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Our Mission Mixed Talk Media exists to provide avenues and offer resources for creators to create clean and informative content. Our Goal We believe purpose driven leaders are an integral part of any community. Our goal is to empower interpersonal growth, cultivate rich leadership skills, build professional networks, and increase community support through a variety of media outlets.

What Humbles Us Can Teach Us

What Humbles Us Can Teach Us

By: Shunte Gamble | November 11, 2021


What humbles us carries the potential to teach us. As I reflect on the things I am grateful for, I cannot fail to include the lessons that humbled me. It is easy for us to set relationship goals, career goals, even self-care goals, but what about practicing humility as a goal?

I love the following quote. “For many of us, humility is one of the hardest traits to develop; because it has to start from a recognition that you are not always right and that you do not have all the answers. It also requires an acceptance of yourself which many of us find challenging.”

Whew! I talk a lot about being 100% transparent with ourselves on my podcast, Let’s Talk Life XL, with my guests. The verdict is always the same. We all concur this is a necessary component of self-discovery, self-acceptance, interpersonal growth, and overall change.

It took many failures to realize there usually are multiple ways to accomplish a goal. When I trust the leading for my journey, I can have a larger perspective of life. I find the time, in-between, is much more satisfying. There are more intangible rewards like joy, self-love, self- grace, and peace. I can receive new opportunities, clarity, and support because I am not clutching my way so tightly.

An open hand is better than a closed fist. Think about it. How can you receive if you’re not in the act of receiving?

Ways to Practice Humility

1. Practice gratitude.

 When you find yourself feeling bummed or frustrated, try writing a list of ten people or things you’re grateful for having in your life. Then invite the positive emotions/feelings each brings. Write those feelings or thoughts down along with why you’re grateful for them.  

2. Avoid comparison.

Comparison is the number one thief of joy, peace, contentment, love, and the list goes on. Focus on your gratitude list. If you feel you’re lacking in a particular area of your life, set specific goals to heal or grow in that area. For instance, if you feel like everyone around you is getting married or in healthy relationships, make a goal to enjoy your time as a single, meet new people, or partake in things you love to do. If you feel overlooked or unseen, make a goal to practice boldness or to practice self-encouragement (I like affirmations). Remember, you are one-of-a-kind. Your journey is designed specifically for you, the people you will impact, and the experiences you need. 

3. Practice vulnerability with yourself and others. 

The only way to is through. If we want to make progress and see external change, we have to start inward. When we are honest about where we are emotionally, mentally, or physically, we can take the steps toward personal development. This-takes-time. This-may-hurt. Practicing vulnerability may also require outsourced support, such as counseling. Either way, this is a sure path to the best version of you.

4. Lean into the power of constructive feedback.

 I like to describe constructive feedback as feedback that builds you up (like the construction of a building) and does not tear you down (like the demolishing of a building). Constructive feedback carries the power to better us in specific areas of our lives. When we are open to suggestions for improvement, we open ourselves to the opportunity to widen our perspective and apply new strategies to experience better or different outcomes. Remember, feedback should empower you to be your best self. 

5. Know that being humble doesn’t make you weak.

A huge misconception is that minimizing ourselves is the way to express humbleness or humility. So not true. The fact is, the opposite is true. When we practice humility, we glow. If you’ve ever turned on a light in a dark room, then you know the power of light. When we glow, we shine. When we shine, we light up rooms we walk in. When we surround ourselves with others who are also glowing, we become a larger beacon of light.  In essence, we emit positive energy that can empower and inspire those we meet along our journey.  

P.S. Be the light this world needs. Shine!
With Love,
Sg

Quote Source https://www.skillsyouneed.com/ps/humility.html

MTM BIRTHDAY PROMO #2!

MTM BIRTHDAY PROMO #2!

By: Mixed Talk Media | November 11, 2021

We are celebrating our birthday EVERY FRIDAY until Thanksgiving! Celebrate with us by joining in on AMAZING PROMOS!!

EVERY FRIDAY we will add a NEW promo because we are thankful for your continued support.

Today we are rolling out NEW MERCH and YOU have a chance to win!

Visit our website www.mixedtalkmedia.org and name the song playing. We will pick 3 winners today!

ENTER TO WIN!

Meet Precious Jones

Meet Precious Jones

By: Mixed Talk Media | November 5, 2021

Meet Precious Jones, owner of 11:11 Vibes By Precious. While perusing social media, I came across a post for what I thought was dessert! Yes, I thought I saw delicious jarred desserts. After a second glance, I realized the dessert was, in reality, a candle. That blew me away! Pun intended. Intrigued, I clicked onto her profile to see all the beautiful creations she had to offer. 

Tell us alittle about yourself.

I’m 31 years old and a mother of four children. I’m from Dallas, Texas. I am a serial entrepreneur. I began my business in 2012, but I didn’t start taking it seriously until 2020.

Who/What was the motivation behind starting your company?

As a kid, I always loved the smell of candles; my mom kept them around the house. My motivation behind starting candle-making was because of the aroma of a burning candle, the fire from the flames relaxing me, to the candles looking so realistic. Being able to create them the way I choose brings out my inner child and my creativity.

Do you make a variety of aromas?

I specialize in sweet scents, but I have aromatherapy scents as well.

What is the best part about working with your customers?

Connecting with candle lovers and leaving them with a product they just love and is uniquely different.

Please leave a short message of inspiration for entrepreneurs reading today.

No matter what business you wanna start, start that business without a business plan! The same God that gave you the vision will give you the clients. Just Start!

Love it! Sometimes we think we have to have it all figured out. Taking the next step is equal parts faith and choice. From there, we can build a plan that will support our future growth. I second that! Start today and see where tomorrow takes you. 

MTM

MTM BIRTHDAY PROMO #1!

MTM Birthday Promo #1

By: Mixed Talk Media | October 29th

We are celebrating our birthday EVERY FRIDAY until Thanksgiving! Celebrate with us by joining in on AMAZING PROMOS!!
EVERY FRIDAY we will add a NEW promo because we are thankful for your continued support.

We support entrepreneurs. Shout out your business, upcoming events, or special promos on Mixed Talk Radio. Mixed Talk Radio is our online radio station that streams live music and talk shows. Our global presence allows thousands of listeners the opportunity to tune in each month!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mixed Talk Media

Happy Birthday Mixed Talk Media

By: Shunte Gamble | October 27, 2021

It’s been a year! What a year it has been. Have you ever had a feeling there was more to the story, the dream, the person? More you could do. That was me. 2020 brought many changes, some good and some least desirable. 

However, one thing it gifted me was time to think on pause. Time to receive instructions for my next step. Time to reflect on the transitions my businesses have undergone. 

All Twisted by Design, where I sold my handmade jewelry. Total Beauty Ladies Events, where I began to produce monthly events in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Then BBU! Magazine (Beautifully Being U!) was launched as I began to meet so many inspiring community members and leaders. I wanted to spotlight entrepreneurs, causes, and events in Houston. 

Ahhh, Women Empowering Change INC burst forth. WEC is now a nonprofit organization purposed to support entrepreneurs, the community, and its leaders. 

After a trip down memory lane, I came to one pressing call; teach the world. HOW!?! I called my mom for support. She encouraged me to dig deeper. Shout out to my mom! I love you. I wrestled with the voice I heard so clearly until the how was clear. Start a radio station!

I was finally getting somewhere. Now I wondered, “How do I do that, what website would it go on, what about BBU! Magazine, and WEC”? 

I digress here for a sec. If frustration or a million questions are hitting you, take joy in this stage our your process. If you lean into what is frustrating you or the questions you cannot seem to answer, you will eventually arrive at your solutions. Many times our first response is to flee whatever troubles. Sometimes we can be hard on ourselves for not having the clarity we desire. When we pause, listen, reflect, seek support if needed, and lean in, we find the answers that have been waiting there all along. Keep going. You got this!

I did what I just shared. I paused, listened, reflected, sought support, and leaned in. Sure enough, there were all the answers I needed for that stage in my process. 

I took the first step; NAME. I wrote out names that were impressed upon me and then called my dad for help. Without missing a beat, he said, “Mixed TALK Radio.” Shout out to my Dad. I love you! 

BOOM! DONE! Now, where does Mixed Talk Media go? LOL! 

WEC housed BBU! Magazine at the time, but I knew that was not the place. I also knew that BBU! Magazine needed a makeover. 

Mixed Talk Media emerged as the new home for Mixed Talk Magazine, Mixed Talk Radio, and our media content. 

A year later, I am writing on our new digital media site to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY MTM! 

With time has come growth! Look how we have grown.


Mixed Talk Media

-All about spotlighting life and business.
-Share Your Story with Us!


Mixed Talk Radio

-Streams live 24/7 Music 
-Talk Shows Monday- Friday 4-4:40 pm CST
-LIVE Talk Shows starting November 2021 
-Affordable Advertising Rates
-Studio for live DJs


Mixed Talk Studio

-Open to podcasters and Mixed Talk Radio Hosts
-Affordable rental rates
-TOP notch recording equipment


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Meet The Popkorn Kid…. Kroy

Meet The Popkorn Kid…. Kroy

By: Mixed Talk Media | October 26, 2021

Meet Kroy an 8-year-old Atlanta Native who loves gourmet Popkorn. This love runs so deep; he created his own called KroyKorn.

Kroy, diagnosed with Autism in 2019, struggled like most children at the start of Covid-19. He quickly began to miss his regular activities, including Lunch Bunch, with his friends at school and movie nite with family. His life was changing with everything transitioning to virtual. It was tough because Kroy required consistency. He needed something to do.

One night he suggested a movie nite but was quickly remembered something was missing. It just wasn’t the same without his favorite Popkorn treat. The vendor was privately owned and had closed due to Covid.

Kroy had an idea and Kroy Korn was quickly born. He turned a problem into a satisfying solution. Kroy and his mom began creating different flavors of his Korn. The rest is history! He now offers fifteen different flavors and custom party-themed Kolor Korn.

KROY KORN launched his Karamel Korn on Amazon and was featured in Atlanta Parent Magazine, and Voyage Atl. He has supplied his Gourmet treats to Tyler Perry Studios (special Thanks to Collette Caters) and HBO’s Pause with Sam Jay (Special Thanks Yanise Monet).

His treats are quickly taking over Atlanta and causing people to wonder What’s Poppin?

FOLLOW KROY!


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2021 WEC Summit Emerge Forward

Women Empowering Change 2021 Emerge Forward Summit

By: MTM | October 25, 2021

More than 11.6 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 9 million people, and generating $1.7 trillion in sales as of 2017. Women are emerging into positions of leadership that enable them to achieve new levels of success. 

Women Empowering Change believes that change starts within our inner community- self. From there, we can expand our reach and positively impact change around us. Now more than ever, women have opportunities that are within every niche. 

On September 25, 2021, WEC hosted our annual WEC Summit. This year’s theme was Emerge Forward. We brought men and women together for an impactful event centered around empowering messages of hope and equipping attendees with the tools to move them to the next level. The summit was filled with knowledge, networking opportunities, fun, and games.

 The speakers spoke from passion and experience. There was not a dry eye in the room! Lives were changed on the spot and new goals were set.

2021 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

LaShanda Gary | Get Set; Get Ready; EMERGE
Sharita M. Humphrey
| Make it Make Cents: Scaling your Business
William Matthews
| Building Communities: Brand Presence

2021 SUMMIT SPEAKERS

Antoinette Staples | Resiliency in a Pandemic
Keisha Robinson | Transformational Leadership
Jesus Campa
| Navigating the Distractions

2021 HOSTS

Shunte Gamble | WEC & Mixed Talk Media Founder
LaVonia Tryon
| Summit Emcee
Joy Tubbs
| Awards Presenter

2021 CATALYST 4 CHANGE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Every year we aim to spotlight entrepreneurs who are giving back to their community in a variety of ways that support growth.

Alexis Harrold | Magazine Cover Winner & Grant Recipient
LaVonia Tryon
Tamie Ross
Sonjia Pelton-Sam
Greta Douglas
Tiara Matthews

2021 MIXED TALK RADIO AWARD RECIPIENTS

This year we added a new category to spotlight the amazing work our Mixed Talk Radio hosts do each week on the air.

Czarina Lynnell | The Impact Award & Grant Recipient
Andrena Phillips
|Listener’s Choice Winner
Therese W. Gamble
Faye Carter
Arthur Porter Milton III
Tia Acker-Moore

Sponsor Spotlight
Jeff Bown of Motorhome Tires

Learn More About 2022 WEC Summit

Mixed Talk Magazine Volume 1 | 2020 Rewind

Mixed Talk Magazine Volume 1 | 2020

We took a trip back in time for Volume 1. Through all the twists and turns of COVID, we were able to make this cover shoot and magazine happen.

Who’s Inside

Congratulations to Anthony & Josefina Thomas
Winners of the 2020 Mixed Talk Magazine Cover

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Mixed Talk Magazine, formerly known as BBU! Magazine, was founded by Shunte Gamble in 2013. MTM is purposed is spotlight talented entrepreneurs and community leaders with a heart for service along with big and small businesses.


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