She’s Got That Girl Boss Hustle

She’s Got That Girl Boss Hustle





Dr Carmen April Girl Boss

“Little Girls With Dreams Become Girls With Vision”

          I’ve always been a dreamer, dreaming the extraordinary, dreaming about things so grand they seem unbelievable to some and flat out crazy to others. I’m a fierce go-getter and not easily discouraged. I believe in the power of my dreams and know, for a fact, that if I can believe it…..I WILL see it!

          My husband surprised me with tickets to see Misty Copeland perform with the American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City last month (que my happy dance!)!!!! He knows how much I admire Misty as an AMAZING ballet dancer, the very first African American principle dancer for the American Ballet Theatre!! Her performance in Don Quixote was nothing short of amazing and I’m so blessed to have been able to see her do what she was born to do. Misty Copeland is the definition of a #GirlBoss!  While we were in NYC, one of my fave get-a-way spots because of the lively energy of the city, I had an idea for an impromptu photo shoot right outside our hotel, a block away from Times Square………… and with my Hubby as the photographer 🙂

           Y’all know I’m about lifting others as I climb and I think it’s important that women entrepreneurs share stories of our journey, inspiration and encouragement along the way! Its the reason for this blog – to share inspiration, motivation and encouragement on a regular basis to those looking for inspiration while following their dreams.

          I’m big on inspirational quotes because they are simple enough to memorize quickly. When I need a bit of inspiration and encouragement in my life, they are easy to recall, but pack a powerful punch! So, here are some pearls of inspiration for the #GirlBosses , #BossLadies , & #WomenOnTheMove !

Dr Carmen April Girl Boss

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

“I’m on a mission to build an EMPIRE and leave a LEGACY”Dr Carmen April Girl Boss

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just BLOOMS.Dr Carmen April Girl Boss

Dr Carmen April Girl BossBe THANKFUL for what you have. Be fearless in what you want!

“I LOVE my Boss.” (P.S. – I work for myself!)Dr Carmen April Girl Boss

Once in a while, honey, blow your OWN mind!Dr Carmen April Girl Boss

Dr Carmen April Girl Boss

Don’t be afraid, be inspired! God gave us talents and He wants us to use them.

#GirlBoss : She knew the power of her mind and she programmed it for success!Dr Carmen April Girl Boss

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“Don’t give up. Normally, it is the last key on the ring which opens the door.” – Paulo Coelho

Dr Carmen April Speaker

           Dr. Carmen April is an entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a 2014 Nashville Emerging Leader (NELA) Award Winner, a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is a 2014 Graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute – Nashville Chapter. She is a Law of Attraction Practitioner and an advocate for the power of positive thinking! Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Entrepreneurship and Life Leadership for College Students and Young Professionals.


When Do The Stars Shine?

My parents live out in the country where it is beautiful, quiet, and serene. At night, it’s really dark outside because there aren’t tons of street lights, fluorescent fast food restaurant signs, etc. Nighttime in the country is awesome because you can see the stars shining so bright!

When do the stars shine?

“You may not always know the details of your Journey or clearly see where the trail is leading, but the Universe will always give you enough light to take the next step”

Let me pose the question…when do the starts shine? Most people will answer that the stars shine at night. However, the correct answer is that the stars actually shine all the time! However, in order to see the brilliance and beauty of the stars it has to be dark outside. Sometimes, we have to go through seasons of darkness in order to see light shine through in our lives. Those dark times are usually very uncomfortable and can cause us to fumble haphazardly because we can’t clearly see what is going on around us. We can often feel alone and nervous. Sometimes, it’s downright scary because we can’t see what’s in front of us. However, focusing on that little glimmer of light that comes from those stars is enough illumination to light our path. What I have found to be true out in the country at night is that if you stand still long enough to let the pupils of your eyes dilate (become larger to let in more light), you can actually start to identify shadows and objects and can see the stars more clear. 

A plaque my mom gave me in college states the following:

You may not always know the details of your journey or clearly see where the trail is leading, but the Universe will always give you enough light to take the next step.”

Glory!!  Just Keep Moving!

Motivational Quotes Worksheet

                    Yes, it’s the weekend! It’s also the last day of January 2014! Did this month fly by as quickly for you as it did for me? Many of you probably made New Year’s Resolutions that have already fallen by the way-side. A lot of times this happens because we loose the motivation to stick with the resolutions. To help you out, I am sharing a page from my Success Kit Workbook (part of my new Empowerment Speaker Series!!!!!!!).

                    In the words of Zig Ziglar, “People Say that Motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily!”

                Take some time this weekend to refuel yourself with some inspirational quotes to help you keep pressing forward with your goals. Do an internet search of great inspirational quotes and write them down on the worksheet. Hang it up on your Fridge, Bathroom Mirror, in your office, etc and read it often. You’ll be surprised at how many of these you begin to memorize. Use them to motivate yourself when your determination starts to fade. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Click here or on the photo to download the Motivation Worksheet PDF

Motivation Worksheet

–Dr. April