Ford Motor Company hired me to share my Ford Fusion and Essence Festival experience.
The Go Further Conversations- Panel at the ESSENCE Festival
I was so thankful to be on a panel with Kimberly from SpeedBeautiful.com and Karen Civil moderated by Loni Love! Firstly, it was an honor to meet Loni Love. She was sooo funny! I love her on The Real so it was great to get a chance to chat with her on stage. I knew Kimberly because we have worked together before and it was my first time meeting Karen Civil who is super sweet and inspirational.
We talked all about entrepreneurship and I hope I gave some great tips. I talked about balance and to go after your passion. My biggest piece of advice was that you can still pursue your side hustles while having a full-time career if you balance and utilize time-management skills. You have to create fusion (lol, Get it?) The end goal would be being an entrepreneur full-time. I got some great tips from Kimberly and Karen as well.
Mardi Gras World
I was so excited to check out Mardi Gras World with Ford. We got a tour of the facilities where they make the floats for the huge yearly festival. Seeing the floats and designs were definitely a sight. You can see all of the detail they put into the each piece. (Side note: They also make the Chick-Fil-A cows that are on the outdoor ads you see all over the country)
Motivational speaker Tony Gaskins joined us on the tour and gave us some quick inspiration at our dinner that evening.
I’m not going to lie, if I was in there by myself I would’ve totally been scared by all of the HUGE cartoon characters, animals, etc…lol I had a great time and got a chance to check out all of the history. I had no idea the floats cost $70k and up.
Thank you Ford for such a special weekend.