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Georgia on my mind | My vacation to Atlanta and Stone Mountain

“Georgia, Georgia The whole day through (The whole day through)
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on mind (Georgia on my mind)”.
(click here to “Georgia on my mind” song).

Easter Weekend 2018

Over the Easter weekend, I spent some time in the Atlanta, Georgia area. The reason for me taking this vacation was, I had already felt like the 2018 Hustlepreneur year would be crazy, in the most exciting way! Therefore, I knew I needed to go somewhere that would provide me the ability to disconnect from Miami and the fun and exciting things that happen down here.

Building Multiple Brands

I’m really happy that I took the trip, the reason being is I was able to reconnect with my family and also with my brands. One thing that happens when you’re building multiple brands is, one of them will essentially be neglected. You already know the reason, you are only one person and if you do not have a large team it is impossible to move things forward easily. In my case, most of the heavy lifting is done by me and I surely do hate it at times.

Stone Mountains | Ku Klux Klan

I rented a place in a area called Stone Mountain, Georgia. The Stone Mountain, Georgia area used to be a place where the Ku Klux Klan had their headquarters. I can only imagine what it was like to live in the Atlanta area knowing that somebody is going to come down from the mountain and cause harm on you as a colored person. However, I did not feel any type of anger or weird vibes as I usually do in places that held Slaves or had any type of oppression in the past. Ironically, the neighborhoods were extremely beautiful. Every home in the area had yards that were well-kept, almost like an NFL teams turf. This trip really inspired me to think about moving to Atlanta and making it a 2nd home for myself and my businesses.

Atlanta in my future

Atlanta will be on my calendar before the year is over. With that addition of a new region to my brand, many opportunities will arise and be fathomable. From a conversation I had with the Atlanta Black Bloggers Union, former Regional Director, Michaela Carter informed me that most of the residents who are active and in my age range, live outside of the city limits. This leads me to believe that, a person like me could succeed in that market because I don’t mind paying a premium to live closer to the action because I loathe driving or traffic. We will see! Ha ha Ha!!

Until next time, remember to take a break from the hustle and maybe visit Georgia or somewhere peaceful! Where do you go, tell me! Go to: whoisdesir.com/contact

What is the Black Professionals Summit?

The black professional’s summit is a one-day event that aims to bridge the gap between different generations of leaders in south Florida hosted by the Black Professionals Network. The event now in its 3rd year has created a  space for conversations, insight, and knowledge sharing to be had in a supportive environment. This being my second year attending, I enjoy seeing different professionals on differing paths exchanging their current projects and objectives.

The Black Professionals Network was founded by Kenasha Paul, a Miami attorney and leader in the Miami community.

Millennials, are they making career moves?
Short answer from, yes of course we are making moves to further our careers. However, I constantly here from some of my peers that:

  • Events are expensive to attend
  • Events typically do not match their needs
  • Event times could be more flexible
  • More technology should incorporate
  • A quick stat about Millennials. 21% of millennials say they’ve changed jobs within the past year, more than 3x the number of non-millennials. (Gallup)

Below, continue reading to see more on the Black Professionals Summit.

Who attends the summit?

Miami isn’t just a place for party and bull. The summit welcomes many types of attendees to learn and participate in a day of learning. Local high-school, college and post-graduate students are always in attendance to gain knowledge for their careers. In addition to that, business owners, corporate executives and entrepreneurs can all gain valuable knowledge from the speakers and workshops held throughout the day.

Notables in attendance included

This is a short list, to see more click here.

Jill Tracey
Talk Show Host and Radio Personality for Hot 105FM
Ashlee K. Thomas
Co-Founder of Miami Urban Contemporary Experience and South Florida Webfest
Felecia Hatcher
Co-Founder and CEO of Code Fever and Black Tech Week
Starex Smith
Founder and CEO of The Hungry Black Man

Benefits of Joining the  Black Professionals Network

The Black Professional Network does a great job of putting together events that support the advancement of the community-at-large. To keep up with them, please visit their site.

One of the attendees, Vanessa Fleury had this to say when asked: What did you gain from the Black Professionals Summit?

“I gained some great insights with professionals with the same goals as me.” See More From The Event