Benilde Little is a bestselling author who has been “on her own” as a creative for 20 years, but the former Essence magazine editor just recently began to view herself as an entrepreneur. As time went on and industries – especially book publishing industry – continued to change, the Newark, New Jersey, native embraced the idea of entrepreneurship, in part out of necessity.
On this episode, Benilde talks about transitioning into entrepreneurship as a creative, how to embrace that creative part of yourself no matter how “weird” it may seem, the journey of overcoming a deep depression and channeling your experiences into your work, and Benilde’s own mission of empowering women to be vulnerable and transparent.
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On this episode you’ll learn:
- Why it’s important to see yourself as an entrepreneur, even as a creative.
- How to know when what you’re doing may not be your “song.”
- The importance of having an accountability partner.
- Embracing your “weird” side.
- Owning your sensitivity and vulnerability.
- Getting over your “should.”
- Channeling your experiences into your creative work.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BENILDE LITTLE’S BOOKS…
Who Does She Think She Is? (Free Press, 2006)
Acting Out: A Novel (Simon & Schuster, 2004)
The Itch: A Novel (Simon & Schuster, 1999)
Good Hair: A Novel (Simon & Schuster, 1997)
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