The New Normal: MyJane HEMPowerment Mixer Heats Up in August
Attendees and speakers alike spent a fun and informative hour during the MyJane Women’s HEMPowerment Mixer on August 20, discussing how coronavirus and “shelter-in-place” have made us rethink our lives and pivot to a new “normal.”
Can CBD Boost Your Immune System? with Dr. Dung Trinh
Dr. Dung Trinh is the chief medical officer of Irvine Clinical Research and the founder of the Physician’s CBD Council.
Dr. Trinh talked about inflammation, which is your immune system’s response to protect your body. In coronavirus, one type of inflammation, fever, is a common symptom, but you also may get inflammation elsewhere.
If you sprain your ankle, you get bruising, swelling and redness. Dr. Trinh says that with coronavirus, our immune system can overreact, developing similar inflammation in our lungs, which can be very serious.
A balanced immune system keeps you safe and healthy, but an overreactive immune system can cause problems, like in coronavirus. CBD is an anti-inflammatory used for pain, but it can also keep your immune system balanced.
Embrace the New Normal – How Leaders Need to Pivot with Scharrell Jackson
Scharrell Jackson is the founder of Leadership In Heels, and the Principal/Chief Operating Officer of BPM. She is a keynote speaker and leadership expert, as well as a mother to three kings, a Christian, and a powerful Black woman in a mostly white-male setting[CR1] .
Scharrell discussed the effects of coronavirus, shelter-in-place, unemployment, Black Lives Matter and other events that have occurred this year. She says that our previously structured and “normal” lives are gone, so, we must pivot to create a better tomorrow for ourselves and others.
Here’s her advice on how to pivot:
Make a Decision – What do I want my new normal to look like? Who am I as a leader? Leadership is not about a job title. You can always be a leader in your relationships, both personal and professional.
Ask for Help – Find support, since we cannot do it all on our own (even if we want to!). Scharrell also tells us to find a trustworthy friend who loves you enough to tell you the truth about yourself, because that’s the only way to grow.
Set Boundaries – Be true to yourself, and say, “No,” when you want to. We are not responsible for how other people feel, so do not be afraid of their expectations.
She said, “Don’t let fear stop you from doing what you want to do,” including using or selling CBD products with MyJane. “Fear can have a voice, but not a vote.” Her final piece of advice: Get up in the morning, look yourself in the mirror, and say: “Good morning bad*ss!”
How to Build and Grow a MyJane Micro-Affiliate Business with Hélène Blanchette
The MyJane Micro-Affiliate Program is a way for women to earn extra income by selling MyJane products. It was created earlier this year, during economic upheaval and rising unemployment rates. The women of MyJane wanted to help other women generate more income and help support themselves in any stage of their careers.
There’s neither an investment required nor a need to recruit other women. Affiliates can earn up to 30% commission, and MyJane provides weekly trainings to improve your business acumen and knowledge. Sign up today!
Laughing All the Way to the Bank! One Mompreneur’s Journey with Adrienne Hedger
Adrienne Hedger is the founder of Hedger Humor as well as an author, illustrator and cartoonist.
Adrienne had a passion for drawing cartoons and greeting cards for her friends since she was a young girl, but she never thought to turn it into a career. Instead, she pursued a “normal” degree in communications and got a job in the corporate world, writing for PR and marketing. All the while, she wrote and drew on the side.
In 2001, she took a class on greeting card design, and her final project required her to submit a card design to a greeting card company, which, to her surprise, they purchased and printed.
While freelancing for corporate writing, she began to write and illustrate books, cartoons and greeting cards, even working for Nickelodeon! She started with 100% corporate writing, and now does 50% greeting cards, 25% commissioned cartoons and 25% corporate writing.
Coronavirus had a big effect on Adrienne’s humor as well. Her cartoons helped her to deal with the stress and anxiety of coronavirus, and she got positive feedback from others as well.
Her tips for any entrepreneur are:
- What you do every day is more important than what you do sometimes.
- Find people who can help you.
- Say “Yes” to things that scare you.
- Name the times in our lives that we know will be busy (“The Launch Period” of your business, for example). Once we acknowledge it, we can give others a heads-up that “this is a thing” and that we’ll be unavailable.
To see the full recorded event, use the password and link below, and be sure to join us for the next Women’s HEMPowerment Mixer!