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While I am up on an opposite sleep schedule I want to take the time to say that I enjoyed working with, learning from, and teaching others in this industry since 2003/2005. So many levels to this. I made sure to invest in myself, my skill-set, and my craftsmanship and artistry my whole life. I only respect others who know the grind, and have shed blood sweat and tears for what they believe in. I don’t congratulate lazy or self proclaimed people, never fuel that mess!. I was injured about four years ago and underwent 3 surgeries and countless procedures. Prior to that, I had other health scares and issues that required surgery or medical care. I have always worked through everything, and gone above and beyond for others as well as my own passions. Never asking for anything in return. I believe in the culture of art, music, entertainment, and film. most importantly I believe in myself. I live every day as productively as possible, so when I have an opportunity I TAKE IT. When I was bed bound for a few years and in doctors 24/7 I had to make a decision. Do I let this conquer my life? Do I let depression and anger over situations I cannot control ruin everything I worked so hard for? NO. I chose to focus on better health, and managing my pain and obligations and begin re-creating my path again. Just because I haven’t been VISUALLY SEEN doesn’t mean that I ever stopped living for my dreams and those I love.
 
If you have ever had a time where you thought the world was crushing you, and you felt cornered or wanted to give up but didn’t…I want to hear from you. I want to begin having these conversations. I need to speak to the people who need to be uplifted, or can possibly enlighten and uplift others. I want to help you share your testimonial.
 
This is my testimonial, and this is the bare minimum of everything I went through and am still going through.
 
I love everyone who loves me, and I support you!. If you have a goal, it is best to make plans to achieve it. Don’t ignore what your heart is screaming for! – Jackie also known as Mivida JDM
 
MiVida JDM LLC
Mividajdm@gmail.com

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

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DYNASTY also known as the Prince of dancehall is a very talented artist originally from brooklyn, now residing in New Jersey. He is internationally known and still extremely humble. With the charm and appearance of a suave latino, he brings a Caribbean feel to the stage when he performs dancehall music. Our very own DYNASTY makes NY/NJ proud. We know him for having an amazing voice and a charismatic personality. It has been 3 years since our last interview chopping it up so I reached out to him for an update. Get to know the man behind the work. Check out the “Where are they now” write up by JDM featuring Dynasty below!

The Q&A to bring the fan base the 411! (Q =JDM A=DYNASTY) 

Q: What is your current project?

A: “My current project is my second mixtape ‘it’s about time Volume 2’. I’m also working on a new album for 2014.”

Q: What are your goals at this time?

A: “My current goal is to become the first and the biggest latin dancehall artist from New York to make it big”

Q: Who is your favorite artist or talented person at this time?

A: “Konshens, he is a reggae artist” 

Q: What is your favorite winter fashion?

A: “Timbs and hoodies like the 90s”

Q: What was your best moment in 2013?

A: “My best moment in 2013 was being with my grandmother for my birthday”

Q: Where can everyone hear your music and or download it?

A: ” Www.soundcloud.com/princeofdancehall ”

Q: The ladies want to know what the prince of dancehall’s current relationship status is!

A: “Single” 

There you have it! A little update on our friend DYNASTY!

Stay up to date with DYNASTY, add him on Facebook here:

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Stay tuned for more info on your favorites with JDM 

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As the year quickly comes to a close. I have been wrapping up some of my goals and priorities to end the year right. I recently got to chop it up with some friends and artists from past interviews. Have you been wondering what’s new with certain artists but unsure? Don’t worry, I got you!

See what these artists had to say about “Where they are now” in my blog on www.jackiespeaks247.wordpress.com subscribe and stay tuned for the interviews!

www.jackiedamodel.com

jackiedamodel@gmail.com

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Posted: January 2, 2013 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in FRIENDS AND FAMILY, JACKIESPEAKS247 BLOG

2012 had many obstacles as well as tough times. it was overall one of my better years health wise and I got to see a lot of family that I haven’t seen in years. I look forward to another year and many more with the awesome people in my life. It is all thanks to you that I am here. Seriously I have been through the worst imaginable things and I really wouldn’t have made it this far without the love and support of my friends and family.

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Cheers!

Posted: March 4, 2012 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in DATING AND RELATIONSHIPS, EVENTS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY, JACKIESPEAKS247 BLOG, NEW YORK, NIGHTLIFE

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CONGRATZ TO KHRISTINA, CHEERS TO A GREAT NIGHT! SEE YOU AT THE WEDDING!