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Millennial Spotlight : Moice Morancy

After scrolling on my personal Facebook page; I came across this video of a young New York resident, Moice Morancy.

He was riding the transit and witnessed an older man attempting to sexually assault a young girl.

In a crowded bus, he noticed many patrons turning the other cheek and not defending this young girl; If not for her own honor, for the sake of knowing in their heart it was wrong. Moice spoke up and confronted the man thats why I select Mr. Morancy for this weeks Spotlight Top Video. His courage and ferocity in the transit clip evokes a feeling of duty to his community and compassion.

Not to mention the music video response he made “No means no”.  Sexual assault is a crime against our own humanity and when we turn a blind eye to its existence, it says more about us as citizens than it does about the victim or the perp.

Take a moment to check out and subscribe to his YouTube channel NEGUS NATION or follow him on instagram @moicemorancy . Moice’s action forces us to decide who we would be in that same situation.

What would you do if you witnessed a sexual assault take place?

Would you defend the victim or pretend it didn’t happen?

“I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized… I was somebody. ” -Lily Tomlin

Leave a comment below!!

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Why we should all be using our social media accounts to inspire others

Imagine being able to inspire others with your life story. Social media is like one of the best forms of innovation in our lifetime because of its ability to provide all of us with a platform to evoke much needed change in the world. People will follow others for years on social media, witnessing their successes, failures, and inspirations, simply by viewing their posts. For me, becoming an inspiration in my collegiate journey has been one of the most fulfilling things I’ve done. Using social media as an outlet to share my story is something I embrace. Being born in Chicago, Illinois, there were many obstacles I had to overcome to get to where I am now. And, with one year left of my undergrad career, I have become a young man of purpose.

The last 5 years of my life have been filled with transformation. Coming from where I started, I have truly shown people that whatever you set your mind to, you can accomplish. With that being said, throughout my journey I’ve been able to recognize my growing influence. Whether it’s from family, friends, or just people from my realm of influence, someone is always letting me know they are inspired by my story. They see different snippets from my life, such as my opportunity to study abroad in Greece, leading organizations, or collaborating with other like-minded individuals. These are opportunities that have allowed me to develop and lead well, and over time inspire others. I’ve been blessed to see the opportunity and begin to capitalize on it. Showing my journey from beginning to now has truly changed the perception of many. It has even changed my perception of myself. Sometimes taking a glance back is the best way to continue moving forward.

In college there are adventures and ample opportunities to explore. Taking those opportunities, making the most of them, and showing the world is an experience that can definitely be encouraging to others in ways beyond our imagination. I encourage you to be a positive image on social media. It is one of the most powerful tools in today’s society and it can really help people. You may never know who’s life you’re changing or who you’re pushing to take the first step in their journey. Quite frankly, you never know who’s watching. Just understand this: Your voice matters to someone and your story might uniquely inspire one person. So do your best to truly live and inspire others to do so too!

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Learn how you can get mentors like: Jeff Bezo’s, Elon Musk, & Mark Zuckerberg

I know you’ve probably heard this 1,000 times before, but I want to reiterate how essential mentors are to the success of your career.  Not only are they your sounding board for all of your big ideas, but they are also the people who offer you expert advice, and can connect you with other’s who can help you accomplish your goals.

Mentor’s are the plug!!

Now, I’m sure that you’ve also heard that if you don’t have a mentor you should look for them in your immediate network of friends and family, but what if you don’t know anyone who you feel can help you transcend to the next level in life?

**In comes YouTube**

Now, hear me out about this. I know that you cannot compare the relationship that you would have between yourself and someone that you could call and even meet with sometimes, to videos of a person that you may not ever meet.

But, there is a method to my madness.

YouTube is home to millions of videos, and it houses great content. There are super dope/super helpful interviews from some of the greatest leaders of our time who are giving us the game on how to reach their level, and even higher.

Now, I think that you should continue in your efforts of trying to reach out to someone who can be more interactive with you, but in the mean time you should build up your mental arsenal with tips from some of these leaders.

Check out the video above, for some great advice from leaders such as: Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Sergey Brin, and Biz Stone.

Who are your virtual mentors?

Xoxo

Malia

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Get inspired: Meet 23-year-old millionaire Sandile Shezi

I know we all wish that we could be millionaires in our 20s, but could you actually visualize yourself making that happen? If you can, what steps would you take?

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For 23-year-old Sandile Shezi, this dream is a reality. After deciding to drop out of college to pursue his passion of trading currencies, he quickly rose to the top of his industry and beat his initial goal of becoming a millionaire by the time he was 30-years-old.

The business that he created is called Global Forex Trading Institute. 

Here is a brief overview of what they offer:

Global Forex Institute was established by Sandile Shezi and George van der Riet to bring affordable, effective Forex training that works, to the masses. In fact most of the training and mentoring provided is done so FREE of charge. Global Forex Institute is the only company in South Africa that provides Forex Training not for income but to help curb unemployment. Global Forex Institute makes their money from trading and their results are on the website for everyone to see. The training that Global Forex Institute does is part of the community work and their way of giving something back. Students can link their accounts to the Global Forex Fund and earn while they learn. With over 2000 clients trained Global Forex Institute is truly Africa’s leading Forex training provider.

Prior to reading about Sandile’s story, I had absolutely no idea what Forex trading was. Here is a brief synopsis about the industry (Click HERE for more)

Forex, also known as foreign exchange, FX or currency trading, is a decentralized global market where all the world’s currencies trade. The forex market is the largest, most liquid market in the world with an average daily trading volume exceeding $5 trillion. There is no central exchange as it trades over the counter. Forex trading allows you to buy and sell currencies, similar to stock trading except you can do it 24 hours a day, five days a week, you have access to margin trading, and you gain exposure to international markets.

 

Sandile’s story just goes to show that if you put all of your effort, and time into making your dreams into a reality, that it will happen for you. And, it may even exceed your expectations!

Check out more interviews from the young mogul:

Whats a project that you’re working on right now that you want to see come to fruition? Let’s chat below!

Xoxo

Malia

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7 Habits that you should acquire if you want to be more effective in reaching your goals

In order to be successful, you have to obtain the characteristics of the person that you wish to become.

If you were to study the people that society deems as successful, you will quickly begin to notice that they all have similar habits. And, whether it be getting up early, strict diets, or just limiting their social life, all successful people tend to be excelling in the self-discipline category.

What are some habits that you have that make your efforts effective?

I don’t know about y’all, but I’am still trying to figure that part out. I stumbled across this book: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by: Stephen Covey, and after reading the reviews, I can’t wait to sink my teeth into it.

Check out an animated review of the book above, and let me know your thoughts!

Xoxo

Malia

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Become a YouTube sensation! Shameless Maya teaches us how to build an at-home studio

“I got my start by giving myself a start”- Madame C.J. Walker

So, I’m assuming that you have landed on this post because you are either in the process of creating a YouTube channel, or you already have one, and you just want to enhance your on-camera presence.

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Either way, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re on a budget, or just want to learn some cool tricks this video created by popular YouTube influencer, “Shameless Maya,” is easy to implement and insightful as to how some of our favorite YouTuber’s get their video’s to look so flawless.

I’am actually in the process of building my own studio for “UrbanSocial TV,” and her video was very helpful.

Do you have some tips/tricks that you have tried for your at-home studio that work really well? Drop them below!

Also check out more really cool TECH TALKS from “Shameless Maya,” HERE!!

Xoxo

Malia

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Calling all sneaker head’s! The first shoe design academy is here!

If you are a sneakerhead who wants to turn your passion for hot kicks into a viable career path, then you might want to zero in on this message.

At the age of 11, D’Wayne Edwards knew that he wanted to design shoes for a living, but at the time there were no resources available to facilitate his dream. He grew up  in Los Angeles, CA, where he had the unique opportunity of watching famous Laker players: Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and James Worthy practice in his school’s gym.

Surprisingly enough, it wasn’t his interpretations of the players that brought attention to his work– it was the dope shoes that he drew on each of them.

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“I spent more time on footwear than on muscle tone or uniform,” says Edwards.

And, it wasn’t until eight years later, that he would finally catch his break, and enter the design world as the youngest professional designer in the industry.  After securing a job as a file clerk at the popular shoe brand L.A. Gear, he stayed persistent in getting people notice his work him by putting sketches of his work into the employee suggestion box, everyday for six months until they finally decided to give him a shot! (Persistence is key!)

The now former Nike design executive, has designed over 500 shoes, and is actively giving back to young aspiring designers.

That’s is where Pensole Footwear Design Academy comes in.  After, being apart of the hiring process for designers, Edwards realized that a lot of the young talent who was just coming out of college lacked training in footwear design.

The design academy, which was started in 2010, is an intensive course that allows 18 students to have the opportunity to work closely with Edwards, and other experts in the field.  Students also learn how to do consumer research, study materials that are used to create the shoe, and create prototypes.

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“We do an average of 14 hours straight every day,” Edwards says. “We do that on purpose: The design industry is brutal that way. You will have to pull all-nighters to get projects done.”

Pensole has teamed up with Foot Locker this year to engage students in the “Fueling the Future of Footwear,” competition where the winning design will be created and sold in select stores. The winning design will be released today!

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“I still remember that day back in 1990 when I walked into a Foot Locker and saw one of my shoes on the shelf,” he says. “You couldn’t pay me to give up that moment.”

All of my aspiring designers out there, check out pensole.com for more information !

 

 

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Here’s 1 mistake that Steve Harvey wishes that he didn’t make in his career

So, I have a real question for everyone.

What are you doing in your 20s, to make your 30s poppin’?

I ask this question because I know for a fact that a lot of us invest so much time and energy into people and things that really don’t matter and have no beneficial impact on our lives.

I know looking ahead 10-20 years could be a struggle because a lot of us live in the moment, but it will be here before you know it!

So, we need to use this time when we are young, capable, and have limited responsibilities to set our life up for success.

That means: buckling down and removing distractions (i.e. social media, reality tv shows, relationships, and negative nancy’s)

Steve Harvey is truly an example of a success story.  He went from flunking out of school and living in his car, to being one of the most successful entertainers of our time.

But, with all of the success that he has experienced, he still feels that he would’ve been much further in his career, if he would’ve done this one thing.

Check it out below: