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Hip Hop Retreat Week was about bringing people that are aspiring as well as established together for the culture. Many media personalities, artists, producers, dj’s, hosts, industry professionals, and curators came together for the first annual hip hop retreat week in Brooklyn which lasted 5 days but had events before during and after for those who are like minded. I had the pleasure of being a panelist as well as a moderator during HHRW 2016, and i look forward to next year and all to come!

 

This is part one of the podcast panel, where we spoke about going beyond radio/podcasts, and about the latest tastemakers.

 

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ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Indeed you might ask, how can an entrepreneur need advice from a fellow entrepreneur?

Well I will answer; because not all of the ones out have life and or business experience.

That being said I would like to share a few thoughts that may help others that currently freelance, own a small or large business, or are in plans to do so.

First bit of advice is regarding FOUNDATION!

In order to build yourself in your field you need to have a strong foundation, much like a house. if you’re weak you will need to be strong.

Your team reflects highly of who you are. You must also have a strong team.

Together you will excel and be able to meet your business goals and satisfy the goals in your business relationships.

Second; you need to have GOALS in order to meet them right?

Think about what drives you?, what motivates you? Then think about how you can achieve everything necessary to meet the goals you set. GOOD now that you’ve done so LISTEN UP.

INVEST IN YOURSELF, AND YOUR GOALS

If you want to be a professional be a damn good one. Research your profession or craft, invest in the thing that you need.

Things I advise are but not limited to; formal training in your craft or line of business, tools required such as software programs to utilize or equipment and or instruments if your profession requires them.

For example:

If you’re an actor take classes, obtain experience on set and off set (volunteer, network, and expand your knowledge while doing so) to then pursue paid work. Purchase different wardrobe options so that you may submit for different castings (nurse, doctor, cop, fireman, lawyer, etc) It will land you more options.

Obtain as much EXPERIENCE as you can, you will then be in high demand. In ANY form of business, this is important.

That being said, expanding on that need for experience in all businesses you can establish and maintain internships or apprenticeships where eventually you can then get a job referral based on the “show and prove” method. Show your WORK ETHIC prove you’re worthy.

Once you’ve established your existence in your business community begin to think about your next steps.

How can I create a steady income?

How can I obtain the tools I need for my goals moving forward?

Who can I offer my business to and how do I do so?

ETC.

EXTRA STEPS ONCE THE BALL IS ROLLING FOR YOU:

Protect yourself.

Protect your content.

What do I mean by “protect yourself and your content” ?

Obtain all individuals needed that will protect you and your business.

Lawyers specific to your business.

Legal ownership and rights to your content, so that all are protected.

and more.

TO BE CONTINUED.

-This is a small portion of my advice to anyone who is an entrepreneur. For more details, to ask me questions, or to seek referrals for anything i mentioned, please feel free to write me a message I will reply.

Thanks for reading!

JDM aka MividaJDM

Jackiedamodel@gmail.com

SUPPORTING

Part of my pain JDM

Posted: August 10, 2013 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in AWARENESS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY, JACKIESPEAKS247 BLOG, LIFE, PEOPLE, SERIOUSLY

Where I come from quality time means more to me than anything money can buy. I had an unusual upbringing and was already working full time by high school. Lost my dad and a few years later lost my mom.

I moved out on my own at 18 years old with minimum wage and just enough to cover rent and hardly able to do groceries or pay bills. I watched VHS tapes over and over because I had no cable for awhile. I still had dial up to go online with an old ass pc. Over time little by little I built my life. I built my home and I built my career. I went from that to running a medical office and working in the industry with some of the best equiptment and people.

Having no parents at the age of 21 took a toll on me. Dad passed when I was a teen and mom passed when I turned 21. I didn’t always make the best decisions but I guarantee I learned from them. My health started to slip in 2009. I had first surgery in 2010 and from there continuous random issues have arose pertaining to health and interrupting my life. As of 2013 I was in an accident at work which changed my life. I went from being happy (finally) and living comfortably, to fighting for my paychecks from workers comp, not being able to have any kind of social life, not being able to participate in sports or gym, not being able to travel, and most importantly not being able to live my life daily as I used to. No radio, no modeling, no events, etc. However in this time I have been home I have been able to see my friends and family who visit me or were by my side at doctors etc, and I again learned the value of quality time that I once started to forget. I embraced my art skills again drawing and painting through my pain when I couldn’t sleep sometimes for days at a time. I made some changes to secure my future and still in all made sure I was there for people who needed me while I myself was down and out.

When I was at work I worked and commuted 15-20 hours of my day 5-6 days a week. I lost the spare time I used to have on weekends sometimes having to go to my office or being exhausted and having errands to run and maintain my home. Being hurt and out of work I realized who my real friends are and that my job can be gone in an instant if I don’t recover soon, I again will need to start my life over again…and this time I will do it with only positive people in my circle. I can’t afford anything less.

On Monday August 12 I will undergo one of two surgeries needed for me to get back to normal life. After recovering from that one I will continue to fight for my job and for the approval for the second surgery.

The second surgery is major and involves my spine, I may never be the same again physically (concerning pain and range of motion) but I will always be the same mentally. I can only pray that I will be able to continue my pursuance with my career after this. As an aspiring multi talented media personality actress model and business manager.

I just wanted to share a piece of my life to help those who have no idea understand. This is not the half of it. So if I don’t acknowledge every attempt of someone hitting on me or every friendship that dwindles out here and then..it is because I learned from a young age what and who I need in my life. I don’t agree to everything or with everyone, it’s called being smart and planning my future.

I tell every person that comes I to my life that I don’t respect people who don’t respect their parents and that don’t earn their keep in life. I was raised to survive and to love my family and friends, anything less is unacceptable.

Xoxo
Till I blog or write again,
Jackie aka Baby J aka JDM

“I know where I came from, where I have been, and I know where I would like to go. Sometimes it involves learning from the past and not turning back. I am not perfect, and never have been. But I am determined, passionate about my goals, and absolutely confident of my talents.” -JDM

One day in the future i will share with the world stories of my upbringing, struggles, and successes, as well as failures.

Mommy’s little girl who hated being forced to be “cute” or “prissy”, turned tomboy for awhile after child hood modeling classes and being forced to wear big fluffy dresses until 4th grade. One day I rebelled and wore a pair of pants! I loved sports (still do), got into fights, ran the streets, hung out with the wrong crowd, got into trouble over and over. Then found myself again, and separated my feelings about what I thought mattered and what actually did.

When my mother passed away I was approached for modeling, pulling together all my confidence which wasn’t very much at the time, and I pursued it. In a short time I mastered the art of communication and business within the field. I worked with quite a few people who were also up and coming as I moved about over the years. I was told my personality above everything was my best asset, not my face, not my body, my personality and my heart.

It took every fiber of my being to not turn back to my temper when things didn’t go my way, or when I went through hardships or disrespect from few negative experiences.

I have been lied to, scammed, taken advantage of, and worst of all disrespected all within the length of “learning” how to deal with certain people while managing myself.

Because of this I vowed to always be true to myself and to help those who want to get into this field. Don’t get me wrong, with all the bad came some good, and that is why I kept pushing for my goals.

I am not “famous” but I am known and respected. I would like to dedicate this blog and more to come to my supporters. If anyone wants advice, or would like to share advice do visit my blog and connect.

Stay tuned for a few “tips of the trade” blogs i will post in an effort to educate women and men that are aspiring in their trade.

All the best,

JDM

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RE CAP OF THE WEEK

Posted: December 17, 2012 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in ACTORS, AWARENESS, CELEBRITY DRAMA, DRAMA, JACKIESPEAKS247 BLOG, MEDIA, NEW YORK, NEWS, OMG

So I have been extremely busy all week also a bit under the weather…but the following things struck me as overwhelming:

  • The passing of Latina Artist / Singer Jenni Rivera (Died in a plane crash). -Gone too soon!
  • The shooting in Newton CT. Many innocent children and several adults were killed by a shooter that killed his mother, those people, then himself. -I think this world is totally falling apart mentally and this is a serious problem! Our youth is turning to suicide and homicide instead of to their parents for help!
  • Murder of a man by Central Park NYC (hit man style). – What was the hit for?, Why do people turn to violence?!..this was done in broad daylight (2pm ish) in a busy area..how can we feel safe in our city with people like this?.
  • Random acts of selfish behavior by commuters in NYC.-I witnessed people fleeing a cart from what they thought was a drunk homeless man, and i had the heart to let conductor know the man appeared to be suffering a heart attack and could have had an underlying illness (diabetic or what not) based on what I saw. The problem is, people assume before putting themselves in the position of the person who is hurt or in need. Terrible!

The following is simply entertainment info:

  • Beyonce signed a deal for millions to be the face of Pepsi, literally her face on the can.
  • Wendy Williams called Beyonce dumb for lack of better words stating that she cannot “speak” on an educated level. Now she is gonna hate seeing her face everywhere on those Pepsi cans!
  • Lindsay Lohan took a gift or what may be a loan from Charlie Sheen for 100,000 and didn’t even say thank you!..She is also in middle of possible jail time (what else is new)
  • I found out (and am late on this) Justin Bieber has a fragrance out called boyfriend…WHY. Lol All these artists come out with fragrances but only a third of them smell good. Yet they all sell because of fans, groupies, and marketing gurus- sickening.

There is much more going on…but Im keeping it short tonight! I will be back this week… stay cool people and happy holidays!

-Jdm

A CLOSE FRIEND OF MINE HAS NOTIFIED ME THAT THIS CHILD IS MISSING IF ANYONE CAN PLEASE RE POST THIS BLOG OR REACH OUT WITH ANY INFO YOU MAY HAVE IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED SEE DETAILS BELOW:

15 year old Brooklyn native, Michelle Owens has gone missing. Her father dropped her off at school on the morning of Oct 4th. She was dismissed and never got home that night. The police have been informed. Her father writes:”Owens michael:my daughter michelle owens went to school on oct-4-2011,wearing black & gray airmax, akademics sweat suit, gucci bookbag and a black derion leather jacket. Her school, boy & girls h.s, dismissed her @ 3;05 pm. My daughter has not been home since. As of 7pm she is reported as a missing person. Please if you see or seen her call me at (347) 705-2005. This is not a joke.”Michelle is not the kind of teenager that just disappears without informing an adult and she has no money on her. Her family is very worried about her.