The LaziMILLENNIAL Lounge for Multi-Passionate Millennials
034: Behind the Scenes of the Popular Family Vlog for Millennial Parents, Kier & Them with Kier and Noemie

034: Behind the Scenes of the Popular Family Vlog for Millennial Parents, Kier & Them with Kier and Noemie

April 2, 2019

Kier & Them is a family vlog featuring Kier Gaines, a special education consultant and mental health professional, fiancée Noémie Guillaume, an IP and Technology lawyer, and their toddler daughter, Emery! The family of 3 is based in the Washington, DC-area and can be found sharing hilarious, but thought-provoking experiences on family dynamics, parenting, and healthy relationships. Kier & Them was created in 2017, but gained traction after their engagement video went viral on Youtube in 2018. Since then, they've created an Instagram page featuring the real star, almost 2-year old Emery. Both their vlog and Instagram page have caught the eyes of many social media influencers such as Good Morning America, Buzz Feed, Complex Magazine, and District Motherhued, to name a few. Kier & Them has generated over 500,000 views on YouTube with almost 20k followers on Instagram. The Kier & Them family wishes to use their platform to highlight the real-life experiences of millennial families in a fun and healthy way. 

In this episode, Kier and Noemie talk about:

  • their unique take on family vlogging
  • how they grew their YouTube channel from only 100 subscribers to over 6,000 subscribers
  • how their vlog has helped their communication as a couple
  • awesome opportunities Kier and Noemie have had because of the vlog

 

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033: Running a Service-Based Business? Here Are the 7 Most Critical Aspects

033: Running a Service-Based Business? Here Are the 7 Most Critical Aspects

March 19, 2019

It takes WAY more than time management and talent to run a service business. Running a service-based business takes at LEAST 7 core aspects, and we're talking about each one in today's episode! If you've ever wanted to start a business in writing, coaching, tutoring, styling, etc., you've got to tune in to this episode! 

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032 SIDE NOTE Sunday: Is Self-Promotion Reallllly Necessary for Your Business, Project, or Idea?

032 SIDE NOTE Sunday: Is Self-Promotion Reallllly Necessary for Your Business, Project, or Idea?

March 10, 2019

As a multipassionate millennial, you'll probably come across the need to engage in self-promotion every now and then. So why do so many make it seem like "self-promotion" is a bad word? I've struggled with self-promotion myself, but today I'm sharing 4 strategies I've used to overcome my aversion to self-promotion for the benefit of my business.

 

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031: Do You Have What It Takes to Start a Non-Profit? with Zakiya Esper of Sowing Seeds into the Midlands

031: Do You Have What It Takes to Start a Non-Profit? with Zakiya Esper of Sowing Seeds into the Midlands

March 6, 2019

Many people desire to start a non-profit without a true understanding of the amount of work, grit, blood, sweat, and tears it takes. Zakiya Esper, Founder and Executive Director of Sowing Seeds into the Midlands, sheds light on the good, the bad, and the ugly of running a non-profit.

After years of working as a juvenile probation officer in South Carolina, Zakiya became increasingly alarmed by the gap in support services for the teens she served. Many mentorship programs in SC operate at capacity and cannot meet the demand for services. The vision for Sowing Seeds into the Midlands was birthed from Zakiya’s belief in redemption for troubled youth, especially those living in the communities where she was raised. 

In this episode, Zakiya talks about...

  • how she balanced starting a non-profit with being a new wife and mom
  • ways to make a difference for a cause without starting a non-profit 
  • using social media as a tool for asking for exactly what you want
  • the downfall of "passion" and what you need when passion runs out
  • what she would've done differently to build a stronger foundation for Seeds
  • character traits you need as the director of a non-profit

Sowing Seeds into the Midlands: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Jennifer Yarbrough, The Non-Profit Expert

 

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030: 9-to-5 by Day, Entrepreneur by Night with Ashley Little

030: 9-to-5 by Day, Entrepreneur by Night with Ashley Little

February 26, 2019

Ashley Little works in for-profit education by day and is a serial entrepreneur by night. She is passionate about empowering women to build confidence emotionally, mentally, and spiritually through public speaking. Currently, she is the Co-Founder of “Sweetheart Scholars Non-profit Organization” along with three other powerful women. She's also a ForEX Business Owner, Best-Selling Author of “Dear Fear, Volume 2 18 Powerful Lessons Of Living Your Best Life Outside Of Fear”, co-host for The Tamie Collins Markee Radio Show, Reflection Contributor for the book “NC Girls Living In A Maryland World, blogger for BlkWomenHustle and Blkgirlswhocreateintl.

 
In this episode, Ashley talks about
  • the importance of self-care as a serial entrepreneur and multi-passionate person
  • juggling different responsibilities as a serial entrepreneur
  • getting into public speaking
  • using her writing skills to become an author
  • finding the inspiration to write a book about overcoming fears
  • tapping into vulnerability and using it to empower yourself

If you'd like to buy Ashley's book, you can do so on Instagram and Facebook

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029 SIDE NOTE Sunday: Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon—The Perfect Book for Multipassionate People

029 SIDE NOTE Sunday: Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon—The Perfect Book for Multipassionate People

February 24, 2019

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon is a must-read for multipassionate millennials. This SIDE NOTE Sunday episode explains my 3 biggest takeaways.

 

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon 

10 Inspiring Books for Creative Millennials

 

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028: Building an A1 Team to Achieve Success as a Working Actor with Chantal Maurice

028: Building an A1 Team to Achieve Success as a Working Actor with Chantal Maurice

February 19, 2019
Chantal Maurice has booked numerous Television Co-Star roles on shows such as: Blue Bloods, Quantico, The Blacklist, Mr. Robot & more. She has also been featured in several commercial campaigns including: Burger King, Air Fast Tickets & Assurance Wireless. Most recently, she was seen in the HALLMARK Christmas movie, "Last Vermont Christmas".
 
 In 2016, Chantal wrote, starred in and produced her first short film titled, "Edge of Harmony" that follows the journey of Harmony Bessler, a troubled Jazz singer in the 1930s. Edge of Harmony was accepted into 6 film festivals and won the award of Best Musical Drama in the 2018 Cutting Room International Short Film  Festival in NYC.
 
She is currently in Post-Production for her 2nd short film, "Loreen's Gotta Boogie". "Loreen's Gotta Boogie tells the story of a young Filipina girl in the 1970's who, against her parents' wishes, ventures out on a journey to follow her dreams of becoming a professional dancer.
 
She is currently recurring as the role of Joanna in The CW's Reboot of the hit soap opera "DYNASTY".
 
In this episode, Chantal talks about
 
  • the reality vs expectation of being a working actor
  • internships and jobs she held that supported her transition into a full-time acting career
  • the team an actor needs to build around them and what they do (e.g.,manager, agent, casting director, producer)
  • how to get an agent
  • the importance of relationships, especially for new actors, in the industry
  • the importance of hobbies for actors

 

Follow Chantal on Instagram or visit Chantal's website. Learn more about Chantal's Co-Star Coaching program.

TVI actors studio

Breakdown Services

Screening Room ATL

 

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027: Following Competing Paths as a Rapper and Entertainment Lawyer with Gilles Walters

027: Following Competing Paths as a Rapper and Entertainment Lawyer with Gilles Walters

February 12, 2019

Meet Gilles—that’s pronounced JEELS—a bona fide rapping lawyer. Having had a passion for rap since early childhood, Gilles had hoped to pursue music professionally later in life. But even he couldn’t have imagined he’d be 4 albums in and would’ve worked with some incredible musicians in the industry.

Gilles attended Emory University and decided to pursue law as a profession. He got a law degree from Howard University and made a space for himself in entertainment law of all spaces. Now he roams the world as a rapping lawyer, a combination that surprises many but also benefits him in many ways.

In this episode, Gilles shares:

  • his foundational relationship with music and rap
  • the benefits and challenges/pros and cons of being a rapper and a lawyer
  • why he decided to pursue law as a profession
  • the benefits of having a legal background in entertainment while also being an entertainer
  • how he plans to manage law and music in the future
  • ways he's been able to successfully market his music and himself

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026 SIDE NOTE Sunday: You Probably Need a Hobby

026 SIDE NOTE Sunday: You Probably Need a Hobby

February 10, 2019

I need a hobby...and you might too. Here's why millennials need more hobbies (*cough cough* mental health), plus a few suggestions for creative hobbies you can adopt!

 

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025: How to Start a Podcast (after Quitting Your Job?!?!) with Keiona Eady of the New Geechee Podcast

025: How to Start a Podcast (after Quitting Your Job?!?!) with Keiona Eady of the New Geechee Podcast

February 5, 2019

Keiona Eady, founder of the New Geechee podcast, has always aspired to inspire the world! She was born and raised in the South Carolina Lowcountry and is a 2012 Business Management Graduate of Clemson University. In an effort to highlight the success and stories of millennials, Keiona created New Geechee! New Geechee is a platform that inspires, motivates and spreads positive vibes for young, melanated professionals (aka YMPs) to live their best lives. New Geechee includes a 40+ episode podcast, #YMP paraphernalia, and informational events!

In this episode, Keiona shares:

  • how to decide whether or not to quit your job 

  • how to prepare to quit your full-time job before you do it 

  • how you can make money after quitting a well-paying job

  • steps to launching a successful podcast from scratch 

  • what it really means to "trust the process"

  • strategies you can use to overcome creative blocks 

 

AFTER THE EPISODE

Websites

New Geechee Podcast

@KnowMoneyInc

Podcasting Equipment

Tonor Pro Microphone Kit

Audio-Technica Cardioid USB/XLR Microphone

Audio Software

Audacity audio editor

Garage Band (Mac) audio editor

Podcast Hosting

Soundcloud for podcast hosting (I use Podbean for The LaziMILLENNIAL Lounge podcast.)

 

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Elephant Funeral has provided The LaziMILLENNIAL Lounge Podcast with written permission to use his song “Streetlights” in podcast episodes. Check out more of his amazing music on YouTube, SoundCloud, and Instagram.