This is a movement! Movements stick around and usually don’t go away until major changes takes place. So therefore, read this webpage closely as I break down how you and your family can move forward in 2018, and create the type of life that you can truly love.
So that you can get a head start in your own community, I have 25 ‘easy-to-read’ non-fiction books (which can be read by 12 year olds and above) at AngelsPress.com, especially my 5 health books and 2 business books. It’s time to fill up your e-readers with some wonderful material that you can refer back to — as you go throughout this year.
I was watching a rerun on Oprah’s Master Class one weekend and it was her story. I love what she said when she made the statement “Life is about growth and change and when you are no longer doing that, it’s time to move on to something else.”
That was so well said and timely for me and I am sure for many others also. If you continue to do things the SAME WAY in 2018, then you will continue to get the SAME RESULTS. Will you be happy with that?
When I lived in Atlanta, GA for 20 years, I was known as “The Female With the Email, The Internet Queen and the Black CNN.” That was when I had my own black news network, monthly calendar and e-newsletter, the “National Black Agenda Online.”
The e-newsletter was a force to reckon with for over 13 years. So for over 13 years, I proved my loyalty to the black community by reporting news from around the world.
I even allowed African Americans to market their businesses in my news network, therefore, many were able to move forward and build their own empowerment networks.
But now, for instance in my area, Austin, TX, gentrification and high taxes has forced many black families to relocate to areas, where they don’t have any support systems.
Without that support system, many have become criminalized by the justice system and many, many others have fallen deep into despair and hopelessness, especially because of eating GMOs (aka “Processed Foods”), which turns the brain off.
Are You Ready to Take Bold Steps in 2018?
Not only are black people living way below their means, it’s just past time that we come up with some type of alternative, to bring families back together again. Therefore, it’s time to come up with some BOLD STEPS.
As you know I have an extremely large online audience — since 1998, when I initially became a ‘federal whistleblower.’
Since leaving Atlanta in 2013, it has been my goal to build a community “offline” or “on the ground.” My first year in Austin, TX in 2014, I attended 4 or 5 meetup.com meetings EVERY WEEK, so I know that using this social media platform, meetup.com, can bring together some powerful heavy hitters.
Meetup.com offers everything from FREE CLASSES on Word Press, to Women’s Empowerment Events to Holistic Conferences and other groups are THRIVING using this meetup.com platform.
Black people are always the last ones in the room to get the memo — that they can use this same type of social media platform to not just build a new economic base for them and their families, but they can REWIRE THEIR BRAINS and build the type of life that they can truly love.
The strength of the black family depends on what we do next. In 2018, my new network on the ground in my area, will start a series of “Mobile Learning Clubs” for families in Austin, Killeen, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston, TX and the surrounding areas.
We are especially referring to all the outlining areas where many families have relocated to because of gentrification and high taxes, such as Kyle, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Georgetown, TX, etc.
How I Turned My Own Home Into A Learning Club
Up until June 2017, I knew nothing about growing foods and look at me now. After turning my own home into a learning club – in just 6 short months, I created an entire movement around growing foods entitled “Virtual Organic Garden Clubs” (www.VirtualOrganicGardenClubs.com) movement.
My next book on gardening will be released by Spring 2018 (aka the “BIG GROWING SEASON”) entitled “A Beginner’s Guide To Starting Your Own Gardening Journey: How I Built My First Raised Bed Garden and Grew Foods in Pots and Containers.”
I believe in setting goals and planning ahead so all families need to prepare now for the 2018 Spring Season. Read my book “Overcoming Food Deserts in Your Community”and be ready to start either a raised bed garden or grow foods in pots and containers.
I am not bragging, but I am 61 years old so if I can learn all this knowledge around growing foods in just a few short months by turning my own home and car (listening to audiobooks) into a learning club, with just one household, imagine what we can do if we come together.
We will be working with our new food growing initiative “Brothers Building Gardens” (www.BrothersBuildingGardens.com) to help boys and men (and women) become gardening coaches and consultants.
Not only will we continue to launch “The Beauty and Barber Shop (or Storefront)” initiative (www.BlackBeautyandBarberShop.com) where business owners in Beauty and Barber Shops and other storefront businesses can partner up with other businesses and bring new customers in, but l will be working with families to turn their homes or businesses into “learning clubs.”
As you noticed I got DEDICATED LINKS for these two (2) initiatives. I never do that unless I am extremely serious and know that these initiatives can change lives. So when telling others about these two (2) initiatives, give them the dedicated links.
How I Will Get Started
I will volunteer to come into your home or business or give you a FREE consultation by phone or video and show you how to get started educating your family and your community.
You can easily set up empowerment events (seminars, workshops, consultations/coaching sessions, etc.) right there in your own home (in-home) or business and GET PAID by using the “Meetup.com Platform.” Do I have your attention NOW???
Personally, I will be offering 40% of all my profits from book sales (just like in bookstores), (I travel with 17 books sold at $10.00 each) to homeowners and business owners when I make presentations in their particular venues. This is definitely a WIN-WIN for everyone!
Many families don’t enjoy other people coming into their homes, but many do, so if you live in a clean, spacious home in a safe neighborhood contact us today — especially in the Austin, Killeen, San Antonio, Kyle, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Georgetown, Dallas or Houston, TX area — and other outlining areas.
If you don’t have a Homeowner’s Association (HOA), you should not just be having home meetings and growing foods in your backyard, but also on your porch, patio, balcony, rooftop, in your kitchen and even in your front yard as well.
If you have a HOA, don’t be afraid to have these meetup.com meetings at your home, because others do this all the time and they are making money doing it. Why have a home if you can’t invite guests over when you want to?
Email email@example.com or call (512) 909-7365 for a FREE consultation, so you can learn this process and start setting up events in your home or business for 2018.
Other Places To Hold Training Besides ‘Homes’ and ‘Businesses’
You can even do these types of meetup.com meetings not just in homes, but also apartments, duplexes, condos, etc. There is no one there monitoring how many people come into your home, whether it’s an apartment, duplex, condo or single family home. You can get up to 30 to 60 people at one time and educate them.
If you can’t hold these meetings in your home, then look at other venues:
Beauty Shops/Barber Shops/Storefronts(Check out our new initiative “The Beauty and Barber Shop (or Storefront)” initiative (www.BlackBeautyandBarberShop.com).
Bookstores (We own very few of these. And the ones that we do have have their own networks and don’t know how to expand).
Coffee Shops (You can meet your clients at these venues and give personal consulting or coaching sessions and stay as long as you like. They usually have FREE Wi-Fi).
Restaurants (We do own a few restaurants. These restaurants can close down once a week and educate the community if we pay them or give them part of our profits).
Hotels (We do own a few hotels (not many) so we need to set up this training and use these hotels when we have events).
Recreational Centers(They have rooms for rent).
Buildings with Rooms for Rent(We don’t own any buildings to turn into business incubators to hold these meetings and training so we need to look for these types of buildings to buy or rent — probably buy. We need to form black business districts by buying up blocks of buildings so let’s talk to black investors in our cities).
Churches (Only a hand-full will be opened to this idea, so move your membership to those churches).
Libraries(Libraries are state-owned, but if they are in your community, we need to utilize them for training).
How To Make Money At Libraries
Most libraries will only allow Non-Profitsto hold events there, so if you are a For-Profit business, they might turn you away. However, in my city, Austin, TX, they are opened to you having events there, but many are usually filled up.
I was at a meetup.com at a library last month and I saw the organizer of the event collect almost $300 in donations by having just 25 people in the meetup.com.
You are not supposed to ask for donations at libraries, but no one is actually monitoring you. Why so much money at a library — people in the group were so grateful to have a reason to come outside of their homes — other than work, church, etc., that they gave generous donations.
Many people are followers so they will not set up these meetup.com meetings on their own, so if you set up meetup.com meetings, you will be generously rewarded with donations.
However, you need to remember that libraries are owned by the state (aka “Government”), so we can’t count on these venues when trying to educate families.
Why Millennials Won’t Stay in Workplaces
Three (3) out of four (4) Millennials are ending up back at home. Unlike Baby Boomers and Generation X’s, Millennials will not remain in workplaces and just file EEOC workplace complaints like we did.
These workplace complaints don’t usually go anywhere anyway — not for most black people. They just send you on a journey into despair and hopelessness, while others that you had to train move up the career ladder.
So therefore, it’s time to say no to workplaces and/or build businesses on the side, which will also bring you more happiness, while you occupy your thoughts with something good.
Why We Must Teach Our Own Children
Black people are the most talented people on this planet! Let’s use our skills and talents to teach our own people! We have to go further than homeschooling our kids. Homeschooling is a good first start, but SELF-EDUCATION will be key.
Most people don’t have time to go to day or night school to learn skills, so if you set up this training in your home, business, or some other venue, many will be grateful.
Just some of the ways you can educate yourself for a new field include – 2 Year Community Colleges; 4 Year Colleges and Universities; Technical Schools; Adult Education Classes; Online Internet Courses; Correspondence Courses; Unemployment Office; Small Business Administration (SBA.gov); Small Business Development Centers (SBDC); Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE.org) – just to name a few.
Don’t forget that 80% of college students today don’t even work in their majors, yet they are left paying student loans for some field they don’t even work in for the next 30 years of their lives.
And if they fail to pay back student loans after 180 days – 1) Their wages can be garnished; 2) Their credit rating will suffer; 3) Their income tax returns may be seized; 4) They may be sued; and 5) They may be denied a professional license.
Now that they have taken music programs, Physical Education (P.E.) and other programs out of most schools today, we can give this training ourselves right in our own homes, businesses and venues.
Let’s Utilize The Learning Tools We Already Have
In 2018, it’s time to turn the table and look out for our own families. You have to admit these are good strategies and solutions for the entire family.
In April/May 2018, I plan on taking these ideas across the country in workshops in homes and businesses — just to name a few). If you would like to add your city to the list then reach out to us.
Meanwhile, I will be utilizing an email marketing campaign for those who like to read so sign up all your friends, family members, neighbors and colleagues for my mailing list at www.CathyHarrisInternational.com.
For those who are visual, I will be utilizing Facebook Live, Twitter.com, Instagram, YouTube, Periscope, Vimeo and other social media platforms, especially meetup.com groups — to educate families.
Events I Will Be Holding:
Just some of the events we will be setting up in homes or businesses include:
Mandatory Vaccination Movie Screening and Discussions – 90 Minutes
Train the Trainer Workshops
I am prepared to teach all of the above myself, but we need other Speakers and Trainers to give the following ‘easy-to-set up’ workshops and training or get trained in our “Train the Trainer” Workshops so that you can offer your OWN LINE of training/workshops — especially Millennials and Generation X’s.
Seeking Speakers and Trainers
You can contact us today, if you can give the following training:
Natural Cooking Classes
Stylist/Correct Bra Demonstration (Find out your correct bra size and order new bras)