Consistency. Every good, worthy, sustainable thing needs it. A day, a time, a place you can rely on. We knew once we launched Black&Sexy TV there would be no looking back. Keep stacking the bricks. Challenges in the form of people, doubts and overall murky outlooks will present themselves. The biggest challenge in launching this network was very, very few people truly believed in it. Even those we worked with closely had an undercurrent of dismissal or low self esteem when it came to what we were pursuing. If that stings a little I may be talking about you - whoops - yeah it's ok. In my life I've encountered that so many times - the scent of defeat before commencement. I wear this little invisible gas mask that shields me from that stank. We researched, we consulted, we thought about it, we fought about it, and finally we launched the damn thing. As simple as posting one video and asking others to share it so it could multiply. Black&Sexy Baby. And now it's been almost 4 years of consistent out put - consistent communication, consistent building of first a foundation - and now a design, an architecture, a framework that's filling itself in with images, emotions, and human beings that contribute to its prosperity.
I start my day with what I call mini meditations. Breathe in breathe out - be happy that's happening - today will be good - good. White light, white light- gold light, gold light. Beauty tip- meditating golden light gives you luminous skin. Don't believe me? Try it for 30 days. I don't use anything else on my face. All you need is cleanser and light from within. It's already there. Meditation enhances it. I promise. I often wake up in between my 4 year old and Dennis in a semi claustrophobic haze grappling for my phone. Then I scan through Inc, Entrepreneur, NY Times Business and Fast Company Twitter accounts for info on this and that. Sometimes it's all fluff and other times I get some really good advice or confirmations about the creative process of running a business. You must understand that it is absolutely a creative process no matter what industry you work in. You are taking something that you feel to be possible and making it into mass, energy, dollars and cents. You are creating. Money is creation. Nurture your creation with consistency. If you're a woman - that is your advantage - don't buy into the opposite reality. If you are a man - learn from how women approach things - we often skip the text book way and feel our way through things leaving people a little stunned at the results. At Black&Sexy we have a good balance of men and women working alongside each other. I'm really proud of this and I love the tug and pull of our varied perspectives - and I really love when it's all flying and there's this seamless understanding.
There are so many details around how we got to the point we are at. I'm happy to answer questions. I'm most excited about discussing things that are happening now, yet will keep adding to my look at our company and my personal history as well. Art is a central focus of my day to day experience, style is something I am always exploring and reinventing for myself, and business is a really great functional game that I love. See you all next week for more.
Short Night - Self Portrait 2013. Brooklyn NY Aloft Brooklyn I wear MAC & NARS lip colors. As promised no make up on my skin just golden light which you can't bottle or buy but we all have access to it.