Episode 66: Our Stories Matter (They Make History) w/ Nia Phillip of Creative Smart Girl

Your stories matter. So, how do you leverage them to build community? In this episode, we chat with Nia Phillip – a New York-based content creator, visual curator, and founder of Creative Smart Girl – a digital media platform whose mission is to inspire ambitious, creative, smart women to do the work to build the career, life, and style of their dreams. Nia and I discuss why sharing our stories are so important and how doing so can help us build deeper connections with our audience and inspire others to do the same. Nia talks about her childhood growing up in Grenada, moving to America as a preteen, her early law school dreams, how they changed over the years, and the journey that eventually led her to building the Creative Smart Girl Platform. Nia shares tips for how those struggling to unearth their stories can do so successfully and what to do if you feel like your story isn’t share worthy. If you’re interested in participating in the#HERPOWERSTORY March 2017 campaign, share a photo on Instagram + include your story in the caption + use the hashtag #herpowerstory on Instagram and tag @creativesmartgirl and @dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

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TO TAKE THE #HERPOWERSTORY PLEDGE, CLICK HERE: bit.ly/herpowerstory

TO SHARE YOUR STORY USE THE HASHTAG #HERPOWERSTORY ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM. WE’LL REPOST DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH ACROSS THE CREATIVE SMART GIRL & DREAMS IN DRIVE PLATFORMS. 

IN THIS PODCAST WE DISCUSS:
– What inspired Nia as a child & her first impressions of America
– How Nia’s resident status affected her college dreams
– What inspired Creative Smart Girl
– Nia’s early days of blogging with NO traction
– What hard work actually looks like
– The power of authenticity + resiliency
– How the #creativesmartgirl chat has grown since it started
– The importance of sharing your story
– The story that impacted Nia tremendously
– Viola Davis’ Oscar speech
– What to do if you feel like you don’t have a story
– How Nia works through Creative Smart Girl challenges

NIA PHILLIP’S KEYS TO SUCCESS:
1. Resilience
2. Collaborative mindset
3. Being committed to getting better

SHARE:

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

FIND NIA PHILLIP & CREATIVE SMART GIRL ON:
Instagram: @creativesmartgirl
Twitter: @creativesmartco | @xoniaphillip
Web: www.creativesmartgirl.com

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About Rana Campbell

Rana Campbell is a the founder of DREAMSINDRIVE and host of No Parking Podcast. She is a marketing/branding expert that loves helping creatives & lifestyle entrepreneurs build brands that SHINE in the business world. Connect with her at http://www.ranacampbell.com

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