My Big Twin is in TOWN and we’re celebrating her birthday and my new career!!! #TurnDownForWhhhhaaat lol #Mama #ReadyTeam
So before 2010 I had never been to DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth for slow people)… But in June of 2010 through the Scholarship Celebrity Brainshare Auction I was actually flown to DFW and spent a weekend with Tom Joyner and Sybil of the Tom Joyner Morning Show. It was amazing! Fun and a lot of good tips & advice.
While in town I used that time to go visit the apartment and school that I would soon move into in 2 months - but had never seen.
I went through my MBA program starting in August 2010 not knowing what I would do with it. I just knew it would help someway down the road.
I always knew that the most rewarding and enjoyable positions I’ve had we’re not paid so I had to find that happy medium.
#Flashback.. In high school in Memphis I was part of a teen radio show called Onpoint on K97FM (s/o to Whitney Hardy, Reggie Tooley, and Jae Henderson). So I took that passion into college and majored in Communications. So by the time I graduated I still loved radio but I knew that I kind of wanted to be the person that Makes Shit Happen…and Gets Shit Done. (Lol)
So I went for MBA to get a business foundation. Just as quickly as I graduated in December, I was fired from my job in February. With no unemployment benefits my entrepreneurial spirit, Hustlers mentality, and GOD kept me focused on “my latter being greater”.
I assumed that me being fired was a blessing in disguise and I said that from DAY ONE… So months have passed and I’ve been blessed to have interview after interview. Quite frankly tired of them. I got 3-4 job offers which I was happy about but none got me excited.
So in January I interviewed for a company… 3 separate interviews actually. Then by mid February I got the call from the Vice President: “Jada it was a very hard decision but We decided to go with another candidate. I think you are a great fit for our company but not necessarily this position”
I was PISSED. But the fact that she saw me at their company was good. So I prayed and I said God is keeping me unemployed because he wants me to be patient and trust him. So a week later I applied for another position with the same company…
Then I was asked to interview. It went well AGAIN…
This time I said - It’s MINE
Then I got a 2nd interview. God and I agreed that it was the last time I would go to that office as an interviewee and not employee.
I solicited prayer warriors and I trusted God. 2nd interview went Great! But before I got home from interview, my mentor George Fraser called me. He said he had just gotten a call from the President of the company asking about me and who I really am. (Basically wanting to know if I was really as amazing as I appear lol)
He said “I’m pretty sure you got the job…I told him you’re one BAD sista (#oldschool) You’ll hear something in 24hrs or so”
I still said ill wait before I get excited… God your will be done.
And about 2 hrs later I got an email offer asking if I wanted to accept a position with the Tom Joyner Morning Show - in programming & operations.
I literally SCREAMED I head off. Lol ask @DJMikeBlaze he was there tripping at me as I yelled.
Although I secured this position on my own efforts…my relationship with my mentor sealed the deal. There is POWER in networking! I’m telling y’all.
Like I spoke aloud on February 1st when I was terminated, God is going to all the glory. Then. Now and Forever.
Thank you to everyone that believed in me when I wanted to give up, that prayed for me, and supported me.
My best is yet to come. I won’t let you down. But this…. This right here…This is a #PowerMove. The first place I ever visited EVER in Texas is the place I’m starting a new chapter of the best part of my life.
The sky is the limit…Meet you at the TOP!!
*runs in circles shouting*
So a few weeks ago I went home to Memphis and ran across my rather attractive childhood friend.
SN: I just realized that all the guys who I hated and who hated me in elementary and middle school are now rather cool, attractive, and love me. Lol. Ok like. Any who…
So as we talked some kind of way we got on the topic of relationships (blah!) so we joked around. But then he said something profound that inspired this blog:
“See your problem is… You want to be the man and want the guy to be the woman. I know you want to be the breadwinner… But seriously you’re just like y’all mama”
WRONG. WRONG. RIGHT.
I def don’t want to be a man. Breadwinner - not really. I don’t care really. And am I like my mama - absolutely.
See Nedra (my mama) always taught us since we were knee high to always have enough for us if no one else. What I mean is…. If I was going out with someone I knew they were paying I still always had enough money to cover the bill too and if nothing more I DEF had enough for Jada’s portion.
I don’t see a problem with that. So that philosophy shall be carried on into adulthood, relationships, marriage. Like I really don’t care if I make more than my husband. I just want to make sure I’m happy and make sure that 1st my future kids eat, bills get paid, and lastly that I can survive and maintain if at any point a grown person wants to leave.
(Emphasis on grown… Cuz you can do what you want at that point)
Hell this may come to a surprise but if I meet a man that makes enough to maintain my standard of living and tells me not to work because he wants to take care of me …. *chunks deuces to a job* Bruh! I don’t want to work. Never have wanted to. Lol. But I will. I could definitely be at home, keeling the house clean, food cooked, etc.
and if you’re reading this you know I’m a hustler by nature so I’d still have plenty to do with my home based business, consulting, managing, marketing, etc etc etc. so I wouldn’t be bored and unproductive.
Instead I’d be “gettin money” from the couch… Which is already my goal by 40.
*talks to God* if you see fit that I Marry a man that is wealthy and doesn’t want me to work… Your will be done Lord.
He said make your prayer plain. Clear and distinct. You have not bc you ask not.
Any who. I just wanted to clarify those things. I’m a LADY. I don’t want to be a man but my Memphis upbringing and the expertise of my mother (one of Memphis’s #1 Go-getters) have put an unstoppable grind in me. So no matter who comes in and out of my life… I’m always going to make sure me and mines is taken care of but I def willing accept a man wanting to take on that duty full time.
- Jada D.
(All text have been copied and pasted on their true form)
Yo problem is you dnt listen..you swear you know everything..gne tell me wut I did & what I could do…always wanna debate & argue…smh u got problems pimpin
I’m tlkn bout you..smthn wrong wit u…every time it’s da same shit neva fails..you got problems babygirl
Bruh who TF asked you to analyze me.
I never argued about being crazy. And issues/problems…. Shit who doesn’t have them. Didn’t know you were a psychologist. But more importantly I didn’t know you were PERFECT. I know my flaws but you either take them or leave them.
If I have all these issues that I have “every time we talk” Why TF do you keep communicating with then…..
I don’t have these issues with everyone only a select few that I can count on my hand… And with them I have accepted that our personalities clash.
Congratulations!! Join the Club!
FOH with that..
Ain’t nobody got time for that!
Every year we all say we’re doing things differently than the year before blah blah blah…. But do we really.
I said this year I would start saving and tithing consistently and trusting God to provide my needs not wants. But I didn’t get a chance to just yet before things changed…. See I went to NOLA, partied in Dallas, went out to LA…. The God spoke and said PARTY is over!
On February 1st, without notice God put me on an assignment and a TEST. He said you have said you wanted a new environment for so long but are you truly ready. He allowed me to get fired from my job, unemployment to be denied, no money outside of what was already in my gas tank or coming in from my residuals to get me to a place where I was so low to the ground I could see the faces of ants. So for a minute I was like okay ill be good. Maybe a couple weeks without a job. No problem. New MBA degree. Great experience. Ill be fine.
I still trusted myself and my efforts over HIS.
See he had to get me to where I was no longer comfortable and willing to trust him regardless of my present situation.
Anyone that knows me well knows that any situation that I feel has me where I am “out of control” scares the shit out of me and ill avoid it at all cost. But this situation was out of my control. Or was it… I continued to pray had Thanked God for my “Not Yet” and when you asked me how I was I was doing “Great!” “Awesome” until one day…I was feeling terrible.. i broke down. didnt talk to anyone but my sister… and i cried every tear i had as i thought over the foolish mistakes I made…. and I wrote:
“I’m the strong one. No one expects me to want to give up.
One friend even told me “Jada the day you give up is the day I’m moving back to Memphis” - we both know he’ll never do that.
I don’t have anyone to break down to and expose my vulnerability to. Maybe I do but I have too much pride.
No that can’t be it.
Pay check gone.
Car note due.
Light bill due.
Eyes red. Tears running down.
Screaming crying. God I hear you.
I don’t know how much more I can take.
I have learned a million lessons in 21 days. God I hear you.
Eyes still red. My head hurts.”
I beat myself up SO much internally these last 40 days that its not much else anyone can say to me that will hurt. I have so much I want to do in life. Retiring from Corporate America at 40 and all that so I understand I gotta do what I gotta do right now. I got to a point where I couldn’t focus on my businesses. Finding a way to eat these last months was my priority.
I’ve been BLESSED to have had over 20 interviews these last 40 days and as of April 1st I will be gainfully employed again. new salary. New company. New opportunities. Increase! & Overflow! The journey of my test only be 60 days in length but it seemed like a lifetime.
God gets ALL the glory!**UPDATE: by next week ill have to decide between 4-5 different job offers. Talk about overflow and increase. FAVOR is not fair!!! Thank God for options!
Thanks for your continued prayers and support… I still need them. :-)
The American’T Dream (The Purse Suit Of Happyness)||Spoken Word
Dear God, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself…and the fact that I think that I am following Your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe this:
I believe that the desire to please You does in fact please You.
I hope I have that desire in everything I do.
I hope I never persist in anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this You will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it at the time.
Therefore I will trust You always, for though I may be lost - and in the shadow of death - I will not be afraid, because I know You will never leave me to face my troubles all alone.
- Thomas Merton
I love Honey boo boo mama!!!!!