See Which of Your Childhood Faves Hits Netflix Next Month
A lot of us are bookworms from wayyy back. We stayed up all night reading Harry Potter (and still squeal every time JK throws us a bone). We wanted to start our own babysitters club (though who knows if Kristy and the gang would have approved of these photoshopped pics). In some way or another the books we loved as kids can even influence the books we dig as an adult. It was nice to grow up in a time when kids lit was taken so seriously and we even had a few TV shows that fueled our obsession (shout out to Story Time, Magic School Bus, and mother flipping Wishbone). The OG of all these booky shows was Reading Rainbow. Hosted by LeVar Burton this one was not only special for showing us cool new books but also helping us explore new cultures and representing diversity.
AND IT’S FREAKING COMING TO NETFLIX!
If you were juiced when we told you RR was coming back in app form via Kickstarter you’ll get twice as high when you hear that next month volume one will be streaming on Netflix. Starting August 1 you’ll be able to binge watch season one of the show. If you’ve forgotten season one (because you were remembering to pay rent or file taxes or other dumb adult stuff) here are some highlights of things to be excited for:
Guest stars include Madelin Kahn, Lou Rawls, Phylicia Rashid, Julia Child and Patrick Stewart
There’s the infamous episode about how babies are made (in case you still don’t know)
LeVar is at maximum Roots/Star Trek hotness
Koko the gorilla makes an appearance AKA turns everyone into an ugly heap of “OMG GORILLAS FEEL PAIN” feels
It’s exciting to see a program that mixes literacy and cultural diversity making such a big comeback. Can’t wait to watch it with the children in our lives… JK we’re gonna have a date with a pint of ice cream and a glass of pink wine and make this ish a marathon!
But don’t take our word for it ;)
What’s your favorite kid’s book? Tell us in the comments!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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