Episode 14

Published on:

13th Apr 2022

S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk - Episode 14 - Sparkle "Go Urban City"

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



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About the Podcast

S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk (Stand Tall And Reclaim Victory Everyday)
This podcast shares tips, thoughts, and ideas on how to build and successful platform by overcoming challenges and going from Surviving to thriving. Featured guests have overcome struggles and built a career or business by Standing Tall A Reclaiming Victory Everyday.

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About your host

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J Haleem Washington

J Haleem went from working for $8.00 an hour at the Hampton Inn, to earning 6 figures as a Commercial Photographer in just a few years. He was able to accomplish all this while being a convicted felon. While working for $8.00 an hour he developed his mantra #I Won’t Starve which was the catalyst for him to leave his job after only one year. Over his career, he’s been able to work with international brands like Nike, Save The Children Foundation, NFL, Amtrak & The WNBA.

Since then, he has become pardoned, and now is a best-selling author and motivational speaker. J Haleem uses the #I Won’t Starve message to encourage and motivate students, entrepreneurs and career-oriented individuals. His goal is to inspire you to build a platform to ensure that U Won’t Starve.