Episode Description -
Meet Sparkle, the beauty behind the brains of GoUrbanLasVegas. What started off as a three-day vacation to Las Vegas became a 14-day trip. Shortly thereafter, Sparkle continued to make her way from time-to-time to Vegas until one day she had a Divine encounter with God - who told her it was time to go and make Vegas her home. In this episode of S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk, Sparkle shares with J Haleem, the biggest misconception people have about Vegas, why it's important for us to untrain to retrain, and the importance of being honest with yourself.
Show Notes -
1:48 - J Haleem welcomes Sparkle to the show
4:43 - Sparkle shares the biggest misconception she has heard about Las Vegas
7:01 - Sparkle shares the dynamic of what caused her to move from California to Vegas
9:17 - “Success is understanding you’re going to try and fail.” Be mindful of your intent.
11:33 - Sparkle speaks on coming to Vegas for vacation for only 3 days & here she is
six years later.
14:34 - Overcoming hurdles
17:03 - J Haleem gives Sparkle her flowers
19:45 - That moment when Sparkle realized hustling & hard work was the winning
20:40 - “Untrain to retrain”
22:32 - Sparkle describes her history of GoUrbanLasVegas
24:23 - The formula for results = commitment + consistency
25:26 - Collaboration and why its key
31:37 - Be honest with yourself
34:36 - Why is vulnerability hard to achieve in Black community?
38:21 - Sparkle speaks on Creating the Poppin’ Marketplace Family Festival
44:42 - J Haleem shares, “The fastest way to get something, is to give something.”
45:10 - Celebrate as we climb up the ladder
47:02 - Sparkle speaks on what Stand Tall & Reclaim Victory Means to Her
51:02 - The importance of knowing that somebody cares
53:43 - “MyShineMyGrind,” - the mantra
57:13 - The importance of Black companies controlling the media
Connect with Sparkle:
Instagram - @gourbanlasvegas