A lesson about sharks

There are people in the world who are truly zealous for your success. They will feed into your life in a way that is meaningful, as you do into theirs. Then there are people who act like they want you to be successful because they have something to gain…an ego boost for themselves. Both peopleContinue reading “A lesson about sharks”

Michael Fomkin Talks Models, Miami and Madrid

Well, I’ve officially been a podcaster for about a month. Last night, I got the chance to interview the co-founder of VIP Ignite, Michael Fomkin. His story is really inspirational. His start in entrepreneurship was owning an Italian restaurant. Now he is co-founder of one of the biggest talent management companies in the world thatContinue reading “Michael Fomkin Talks Models, Miami and Madrid”

Metamorphosis

We all have core values…whether we define them more not. One of my core values is that I will always welcome challenges and change. Recently, I was given an opportunity to host a podcast. About the entertainment industry. Me. Someone who honestly…is not a student of entertainment. Business? Makes sense. Mindset? For beginners and thoseContinue reading “Metamorphosis”

Time is invaluable

So…today is my Oma’s birthday. I miss her…her voice, her soft skin, her stories… I wish that I would’ve taken the time to appreciate her more…and to *know* her better. She was a beautiful woman. Everyone who was blessed to know her would tell you how kind, how giving, how funny she was. You knowContinue reading “Time is invaluable”

Faith and trust

There are seasons in which it’s easy to share, and then there are seasons wherein I go into turtle mode. Today, I know I need to share. As a matter of fact, I know I need to share more. Even though it seems like I wear my heart on my sleeve, I really don’t. Shocking,Continue reading “Faith and trust”

I can’t run from myself…

There’s nowhere to hide. For years, I was convinced that if I kept it moving, eventually things would be different. Better. As if miraculously, all of the baggage I was carrying around would be lost by the airline, and I’d be…happy. When I realized my baggage was attached to me, I tried to numb theContinue reading “I can’t run from myself…”

Strength, insecurity, dignity, grace, fear, faith…all the bloody things

There’s something in the air the week. It feels like a week of rapid transformation. Or deterioration. Or both. If I were to lay it all out, you wouldn’t believe the shit I’ve been facing. And it’s only Thursday. In general, I feel that I am a pretty selfless person. But man…this week…it’s been allContinue reading “Strength, insecurity, dignity, grace, fear, faith…all the bloody things”

Emotions happen, y’all

Over the years, I’ve been taught, encouraged, almost coached to suppress my emotions. Ok, let me be more specific. Happy was good. Anger was understandable. Fear was normal…but we pretended it wasn’t always sitting on our shoulder, holding onto our throats. Sadness was present quite often…but it was fed. Tears…that was the no-go danger zone.Continue reading “Emotions happen, y’all”

Triggered into the future

Years ago, there was a man with whom I was very much in love. We were best friends. We were basically inseparable. There was one huge, glaring problem between us. My faith. We had hours and hours of discussions, debates, tirades for and against God. Finally, one day, he asked me a question. “Deneen, ifContinue reading “Triggered into the future”