News: Curroma, Keandre Curry partner to release Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer

Keandre Curry launches fragrance brand, Cur’roma.

ATLANTA, GA — The notorious Coronavirus has caused nearly 200,000 deaths in the U.S. alone, which is frightening says Keandre’ Curry, “Today’s times are unprecedented. We’re facing a deadly virus, a struggling economy, a social justice dilemma, and a lackluster government. We only have each other.”

Beyond the challenges upon us today, Keandre’ emphasizes that it was important to begin this sanitizer business for public health and lead the way for other young, black business owners. Curroma Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizers can be bought online at: www.Curroma.com

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How to Say ‘Sorry’

Apologizes don’t always go as planned, because it wasn’t a good (or sincere) apology. There are better ways to say ‘sorry’, learn how!

A. Understand that apologizes are important

Apologizes are meaningful and effective, only if they are done with sincere regret and empathy. Apologizes are meaningful, because they give the person you hurt the opportunity to move on. More so, apologizes are effective, because they can deescalate a very bad situation. Whether intentional or not, your wrongdoing have consequences and side effects. To be clear, to apologize is not about you, but the person that you’ve hurt. 

B. Choose the best timing for apologizes

There is no better time to apologize, than the right time to apologize. Sometimes, identifying when the best time to apologize can be challenging, however do it before its too late. 

  1. Think about what you did wrong. 
  2. Think about your selfishness. 
  3. Think about how you would feel if you were in their shoes. 
  4. Think about how you’re going to say sorry. 

We’re all potent to making mistakes, but that doesn’t mean we’re exempt from giving apologizes. 

C. Practice the apology

Arranging the apology is the most strategic task at hand. The person that you hurt is boiling hot water and want to fight you at any chance–which is understandable. Be respectful of their feelings, and be mindful why they’re upset with you. 

Give them time, however advise them that you would like to apologize face-to-face. Please, take into consideration the following example: 

  • Hey [PERSON] I know you’re upset with me, and I understand. Whenever you’re free, I’ll like to apologize. Let me know. 

The above example had a soft approach; showing empathy and understanding. Now, preview a bad example of arranging an apology: 

  • I know you’re mad at me and I want to say sorry. 

That was an awful apology because it makes an excuse to say sorry, instead of showing regret of the situation. Put yourself in their shoes, and be careful what you say and how you say it.

D. Apologize

This step is about you being regretful and showing empathy for your wrongdoing. This is not about you trying to make amends, but you doing the right thing. Being face-to-face to someone that is upset may be uncomfortable, however actions do have consequences. 

In reality, some consequences are good, others are not. 

E. Learn from this

This is potent because hurting people through selfishness and ego is unjust. Truth is, you’re better than the harm you enact on others. Like our great grandma would say, “Treat others how you want to be treated.”

Be honest, genuine, and considerate to others.

How to Be Consistent

Consistency is only possible when you put your mind into being so. Are you ready?

A. Put your mind to it.

Consistency is like building a habit. Usually, when we build habits its because that’s what we’ve trained ourselves to do, repeatedly. So simply, if you want to be more consistent in life, put your mind to do it. There’s no one that can teach you to be consistent, other than yourself. 

Start with consistency, finish with consistency. 

B. Understand consistency.

Consistency not only helps you trust yourself, but trust from others too. Others will feel that you’re responsible and reliable. Challenge yourself to grow by increasing your consistency–in personal and professional aspects. Arrive early to work. Iron your clothes the day prior to work. Carry consistent conversations with your partner, friends and others. Consistency is only difficult when you’re not dedicated to being so. Now, is your time to change that.

C. Find what works for you.

Your life may be plain simple, or chaotic and busy (like mine) but there is one method that can work for anyone: Make a schedule. This may seem robotic, but it’s not. Put your schedule on paper and start implementing the schedule into your life. You can adjust your schedule as your day goes on. Then eventually, the schedule will become natural to you!

Even if making a schedule isn’t for you, find what does work for you. Our lives vary, so do what can best help you be consistent.

D. Stay motivated.

Being consistent has its challenges, yet its possible for you to achieve. Just imagine what more you can have by being consistent. It’s worth the sweat and tears, just get it done.

“I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows.”  – Drew Barrymore

How to Meet your Goals

Meeting your goals are important to your personal and professional success. Here are a few tips, to help you reach your highest potential.

A. Know what your goals are.

The SMART acronym is a process for setting goals, which were defined by Paul J. Meyer. Each letter in the process represents a characteristic. The “S” implies for you to set a specific (simple, significant, sensible) goal. 

​Example: To finish my biology essay before Friday.

B. Set yourself a deadline.

There is always purpose in the goals that you set. Not only should your goals be specific, but meaningful and motivating. 

Example: To finish my biology essay before Friday, so I can complete my degree. The measure/deadline is Friday. 

C. Measure your goals up.

It’s potent that your goals are attainable, to avoid any missteps. This means, don’t get ahead of yourself. Take one step at a time, and set new goals as you accomplish current goals.

Good example: I want to jog every Monday at 6 pm. 
Bad example: I want to get better at communicating. 

D. Be specific and accountable.

This step can be confused with ensuring that your goals are achievable, but it’s not related. Ensuring that your goals are relevant means that it fits your current needs. 

Bad example: To be the Director of Operations at my employer. 
Good example: To complete operation management training in three months. 

Remember, stay in the moment. Goals are steps that help you get to the place that you want to be. Simply put, you cannot become President, if you don’t win elections. The goal would be to win elections, so that you can become President. However, good luck in achieving your goals. I know you can do it. 

Written by Keandre Curry.

Take America Back, Corona is Real, Upgrade Your Playlist

This post covers the political consequences of electing Donald Trump as President of the US, how serious the Coronavirus is, and how new music is connecting us while we quarantine.

Take America Back (From Trump)

Elected in 2016 as U.S President, Donald Trump has caused headaches for the people that voted for him. Arrogant in personality, Trump has failed his own political party with his atrocious response to the Black Lives Movement, Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Russia. It seems that the President hasn’t realized he’s no longer on a reality show; as thousands of lives have been lost due to his aggressive tactics against protestors, lack of leadership to ensure there is a vaccination for COVID-19, and weakness in his relations with Russia. To the people who voted for “Take America Back”, you actually did take America back to some of its worst times of racial tensions and economic hardship. Our nation progressed under Obama, that’s the America we need back.

Coronavirus is Real

As of today’s statistics , there are over 159,000 deaths in the United States and 701,000 deaths Worldwide. So, not only is the Coronavirus novel, it’s the real deal that you don’t want to be infected with. Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is an infectious virus that attacks your lungs and has been known to hospitalize people with pre-existing conditions. At first, the virus only seemed to infect elderly people, but now the virus is sickening everyone it touches. As a survivor of mild coronavirus, I can attest that this virus is real and infectious. It’s not a virus that you want to fight, especially not alone. In urgency, wear your mask and take all precautions.

Upgrade Your Playlist

During times like this, new music is a blessing to our ears. From new albums from the likes of City Girls (City on Lock) and Taylor Swift (Folklore), it’s time to upgrade our playlist. Stay updated for upcoming albums by your favorite artists on Billboard. After all, we’re in this quarantine together by sharing love, support and music!

Written by Keandre’ Curry, Author.

Learn Your Sexuality

A. Sexuality is Confusing

Being sexually confused can be frustrating, but you aren’t alone. At this point in your life, you want answers to explain your sexual feelings. These feelings could be for men, women, or both (which may be confusing to you). Although you are confused, do not think that these feelings are wrong. Simply, you are enticed by what you like– regardless of what other people think. ​

B. Your Mental Feelings Matter

In the blank space below circle (or write on paper) which of the following statements you agree with: 

(A) Athletic bodies are sexy.                                       
(B) Slim/petite bodies are hot. 
(C) I like to be submissive. 
(D) I am aggressive/like to be in control. 
(E) Man on man porn turns me on. 
(F) I like seeing pictures of females. 

C. Like It or Not, Sexuality Has Labels

Your mind details what you think about things, which in response can explain your feelings. At this moment, we’re about to understand your answers from section B.

  • If you circled letters B, D, and F this means you are mainly attracted to females. This is often referred to as being heterosexual (or straight). You prefer females, because you are appealed to be in control and the protector.  This is labeled as Heterosexual.
  • If you circled letters A, C, and E this means you are mainly attracted to males. Considered as being homosexual (or gay), masculine traits entice you. In certain situations, you may like feminine men, depending on your preference to be in control (or not).  This is labeled as homosexuality.
  • If you circle more than four of the six statements, you are bi-sexual. Not only does masculinity attract you, but feminism turns you on. Usually, in this case, you are attracted to one gender more than the other. However, if you are addicted to sex, this is evident of your appeal to both genders. ​This is labeled as bisexuality, in which is more common than society accepts.
D. Your Happiness > Labels

Labels in our society often times cause us to be confused and hateful towards ourselves. This shouldn’t be, because it’s wrong and unfair. We’re all different through ideas, race, gender, and such. More so, what we individually prefer sexually is just another example of diversity. Be proud of your sexual desires, without worrying about labels. 

How to Forgive

A: Sometimes People Hurt Us

Feeling hurt by someone that you love and care for is painful. Most words cannot describe how angry you are, but it’s time to move on. The pain that you’ve faced in your life, are experiences that you don’t want to repeat. Think of this predicament as one that you don’t ever want to be in again. Think of this predicament as pain, that you don’t ever want to feel again. Forgiving someone who has hurt and betrayed you is possible, but are you ready?

B. Process What Caused Your Pain

The first step to forgiving someone who has hurt and betrayed you, is the will to forgive. Secondly, identify what caused you to get hurt. In this step, you’ll understand who you are and also your contribution into your own pain. That was painful to say, but it happens sometimes; We cause our own doom. 

Please read the following questions aloud and see how many “yes” are the answer.

  1. Were you in love with him/her?
  2. Did he/she love you back? 
  3. Did he/she show you that they loved you? 
  4. Did you have doubts about this person (or the situation)? 
  5. Did you try to force it work, even when in doubt? 
  6. Did he/she give up? 
  7. Did you give up? 
  8. Did you know him/her for more than 6 months? 
  9. Did you express your concerns to him/her?
  10. Did he/she show sympathy towards your concerns? 
  11. Did he/she try to change? Make it work? 

Yes, situations vary, however negative signs are often apparent. Choosing to ignore the truth, will often become our regret. 

Yes, you were hurt and betrayed by someone that you loved. However, you loved him/her, but they didn’t love you. From this point forward, only believe in someone’s actions, rather than their words. 

C. You Must Move on Without an Apology

Forgiving someone that hurt and betrayed you, is purposeful to your well-being. Moving on gives you another chance at love and trust. What happened in your previous relationship or friendship is over. Most times you won’t receive an apology, and if you do it’ll be, “If I hurt you, I’m sorry.” 

That’s not an apology and it should encourage you to believe: you deserve better. 

​You do not deserve anyone that cannot love, appreciate, or respect you. 

D. End the Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking is the wishing or imagining something would happen that isn’t exactly realistic. In times where you are wishful thinking, remember how it feels to be hurt and angry. The truth and the obvious can help prevent any pain and regret. Before you can forgive who hurt you, you must forgive yourself of all wishful thinking. 

To Self: I am sorry for putting you through this horrible fairy-tale. 

How to Achieve Your Goals

Step 1: Know What Your Goals Are

The SMART acronym is a process for setting goals, which were defined by Paul J. Meyer. Each letter in the process represents a characteristic. The “S” implies for you to set a specific (simple, significant, sensible) goal. 

​Example: To finish my biology essay before Friday. 

Step 2: Set Yourself a Deadline

There is always purpose in the goals that you set. Not only should your goals be specific, but meaningful and motivating. 

Example: To finish my biology essay before Friday, so I can complete my degree. 
The measure/deadline is “Friday”. 

Step 3: Set Goals that Are Realistic

It’s potent that your goals are attainable, to avoid any missteps. This means, don’t get ahead of yourself. Take one step at a time, and set new goals as you accomplish current goals.

Good example: I want to jog every Monday at 6 pm. 
Bad example: I want to get better at communicating. 

Step 4: Evaluate

This step can be confused with ensuring that your goals are achievable, but it’s not related. Ensuring that your goals are relevant means that it fits your current needs. 

Bad example: To be the Director of Operations at my employer. 
Good example: To complete operation management training in three months. 

Remember, stay in the moment. Goals are steps that help you get to the place that you want to be. Simply put, you cannot become President, if you don’t win elections. The goal would be to win elections, so that you can become President. However, good luck in achieving your goals. I know you can do it. 

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