Optimal Living Magazine : Spring 2021 Christian Women in Business Who Give Back Issue

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This power packed issue of Optimal Living Magazine features 5 dynamic Christian Women in Business Who Give Back to their communities: Dr. Lisa LaCon, Majonica Askew, LPC, Madinah N. James, Kelly D. Rainney and Starshema Loring-Dimery. Discover ways to emerge from the pandemic with our latest Career Girl Talk article, get the latest spring fashion trends, and start your 30 Day Live, Laugh, Love Challenge!

May/June 2021 issue

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HOW I

MET &

MARRIED

MY MAN

OF GOD

JOURNAL

Career Girl Talk

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR YOUR POST

PANDEMIC CAREER SHIFT?


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CONTENTS

CHRISTIAN WOMEN IN BUSINESS WHO GIVE BACK

05

FROM THE PUBLISHER'S DESK

08 INTRODUCING DIAMOND LIFE JOURNALS

10

13

27

CAREER GIRL TALK

CHRISTIAN WOMEN IN BUSINESS

CHASTITY LIFE & STYLE

10

PREPARE FOR THE

POST PANDEMIC

CAREER SHIFT

30

EXCLUSIVE!

HOW I MET & MARRIED

MY MAN OF GOD

33

INTERIOR HOME TRENDS

35 WHAT IF I MARRY THE WRONG PERSON?

25 30

CHRISTIAN WOMEN IN

BUSINESS WHO GIVE

BACK!

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HOW I MET & MARRIED

MY MAN OF GOD

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LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH 30 CHALLENGE

SPICES OF LIFE RECIPES

Editor-in-Chief

Tanisha H. Shaw

Managing Editor

Christine Davis

Our Staff

Contributors

Ashley Moore Ellis

Pat Evans

Madinah James

Emilia Moore

Dr. Jason Ottley

Alana Stephens

C-A Washington

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Career Girl Talk

A R E Y O U P R E P A R E D F O R Y O U R P O S T

P A N D E M I C C A R E E R S H I F T ?

B Y C - A W A S H I N G T O N


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C A R E E R G I R L T A L K

Are You Ready for Your Post

Pandemic Career Shift?

B Y M R S . C - A W A S H I N G T O N | A U T H O R | S P E A K E R

This year has left most of us in one of two camps, the fully empowered or the fully

exhausted. For those exhilarated, eyes have opened to new ideas, hidden passions, and

untapped joy due to all the flexibilities 2020 has gifted. However, if you find yourself in the

exasperated bunch, fear not! Especially if your career is one of the primary areas you are

still aiming to improve as we slowly transition to life beyond the pandemic. Whether this

year yielded a change in hours, salary, or location, we have all had to adjust in one way or

another. Yet when considering all the personal changes, many forget that organizations

have had one of the most challenging years of their existence as well. Therefore, if a postpandemic

career change is on your horizon, keep these three things in mind as you seek out

your new professional home.

1. Replace Scrutiny with

Substance

Instead of expressing sarcasm

about all that went wrong, re-tool

your communications with what

you've learned, overcome, and

accomplished; despite all that went

on. When the entire globe has been

rocked, no one wants to hear how

hard you think you've had it

personally. Instead, this is a time

for positivity and problem-solving,

so do your due diligence to speak

about how the challenges you've

faced have uniquely equipped you

to help the team meet their needs.

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C A R E E R G I R L T A L K

Are You Ready for the Post

Pandemic Career Shift?

B Y M R S . C - A W A S H I N G T O N | A U T H O R | S P E A K E R

2. DON'T SKIP THE BASICS

When the stakes are high, and teams are focused intensely on navigating our continually

changing environment, who has time to review a boilerplate resume that doesn't truly speak to

the position's needs? Also, if your resume is sprinkled with typos, why should anyone believe

you are committed to bringing quality and value to their organization when you haven't done a

basic review of your own work? On that note, be respectful of the reviewer's time and your own,

and let grammarly.com help you avoid a disastrous first introduction on paper.

3. ASK WHY OTHERS SHOULD CARE

When preparing for an interview, ask yourself, "who cares?" after each hypothetical question

you answer. For example, if you built a treehouse for your children, it may have a fantastic

design, but why is that important to the role you're seeking? Did you tie the design to the

school curriculum? Did you use excellent time management and negotiation skills to get it

built in a certain amount of time or for a specific budget? If so, use those aspects to discuss

your accomplishment and show how the organization's teams can succeed using similar

methods and principles. These are reasons for interviewers to care.

Even though these ideas may seem a bit too simple and straightforward, you would be

shocked to know how many make these mistakes every time, yet they can't seem to figure

out why they never get a callback.

In essence, talent will continue to be at an all-time premium in 2021, so be sure not to miss

these small details that will help catapult you during the brighter days undoubtedly ahead.

C-A Washington is the Founder of the Image and Etiquette Institute, a professional

speaking organization dedicated to empowering leaders to communicate with

civility, style, and charm

(www.c-awashington.com).

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FAITH

Pray and set B.I.G goals

you would like to

accomplish quarterly and

annually in your

business. Believe God for

more.


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INTEGRITY

Persistence will help you

get it; but integrity will

help you keep it.


By Tanisha H. Shaw

"I allowed him to run all over my heart, until one

day I woke up and came back to my senses. I

owned it, ate the lesson and became one of the

most sought after women because of it."

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C H A S T I T Y L I F E & S T Y L E

SUMMER

ESSENTIALS

BRINGING CLASSIC CHIC

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How I Met & Married My Man of

God...

THE SPRING 2021 ISSUE

José & Janita Portorreal


DISCERNMENT

Practice discernment

when meeting with new

clients, and be willing to

walk away if necessary.


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