Welcome to the Loveworks dreamers and doers Podcast # 104. At Loveworks we believe you are NEVER too young to be a dreamer and NEVER too old to do your dream.
If this is your first time, thank you for joining us and giving us the thing that means the most to you – your time. If you’re returning, welcome back! We know you have lots of options out there in the Podcast universe.
Our hope with Dreamers & Doers podcast is that each week’s special guests will connect with you wherever you find yourself today and inspire you to become the best version of yourself for tomorrow.
Personal Growth with Michael and Carolyn
At Loveworks, we believe that one of the ways that you can become one of the best versions of yourself is to focus on personal growth. We love curating things like books, music, organizations, blogs, or resources that have encouraged your personal growth.
Today we are going to talk about young influencers/movers & shakers that we think you need to know
Moziah Bridges – Founder, president & creative director of Mo’s Bow’s – (Hand-stitched bow ties)
Moziah’s business journey started at 9 years old when he needed an accessory to look sharp. His grandmother helped him to upcycle old cloth and make his first bow ties
To date, he has sold over $700,000 of bow ties and men’s accessories. In 2012, he started the Go MO. Summer Camp Scholarship fund to send kids to summer camp in Memphis.
Melanie Perkins, Co-founder, and Co-CEO of Canva (valued at 40 billion). She and her husband have promised to give up at least half of their fortune to go towards eliminating extreme poverty through the Gates Foundation.
Taylor Bishop: Miss Sooner State
Taylor Bishop is a freshman at the University of Oklahoma and the current Miss Sooner State. Taylor is the founder of “Digging DEEPer into Diversity,” a social impact initiative that empowers individuals of all ages to dig DEEPer into diversity by discovering the issues faced by marginalized communities, evaluating their own awareness, educating themselves, and participating in solutions that help us secure better prospects for future generations. As a bi-racial young woman, she has been affected by the realities of racism. These experiences prompted her to encourage active, candid conversations about race and difference. She began her advocacy at 12 years old and has partnered with different organizations over the years like the Spero Project, Black Lives Matter OKC, Poetry and Chill, and Rose State College. This June, she will vie for the job of Miss Oklahoma at the Miss Oklahoma competition hosted at the River spirit resort in Tulsa.
TAYLOR’s ADVICE –
It can be very hard to believe in yourself when you don’t know what you’re believing in. So my advice to all the dreamers, all the doers, and everyone in the middle, is find what you’re passionate about. Find your worth and know who you are so that you have a dream to believe in. No dream is too big when you have that effort and the drive within you to make it happen. As Miss Sooner State, I really want to encourage all of you to follow those dreams. Put the effort in because I promise you it is worth it.
- educate yourself about the injustices around you
- reach out and get involved
- advocate for the change you believe in
- push yourself and make yourself proud
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