Exclusive interview with Kai Michaels Fly Secrets brand creator. Fly to the sky!

Fly Secrets is more than a brand, it’s a way of thinking. Successful people have no limits in goals setting. We all look to the sky! Fly Secrets hopes to inspire anyone who wears or sees these clothing to have an uplifting day and believe that anything is possible!

We interviewed Kai Michaels to get to know all the secrets of Fly Secrets.

CP: Hi Kai, thank you for accepting the invitation! How are you feeling these days? It’s a brand new world we are facing.
KM: “Hello, thank you for having me here today. Yes, it is a brand new world. No, I cannot complain. Things are moving slowly, but they are moving.”
CP: We love the idea and mindset of Fly Secrets. It tells that everything is possible when you put your mind to it! And it is a great help in the pandemic nowadays not to give up! How did you come up with the idea for your brand?
KM: “I just happened to be in my car one day. I picked up my sketchbook, and started drawing the pilot character. I thought, “I can create a whole universe for him”. At first, it was just for my eyes. When others starting noticing my art. The characters took a life of its own. People really seemed to enjoy the concept living life above. Which is the basic concept of Fly Secrets.”


CP: The clothing of Fly Secrets are not only original, but also comfortable and cozy. Was this the idea behind the design?
KM: “Yes. From the very start, all of my designs have been hand-drawn. I usually keep a sketchbook. At least one or two with me all the time. Just in case inspiration hits. As far as the clothing itself goes, the moment that I found a specific material that I liked. I put out an example of a few friends and others to receive feedback on the material. I got great results for one, and I stuck with it”
CP: You have not only the clothing, but also phone cases, basically things that are highly visible in everyday life. Do you plan to extend the accessory line?
KM: “Yes. Very much so. The accessories will be extended to, but not limited to stickers, posters, hats, socks, and backpacks. The sky’s the limit!”
CP: How long did it take you from the idea to having the full line of products?
KM: “Honestly, everything came slowly. Started from sketching to locating a printing service, getting orders put in for samples. Once those samples came back and posting pictures on social media to get feedback, then I would sit in Photoshop to produce mock-up. So I could see what they would look like virtually.”
CP: How long does the production process take?
KM: “It usually takes a week to a week in a half.”CP: Nowadays it’s been tough times for everyone. What is your secret not to give up and stay in positive mood?KM: “Yes, it has been a tough time. Honestly, I have been building relationships lately, and the people that I have been in contact with have been giving me great feedback. The positivity is what keeps me going.”
CP: What is your biggest dream right now?
KM: “To spread the message of Fly Secrets across the globe. I would like to open my own stores, and give a platform for up and coming artists and fashion designers as well.”
CP: What is your motivational quote of the day?
KM: “Our minds are a limitation, but we all have wings to fly. All you have to do is believe”
CP: Thank you so much, Kai, for making us Fly to the Sky today.

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Christine Reidhead On Success Of Her Book, Covid-19 Situation And Nonprofit AfrikRising

Educator, Podcaster, and Humanitarian, Christine Reidhead, is an Assistant Professor and the Founder and CEO of the Nonprofit Organization, AfrikRising. We asked Christine to comment on the current situation about COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation.  And, took a chance to talk about a few exciting happenings, like her, #1 Best Seller, "GET THAT JOB!”, her recent award, 10 Best CEOs to Watch 2020, podcasting and much more in our exclusive interview. 

CP: Hi Christine, you live in the heart of the Navajo Nation, with the COVID-19 outbreak, where it is the highest affected area per capita. How are you coping with these challenges?
CR: We have 500 people that have tested positive for the coronavirus, in our small town of Crownpoint, NM, so its pretty scary. Im just trying to stay home as much as possible. I love to work, so Ill work just as hard at home as I would at work. Many of my students have had family members who have died from this coronavirus. Its really sad. We are losing some good, good people.

 

CP: Oh, that sounds pretty tough! Are there enough medical supplies at the hospitals? I hope everyone can get proper assistance.

CR: They are working on it. Hopefully, as time passes, the State of New Mexico and the Navajo Tribe, get more assistance from the federal government. There are not a lot of hospitals in and around the Navajo Nation, so that is a challenge. But the Navajo people are resilient and they will overcome this challenge facing their people. I couldnt be more proud to have the opportunity to live and learn more about their tradition and culture. They are a misunderstood people and I wish they would get more respect.

CP: You and your sons made masks for the people on the Navajo Nation. As you mentioned, this area has really been hit by the coronavirus. Tell us a little more about that experience.

CR: As COVID-19 began spreading on the Navajo Nation, it got me very worried about the people, especially the elders. Nationally, the masks were sold out in stores. It got me thinking, and guess who I thought of? My mother!  My mother is a quilter, so she donated a lot of fabric to allow us to sew these masks. We ended up making over 500 masks to give away. It was challenging, but a great experience.


CP: We cant but mention you being one of the 10 Best CEOs to Watch 2020! Wow! Can you tell us a little bit about that accomplishment?

CR: Yes, it was a great honor to be one of the 10 Best CEOs to Watch in 2020. As for the non-profit, I feel blessed to be a part of AfrikRising. We are simply out there trying to help lift the burdens of others. There is always someone out there who is struggling, and can be helped. Thats what life is all about, serving and thats what we do at AfrikRising. We cant reach everyone, but we try to do the best we can.

CP: Your nonprofit, AfrikRising, is really doing some good things in Africa, especially during the coronavirus pandemic! Can you tell us about your recent projects youve completed?

CR: We just completed Project Face Mask. On our AfrikRising Board, we have a fashion designer, Emmanuel Aluka. He made 150 masks that were taken to a hospital and police station in Lagos, Nigeria. He said when he was handing out the masks, he got mauled by people that were so excited! These COVID-19 times are scary, and we need to make sure we are thinking about those who are affected by this virus no matter where they live.

 

CP: It is so admirable, that in this difficult time you remember those who are even more in need. How many volunteers are working with you? Is there a place for newcomers to join?

CR: AfrikRising currently has nine Board members. We are grateful to have many generous people who consistently donate to each of our projects as we couldnt accomplish the projects without them! We are very fortunate to have good teams in both Nigeria and Ghana. The teams help us find those who are in the most need. We are always looking for those who want to give back. Volunteers and newcomers can contact us at our website: www.afrikrising.org. Wed love to have anyone and everyone join us in helping fight hunger and poverty in Africa!

 

CP: You have published a #1 Best Seller on Amazon! Congratulations! These books are really helping college students gain the foundation they need to succeed. Do you have a second book in the works?
CR: I do have a second book coming out soon! My book should be published here in the next month or so. This second book is about study habits. A lot of times students have not developed good study habits before college. This book helps you learn the best way to study and how to apply those methods. I think the book is a great guide to help college students become successful in their studies.

 

CP: Your books are a part of a series. What can we expect for future topics?
CR: When you leave your parents’ house you usually are overconfident and think you know everything, right? Then, reality hits you and youre not as prepared as you thought you were. This college book series provides tips to help tackle that steep learning curve. Other forthcoming books will be about, how to manage your finances, how to choose the right career, common freshman mistakes, developing a resume, etc. And, after reading these books, I’m hoping all the tools will provide a solid foundation for students. This is a critical time in students’ lives and grasping this knowledge is important to help lead and guide them to success.

 

CP: You are involved in so many things! How did you get such an extreme work ethic? What drives that success?
CR: I have to credit my work ethic to my step-dad, Leland. He pushed so much work on my siblings and I during my years in high school. I hated it. I mean, who likes working as a teenager? But, now I am so grateful for what Leland’s method of teaching lessons of life entailed. As a teenager, you don’t realize the continuous work ethic push as important life Iessons, until later in adulthood. To this day, I have that same drive flowing through my veins. Its what gets me up early in the morning and keeps me up late at night. My step-dad is now in his 70s and still works 12 plus hours a day, six days a week, its incredible. He planted that seed of service within me. Looking back, I remember that we would help out people, no matter what time of the day or night it was. Whether it was helping people who were stranded or taking truckloads of food down to Mexico, we would find some way to help others. Leland certainly provided me with a great example of success and service. I am very grateful for that. I love working and will constantly challenge myself to push a little harder and attempt to accomplish more today than I did yesterday.

 

CP: This is so true! You are such an inspiration for many women in the world. We are proud to have you as a cover story for “Eurowoman”. What is your secret to keep being so energetic?

CR: Just my drive for success. Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant always talked about things that motivated them. I do the same. Whether it is success or criticism, I take motivation from either one, and strive to work harder and be better.

CP: Your Tribal College Movement podcast has been published by the Tribal College Journal! One of the most important educational journals in the country. Can you tell us more about that podcast series?
CR: This is a great example of pushing oneself to learning something new and learning about people that make a difference in other peoples’ lives. This podcast was a great privilege to do with Tom Davis. He is one of the founding fathers of the Tribal College Movement and has been a mentor to me for the past 10 years or so. Hes an incredible man and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. This podcast shares stories about the tribal college movement that happened over 50 years ago. There is some rich history in these podcasts and Im very proud to be able to capture that richness with Tom.

CP: It’s amazing! You find time for everything, and it is so inspirational to listen to you! What is your motivational quote of the day? 
CR: “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you havent planted. David Bly

CP: Thank you so much for finding time to talk to us in this uneasy situation. We truly hope the world is becoming better! And, it is important to stay motivated and keep going, exactly like you do! 
Listen to Christine’s podcasts: https://christinereidhead.com. 
Follow Christine on social media: https://www.facebook.com/chris.reidhead. 
“Tips to Starting College” website: https://tipstostartingcollege.com 
AfrikRising Nonprofit Organization: https://afrikrising.org 

The Atlanta Book Hit-Maker strikes again!

Jesus, Coffee, and Prayer Christian Publishing House LLC. is blazing the trail for Women of Faith to exponentially SOAR in this season. With a host of Future Best-Selling books lining up, multiple Virtual Women’s Empowerment events all throughout May and early June, Cosmo was finally able to catch up with the ‘Publisher of Purpose’- CEO and Founder, Min. Nakita Davis!

CP: Min. Nakita Davis, Welcome and thank you for agreeing to meet with us. Lets hop right into it!

The world has made many shifts in the past few months. Tell our viewers how your Best-Selling publishing house is effortlessly able to shift and elevate during this pandemic?

Min. Nakita Davis: Well first of all, All the Glory belongs to God.  He is the source of my life and my strength. I am honored to be interviewed on your prestigious platform!  Secondly, I tell my Queen Authors and co-authors all the time, ‘You don’t have to get Ready- if you Stay Ready.’  Although this has been a shift that many of us have not seen, God still reigns, and the bible tells us that there is nothing new under the sun. So, I say all of that to say, my team and I have continuously used all our innate gifts and talents to successfully pivot in this season. 

We were already publishing International Best-Selling books and we were already developing authors to level up by sharing their message on larger scales. But we pivoted by adding more Virtual opportunities to connect with Women of Faith.  In the past month or so, we have hosted 3 to 4 Successful Virtual events. The Women Win Author & Business Summit was held in March and received great featured coverage on CBS news 19, NBC affiliates, and many more. Attendees were BLOWN Away by the wealth of knowledge and expertise that our Keynote speakers brought to the table and were ready to SOAR after our 2-day event. Next, Jesus, Coffee, and Prayer hosted our Write It. Speak It. Live It Masterclass and our highly acclaimed Learn & Earn $1,000+ Hosting Your Own Virtual Summit Masterclass- both in April!

The women enjoyed our event so much, that we are kicking off our highly valuable~ wildly profitable Virtual SPEAKER Society Membership May 8th! We still have just a few spots left for Women of Faith who are ready to take their gifts, talents, book, or business, and leverage it on a Virtual Stage that Pays again, and again, and again! The goal is simple, teach Women how to fish in this season by hosting their OWN wildly profitable Virtual Events! 

Lastly, our Devo & Glow Camp is kicking off June 8th as a response to Covid-19. Its an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G bootcamp designed to help Women of Faith share their message through a Best-Selling Devotional book in 90days or less. Open enrollment ends June 1st. 

CP: Wow- You seriously have a lot going on! I imagine that you are balancing all of this and your family life. How do you keep your sanity?

Min. Nakita Davis- (Laughs) Great Question- I don’t! (laughs again.) No seriously, I give it to God.  I do the best that I can to meet the commitments, deadlines, and results that I’ve communicated to my clients & authors alike. Regarding quarantine home life- I laugh- a lot and Smile more than I frown. Look, life is hard- it was never promised to be easy- just worth it. I also recognize that I can’t do it alone. My husband is absolutely amazing and covers me in the tight spaces. Throw in 2 Great kiddos and we always make it work with the help of Christ. 

CP: Great advice- do what you can! So, talk to our readers about your upcoming event. We caught wind through the grapevine that there is another Women Win Author & Business Summit in the works.

Min. Nakita Davis: YESSSS! Gotta love social media and the press. But yes, we are working diligently to bring our guest, BIGGER, BETTER, FASTER in this season. We have expanded the event to 5 blissful virtual days and have included Top international leaders and Stellar Award-Winning Vocalists to our mix. We did not come to play! If attendees enjoyed our debut Women Win Author & Business Virtual summit back in March- then they are going to go through the roof when they see what we have lined up at the end of May! This 5-day Epic International Virtual event will kick off Saturday, May 30th – Wednesday June 3rd.  Queens should follow us to get open registration dates @jesuscoffeeandprayer on FB & on IG.

They Do Not want to miss this! 

We still have just a few spots remaining for Powerhouse Speakers, Women of Influence and business expertise- but they must hurry if they want to join our esteemed panel of Glow-getters of Faith!

 

CP: I know your time is valuable and you are woman on the Go! So just a few more questions. As a best-Selling publisher with all your success. What advice would you give to someone wanting to write their book now- with all the uncertainty?

 

Min. Nakita Davis: It’s really simple- Just Do IT! Let Go of Your Fear and inhibitions. Let Go and Let God! Somebody needs to hear your voice. Somebody needs to grow from you. Somebody needs your testimony and triumph story. You are the KEY to Breaking Generational Curses- but YOU HAVE To MOVE! If you need help- reach out to us at www.jesuscoffeeandprayer.com Book your consultation and lets begin a beautiful partnership that will get you moving form A to Z! With 27+ Best-Selling authors in just 10 short months~ we are anointed and appointed for this THANG!  Let us help you produce your Best-Selling Book and leverage it to step on stage and GET PAID too!

 

CP: Well there you have it folks! Get with Min. Nakita Davis over at Jesus Coffee and Prayer Christian Publishing House LLC. for All your publishing/ author marketing and strategy needs. Based off your reviews on Facebook and other sources, I can see why they call you the ‘Publisher of Purpose!’

Min. Nakita Davis: Indeed, Indeed- to God be the GLORY!

 

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Victoria Liu CEO of BYPPO: Exclusive Interview

CP: What is Byppo?
VL: Byppo is an online ordering app that allows vendors to list their products so that their customers can pay, tip, and place an order quickly through our services of curbside delivery, express pickup and pre-ordering.

CP: Why did you start it?
VL: I started Byppo originally because I went to a football game wgile at University of FL studying for my Masters of Accounting. I was standing in a long line trying to purchase water and realized the problem and wanted to find a solution.

CP: How has it changed today?
VL: Byppo originally was working with sporting venues and entertainment centers, but now has evolved to include restaurants due to the demand of our services during the pandemic surrounding Covid-19.

Learn more about Byppo at www.byppo.com

The Adele of Mumbai - Mallika Mehta


India is eagerly waiting for the big Live concert Jukeboxx by Adele of Mumbai, singer and songwriter Mallika Mehta, that was unfortunately postponed due to the Corona virus pandemic and surely will take place when things are better.

Mallika Mehta, often referred to as “Adele of Mumbai” is known for her fun mashups and versatile singing.

Truly amazing voice of Mallika conquered the hearts not only of native Indians but she is internationally recognized for her debut EP: “EVOLVE: The Story of Her”, along with her latest single “Finally Free”. She has been singing since the age of 5 and has opened for some renowned Bollywood artists like Kailash Kher and Shankar Ehsaan & Loy. Mallika has also performed at the Kalaghoda Music Festival and was the primary act at IIM Indore’s Annual Fest.
She has two sold out concerts to her name – “Rhythm” and “Fusion” .

In the quarantine world Mallika has been performing and going live on Instagram for her fans. She is working on her new EP which will soon be released. She truly hopes that her songs will bring some more positivity and happiness and will lead to the better world.

Besides writing her own songs and working on the music and recording, Mallika also sings in multiple languages them being, English, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi & Spanish.

Mallika is also an alumna of Berklee College of Music, Harvard University, NYU and Kellogg University where she has studied Music as well as Marketing.

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Know God Multimedia: Bible Inspired Wisdom and Knowledge

Know God Multimedia is everything about God. Born out of the urge to establish and make disciples to expand the kingdom of God on earth.
We seek and push to equip individuals and families with bible inspired wisdom and knowledge that enables them have one on one relationship with God, and also learn step by step how to communicate with God by themselves. Part of our Mission going forward is to build a God society for all people and all Nation, both local and international to reach out to the lost, the broken-hearted and to the less privileged, we are hoping to engage in Transformational projects and charity works for different communities worldwide, allowing the love of God flow through us to the world.
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Behind the Scenes with Actress Lunden De’Leon

“There’s nothing more exciting than developing a strong character and taking her from script to screen,” says De’Leon.
“I’ve had the opportunity to portray some very powerful women throughout my career and for that I am grateful .”

Having starred in over fifty movies and television shows, Actress Lunden De’Leon has worked alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Her list of credits includes the blockbuster comedy “We’re the Millers,” Bravo Television’s “True Fiction”, “Sweet Home Carolina,” "Somebody's Child” and just recently, the Netflix drama “Blackbear" as well as the thriller “Broken Halos.”

In “Blackbear,” De’Leon portrays the role of Nurse London, a no-nonsense nurse caring for her patient. The film stars Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight).

De’Leon goes from playing a nurse in "Blackbear" to portraying the wife of a slain cop in the film “Broken Halos,” a thriller about a police officer who goes through a traumatic experience when his partner is killed. De’Leon plays the role of Patricia.

“Broken Halos” is produced by G! It’s Entertainment, a film production company based in Los Angeles and South Carolina with films airing on Lifetime and Hallmark.

"Blackbear" is currently streaming on Netflix.

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Todd Barrow: The House That Love Built, exclusive interview

Cosmo Press presents an exclusive interview with a Texas based independent Country artist, Todd Barrow. Get to know more about Todd Barrow and be sure to visit his website after our interview: www.ToddBarrowMusic.com

CP: Hi, Tod! We are facing a brand new world today. Suddenly, millions of people are stuck at home. How did covid-19 pandemic affected your life?
TB:
 This has been a challenge for all of us. This so called, new normal is very strange. Going out to the grocery store wearing a mask. Social distancing while in public. Impacted all my live shows being cancelled.

CP: Was it hard for you to stay in self isolation?
TB: Absolutely! I like being around people and in social settings. Very hard to be isolated but understand that it is saving lives.

CP: How does the global situation affected your concerts?
TB: When Covid-19 hit all shows were being rescheduled then cancelled. Had to start thinking about new ways to still perform live music. Major impact on the music industry especially for artists, bands & musicians. The bigger events hire workers to take tickets, serve food & drinks, etc. Believe towards the summer time things will open up.

CP: Did you get some positive moments out of staying at home? Spending more time with family, dedicating more to music…
TB: A lot of material to write about during this crisis. Historic times we are experiencing now. Being around loved ones always helps to not feel alone. Developing new ideas for the future in the music industry.

CP: Did you get some home setup for recording while we are stuck inside?

TB: I quickly had to get familiar with how to work the i-phone camera for facebook live streaming. Microphone, lighting, back drops, etc.

CP: In summer you released a new single “Hell and Back”, it is almost prophetic words nowadays, don’t you think?
TB: You are so on the right track. Learning from the past that the human spirit finds a way in turbulent times to make it. Getting through it and getting stronger.

CP: I can see that “Hell and Back” basically tells the whole story, how the world changed nowadays. Simple things are so difficult and we learn to appreciate the small moments that we used to take for granted. And your single “The House That Love Built” gives us the hope, that we all should cherish. The world will become better! And one day difficult times will be over. Do I get this right?
TB: Love how you phrased this. We can make a difference when we do our part. You are essential and have purpose on this planet.

CP: Do you plan a new music release? 

TB:
 Working on several new tunes. Still in contact with talent buyers for future shows. Practice, practice, practice!!!

CP: What are the current projects you put your hands on?
TB:
 Current project is called, Country's Just Cooler. Message about real country culture....... Radio promoters tell me it has gone #1 in Europe.

CP: What is your inspirational quote of the day?

TB:

 "Be the change that you want to see in the world"- Gandi

CP: Thank you so much for sharing with us! We hope life will become good again, just like in “The House That Love Built”!

Listen to Todd’s music: http://www.ToddBarrowMusic.com

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