Watch “Sew Russia: How To Survive|My Testimony|Chaos|When You Can’t Understand|Hard Times|What To Do” on YouTube

Have you ever felt like you were in a “wilderness” stage? Have you ever felt like you were inn the middle of utter chaos? Have you been rejected over and over? In this video I share my testimony and open up about how I felt these similar things. Click HERE to view the video.
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Watch “Sew Russia: Banana-Cinnamon Oatmeal Smoothie|Healthy Drinks|Smoothie Recipes|GNC|Blue Diamond” on YouTube

Are you looking to try smoothie reciepes from home? I promise you will not be disappointed by this banana cinnamon smoothie. It tastes like banana heaven.. My husband is super picky and even he loves this recipe. Click HERE to watch My tutorial and to get the recipe.

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Watch “Sew Russia:Cornrow Tutorial|Natural Hair Tutorial|Natural Hairstyles|How To Braid Hair|Box Braids” on YouTube

I am excited to bring you this easy cornrow tutorial. Cornrows have been in style for decades. I loved getting cornrows in my younger years and still love them as an adult. They can last a while if maintained properly. It’s. A perfect for busy moms with daughters. Sometimes we don’t have time to comb hair every single day. Sometimes we need styles that can last a couple of days. Click HERE to view the tutorial.

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Watch “Sew Russia: Do You Ever Feel Like Its Harder For You Than It Is For Others| Life Lessons| The Real” on YouTube

Do you ever feel like life is harder for you than it is for everyone else? Do you feel like you try to get above water but it just doesn’t work? Do you get exhausted from giving your all and trying just to see little to no results. There maybe a reason for your storm. Watch my video titled Do You Feel Like Like Is Harder For You Than It Is For Others. Let me provide you with inspiration. Click the link HERE to watch the full video.
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How To Take Pictures Properly|Photo Quality Matters|How To Take Professional Pictures|Professional Look|Professional Photos

If you are an entrepreneur you know that building a business can be tough. The beginning stages are always hard. I say its the test to see how bad you truly want your dream. It separates the dreamers from the doers. If you’re like me you can find yourself trying to keep up with many things to build your brand. Not only are you the creative person, your the writer, editor, marketing team, advertisement team, and photographer. 

First impressions are everything. It can truly make or break your sales. People love professioanlism. When you use online to market and advertise you need to make sure your pictures are appealing. People cannot see what you have to offer in person, so you need to create an experience that feels as if they are in person. Your branding will be the experience they will remember your brand by. Male or good. 

If you are starting out you may not have money for lights and a fancy camera. That’s prlerfectly fine. Everyone has to start somewhere. Here are some tips for creating professional photos:

1. Use Your Smart Phone

In this day and time everyone has a smart phone. Make sure that your phone has the highest quality possible. You don’t want to take blurry and/or unclear photos.You want your clients to see your pictures as if they we’re in person. Rememebr PEOPLE LOVE PROFESSIONALISM.

2. Use Natural Sun Light

Not only is it free, but in most cases you may not need a filter. Try shooting early in the morning, or at a time when the Sun is shining bright. Sun light is perfect. With the sun shining bright you will be able to get clear pictures that clients can see.

3.Get Multiple Angles

Think front, back, side to side, up and down when shooting photos. You want your client to seen your ENTIRE product from every angle possible. Remember…create an experience.

4. Use Filters

Search for photo editing apps to help You get the look that speaks to your brand. I have used the app called “Photo Editor Pro”. You can also use Instagram. I like to post  and delete my photos.Your pictures save on your phone.

5.Use A Professional Looking Background

You don’t want your background to be busy. Your background should be clear unless your decor compliments your product. You can achieve this by using poster board. You can use a clean wooden floor. You can use a clear wall. You can even get creative and use accents from the great out doors.

You need to make sure your pictures are something that would appealingntomyour eyes. If it doesn’t look professional to you DO NOT POST IT!!! People will be turned off from your brand.  

Please see some of the pictures below that I have taken using natural sunlight.

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My Review On Queen Of the South

I will admit it. At first I was a little skeptical about watching Queen of the South. A few days ago I ran across the actually trailer. Once I was a business woman/entrepreneur I was sold. Once I saw that she was a minority I was sold even more.

For those of you who did know what this show is or what it’s about, it’s about a woman who gets romanically involved with a drug dealer and her life just goes downhill from there.  I was only looking to be entertained, but I did learn a few things in watching this show.

1. There is never an excuse to give up.

The main character’s name is Teresa. She is truly a surviver. She had every reason to give up, but she didn’t. She got placed in tough situations and had to figure a way out. 

Life will throw us lemons. We must never give up. We must stay persistent in our efforts, knowing that better days are ahead. 

2. If you want it you will go after it.

Nothing is promised to anyone and everyone wants something. It’s not anyone’s job to hand you over what you want. Getting what you want takes getting off your butt, and doing uncomfortable things. She wanted freedom and to help her friend as well. 

3. Risks can cost you everything, but are necessary.

If you never take a risk you will never know. Taking a risk doesn’t mean the timing will be right. Taking a risk does not mean that everyone will support or like what you are doing.

4. You determine if you want to live.|Everyday is a fight.

Everyday is a fight. You’re either going to get in the fight or gain nothing.

 5. You have to think quick on your feet.

Every situation can’t be planned and will not go as planned. You have to be able to think quickly on you’re feet.

6. Networking is one of the keys to success.

Who you know is more powerful than what you know. Get out and build relationships with people. Create your own circle of friends and acquaintances.

8. Sometimes you will be put in situations you dont want to be in, but detemine how you will get out.

Sometimes we will be thrown into situations we didn’t ask for. You either roll with the punches or get punched. Being in a situation you didn’t ask for gives you no excuse to not be your best anyway.

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Why Are You Afriad To Make A Profit?

One of my biggest pet peeves is when I hear people say the following in regards to their business:

  • “I don’t want to charge too much.”
  • “I don’t want to rip people off.”
  • “I don’t want to be/get rich.”
  • “I’m not trying to be wealthy.”

And anything a long those lines. I think people like that truly don’t get the concept of business. I also believe they repeat what they have heard themselves. They also have probably heard that rich and wealthy people are all crooks and that evryone had to do something crooked to become rich and wealthy. 

The truth is, we will never know every persoms full story to how they got to the you. What I can tell you is that we are all in charge of our own story and our own walk. Even the impossible can be possible with hard work, thinking, and strategy. Of course along the way it won’t be easy and we will have to be form and assertive. That’s a part of life. Life is a balance of negative and positives.

Ok now, let’s get back to the subject at hand. People are afraid or don’t realize that they are afraid to make a profit. You cannot grow as a company of you are not profiting. You will not be able to develop and build more skills without profiting. You cannot change the things you would like to see in the community and in the world without a profit. 

I am not saying that you have to charge over the top prices, but you do deserve to charge for your time, your quality, your education, etc. properly. Too often people undercharge themselves and never make any money. Making money is key keeping a business up and running. Non-profits a but differnt, but it still takes money from somewhere to properly fund a business.  

Please keep this in mind when pricing your products and services. You are spending time away from family. Some of you are risking your day jobs. Some don’t have a secure job to fall back on. If you want to see change and if you want to see growth, you have go to make a profit. Its not a bad thing. Its actually good. Change your mentality and you will change you life. In some cases you can even end up changing your neighborhood, or the world.

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Flashback: My Autobiography Paper From College

It’s always fun to look into the past a bit, especially when you’re a writer. Seeing the perspective you use to have vs. the one you have now. I ran into am autobiography I had to write in college. It’s not perfect, and honestly, I don’t know how I got an A, but instead of focusing on what it could have been I focused on what it was. In my own opinion, I think I had beautiful mind and was very ambitious. I was a leader that just need shaping and molding. Although some of the things I wrote down didn’t happen, I am still proud of myself and eager to see if I can still make most if not all of them happen.

Want to read it? Here it goes!

Looking into my eyes, you can see my heart and soul. Here lies strength, determination, and passion. I’ve never given up on a goal, and I don’t plan to starting. Once I have accomplished one goal, I feel that it’s time to start on the next one. In this autobiography, I not only want you to read who I am; I want you to feel who I am.

Since I was a little girl my dream has always been to be successful. When I saw something I wanted. or knew what I wanted; nothing would ever stand in the way of my achieving what I sought out to get. Since I was five years old, my desire was to be an entertainer. I could sing and dance very well. I had all of the characteristics of a true performer.  Plus I also had a nice face to look at, so why not pursue it? Behind closed doors I would sing and dance in my room as if it was practice for the day I would get my opportunity to shine. Soon the day of opportunity did come. By the age of sixteen I had become lead singer for my church choir. By seventeen I had won a talent show, show cased at one of my high school pep-rallies, and had formed my own dance group. My dream has just begun to start.

In high school I always was lively and sociable. I got along with everybody. For me it was not hard to get to know somebody. I was on the cheer-leading squad my eleventh grade year, and loved it! I got the opportunity to get to know the girls on my squad and meet girls from other squads. My twelfth grade year came around, and I would have been dance captain for the squad, but I had a job that wouldn’t allow time for that. The same went for when I had made the all-star band’s dance team. I worked at Sonic Drive-In that year. On May 16. 2006, I walked across the stage to receive my high school diploma. It felt good receiving something that I worked hard for. On August 25, 2006, I moved into my dorm room on Heidelberg campus. I had accomplished one of my many goals. I got into college.

I’m from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, so moving to Ohio was a very big change for me. Ohio was something new and different. I got accepted into four colleges in Ohio. Out of the four I leaned towards Heidelberg the most, for financial aid reasons. My Mom saw that northern exposure would benefit me the most and forced me to move. The goal was to expose me to other cultures and ways of life that differed from my own.

I am majoring in communications (Journalism) with a minor in Psychology. I felt that Psychology would compliment my Communications degree. Psychology allows you to understand the though process of others. Communications is a no brainer. I am a writer. Writing is something I do naturally.

Once I have completed my undergraduate degree, I don’t plan on stopping there. I plan to get my Master’s and Ph.D. While reaching for those goals I plan on jumping into the field of communications. I would love to be a columnist. I would also like to be a radio DJ. I would also like to teach choreography on the side.

When I choose to settle down and have a family, I would like to become a freelance writer. I want to do freelance writing because I want to be able to be there for my husband and children. Also, during that time I would like to write books. I would also like to develop my own dance studio. I am a writer, thinker, singer, poet, goal setter, and dancer. These are the things that make me, KoRussia McCaleb, who I am. I am glad I can share with you.

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Flashback: Hurt, Pain, and Anger (Poem)


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My Thoughts On The Orignal Black Panther Party

I watched the Black Panthers Documentary on Netflix this week. So many thoughts ran through my head about this short film. I don’t even know where to begin. As an African-American dark skin woman, I can say that there definitely are injustices and discrimination that still go on today. It’s just crazy to me. I do agree with people having the right to protect themselves from harmful environments. Not everyone has good intentions, and even good intentions don’t always come out in a good way.

I think it was very sad to see how people were being treated openly. It was sad to see one set of people trying to keep the other at ground level to satisfy their ego and well being. So they felt they had to do things that way.

However, on the upside, I think that the programs that they created were phenomenal and inspiring. It inspired me to want to be more proactive. It was beautiful seeing a community come together in fellowship. It was inspiring to see people getting along for the greater good. It was great to see the poor and unfortunate being helped against a system that was designed to destroy them. It was great to see confidence and an uprising despite the challenges that they had faced. Still today there are poor and unfortunate people that need help. It seems that in today’s society people are least like to care than they once were.

I think what everyone in this world is meant to be free. People want to be valued. People want to live a good life. People want to be respected and treated fairly. People want to be able to eat. People want to be able to raise their children in a world that is mostly good. Most people want the best and some people feel they have to step on and oppress others to get it.

This may be true, I have learned in my adult life that equality and fairness cannot be applied to every situation. How you want to be treated and what another person will allow maybe two total opposites. However, boundaries must be set and a system should be created that is in favor of all not just those who came, saw, and, conquered. I think that the Black Panthers documentary, although it did have its downsides, was a brilliant explanation of what the organization was and what it originally stood for.

The organization wanted to end street bullying (Basically). The organization wanted to help the community’s and their children. There were great motives behind forming this organization. They were fearless, courageous, and they did not have to do what they did. They wanted a better environment and world just like anyone else.

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