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Inclusion and Diversity

Welcome back to Micro Empires Podcast! I’m your host, Jennifer Ives Grimson. Today I will be sharing with you about my experience with racial disparity and upheaval, throughout my life and how it affects me lately.

This episode was originally recorded just after the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.  I wasn’t sure what or if I could contribute anything to the discussion about systemic racism and brutality in our society.  But, I felt compelled to, at the very least, share what and how my life has been exponentially improved because of my relationships with POC.  

 

Let’s jump right into this episode and find out what we could do to improve the current circumstances. 

[00:01 – 01:30] Opening Segment

  • I talk briefly about what this episode is all about

[01:30 – 06:26] Minorities and Discrimination 

  • I share my experience with people in minority and discrimination
    • Women, LGBT, and people of colors
    • How I was drawn to these people
    • Being Welcome by the minority group
  • Pursuing amazing friendships and relationships
    • Skin color and sexual identity does not matter
    • Content of their character 
  • I talk about Systemic Racism in our country
    • Discrimination does exist around us
  • I share my experience being a minority
    • when I just move to California  and being a minority in my former school
    • Studied international relations and Russians
    • Went and lived in a communist country

[07:25 – 22:50]  Inclusion and Diversity 

  • I share some examples of the kindness I received from other people of color
  • Going to an African-American Majority church and being accepted 
  • I share my experience being protected by a black man while I was putting oil in my car in East Nashville
  • I talk about my experience when I was helped by a neighbor that is a person of color, regardless of how I look 
  • I share the story of my friend Lisa, a person of color, and how I was accepted and loved by her and her family 
    • The norm of the relationship that I always have with the people of color
  • I share the story of my friend Chrystal and her act of strength 
    • How she teaches her children that most white people are good people, but you don’t really know until you get to know somebody 
    • Go out to the world, assuming that everyone is good, but giving it some time until you get to know somebody
    • The direct racism that she experiences and how it made her did not feel safe
  • I share the story about my other friend Nashville friend, Tommy, and how we protect his son from seeing a swastika flag across my house 
    • How he and his family have added so  much value to my life
  • I talk about the priceless opportunity I had to interview a lot of amazing women of color on my podcast
    • How amazing and incredible their story is.
  • I talk about Mignon Francois, How I admirer the way she lives her life and the message that she brings
  • I share the story about Lesley Batson, an incredibly talented and motivated woman.
    • She has the courage to put together a group of people of all color talk have a conversation about discrimination
  • I talk about Tella Holcomb, with her passion to make people understand about the stock market in a plain English
  • Amanda Abella, an incredible woman who has been helping millennials create success with work and money

[22:50 – 29:20] I am not A Safe Haven for the Narrow-Minded 

  • I share about my latest revelation and realization this week
    • How I am not doing enough and being vocal enough to against racism 
  • I am not A Safe Haven for the Narrow-Minded 
    • Realize that there is a problem with racism around us
    • Being a resource to anyone who needs more information
  • How I need to double down my support for women of color
    • How to help other women
    • Support and 
  • Seek more meaningful relationships with people outside of our bubble 
  • See every person as a human first, knowing that they’re a human before any demographic 
  • Actively seeking more guest who can talk about financial independence from the point of view of the people of color
    • Looking sponsors that want to partner and help produce series that talks about money culture, race, gender, marriage, and single
  • I talk about the statistic of discrimination against women, people of colors, and minorities in financial

[29:21 – 31:27] Closing Segment

  • I talk about the invitation if you want to broaden your scope , open your heart and mind to the people that have a different background of you.
    • It will open your mind and heart
    • Making you a better person 
  • I express my gratitude for the people who have welcome and love me and my family
  • Final words from me

 

Tweetable Quotes:

“Seek more meaningful relationships with people outside of our bubble and see every person as a human first, knowing that they’re a human before any demographic .” – Jennifer Ives Grimson

“Teach your children to go out to the world, assuming that everyone is good, but giving it some time until you get to know somebody .” – Jennifer Ives Grimson

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Stock Market in Plain English with Tela Holcomb

Welcome back to the Micro Empires Podcast! I’m your host, Jennifer Ives Grimson. Today I had the pleasure of speaking with the incredible Tela Holcomb https://www.telaholcomb.com/.  

Tela teaches anyone how to trade in the stock market in plain English. She’s not a stockbroker but she’s somebody who was able to retire at 29 by learning the stock market from the bottom up. As you will find out she has tons of content available out there for anybody to learn this process.

 

[00:01 – 05:45] Opening Segment

  • I introduced Tela to the show and talk about how we met
  • I share some of Tela’s amazing projects
  • Tela tells us about her background and childhood experience with money and budgeting
    • Learning how to manage money at 14 from her mother
    • Decided to get a job at 14 and started saving for things she wanted

[05:46 – 10:50]  The Stock Market; What propelled Tela into the stock market

  • Tela talks about how she knew and got into the stock market industry in the first place
  • Tela shares her story about being a single mom and pushing into the entrepreneurial world 
    • Getting married, being fired from her job, and shifting gears to start trading in the stock market

[10: 51 – 14:49]  Tela’s first journey in the Stock Market Industry

  • Tela talks about the first time she started to focus on the stock market and being at home with her daughter for 2 years to earn income
  • Tela shares her experience emotionally and how she decided to find purpose 
    • For 2 years she earned money from the stock market business but found herself in a sad situation with the lack of human interaction
    • She got bored and decided to go back to work a 9-5 to look for the purpose she needed
  • Her co-worker asked her to teach her how to enter the Stock Market Industry
  • She shifts into teaching trading in 2015, started by creating a course
  • Tela talks about the best part of being in this industry 
    •  The freedom of being able to live the way she wants
    •  The ripple effect on others as entrepreneurs and being able to see it in action

[15:00 – 19:59 ] Stock Market – How To Get Started

  • Tela shares some advice for people who are just getting started
  • How the market has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Decision has to be made based on your age and situation, and especially depends on your goals; all of that is going to determine what is good for you
  • Tela shares how she sees the shifting of the stock market in this COVID 19 situation
  • Trading is dating and investing is marriage. Trading is a short term decision, where investment is planning for the long run to increase ownership in the company.
  • Tela explains her free 7-day email course full of tips about the stock market.

[20:00 – 24:59] Content Queen : Engagement building journey

  • Tela talks about her experience in creating content and how to start gaining engagement
  • Her journey to find and build a brand within herself
  • Tela explains how her life journey became the kind of brand that sells and is relatable to people

[25:00 – 35:04] Closing Segment

  • Tela talks about the number of engagement she’s touched on various platforms
    • Facebook Group : 15k
    • Instagram: 30k
    • Youtube: 10.5k
    • Twitter: 2k
  • Tela talks about her 10 and 10 initiative. Her crazy ambitious goal in her “Trade your 9-5 program” to get 10 people able to create income through the stock market
  • Tela gives some books recommendation and reviews
    • Profit First: Book by Mike Michalowicz
    • The Big Leap: Book by Gay Hendricks
  • Tela shares about her mentor; Tiffany Aliche
  • How to get more from Tela?
    • See links below
  • Final words

 

Tweetable Quotes:

“keep going and keep sharing in the authentic way. It will grow if you keep going!” – Tela Holcomb

“Anytime it seems like something that people wouldn’t expect me to do I’ve always been one to go for it.” – Tela Holcomb

 

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If you’d like to connect with Tela you can find her on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Learn more about Tela at https://www.telaholcomb.com/ for more information and free courses. 

You can connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. I’m excited to know more about you. Also, feel free to shoot me an email at jennifer@micro-empire.com.You can call or text 213-973-7206. 

 

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK! LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes.

This podcast is about YOU.  We all have a story; whether your story is a lot like mine or totally different. Maybe you have a good job, but you know in your heart that you want more. 

What’s your Micro Empire?

To know more, visit our website https://micro-empires.com/ and I’ll see you there!