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11:59 Young, Gifted & Transitioning

11:59 Young, Gifted & Transitioning

By 1159YGT
A Millennial Podcast discussing the gray areas of transition that nobody talks about.
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109: The Finale: It Gets Better - Life Updates, & the future of the Transition Tribe
Hey Transition Tribe! We know you've missed us, but we’re back 🙌🏾 As we wrap up this amazing first season, we want to thank you guys for being such great listeners. If you take anything from this podcast, we hope you realize that we are constantly in seasons of evolution and transition, and that you're not the only one wandering through life uncomfortably in seasons of the unknown. Soon you will reach your purpose and fully live in it, one step of faith at a time. In this final episode, we sit down and chat about our personal transitions, what we've been up to the past couple of months, our favorite highlights of the past season and the future of the Transition Tribe! Check us out, and don't forget to stay in touch with us on Instagram @1159ygtpodcast, @Kenyattasacha and @Mizz_jazz. Thanks so much for an awesome first season!! #TransitionTribeOut 🎤
December 09, 2019
108: Love Always, Gratitude w/ Tessa Haldes, A Faithful Friend
Being grateful is a state of mind that shouldn’t only happen on Thanksgiving. It’s something that should be a constant reminder of how far we’ve come, who has helped us on the journey, and where we’re going. In this episode, our good friend Tessa Haldes joins the conversation on what it means to show gratitude during a transition season. Having graduated from college and worked in a few jobs, Tessa decides that she will pursue graduate school to ultimately reach the goals she has set out for herself. But, what happens in between those decisions? Do you move in with your parents? What about self worth? How do your life’s perspective change in the process? Sacha and Jasmine know all too well the struggle of being thankful while in a transition season, and speaking with Tessa only widened the spectrum of experiences to touch on. Tune in to join the conversation and share your own moments of finding gratitude with us as well!! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at @1159ygtpodcast ! Be blessed #TransitionTribe 👊🏾 We love you.
September 16, 2019
107: Don’t Play Yourself - Comparison vs. Motivation W/Trap Cellist Yanna Cello
Trap Cello? Two words you'd never expect to live side by side, but classically trained and culturally aware musician "Yanna Cello" effortlessly intertwines them in her daily life. Former University of Illinois Champaign Urbana alum has found a way insert her own hip hop culture into the tradition of the string instrument she's loved since she was a little girl. In this episode, Ayana opens up about her battle with training and retraining herself, important techniques and competing for paid gigs against musicians with "traditional" playing styles. She also expresses her usage of social media and how removing the mindset of comparison allowed her to courageously display her talents online, allowing for increased support and the notoriety and platform that she has today, playing on Television shows, receiving features in newspapers and magazines & even playing for celebrities! Tune in for a great episode and keep up with Yanna Cello @Yannacello ! Follow Us at @1159ygtpodcast @Mizz_jazz and @Kenyattesacha. 
September 02, 2019
106: Entrepreneurship - Level Up to Become Your Own Boss W/Dante Jones
What happens when you finally master your side hustle and want to profit from it? You do exactly what our guest Dante Jones did and boss up your strengths. As a former Division I Football athlete turned business man and entrepreneur, Dante found a way to keep his love for fitness and athletics by monetizing it as part of his daily life. After quickly realizing that selling life insurance and driving Uber wasn't something he wanted to pursue for the rest of his life, he decided to use the skills he acquired during those times for a greater purpose. That's when he and business partner Elliot founded the fitness gym "TrapFit," throwing a modern day hip hop spin on the average workout routine. This episode focuses on everything from loans and starting fees, balancing life outside of your business, and the importance of having a business partner. The gym, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is beginning to make its mark on the industry with its growing fan base and clientele. Aside from running the gym, Dante also works as a freelance photographer and videographer. Sign up for his gym in NC or book him soon, because he truly knows how to leverage turning his strengths to service people 💪🏾! Follow his journey @Thedantejones @dantejonesphoto and @Trapfitraleigh. And as always, follow us us at @Mizz_jazz @Kenyattasacha and @1159ygtpodcast !! 
July 22, 2019
105: #RelationshipGoals W/ Emmanuel and Olamide
Okay. Let's get straight to it. Relationships can be insanely difficult to navigate, especially when going through stages of personal transition. You have those friends that seem to be asked on dates every weekend, those that have been in faithful relationships since Kindergarten, and then those stuck in the middle, simply trying to figure out what to eat for dinner. On this episode, we explore the popular hashtag #RelationshipGoals with power couple Emmanuel and Olamide Grace, including the pros and cons of a relationship in your twenties, and everything social media doesn't see. Emmanuel and Olamide Grace are a young, fashionable couple that have been together for almost three years. As a mental health counselor (Olamide) and a Stand-Up Comedian/Entertainment Personality (Emmanuel) they combine for an amazing duo, enjoying partner activities like dancing, cooking and traveling! Follow their journey as we hope to see wedding bells in the future!! In the meantime, follow Hosts: @KenyattaSacha and Mizz_jazz and special guests: @Olamideta and  @Mc_Attraction. See you next week!! 
July 08, 2019
104: Passion to Purpose W/Side Hustle Pro & Line Cook Kevin Yoo
Sometimes our day jobs do little for us inspirationally outside of helping us pay our bills and keep us financially stable. It can be difficult to determine whether or not you should grind it out at your 9-5 or quit to pursue your real passion. Well Korean-American millennial and working Chef Kevin Yoo has found his niche with side hustles on his journey to being a Master Chef. As a business professional by day and a chef at one of the most pristine Chicago restaurants by night, Kevin pulls from experiencing the joys of cooking as a young boy to help maintain and build his dreams of being a chef while transitioning from college into the working world. Kevin discusses everything from his restaurant owning dreams, to starting out at a restaurant buss boy in order to reach that ultimate goal. Whether Kevin's story of the grind makes you hungry for ambition, or a juicy burger, we encourage you to soak in all you can from Kevin’s journey of fostering a true side hustle while keeping a full time job!! Who knows, maybe you’ll see him at Girl and the Goat 🐐during your next reservation 👀!! As always, follow us on IG @1159YGTPodcast, @Mizz_jazz, and @Kenyattasacha!!  
July 01, 2019
*BONUS EPISODE* The Marathon Continues: Recalling The Life of Nipsey Hussle
Just when you thought you'd have to wait another week! We had more content and couldn't hold this one back from you guys. Our last episode guest Crystal Joy joined us on this conversation, recalling the life of the legendary Rapper, Philanthropist, Activist and Savior to the streets Ermias Joseph Asghedom, otherwise known by his stage name, Nipsey Hussle. In this episode, we dive deep into the issues surrounding Nipsey's death and other challenges plaguing black and minority communities in today's society. We also touch on the pros and cons of social media, and how they relate to owning your own business, and supporting other entrepreneurs. Check it out!! 
June 27, 2019
103: Recalculating W/Crystal Joy, Actress & Filmmaker
Ever catch yourself driving down a breezy highway after a long day at work, only for your GPS to suddenly redirect you? Ever taken an unknown, unexpected route with hopes of making it to that shiny end goal? Well so has Crystal Joy, Actress, Writer, Filmmaker, and all around Creative, who has dealt with quite a few detours of her own. Crystal pushed her dreams of Broadway lights and TV screens to the back burner for years, when one of the most traumatic, life changing experiences forced her to work up the courage to do what she had been dreaming about for a long time. Fasten your seatbelts and listen closely to hear more about Crystal's recalculation on the highway of life. Like, follow and subscribe!! IG: @Imcrystaljoy, @_inthebluroom, @1159YGTPodcast @Mizz_jazz, @Kenyattasacha. 
June 23, 2019
102: Keep The Faith W/Leah Dixon (@LeahsEssence), Lifestyle Influencer
What's up #TransitionTribe!! We're keeping it rolling on this beautiful Sunday with our latest episode entitled "Keep The Faith." In this conversation we switch gears and chat with a very special guest Leah Dixon, a Chicago based content creator, beauty blogger and Christian lifestyle influencer. Leah, otherwise known as "Leah's Essence," hopped on the train early, and created an online brand for herself before it became "trendy." Leah opens up and shares with us her seasons of transition with regards to her Christian faith, and how her walk with God sometimes feels like an intricate dance. To keep up with Leah, follow her Youtube and Instagram @Leahsessence. Follow us @1159YGTPodcast, @Mizz_jazz and @Kenyattasacha. As always, like, comment, share and subscribe!!! And remember, keep the faith!! 
June 17, 2019
101: Welcome To The Tribe
We’rreeee baccckkk!! Thank you guys for tuning into our intro episode, but we have a little more in store for you all with our first official full length recording. In this episode, we dive a little deeper into our personal life journey’s during and after college and discuss life expectations vs. our actual reality. Don’t forget to share, rate and subscribe! Follow our social media @1159ygtpodcast @mizz_jazz and @kenyattasacha on Instagram! Thank you for listening!!
June 09, 2019
The Intro: Allow Us To Reintroduce Ourselves
What's up guys! Thanks for tuning in to our very first episode! We're so excited to have you all join our #TransitionTribe as we try and navigate this crazy thing called life. Listen in to get a sneak peek at what's to come for the upcoming season!!  Follow our social media @1159ygtpodcast @Mizz_jazz @Kenyattasacha !!
June 01, 2019