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It's book launch week, and RISING TROUBLEMAKER is finally out in the world! To hold you over until you can get a copy of RISING TROUBLEMAKER in your hands, today Luvvie is sharing a sneak peek of the audiobook version (that she narrated herself - it’s a whole new level of having Auntie Luvvie in your teen's ears to guide them.) She is sharing an excerpt from Chapter 8: Get Your Money on the podcast today because it’s so critical to adulting to get your money right. Enjoy!Links from the EpisodeOrder RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for TeensJoin the #RisingTroublemaker Challenge!Learn more about the RISING TROUBLEMAKER Sponsorship Train!Sponsor copies of RISING TROUBLEMAKER for students in need of booksRequest copies of RISING TROUBLEMAKER for your classConnect with LuvvieFollow Luvvie on Instagram - @LuvvieGo to TEXTLUVVIE.com on your phone, and text PODCAST to join our Text Squad. Let Luvvie know who you’d like her to be in conversation with, or what topics you want her to do a deep dive on in a solo episode.Order Luvvie’s Books Order RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for TeensOrder PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual (NYTimes bestseller) at ProfessionalTroublemakerBook.com
In today’s episode of Professional Troublemaker, we’re focusing on a Rising Troublemaker. Rising Troublemakers are teens and young adults who are absolute game changers and are out there living their audacious lives and dreams right now.  Today, Luvvie is talking to Zaila Avant-garde. Zaila is a multi-talented powerhouse, with success springing from all her endeavors - and all before the ninth grade. We got to know Zaila’s name when she won the Scripps National Spelling Bee - the first African American to win. But along with her triumph there, she holds three Guinness World Records for her basketball prowess and was named SportsKid of the year in 2021 by Sports Illustrated KidsZaila is curious and driven and works hard. She knows what she wants to do and has the discipline and focus on going after it. Zaila and Luvvie talk about how she uses visualization to reach her goals, how she was able to harness the discipline she needs to reach those goals, and how she has developed confidence through doing. Connect with our GuestFollow Zaila on Instagram - @zailaavantgardeConnect with LuvvieFollow Luvvie on Instagram - @LuvvieGo to TEXTLUVVIE.com on your phone, and text PODCAST to join our Text Squad. Let Luvvie know who you’d like her to be in conversation with, or what topics you want her to do a deep dive on in a solo episode.Order Luvvie’s Books Pre-order RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for TeensOrder PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual (NYTimes bestseller) at ProfessionalTroublemakerBook.com
Teach Them Young

Teach Them Young

2022-04-2713:29

There are TOO many things that we didn’t learn as young people that we should have. Maybe the adults around us thought we were too young, or maybe the grown-ups in our lives didn’t have the time because they were also blindsided by what they did not know.Regardless, as adults, we've realized the mistakes we have made and how much we didn't know and want the kids we love to know better and do better.In this episode, Luvvie discusses the things she wishes she'd known as a teenager, and how these lessons led her to adapt her second New York Times bestselling book into Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens. She shares how you can help give these valuable cheat codes to the teens in your life and how to help get this book in the hands of 5000 young adults. LINKS FROM THE EPISODEPre-order RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for TeensOrder bulk books for teachers or teens in your life - books@aweluv.comGo to TEXTLUVVIE.com on your phone, and text PODCAST to join our Text Squad. Let Luvvie know who you’d like her to be in conversation with, or what topics you want her to do a deep dive on in a solo episode.CONNECT WITH LUVVIEFollow Luvvie on Instagram - @LuvvieGo to TEXTLUVVIE.com on your phone, and text PODCAST to join our Text Squad. Let Luvvie know who you’d like her to be in conversation with, or what topics you want her to do a deep dive on in a solo episode.ORDER LUVVIE’S BOOKS Pre-order RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for TeensOrder PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual (NYTimes bestseller) at ProfessionalTroublemakerBook.com
Today on Professional Troublemaker, we are re-airing one of our most listened to episodes with the amazing Lisa Price, founder and president of Carol’s Daughter.With $100, her own kitchen, and a determination to follow her dream, Lisa grew her beloved hobby of creating fragrances, creams, and oils into a multimillion-dollar beauty empire. In 1994, she founded Carol’s Daughter, which is lovingly named for her mother. Initially, she started off with a handful of steady customers. Those numbers grew in leaps and bounds as women outside her neighborhood and circle of friends began to take notice.Lisa has been appointed as a member of the National Women’s Business Council, an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the president, Congress, and the US Small Business Administration, on economic issues that face female business owners. She’s a mentor, leader, and inspiration, and this is a conversation you won’t want to miss.****CONNECT WITH OUR GUESTCarol’s DaughterFollow Lisa on Instagram - @IAmLisaPriceCONNECT WITH LUVVIEFollow Luvvie on Instagram - @LuvvieGo to TEXTLUVVIE.com on your phone, and text PODCAST to join our Text Squad. Let Luvvie know who you’d like her to be in conversation with, or what topics you want her to do a deep dive on in a solo episode.ORDER LUVVIE’S BOOKS Pre-order RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for TeensOrder PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual (NYTimes bestseller) at ProfessionalTroublemakerBook.com
Today on Professional Troublemaker, we're sharing a conversation  from Luvvie's book tour in March of 2021. All the people Luvvie chose for this tour are those she considers professional troublemakers in their field. They exude excellence in everything they do, and this episode is a perfect example of that.Luvvie is talking to psychotherapist Esther Perel. Esther is one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. She's a bestselling author, TED speaker and host of the hit podcasts Where Should We Begin? and How’s Work? She also has an amazing game that is also called Where Should We Begin? Esther is fluent in nine languages, and she coaches pairs around the world  of all types on relationship dynamics.In this conversation, Esther and Luvvie talk about how fear shows up and how it speaks to us, how troublemakers answer fear, success and how it can inspire and potentially intimidate us, and how community makes us stronger. CONNECT WITH OUR GUESTEsther Perel - WebsiteFollow Esther on Instagram - @EstherPerelOfficialListen to Esther's podcastsMating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther PerelThe State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Esther PerelWhere Should We Begin?: A Game of StoriesCONNECT WITH LUVVIEFollow Luvvie on Instagram - @LuvvieGo to TEXTLUVVIE.com on your phone, and text PODCAST to join our Text Squad. Let Luvvie know who you’d like her to be in conversation with, or what topics you want her to do a deep dive on in a solo episode.ORDER LUVVIE’S BOOKS Pre-order RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for TeensOrder PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual (NYTimes bestseller) at ProfessionalTroublemakerBook.com
This week on Professional Troublemaker, we’re re-airing an encore episode that is extremely timely as we watch the confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson, who will hopefully become the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and the first Black woman to be appointed and confirmed as a justice. This amazing woman is a nominee because people went to the ballot box in 2020 (often in the face of enormous opposition) and voted to make their voices heard. And with mid-term elections coming up this fall, we need to hear today's podcast conversation again.Luvvie's guest is Stephanie L. Young. Stephanie currently serves as Executive Director at When We All Vote, a nonpartisan voting initiative launched by Michelle Obama. She has years of communication experience in the public and private sectors with organizations such as the Obama White House, Congressional Leadership, NBCUniversal, and BET.During our conversation, we discover what Stephanie’s childhood was like and how she started her career, how she was able to get a job at the Obama White House, and what she's doing now that has traces to what she used to do when she was younger. Part of being a disruptor for the greater good is making sure your voice is heard, and that you do what you can to speak up on behalf of the voiceless, so for us, this interview is as important now as it was when we aired it previously. CONNECT WITH OUR GUESTStephanie L. Young - WebsiteFollow Stephanie on Instagram - @SLynnYoungWhen We All VoteCONNECT WITH LUVVIEFollow Luvvie on Instagram - @LuvvieGo to TEXTLUVVIE.com on your phone, and text PODCAST to join our Text Squad. Let Luvvie know who you’d like her to be in conversation with, or what topics you want her to do a deep dive on in a solo episode.ORDER LUVVIE’S BOOKS Pre-order RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for TeensOrder PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual (NYTimes bestseller) at ProfessionalTroublemakerBook.com 
In a world that feels too chaotic to be believed, we need to take a deep breath and find peace and healing. This encore episode with Devi Brown is the perfect remedy for the things happening in the world around us right now. Devi is the Chief Impact Officer at Chopra Global, and is certified in Primordial Sound Meditation, Spiritual Psychology and Energy Healing. After over a decade of working in hip hop entertainment as a radio and TV host, she answered her calling to become an advocate for women of color in the wellness space. Devi’s company KARMA BLISS is devoted to spiritual connection meant to aid in the healing of generational trauma. Through her best-selling book Crystal Bliss and her podcast Dropping Gems, Devi’s work is rooted in sharing tangible healing modalities for women of color that help support their full lives.This is a healing and beautiful conversation where Luvvie and Devi are talking all about how Devi transitioned from a huge career in hip-hop radio and broadcasting to doing the work she does today, why healing your inner child is vital (and how to go about doing it) and how we can find our way to our own spiritual practices.****CONNECT WITH OUR GUESTDevi's WebsiteFollow Devi on Instagram - @devibrownListen to Dropping Gems with Devi BrownOrder Devi’s book, Crystal BlissCONNECT WITH USFollow Luvvie on Instagram - @LuvvieGo to TEXTLUVVIE.com on your phone, and text PODCAST to join our Text Squad. Let Luvvie know who you’d like her to be in conversation with, or what topics you want her to do a deep dive on in a solo episode.ORDER LUVVIE’S BOOKS Pre-order RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for TeensOrder PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual (NYTimes bestseller) at ProfessionalTroublemakerBook.com
If you’re looking for financial wisdom from someone who has truly built a life of financial and personal abundance, look no further than this episode. In this conversation that originally aired on Rants & Randomness, financial educator and New York Times bestselling author Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche is sharing financial and life wisdom with Luvvie. There’s no better teacher than lived experience, and Tiffany has been in the deep waters of debt herself. She went from being more than three hundred thousand dollars in debt, to having a positive, seven-figure net worth and she wants to help you to find financial freedom too. Tiffany and Luvvie are talking about how Tiffany created her business by paying attention to the things she loved talking about, how Tiffany has built multiple 7-figure businesses while putting the women she serves first, and how she prioritizes taking care of herself and models that for her employees.  In this episode, ****LINKS FROM THE EPISODEListen to Luvvie talk to Jubril AgoroCONNECT WITH OUR GUESTTiffany’s WebsiteFollow Tiffany on Instagram - @thebudgetnistaJoin Live Richer AcademyOrder Tiffany’s book, Get Good with MoneyCONNECT WITH USFollow Luvvie on Instagram - @LuvvieGo to TEXTLUVVIE.com on your phone, and text PODCAST to join our Text Squad. Let Luvvie know who you’d like her to be in conversation with, or what topics you want her to do a deep dive on in a solo episode.ORDER LUVVIE’S BOOKS Pre-order RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for TeensOrder PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual (NYTimes bestseller) at ProfessionalTroublemakerBook.com
Be the Friend You Need

Be the Friend You Need

2022-03-0239:051

Friendship is a verb. It requires action. Friendship requires honesty, accountability, and action. This world is too crazy to walk through alone. So if you're trying to disrupt for the greater good, you're gonna need this backup.People tend to throw the term friendship around frivolously, but not Luvvie. In this solo episode, Luvvie expands on a conversation she started on Glennon Doyle’s podcast and discusses the critical role friends play in our lives. Luvvie shares her definition of what it means to be a friend and the weight that word carries for her and how to end a friendship in a grace-filled way. Luvvie also answers questions submitted by her audience and tackles the question of whether Black women and white women can be friends. There's so much goodness in this episode, and we hope as a result of listening you reach out to a friend who matters to you. Investing in your relationships is something that will keep rewarding you for the rest of your life. So be the friend that you would like to have.  ****LINKS FROM THE EPISODETelling the Truth of Who We Are with Luvvie Ajayi Jones - We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle Are Your Friendships Draining or Charging You? with Luvvie Ajayi Jones  - We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle Brown Girl Jane Plant-Based Products - USE CODE LUVV15 for 15% OFFAbout the Heartbreak of America’s Choice - Awesomely Luvvie.comWhite Women Need to Get Their Shit Together - Awesomely Luvvie.comCONNECT WITH LUVVIEFollow Luvvie on Instagram - @LuvvieGo to TEXTLUVVIE.com on your phone, and text PODCAST to join our Text Squad. Let Luvvie know who you’d like her to be in conversation with, or what topics you want her to do a deep dive on in a solo episode.ORDER LUVVIE’S BOOKS Pre-order RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for TeensOrder PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual (NYTimes bestseller) at ProfessionalTroublemakerBook.com
How many times in our lives have we said NO to YES things because we’ve convinced ourselves that we are not the best or not good enough? How many times have we wondered if we are charging what we are worth for the work that we’re doing? And how many times do we wish for a squad that will have our back through thick and thin? This conversation with CURLBOX Founder and Chief Experience Officer Myleik Teele is one for the books!In this conversation from Luvvie’s Professional Troublemaker book tour, Luvvie talks with Myleik about coming back from her traumatic experience of negatively trending on Twitter to becoming a New York Times bestselling author for the second time, and how Luvvie’s squad reaffirmed her greatness and inspired her to remember who she was. Myleik gives Luvvie her flowers for being an awesome friend and inspiring that same greatness in those she’s connected to. This episode is truly a salve for the soul, sprinkled with noir pixie dust and you need it in your life. ****Listen to Luvvie and Myleik’s Live IG AfterpartyCONNECT WITH OUR GUESTMyleik’s WebsiteFollow Myleik on Instagram - @MyleikOrder CURLBOX (Use code LUVVIE for 15% off a non-subscription box)CONNECT WITH USFollow Luvvie on Instagram - @LuvvieGo to TEXTLUVVIE.com on your phone, and text PODCAST to join our Text Squad. Let Luvvie know who you’d like her to be in conversation with, or what topics you want her to do a deep dive on in a solo episode.ORDER LUVVIE’S BOOKS Pre-order RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for TeensOrder PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual (NYTimes bestseller) at ProfessionalTroublemakerBook.com
Leadership is a verb. And choosing to lead by listening and empowering others is a big part of that. Today’s guest Nneka Ogwumike is the definition of a Professional Troublemaker. She’s a force to be reckoned with on and off the court. Nneka is a former Number 1 WNBA draft pick, six-time WNBA All-star, and president of the Women's National Basketball Players Association. She’s passionate about fighting for Black women, athletes, and those whose voices aren't affirmed and has made speaking truth to power a life habit.Nneka also shares the pain she felt when being passed over for the Olympic basketball team. There is a difference between just losing an award and being snubbed. And she was snubbed in this case. But Nneka continues to lead the WNBA players association with grace and dignity.This is a powerful conversation all about listening, leading, and doing what matters most.****CONNECT WITH OUR GUESTFollow Nneka Ogwumike on Instagram - @nnekaogwumikeCONNECT WITH LUVVIEFollow Luvvie on Instagram - @LuvvieGo to TEXTLUVVIE.com on your phone, and text PODCAST to join our Text Squad. Let Luvvie know who you’d like her to be in conversation with, or what topics you want her to do a deep dive on in a solo episode.ORDER LUVVIE'S BOOKSPre-order RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for TeensOrder PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual (NYTimes bestseller) at ProfessionalTroublemakerBook.com
Fear can easily stop you when you’re trying to do big things in the world. But when you refuse to let it get in your way and keep moving, you can create opportunities for yourself to succeed and then invite others to come alongside you. Originally recorded as part of the virtual book tour for Professional Troublemaker in March 2021, this interview with KevOnStage AKA Kevin Fredericks was a vulnerable and hilarious conversation that needed to be shared on the podcast. Kev and Luvvie get real about each of their journeys. They talk about how they have each created opportunities for themselves and talk about some of the growing pains that follow.  ****Watch KevOnStage and Luvvie’s YouTube afterpartySubscribe to KevOnStage StudiosFollow KevOnStage on Instagram - @KevOnStagePre-order RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for TeensFollow Luvvie on Instagram - @LuvvieGo to TEXTLUVVIE.com on your phone, and text PODCAST to join our Text Squad. LOrder PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual at ProfessionalTroublemakerBook.com
Write Your Dreams Down

Write Your Dreams Down

2022-02-0313:22

Write the vision. Make it plain.Dreams actualized don't just "happen." It takes intention, specificity, and hard work! It comes with intention and looking at where we’ve been and where we want to go next.As we embark on a new year, Luvvie shares in this episode why she doesn’t write resolutions and what she does instead as she shares her transformative New Year ritual.****Listen to Luvvie's Gospel Luvv playlistBuy the prayer journal Luvvie usesPre-order RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for TeensFollow Luvvie on Instagram - @LuvvieGo to TEXTLUVVIE.com on your phone, and text PODCAST to join our Text Squad. Let Luvvie know who you’d like her to be in conversation with, or what topics you want her to do a deep dive on in a solo episode.Order PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual (NYTimes bestseller) at ProfessionalTroublemakerBook.com
Gina Yashere is a British-Nigerian comedian, producer, and author. She is co-creator, producer and writer on the CBS sitcom “Bob Hearts Abishola”, and is the first and only British comic to perform on Def Comedy Jam.Luvvie and Gina have a great convo about growing up in East London, and the racism she faced. She started working at 19, as the first-ever woman engineer for OTIS, the largest elevator company in the world. She took no shit as her coworkers tried to disrespect her repeatedly. They also discuss her big comedic break, and how she had to create her own opportunities when people didn’t want to give it to her. Now, she’s living the life of her dreams in LA.Follow Gina on Instagram (@GinaYashere)Pick up her new book, Cack-Handed: A Memoir on Amazon, Bookshop, and wherever else books are sold.Download full episode transcript at: https://awesomelyluvvie.com/2021/06/gina-yashere-professional-troublemaker.htmlOrder PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual (NYTimes bestseller) at ProfessionalTroublemakerBook.com
This week on Professional Troublemaker, we are sharing an encore episode where Luvvie is in conversation with Jovian Zayne, founder of International Day of Purpose, speaker, coach, and all-around Empress of Epicness. As a recognized thought leader in the professional development and diversity spaces, Jovian centers her work around empowering people to discover, celebrate, and activate the power within their purpose. Her mantra, “Live On Purpose”, translates across both her professional and personal lives, as Jovian uses these three words as a metric to assess the impact and value of the work she’s doing in the world and in her home as a wife and mother. “I found a deep sense of relief knowing that I hadn’t betrayed my heart” - Jovian Zayne. This deep sense of relief is the essence behind understanding your why and your purpose. Jovian shows us how to pay attention to the breadcrumb moments that help us recall who we’re supposed to be, in alignment with our heart and soul’s desires.Follow Jovian Zayne on Instagram and Twitter at @JovianZayne and visit dayofpurpose.org to take action and register to participate in this year’s initiative on June 20, 2021. Reflect on your purpose, live with intention, and tell your story with the world using #DayOfPurpose***Follow @Luvvie everywhere – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Check out her New York Times best-selling book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual! And be sure to order PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear Fighter Manual, Luvvie’s second book, wherever books are sold.Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #ProfessionalTroublemaker. Also, follow the podcast on Instagram! Email podcast@aweluv.com with feedback or questions!
We’re revisiting another conversation this week on Professional Troublemaker! Luvvie is talking to Latham Thomas - wellness maven to the stars, birth doula, and queen regent of radical self-care.Latham is an incredible storyteller and she lets us in on how the birth of her son catapulted her into her purpose. We learn about birthing as a chemical, transformative experience and how her ancestors showed up on her behalf to guide her through the process. This episode shines a light on the Black maternal health crisis and how racial bias, education, and economic stability all play a role in the staggering statistic of black women dying or experiencing health complications during childbirth. Latham has committed to being a mother to mothers and holding the hands of women - literally and figuratively - as a doula during and after pregnancy. Her view that the birthing process shouldn’t be as scary and difficult as it is for women and birthing people in this country is what fuels her work spotlighting this global crisis. She has joined forces with Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter, to model advocacy for Black Maternal Health through an initiative called Love Delivered. You can learn more about their work and how to stand alongside them by visiting mamaglowfoundation.org and carolsdaughter.com/lovedeliveredDon't forget to follow Latham’s personal Instagram and Twitter at @GlowMaven as well.***Follow @Luvvie everywhere – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Check out her New York Times best-selling book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual! And be sure to order PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear Fighter Manual, Luvvie’s second book, wherever books are sold.Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #ProfessionalTroublemaker. Also, follow the podcast on Instagram! Email podcast@aweluv.com with feedback or questions.
This week on Professional Troublemaker, we are airing an encore episode where Luvvie is sharing her travel favorites. As people get vaccinated and the world starts to open up again this summer and after traveling hundreds of thousands of miles for work and play, Luvvie has opinions to share on travel essentials. She's sharing everything from her favorite travel products from packing cubes that will help you organize your luggage to noise-canceling headphones to tune out the world during your flight to a few tips to make your trip a little easier.Visit Luvvie's travel page at Awesomely Luvvie to get links to the products mentioned in this episode.***Follow @Luvvie everywhere – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Check out her New York Times best-selling book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual! And be sure to order PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear Fighter Manual, Luvvie’s second book, wherever books are sold.Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #ProfessionalTroublemaker. Also, follow the podcast on Instagram! Email podcast@aweluv.com with feedback or questions!
 On this episode of Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is in conversation with  Elizabeth Gilbert for her Onward Book Club that she holds each month on her Instagram Live. Elizabeth created the Onward Book Club as a way of spotlighting, studying, and celebrating the work of Black female authors, and Luvvie was honored to be her guest in April as Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual was spotlighted. Elizabeth and Luvvie have a wide-ranging conversation, featuring some stories that hadn't been told yet on the Professional Troublemaker Tour. They talk about Luvvie's grandmother and her story in more detail, and why her story and spirit are so integral to the book, drawing boundaries around what is sacred, why Liz and Luvvie mutually don’t believe in the concept of fearlessness.  You'll also get some behind-the-scenes stories from Luvvie's TED talk and a really great moment where they discuss dreaming audaciously and what that looks like.****Follow @Luvvie everywhere – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Check out her New York Times best-selling book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual! And be sure to order PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear Fighter Manual, Luvvie’s second book, wherever books are sold.Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #ProfessionalTroublemaker. Also, follow the podcast on Instagram! Email podcast@aweluv.com with feedback or questions!
On this episode of Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is talking to bestselling author and businesswoman Sarah Jakes Roberts. Sarah is the daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes and Mrs. Serita Jakes and pastors a dynamic community of artists and professionals in Hollywood alongside her husband, Touré Roberts and is the phenomenal mother of six kids. In this episode, Sarah shares some of the adversities she’s had to overcome that eventually led her to who she is today. She’s an example of someone who is willing to show up with heart, and she’s a leader who demonstrates vulnerability, which is so important and valuable.  What glitters is not always gold, and Sarah Jakes Roberts’ story is an example of all things coming together for good and the power of discovering your whole purpose through every experience in your life.***Follow @Luvvie everywhere – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Check out her New York Times best-selling book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual! And be sure to order PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear Fighter Manual, Luvvie’s second book, wherever books are sold.Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #ProfessionalTroublemaker. Also, follow the podcast on Instagram! Email podcast@aweluv.com with feedback or questions!
This week on Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is speaking to veteran political strategist, Donna Brazile. Donna is the former interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee and became the first African American woman to serve as the manager of a major party presidential campaign when she ran the campaign of former vice president Al Gore. Donna is a best-selling author and speaks at colleges and universities across the country. She’s been an adjunct professor at Georgetown and the Harvard Kennedy School and is currently the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy at Howard University.  Donna talks about her early ambitions of being a priest and later, a doctor, and how she found her calling for public service very early in her life. She and Luvvie also touch on the beauty of cherishing your inner child and challenging authority, as all great Professional Troublemakers do so well. Luvvie and Donna the importance of always asking why, how critical it is to lift others as we climb, and the cultures that shape us. Get ready to Challenge Authority with the latest episode of Professional Troublemaker.***Follow @Luvvie everywhere – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Check out her New York Times best-selling book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual! And be sure to order PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear Fighter Manual, Luvvie’s second book, wherever books are sold.Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #ProfessionalTroublemaker. Also, follow the podcast on Instagram! Email podcast@aweluv.com with feedback or questions!
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Apr 12th
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Lin's World

Absolutely loved this episode! I found out about HONY from Tumblr back in the day. And I have been a raving fan from then till forever. I have been wanting to know Brandon's story snd who's behind these thoughtful peeps into the lives of our fellow humans. I like so many got caught up in Stephanie's story. I think because it reminded me of the tough but amazing lives of the many black women that have been in my family. I'm so glad fate brought them together. Oh, and as a 63 year old black female, I count myself as a demographic for both of you! Keep doing great work!

Oct 2nd
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nya M

Hi Livvie, what are the chances of me hearing about this on Friday 21 August. the day AFTER the webinar. I've only just listened to your podcast.. will it be available to purchase? I'll pay for this!!!

Aug 21st
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Evelyn Wande

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Feb 13th
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Loice Erambo

Enjoyed this!

Feb 9th
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Ejiro mary

Jes just spoke my mind about yoga!

Nov 26th
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Woody Collins

I loved this episode, Passport Privilege is Real.

Jun 29th
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Carmen Jones

Thasunda is on my new list of (s)heroes! She said so many wonderful things that I needed to hear.

May 20th
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Ellen OJ

When she said you rent your title and own your character....wooooo wheeee!!!! Also, just shared this ep and currency conversations with my village. #eachoneteachone

May 2nd
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Emme Dee

Wow, I never heard of her. Where have I been? Wonderful interview!! Inspirational!!

Feb 28th
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Emme Dee

Was confused on your use of the word "divest" when talking about Black owned brands. We want to invest these brands and divest in the ones that don't value us, right?

Feb 28th
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faith bwire

Am so inspired God bless love that Lisa Price was able to pace us from Kenya and I really love your show. Congratulations too you too on your engagement

Dec 24th
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Taide Argelia

WOW! You hit a cord with me when you mentioned "information hording." I don't understand WHY people feel threatened, I believe, if they share information or refer another person to someone or something that will make the other person's life a bit easier. Sometimes I feel like they must think "I had it hard so I'm not gonna make it easier for any other person. They need to struggle just like me." You know what that attitude does for you? It isolates you because eventually no one will EVER want to deal with you. Sharing could have gotten more people talking about you. Plus, sharing information does not take a penny out if your pocket. There is more than enough room at the table for all of us because we serve an INFINITE SOURCE. Then again, your doubt and fear to share makes me question "who are you serving?" Hmm! Thanks, Luvvie, for being so open and forthcoming with your knowledge. God bless.

Oct 10th
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April Moyo

your thoughts on lacroix ... #facts

Sep 20th
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Rikki Millett

Loved this episode! Going to work on my morning routine.

Jul 1st
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Queen Ja Z - Jennifer Zapata

really good for all ages.

Jun 11th
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Queen Ja Z - Jennifer Zapata

I love this! As a 45y/o chicana, it is real. Made me me look at myself.I have always said that I have always call myself of a black girl trapped in a white girls body. I was blesses to be raised chicana around a black crowed that looks white. I am all things to all men or women.

Jun 11th
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Shawna-luve Looney

Great episode!

Jun 5th
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Christine Budell

I am so glad I am subscribed to your podcast. real talk, real emotions, real insight.

Apr 7th
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