about it for the full hour. Several questions went unanswered, as we did not get a chance to address them. I plan to have Ms. Nike on my show again so we can continue this dialogue.

Dr. Derek Wilson, President of the Houston Association of Black Psychologists and a Professor at Prairie View A&M University talked about the psychological aspect of health and how it, if not treated can have a negative impact on your health. We also talked about depression and how it can be considered a normal way of living if not treated. We also discussed some proactive things that can be done to assist you when you have some psychological challenges.

Tune in next week, as we will discuss what is takes to elevate your business to the next level.Keep your Eyes on the Prize and have a productive week.

Dr. Wendy

Friday, March 5, 2010

Dr. Wendy's Radio Show is Back!

Let's Get Healthy in 2010

Medical Assessments
  • HIV/Aids is the leading cause of death among women between the ages of 15 and 44; unsafe sex is the biggest risk factor. The death rates of women in their reproductive years occurred in low-income (22.3 percent) and middle-income countries (15.4 percent).
  • Breast cancer is colorblind; however mortality rates for minority women are higher than for Caucasian women.
  • Psychological and emotional factors often interfere with healthy lifestyles. This tends to be more prevalent among the nation's ethnic/racial minorities.

- Let's talk facts and prevention -

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If you have a question during the show, call 1-347-326-9755.

Thank you for the support!

Dr. Wendy

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Does your email address really matter?

Creating a professional resume is very important. We are all aware that this document must be error free, it must contain key words that relate to your industry, it must grab the reader's attention, etc.

These things are all important, but I have seen resumes that contain good content put in the do not call pile because of the person's email address.

This is a topic that I have discussed on numerous with groups of people (especially college students) and it is always interesting to hear their feedback.

I've received comments such as:
  • My email address should not matter if I am qualified to do the job.

  • If my resume was put in the do not call pile because of that reason, it was not meant for me to work there.

  • My email address is not a reflection of who I am professionally.

The items noted above may sound reasonable to some, but in the real-world, these things matter. If you are looking for a job or exploring other professional opportunities, please ensure that you understand what I call the email factor.

I recommend that you do not put an unprofessional email address on your resume or any other professional documents, just to prove a point. I have seen email addresses such as sexylady@123.com, Canttouchthis@123.com and last but not least longleggz@123.com.

These email addresses are fine to use for your own personal use, but when using them, you must be mindful of your audience. Be smart and play the game. Create a separate email account for all professional opportunities, especially if you are looking for a job or looking to do business with someone. You may think that your email is not a reflection on you and what you represent, but it is.

Do not give a possible employer or a potential business partner, etc., any reason to put your resume in the do not call pile.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Shake the Haters Off

As college students, professionals, etc., we are aspiring to be successful no matter what that definition is. I am sure when you started your academic or professional journey there were certain people (family and friends) that you identified as your supporters. This is a great thing as having a support system is very motivating and encouraging.

As time goes on and if you notice the people that you thought were your supporters are more negative and not encouraging, then you need to make a decision.

Here are a few options that may help you address this matter:
  1. You can discuss your observation with them. Let them know that you need their support not their negative energy.

  2. You can start dealing with them at a distance - meaning that you only interact with them when needed.

  3. You can simply cut them off and stop dealing with them period.

This can be a tough thing, as some of the people that fall into this category maybe family members or close friends, but this maybe necessary.

I think the decision that you make depends on the level of "hateration" this person has displayed. I know that hateration maybe a harsh term for some, but you will be surprised the people (family or friends) that have a hard time accepting and/or dealing with what you have accomplished or are trying to accomplish.

Note: You must keep in mind that while you are working to complete a goal, to be your best, etc. - you do not need people in your circle that are discouraging or negative.

I was watching Yolanda Green's show Outlook Houston one Sunday and a well-known motivational speaker Jonathon Sprinkles noted something to the effect that, if you have people in your circle that are negative energy, not supportive, etc., - you need to Erase and Replace that person with someone who is on your team.

Good luck and keep your eyes on the prize.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Financial Planning for 2008

Personal finances can be a bit of a challenge. No matter how you’ve assessed your situation, there are ways to improve your bottom line.

Below are 9 tips that may help you improve your long-term financial planning:

  1. Spend less than what you make.

  2. Save more – Pay yourself first. Pull out 10% of your income before anything else is done. This 10% can include your 401(k) account, etc.

  3. Know your net worth. This number should increase each year.

  4. Ensure that you have money set aside for an emergency.

  5. Reduce your debt. Create a list of your creditors and categorize them by interest rate (highest to lowest). Pay them off in that order.

  6. Use credit cards wisely. If you decide to use them, ensure that you can pay the balance in full when the bill arrives.

  7. Ensure that you are properly insured. Life, home, health and auto, are only a few.

  8. Ensure that you have a will and/or an estate plan.

  9. Monitor and manage your portfolio. Ensure that you are working with a certified financial planner, so that your long-term financial goals are addressed.

This information can serve as a mechanism to get you back on financial track.

Source: PrimeWay Federal Credit Union

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Set Achievable Goals

Every new year many people make resolutions, things they vow to do or not do during the coming year. These resolutions typically range from losing weight, saving money, joining a group, changing a behavior, getting a job, or some other major achievement. People typically set goals so they can change the direction of their lives.

It is possible to do what you want, but to make it happen, you have to create a solid plan. This lets you see the positive fruits of your goal-setting labor. Having direction is a good way to start the year, but are you tired of creating goals that you forget after a few weeks?

Here are five tips to help you.
  • Be willing to change –To reach any goal, you have to change something. This can range from your attitude, the way you talk or respond to people, and maybe even the way you dress. You have to accept the personal changes that will change your life to what you want it to be. Remember that you can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. If you’re ready to make a change, you can do it.

  • Create Realistic Goals – “Realistic” is what matters. These include old behaviors you are willing to change if you expect to reach stop doing something you know isn’t good for you. Don’t include the fluff things that just sound good. Now put that list where you will see it every day: on your computer, on the bathroom mirror, where you’ll see it as you leave your room or the house. This should keep these goals in your face and on your mind. In fact, you’ll be motivated to reach them so you don’t have to see that note any more!
  • Find a Buddy – If your goal allows it, include someone who needs to make the same change. This can be the support system that you need to "Make it Happen".
  • Track your Progress– If you make several resolutions, keep a record of your goals and successes. That way you can see your success—and where you need to improve.
  • Stick with it– Don’t get discouraged and give up if things don’t move as quickly as you’d like them to. Change takes time and patience. You can reach almost every goal if you are willing to work at it. Stay positive and focused and ask for help if you need it.
  • Old habits are hard to break, and when you do break them, you’ve done something important—both because you had been doing something that wasn’t good for you and because you’ve overcome an ingrained habit.

    Good luck and have a successful new year achieving goals you have set and kept!