Episode 83: On Figuring It All Out (When Your Dreams Don’t Go As Planned) w/ McKenzie Dawkins

Sometimes you have a dream, but the dream doesn’t always work out how you want it to. What do you do? How do you cope and continue to push on? We chat with McKenzie Dawkins – writer, YouTuber, dancer/choreographer and social influencer whose love for self-love, body positivity, female empowerment, and natural hair care can be seen throughout her work. Mckenzie takes us on her journey post-college and all the twists and turns she has had to navigate. She shares her tips for fighting fear and doubt, accepting your gifts, believing in yourself, refueling her passions, and continuing towards the end goal. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

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SOME OF THINGS WE DISCUSS:
– What inspired McKenzie as a child
– Why McKenzie chose to attend Princeton University
– Figuring things out in college + things McKenzie may have done differently
– Lessons learned from internships at Ebony & Elle
– Launching BWPW – a blog centered around female empowerment
– Finding a dance community
 The importance of journaling
– How McKenzie accepted her gifts
– The sneaking suspicion that you’re special
– How to believe in yourself even when you don’t believe in yourself
– How the term “just believe in yourself” can be isolating
– Why McKenzie started a YouTube channel
– What “hard work” truly means

MCKENZIE DAWKINS’ KEYS TO SUCCESS:
1. Discipline
2. Learning how to say yes to things that scare you.
3. True support system

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FIND MCKENZIE DAWKINS:
Instagram: @kenzie_kenz1
Twitter:  @kenzie_kenz1
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cosmeticsbyKenz
Submit to Blank Woman, Phenomenal Woman: www.bw-pw.com
Watch Mckenzie Dance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qME05usl7sA&feature=youtu.be

Watch Mckenzie On YouTube:

JOIN THE #DREAMSINDRIVE COMMUNITY: www.dreamsindrive.com/JOIN

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About Rana Campbell

Rana Campbell is the host of the Dreams In Drive Podcast and owner and founder of Dreams In Drive LLC. She is a marketing/branding expert that loves helping creatives & lifestyle entrepreneurs build brands that SHINE in the business world.

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