Your Crew will Evolve

I think it’s important for people who haven’t reached their late 30s and early 40s to know that your crew will evolve. People that you are close to in the early stages of life often drop off. People change. Values change. Priorities change. Economic status change. Availability and access change. Life has a way of…

Support Black-Owned Candle Companies

My trip to Bath and Body Works helped me to realize that we often forget about Black-Owned businesses. This is my tribute to them. Buy a black-owned candle rather than participating in the prostituting of Black culture at big box stores. Here are some candle companies I found! Eminence Candles Noir Lux Candles FORVR Mood…

4 Ways to Get in the Christmas Mood!

The reality is, Christmas almost forced itself on us. Before we bite into the turkey or have our first pumpkin spice latte, there’s a tree up at every store at the mall! If you’re like me, everyone and everything is ready for Christmas before I am! So this year, I’ve decided to get ahead of…

Review: Sacramento’s Jazziest Hotel – Hyatt Centric Downtown

The newest hotel in Downtown Sacramento reawakens the history of Sacramento’s deep jazz roots. The Marshall Hotel was once a part of a rich, integrated community of people, woven together by music and culture. In October of 2021, the Hyatt Centric Downtown Sacramento opened for guests on “K” street. The hotel features a retro music…

Watch This: Stay Here: Brooklyn Brownstone

I love any show about homes and design! I personally fail in these categories but thats why I honor the people who do well! Thats how I found the show, Stay Here on Netflix. On the episode called “Brooklyn Brownstone.” A Black man entrepreneur named Gordy, father of three, is featured. Best episode ever! In…

Show Notes: You don’t know what you need…

There are the show notes from Episode #86 of the Seasoned with Salt Podcast! You do not know what you need to get where you’re going Are you looking for success or notoriety? Are you wrestling with ways to become more ambitious in your life, profession, and ministry? In this episode, I discuss the dangers…

Develop a Personal Brand Standard on Social Media

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE Have you ever began a conversation with someone where they make a comment about something you posted on social media. This happens to me all the time and it used to make me really uncomfortable because 1) I was not as intentional about my posts and 2)…

Check in with your volunteers regularly!

I’m speaking from the perspective of a career volunteer leader in higher education, non-profit work and church…. Assess ANNUALLY whether your volunteers are enthusiastic about continuing their work to fuel your organization’s mission. Do not assume they are. Some people are parked in positions because they like the title, the ability to do the bare…

Should you Use Reels to Build Your Brand?

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have noticed but last week, I experimented with Reels to see if they increase Instagram engagement. My goal was to 1) encourage 3 friends to join me 2) post 15 Reels and 3) track my analytics. Here’s my 7 day report. Here are my takeaways:…

Lessons from Gravestone Shopping

One thing I did this week was go through the process of purchasing a headstone. (Not for myself) Here are a few observations: They are expensive. 👀 a 24 x 12 slab of granite with a few words willl run you $600 – $3000. Someone will have choose 40 characters and one photo and some…