Victory at Indie Fashion Week

The final show of Indie Fashion Week was a victory.

Producer Harley Morgan and his team really gave the audience something to talk about and created a platform for new and indie designers to showcase their work.

This year’s show was held at the Dance Place Theater, a unique venue option which allowed all attendees a great view of the stage. The VIP attendees felt very important as they were ushered inside, escorted to the first four rows and given a swag bag filled with goodies including Emerge the Magazine.  The flashing lights and tripods of the many photographers in attendance snapping pictures gave the atmosphere the feel comparable to that of NY Fashion Week. Serving as Emcee, Mr.Morgan’s excitement was evident throughout the evening as he enthusiastically described the designs with clarity and spoke eagerly about all the designers. The timing of the designers showcasing their work was brilliant. The audience was entertained with brief skits about Prince and domestic violence paying homage to National Domestic Violence Awareness Month while dancers floated across the stage. The connection between Prince, the color purple, and domestic violence awareness was well blended. The lighting gave that theatrical ambiance. The audience felt very engaged and the wow factor was definitely in the air.

This was an overall amazing event and Harley Morgan is definitely one to watch as he continues to emerge in the world of fashion. We commend Harley Morgan and his team on having a successful third cycle of Indie Fashion Week and creating a platform for new and hardworking fashion designers. This week is a must attend.

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Day 1 Month 1 of Emerge’s 6 Month Entrepreneur Challenge

It is time to embark on this 6 month journey of self discovery, growth, and at the end success.

Month 1: mnth-1-challenge

First tip on how to determine what you really want:

Realize It Is Okay To Be Selfish

It is hard to know exactly what you want in life unless you realize sacrifice comes with the territory. You will have to sacrifice your time and more. But remember you have to put yourself first.

Questions to ask yourself:

  1. What if I wasn’t tied down by my job?
  2. What if I didn’t have to do things for my family or friends?
  3. What would I be doing in this very moment?

Remember it is okay to put yourself first. No one else will. If you are not happy then you can’t make anyone else happy.

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Expressions of Prudence (Work/Life Edition)

· To inspire the reader with a positive message

· To ignite a spark in the reader’s spirit, which in time creates change

· To impel and catapult the reader to another level of thinking above mediocrity and on a level all your own

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A MAN WITH DREAMS Needs A WOMAN WITH VISION

The two side by side equate to Greatness and Success

The Earth was created in such a perfect order that everything in some way or form complemented the other. If this wasn’t so, it wouldn’t be able to withstand the test of time, and remain in such a beautiful state!  The land, the air and sea acts as the environment necessary to host every living creature on the Earth. Then you have the Sun and Moon acting as a light for all to see, which benefits everyone at some point in time; the same is true in every human relationship. Each person has a responsibility to complement and shine on one another for the benefit of each person involved in that relationship.  Therefore, for us Entrepreneurs that are in a relationship with another Entrepreneur, we must be able to compliment and complement one another like a hand and glove, a tree and river, or ink and pen.  This is how they both can have each other’s back AND front!

Being Entrepreneurs, we live lives that are not common and aren’t easily understood.  We stay up late, sacrifice the common recreational activities that many enjoy, miss certain TV shows and thank DVRs for allowing us to replay what was missed.  We plan everything and make very calculated risks that coincide with our goals.  But at the same time, we actually do really amazing things when you stop to think!  We shape and mold the internet with our websites and Social Media. We employ others and help make little Timmy’s Christmas just a little bit more memorable. We develop our businesses to solve problems for people and help simplify their life in some form or another. Out of our minds, we touch the world one bright idea at a time, but we can’t do all that alone, we need help from others; especially our Partner or significant other!

We’ve heard the term, “Behind every great man is a great woman,” and on many occasions this is true, but it doesn’t scratch the surface in my opinion.  That term was coined at a time where women were fighting for equality and finally winning at having their voices heard and respected.  It only makes sense because the wisdom within women is essential for most plans to take flight successfully.  Women help to balance a man’s rough edges in many ways and although we hate to admit it sometimes, women were created to help make men better! With their voices now heard, we now have women leading corporations and impacting history like never before.  They too have a man behind them, they couldn’t do what they do alone either.  Oprah Winfrey has Stedman Graham, Indra K. Nooyi has Raj and the rise of powerful women only increase in number.  Therefore, it’s safe to say that Women with Vision exists just as much as Men with Dreams, so I hope to start an uproar when I say, “A Man with Dreams needs A Woman with Vision.”

Men with dreams tend to make history because of the boldness they walk in.  However, it’s not just what’s in their plan and strategy that makes them great, but it’s their character, mindset, their heart, their words and ability to lead amongst many other attributes.  Even in my own life, I can’t imagine where I’d be if a woman wasn’t there to support me and have my back.  We were created to complement one another, just as the birds in the sky need the air to fly, and the fish of the sea need water to swim free, we need each other; naturally!

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A Woman with Vision understands the bigger picture and knows it will take diligence and forced focus to achieve the tasks that come with the territory of greatness and success.  She uses the wisdom on the inside of her to save money, spend wisely, compete even with the greatest, and use her intuition to simply…Win!  This is not something taught in schools, but she is born with this gift and with the help of her parents, the environments around her, her experiences and failures, she learns and grows, gets stronger and wiser.  This is what a Man with Dreams needs in the household, in the office, on the frontline, in the marketplace and on the battle field.  When he knows that the Woman on his side is handling her business and helping to maintain their responsibilities as his tag team partner, there is no limit to what he can do and where his Dreams can take them!

Together, Power Couples seem to just move mountains and leave legacies behind them.  The Kennedys, Jay Z & Beyoncé, Bill and Melinda Gates, The Obamas, Drs. Mike and DeeDee Freeman, Robert and Kim Kiyosaki, and even Steve and Marjorie Harvey each have learned one another and want their tag team partner to shine, just as much as they are.  Dreams, or life-changing ideas not yet lived out, have a tendency to spark thoughts and ignite actions from those thoughts that don’t normally move us.  Visions, or concepts needing to be built and developed with a team effort, are what’s behind every great accomplishment ever achieved.  They go hand in hand, just as the sky hold clouds and the spirit lives in a body, everything created has something to complement it, especially Entrepreneurs!

Just imagine the endless possibilities that will take place because the two of you chose to get together! There is no limit to what you two can do, especially when you both play your part and get together to WIN in every area of your lives; at home and abroad. Even heaven above will back and support whatever you put your hands to (Matthew 18:19-20). Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12 pretty much confirms that the two of you together are better than you alone. Take advantage of him or her, the product of your intelligent choice, and go out to the world to make a difference every time you speak, every meeting you sit in, every chance you get, Be Great, Be Yourself, Be Amazing; together as one!!!