Coffee and Inspiration is Back!

But, this time it is online. This is what adapting to this pandemic is about. It’s my marketing pivot and I’m happy to do it. I love talking to people and I like giving my clients undivided attention so I’ll have to change my format a bit.

But isn’t that we love to do and what being an entrepreneur is all about. We Change, Adapt, and Grow!

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Monday Motivation: Papaprenuer Day Edition

Yes, Father’s Day was yesterday but it is never too late too celebrate the dads! This year it’s personal. These are papaprenuers who show by example the meaning of drive, success without sacrificing family. They are also clients, friends, and mentors!

This is a quote from one of my former clients Eric Franklin, CEO of Erimax. My son to this day hates when I say “What’s Peanut Butter Principle #1?” but it applies in so many situations. I think about this quote all the time except now I ask, “What are you going to do about it?”

Life is not fair. Get over it. – Eric Franklin

Motivator Rob Howse!

If you want to be motivated to accomlish any of your goals! Fina and follow Rob Howse! Click on the link below to see what I am talking about!

My goal is to bring additional value to whatever I am contracted to do. Les Allen

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Maisha’s #MondayMotivation: Let’s Change the World

I, like many of you are saddened by the state of our country today. We wake up to the devastation of our communities and it seems that we forgot why it happened. This is history repeating itself. For me, I think its time we, ALL OF US, learned from historical repetition and find a way for our black men to STOP being murdered by the police.

One of the ways we can change the future is through us, the entrepreneurs. We have a way of seeing a problem and creating solutions to it. Just like the social preneurs I wrote about in March, new ideas will sprout from this awful time and this senseless violence will stop.

Till a solution is found, please take these quotes and be motivated to make a change today. We can do this!

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. – James Baldwin


America doesn’t respect anything but money. What our people need is a few millionaires. – Madame CJ Walker


You can kill a man but you can’t kill an idea.- Medgar Evers

We still have so far to go with this issue. It’s something that we want to work on proactively, not reactively. I can’t stop.

My Salute to Black HerStory: African American Women Entrepreneurs Who Inspire Me

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have withing you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman

My Salute to Black HerStory: African American Women Entrepreneurs Who Inspire Me

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.- Muhammad Ali

My 2020 Salute to Black HerStory: Meet the Social Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World

There is No Better Time to Define Yourself

This year I was invited to join a Facebook group, Unstoppable Actions: Words to Move By I have to admit that it was a while before I landed on a word that I could live by in 2020. The word I chose was grace.

While I believe that my tendency to keep it moving and focused is a good trait, I do know that I can sometimes jump before I look and that is not always a good thing in business. And I do admit a certain lack of grace when people don’t agree with me or tell me NO. I become a lawyer trying to persuade an audience to let my client free. So yes, I am learning to accept NO with positivity and not a denouncement of my ideas.

Finding Out Who You Are

So by doing a search for a graphic for “Accepting No” I found out that learning to accept NO is a skill children have to master so I really, really need to learn grace. This is what leads me to today’s post. Times like this serve to help us define who we are as a person. You may think you’re an optimist until you start watching the news and only see doom and gloom. You may think you love solitude until you are forced to self isolate for months. We are all finding out about who we are and how we react to others.

Found this graphic on

Covid -19 Is a New Starting Point

I look at this time as a new starting point. I’ve already pivoted and continue to pivot in my business. All my ideas that I have that I wish I had time for….I can do now. In fact, if I can sign two new projects by the end of this week, I will celebrate as if its my first customer. Here’s another entrepreneur who pivoted,

Adjusting is what we, entrepreneurs, are about. We are constantly on a quest to improve and grow. I believe this applies to us in business and personally. We happily take on challenges that allow us to do both. So yes, this is a crazy time. Yes, we are suffering. Yes, we are hoping to get back to a new normal. But yes, this is a time to take stock of who we are and where we want to be so that once this pandemic is over we are poised for more greatness.

The Next Great Business Could Be Yours

More importantly, there are probably new entrants into our world. Nothing sparks creativity like a crisis. I can’t wait to read about the success story about the new Covid-19 entrepreneur. Perhaps you have had an idea for a business that is perfect for what we are going through. Is today the day to start it? Perhaps you’ve lost your 9-5 and you have a business idea, is today the day to start it. Watch this video for inspiration,

I started my marketing company at the end of the 2008 recession and years later, Customer 1st Marketing is still here and profitable. I’ve monetized Maisha’s Lemonade Stand and I am constantly working on my own business plans or a clients. I’ve had success and failures and can honestly say that I’ve learned from every part of this journey. And that is what this historic time can be about.

You do not have to remember this time as the time you lost everything. It could be the time you started to realize who you are and what you want to do with the rest of your life. It really is a beginning. Use this time to prepare for the reopening of your life.

Don’t remember this time as the time you lost everything. Remember it as the beginning of a new YOU. #healthywealthywise #makelemons

It’s time to make lemonade!

Maisha’s #MondayMotivation: The Mompreneurs Edition

I’m lucky! I just had to pull quotes from some of mompreneurs I have featured in the past for this edition of Monday Motivation!

Read all my posts for mompreneurs below!

She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. -Proverbs 31:17


If you want something done ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do. – Lucille Ball

Read more here, Lucille Ball and Benjamin Franklin Said It Best…

The people who are talking about you secretly wish they could be you. Don’t ever stop shining bright because they can’t handle your light.

My Salute to Black HerStory: African American Women Entrepreneurs Who Inspire Me

There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it for I have accomplished in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. – Madame CJ Walker

My Salute to Black HerStory: African American Women Entrepreneurs Who Inspire Me

The true measure of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood. – Mary McLeod Bethune

My Salute to Black HerStory: African American Women Entrepreneurs Who Inspire Me

We should not only teach girls how to build the robot, we should teach them how to own and sell it too. – @deshawnsheeo

My 2020 Salute to Black HerStory: Meet the Social Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World
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