EPISODE 1: Life Transitions, Challenges, and Elevation
Your 20s and 30s are filled with opinions of where you should be in life. You’re told to go to college, get married, get your dream house with a white picket fence, and bring another life into this world before your biological clock runs out. But what happens when you fail to meet society’s expectations of who you should be as a woman by a certain time?
On the debut episode of xoNecole's Happy Hour podcast the hosts get real about the life shift that happens as you close out your 20s and head into your 30s. Necole reveals the struggles behind the scenes of her huge career pivot from gossip blogging to female empowerment, including almost walking away from the xoNecole site after accumulating mounds of debt and having to pay her team out of her own pocket while living in a community space in New York City. Amer opens up about leaving a domestic violence situation and how solo travel encouraged her to hit the reset button on her life, and Sheriden reflects on the past few years as managing editor of xoNecole.com, and why she’s currently experiencing imposter syndrome. If Saturn's Return is coming for you at this stage in your life– you're in for a few laughs and thought-provoking revelations from the hosts of xoNecole's Happy Hour.
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EPISODE 2: Finding Love In Unexpected Places
On this journey of love, we often don’t realize that our soulmate is in the right place, but we’re not giving off the right vibes to attract what we desire. Many women struggle to find love in their respective cities, but what if the man of dreams was the one you avoided eye contact with on the elevator, in the Uber ride, or at the grocery store?
Inspired by the xoNecole.com article, "I met him in an Uber Pool and now we're married," the second episode of xoNecole's Happy Hour explores the possibilities of finding love in unexpected places. The ladies interview special guests Jenisa and Lester Richmond about their unpredictable love story that started in a rideshare in Los Angeles. Lester shares how Jenisa ghosted him twice before finally saying yes to a first date, and Jenisa shares how they kept the relationship going while living in two different states. Plus, the Happy Hour hosts confess their fantasy places for meeting a love interest and present an interesting challenge for listeners who are open to new love.
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EPISODE 3: Credit Karma, Money Shame & Self-Worth
As women we often keep it real about everything except for our bank accounts. We desire prosperity but operate with a broke mindset, and sometimes tie material things like a house, a car, and even getting our hair and nails done to our self-worth. Not to mention that social media has us showcasing our wins and not the journey it took to get there.
On this episode the xoNecole Happy Hour hosts spill the tea on everything from their finances and credit scores, to money shaming in the digital age and keeping up with the Jones’. Necole shares her story of how she spent $30,000 on glam in one year as a celebrity gossip blogger in an attempt to keep up with a certain look and the sacrifices she has made financially on debt-free journey, while Amer talks her change in lifestyle after losing her six-figure job. And Sheriden explains why financial security is more important to her right now than long-term wealth. You’ll also learn about some of their favorite resources to help transform your money habits and keep you inspired on the road to financial freedom.
EPISODE 4 (Part 1): Thank You, Next: An Ode To Our Exes
Not every relationship is a mistake, some are simply life lessons that help you to discover who you are, your self-worth, and what you value in a potential partner.
In part one of this two-part series, the girls show love and gratitude for past break-ups and heartbreaks, while expressing what they’re looking for in their next partner. Necole shares why she’s focused on closing the doors of her past before embracing the man of her future, Sheriden opens up about what past lovers have taught her about herself, and Amer shares why she’s currently dating multiple men at a time. And of course your favorite homegirls keep the tea piping with stories on hot dates and sex with their ex’s. Sit back with your glass of wine as the ladies take you on a trip down memory lane.