Lauryn Williams is one of five athletes to have won a medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games, as well as the first American woman with this achievement. Lauryn holds one Gold and Two Silver Medals from the 2004,2012, and 2014 Olympics Games. One of the reasons I wanted to have Lauryn on the show was to launch into Black History Month with a Millenial who's made a positive impact on African-American culture.
Outside of sports Lauryn has mastered the game of finance by obtaining her CFP. She now teaches other Millenials and Professional Athletes about personals finance and building wealth for the future.
Not only are her achievements great in their own right she's in a unique position to have solidified a place in Olympic history for all time. As a people, we're proud of Lauryn and of course, she's represented our Nation and brought back Gold and Silver. Share this episode with your daughters and sons so they can see what's possible with hard work and that Black History Month isn't just a once a year tradition that happens in February. Look to these 2108 Olympic Games and whatever your culture, celebrate the athletes you identify with but then let us all (at least my US friends) celebrate as Americans.
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As you know I'm always working to bring new sponsors to the show that will provide value and help your business. That's why in October whilst attending Fincon (Financial Bloggers Conference) I met up with the people from Media.net to talk about how they could help me and my audience.
So here's the great thing about Media.net, the support it truly over the top. I've dealt with ad networks before that would provide contextual ads or ad blocks that either was very intrusive or took too much work to get the ads to be relevant for my visitors, and not just a cookied ad that followed them around.
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In Master Your Message, I lead you through my journey to find my voice. The difficulties, challenges, and revelations I had along the way. I've also included a few very notable mentors that were key in my writing journey, Chris Brogan, Patrice Washington and Matthew Turner. It would mean the world to me if you would click below to grab your copy of Master Your Message.
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