Interview with Madison Jaye
By: Alliciyia George
Madison Jaye describes herself as your window into everything entertainment. She is the African-American, female Ryan Seacrest from interviewing celebrities to deejaying she does it all. Swagher Magazine flipped the script on Madison Jaye when I got a chance to interview this rising star.
SwagHer Magazine: Where do you see yourself in five years?
MJ: In five years, with God’s will I see myself just evolving. I want to grow. Right now, I’m doing radio at DTF, but eventually I want to do corresponding for E! [Entertainment] News. I want to do sit-down interviews for MTV, but that is just in five years I want to continue to grow as the years go by. Ultimately, I just want to be happy.
SH: Many people in the entertainment industry have had role models and mentors? Have you had a mentor?
MJ: I have had so many mentors. Lenny Green is one of my biggest mentors him and Global Vito, the executive producer of Lenny’s show, “The Quiet Storm” of which I am an assistant and media blogger. Also, I find Oprah, Beyoncé, and Michelle Obama to have been some great inspirations to me.
SH: How do you deal with negativity?
MJ: There are different levels of negativity. That is what I have learned, but it all depends on how you deal with the situation. When you start out there are the naysayers. Then, the next level is the people that are already in the industry, but it is all about how you overcome it. You have to look at it like chess. You just have to always be better than your opponent and just keep working and persistent. That is how you silence all of the haters.
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I hope you all are well and in prosperous spirits. I have been working really hard on my business and encouraging others to follow their dreams.
I oftentimes wonder why so many people continue to live check to check and bury their million dollar dream of a new way of life. I push and push and wonder why the resistance; but alas, I have to remember that I too was once there. I was there stuck thinking that all of my hard work for a company would pay off. I believe that working overtime and off the clock, going the extra mile, dragging myself from a sick bed with a smile would get me where I was trying to go. I believed that someone would see my drive and my determination, my dedication and commitment and reward me accordingly. All those years I studied to master a trade and position I never really cared for to begin with would lead me to the retirement of my dreams. I believed all that until I went into work early one day, as I often did to make coffee for the office and prepare the bagels I stopped to get, and was told the company was downsizing, and I was no longer needed. I was told that if things changed I would be given a call and that they appreciated all the work that I had done for the company.
I was confused, hurt, and devastated. It was a small company that didn’t qualify me for unemployment at the time. I put in application after application but never found any work. I lived off my savings until I couldn’t anymore.
I thank God for that moment in life, because it was there that I found my strength and courage in myself along with my faith and trust in God. It was there that I realized that I had the same capabilities to start my own companies. I had the same determination and drive as any fortune five hundred company to build my own dreams and stand on my own foundation.
So I sometimes have to realize that I was there where you are now. I was afraid of failure and that fear held me back from my own prosperity. That fear kept my ambitions bottled up and suppressed. That fear kept me in the mind off “I can’t do that” or “that could never be me”. I mentally talked myself out of the greatness that God has instilled in me.
We are not made to struggle. I tell my children that struggle is a mindset NOT a destination. You CAN and you WILL. There is no failure in you, just the illusions and fear that YOU have placed in your world. Do YOU see the greatness in you? I do.
If you read the title “Celibacy: What Was I Thinking?” then your interest would be piqued, right? Tranea Prosser wrote a book with that title, talking about her experience with celibacy and Christianity and relationships
Tranea is a plus-sized woman, and she’s not afraid of that subject. In reality, most women in America are plus-sized women, too, and they’re looking for love just like Tranea. If you’re a woman, or you know a woman (which pretty much means anyone reading this article!), then you should consider buying “Celibacy: What Was I Thinking?” as the perfect gift for your friend. The reason? Tranea comes at the subject with a comedic sensibility, while also infusing her Christian faith into the writing, coming across as a fun sister who has been through some tough dating times but held on to Jesus as best she could. Her conversational book will make you laugh out loud, and you might get some tears, too, because Miz T keeps it real.
Even men can benefit from reading “Celibacy,” because you get a female’s perspective on what she (and most every other woman on the planet) wants in a mate!
The book is a quick read, under 100 pages, and toward the end, you get to peek into Tranea’s personal journal entries from the past ten years.
If you will be in the Atl for the Bronner Brother’s Hair Show this weekend, The Million $ Netwerk is hosting an event you certainly want to intend.
“The Suite House” is an event that will incorporate networking, food, music, shopping and fun all into one night. We will also have various giveaways and our signature $100 bill giveaway at the end of the night. This event will be hosted by Traci Steele from Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and feature Grammy award winning producer Magnedo7 and celebrity stylist Pilar Scratch. This event will be at The House of Peter Maxfield in Atlanta GA.
Tickets can be purchased via EventBrite. The following vendors will be attending the event as well:
Heaven Cent: @heavencent2014
Elite Petite Beautique: @elitepetitebeautique
The Jewelry Box: @thejewelryboxbyk
Creationz from a dove: @creationsfromadove
And of course, @swaghermagazine is an official sponsor! Be on the lookout for more great things to come from these ladies!
By: Alliciyia George
Webb Solar Realty
Marion Webb, Owner and Broker
101 Devant St, Suite 505
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Office: (678) 389-3079 Cell: (770) 572-4303
Marion Webb got her start working as an investor for Georgia Rhea. She worked with them for eight years before going to work for her brother at his real estate firm. She became licensed as a real estate and gained recognition when she received the circle of excellence reward her second year as a realtor. The circle of excellence award is given to realtors that have 100 million in sales or more in a year. She earned her broker’s license in 2008 and started her own company.
Years in business: Six years in November
Employees: Four realtors, 2 interns
Services: Webb Solar Realty is a full-service company. We work with buyers, sellers, rentals, commercial, and investors.
Best known for: Their monthly home buying seminars
Benefits of Doing Business with: Webb really cares about people and doing what is right for that individual. Webb has the ability to tailor service to an individual’s needs.
Company Milestone: “We relocated to a permanent location in July 2013, but the one I am most proud of is the opening up Edward Academy in January 2013.”
Community Impact: Webb is an active participant in her community. She helps by donating jeans for youth that have aged out of foster care and working with the Young People Network.
Company’s Goals: I hope to grow my company to have four satellite offices with a headquarters and reaching out to more counties in the area.
Motto and Key to its Success: “Go green stay green, experience the green advantage.” Our way to its fulfillment is educate consumers about the little things they can do to become eco-friendly.
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You Were Supposed To Love Me (The Break Up Book) has taken the United Kingdom by storm. This handy pocket sized book fits into your bag and is an inspiring read to ladies who is currently experiencing a relationship break up.
Award winning Author Winsome ‘Lyrical Healer’ Duncan has been writing for over 20 years. You Were Supposed To Love Me volume one (The Trilogy Love Series), is her third book title, which has been interpreted by public images at her Valentine Art Exhibition this year.
inspired you to write this book?
A break up in 2013 inspired me to write ‘You Were Supposed To Love Me’ and also the fact that many of my female friends are always double guessing their intimate relationships. As far as I am concerned you know when a man is attracted to you because he makes an effort to connect, call, talk, laugh and take you out. I wrote this book partially for women who experience disabling depression when a relationship is over and they find it difficult to move on.
What in the book have you personally experienced?
I personally have battled with depression and suicidal tendencies because I put everything on a man to make me happy, which I might add is extremely unrealistic. I was also a heavy smoker for over 17 years and found that I have an addictive nature. I believe this is because as a child on some level my own security needs were not met. As an adult I battle in and out of depression and on some days not getting out of bed, until my early 30’s then I became so grown that I realised that being sad all the time was not progressive in my journey. My assignment on earth is to inspire and empower others.
Do you write about relationships outside of break ups?
Yes through my poetry, I have written about love relationships. I am referring to one particular piece called ‘Mr Chocolicous’. It was about the rich texture and warmth I felt from a man who was simply yummy and our chemistry was off the chain. Other than that I tend to focus on empowerment and inspirational writing.
It’s been said that it’s hard to really break up with people in this day and age, because our ex’s are only a text away? Do you agree or disagree and why?
I disagree, if you really want to end a relationship, you block their number to your phone and in your social networks. You also block them from your mind and do not wallow in what could have a been! Had they of wanted to work through life with you, they or you would of stayed. Break ups deal with the physical level however the work comes when you need to remove them from you heart, mind and thoughts. You know those times when you watch your favourite program together . It is all about letting go in the spiritual as well as the presence.
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I never understood why so many people continue to live check to check and bury their million dollar dream.
It’s like we convince ourselves that we are not worth the work, but believe an employer is. We go to work when we are sick, our children are sick, even if we feel like we are on our death bed. We cling to the job with the hopes of advancement, oftentimes believing if we start at the bottom of a company we will surely rise to the top.
Im going to go and work as a janitor in the hotel Trump Towers.
I will work all of my scheduled hours and any overtime that is offered. I will not miss a day. They will see that I am a diligent worker, and after a couple years, if a position for janitorial manager comes open I will be sure to get it. I will continue to put my job first over the things that I like to do, and after about 15 to 20 years, I could possibly be the general manager if all goes as planned.
Really? Twenty years and you are betting on a possibility. Does this sound logical to you now that you see it on paper?
This is what we have reduced ourselves to. In the 1940′s 90% of people owned there own business or worked for themselves. Now it’s less than 12%. We have lost the faith in ourselves that we CAN. We have become so complacent to having just enough that we no longer believe that we can live a life of abundance. We have trained our minds to believe that we are meant to struggle. Slavery is still alive today as long as you allow yourself to believe you are not worth the sacrifice for yourself.
What makes your job so much more important than you? Some would argue stability. But what’s more stable than you?
In a blackout there is no work at your job. In a blackout you will make a way to keep going, and even if not I am sure you would use that time to strategize what to do in the case of another blackout.
In the event that the company decides to downsize your position may be in jeopardy. If your company ever had to downsize the LAST person you would let go of is yourself.
Do you see where I am going with this? You are your own stability.
Have faith in you.