Aug 21, 2018
It’s been a summer, y’all. The
Carters have released a joint album. But this week we’re focusing
on a different power couple: Carmina and Qudduce. These two are
newlyweds and founders of Camera Ready, a media coaching company.
Quddus is a speaker who has been a host of TV shows like TRL and
Access Hollywood. Carmina focuses on self-development and
meaningful learning. I have been under their mentorship for several
years now, and they have taught me so much. This episode we’re
going to talk about love, self-development, and the masculine
and feminine energy.
The Love Story
met at a party and she recognized him from their acting class. She
walked right up to him and told him he should start showing up to
were friends for years before they ever entered into a
relationship. “I remember always finding comfort in
your hugs and your smile.”
two went through phases of being single and taken and taken and
single and the timing was never right. “The
beautiful thing is that things change.”
- Carmina recalls a moment when Quddus was
standing in front of her silently at a graduation from a program
she was taking part in.
- “This is your husband. This
is your soulmate. I felt it in my gut. It was the most certain
thing I’ve felt in my entire life.”
- On a
car ride to a retreat, Carmina confessed all of her
- Carmina began her self-development journey
after getting out of an unhealthy relationship.
realized that she was in control of the bad in her life so she
decided to change it to good.
- “It’s being able to take a
look at our lives instead of constantly
being in our
- Behavioral patterns form our identity. We are
more flexible than we think, and mindset is a
- Quddus was in a rut in his career and had a
friend suggest a personal development class. Six months in, he
found a breakthrough in work and in personal
Water & the Grand Canyon
talk a lot about masculine and feminine energy, something it took
me a lot of time to really accept and understand.
is unhealthy and healthy feminine and masculine energy; it’s not a
label for men and women, but rather types of energies.
York City has a masculine energy that is grasping, go-getting, and
the hustle is real. Whereas a city like Los Angeles has a
more feminine energy with flexibility, the ocean, nature and more
space to be rather than do.
- In a
new wave of feminism, it can be hard to recognize these energies,
but it doesn’t have to be in conflict with it.
is feminine and water created the Grand Canyon. It is a powerful
force, but it is a different force. We would it look like to
reclaim our feminine strength.
Finding Your Voice
- Camera Ready recognizes that the problems of
the world get solved when people find their voices.
focus is on coaching people not on confidence, but on
vulnerability, because that is what brings connection between
speaker and listener.
- Public speaking is the number one fear for a
lot of people. But don’t fear and excitement give us the same
physical feeling- butterflies?
- “Anxiety is excitement that
isn’t allowing itself to be expressed.”
Friends, it is time to reframe
our attitude toward fear, energies, and personal development. I
could talk with these two for days and days. I hope you love these
two as much as I do and learn a bit from them. You can find them
at Cameraready.co, @coachcarmina, @qudductv, and @camerareadynow. Go connect with them!
This episode is brought to you by the free PDF
guide called “Moving Through Fear.”
It is full of resources that I
hope will help guide you through rejecting the lies in your life
and finding the truth.