I met Amber through Instagram and I’m not sure who followed who first, but she’s such an inspiration. She’s dedicated to her girls and also empowering millennials. She has just this vibrant spirit about her that’s hard to come by. If you need inspiration, she’s the one to follow.
Let’s start by you telling me a little about yourself. Where you’re from, what you do, just whatever you want to share?
I am a single mother of three currently residing in Durham, NC. I have a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and one in management. Fun Fact: I am a licensed cosmetologist in three states. I host the podcast For The Love of Millennials, a podcast created to empower and uplift the melanin millennial.
I learned that no matter what job position I am in, I find myself making connections to the people that I meet and learning about them in the unconscious effort to inspire and empower them to be the best of themselves.
My favorite past times include writing poetry and searching for amazing vacation spots.
Now I know you have a podcast, For the Love of Millennials. Tell me a little about how you started with that. (Came up with the name, what made you decide to do a podcast as opposed to YouTube, what it’s about and what do you want people to get from it.)
For the LOVE of Millennials Podcast. is a platform created to inspire, empower, and uplift melanin-enriched millennials to be the best of themselves. There are many podcasts that are published and have audiences that are targeted to the melanin enriched millennial. Many discuss what’s popular today. What sets this podcast aside from other millennial podcasts? While the podcast may discuss topics and events that are current, we aim to provide information that has a long term benefit. So if a listener tunes in months from the episode, they can still find value in the episode.
For the LOVE of Millennials Podcast will not have a limited scope as to music/politics/fashion-beauty/or simply gender related topics, each topic, carefully chosen to provide value to listeners, will thrive with the intention to fulfill the podcast’s purpose to empower melanin-enriched millennials to live their best lives. For specific episodes that will feature a guest, it is important to me to have melanin-enriched millennial expert(s) as a guest(s).
For the LOVE of Millennials Podcast. supports and encourages the well-rounded development of melanin-enriched millennials in addition to inspiring and empowering US to live our best lives, whether as professionals (intrapreneurs) or entrepreneurs. Who are millennials? There isn’t a clear timeline for the rise and end of millennial era, however most sources identify millennials as persons born in the early 1980s to the mid 1990s [approx ages 23 to 36].
I decided to do a podcast because I wanted the audience to be able to tune in whenever and whereever and not be so much distracted by the visuals. However, at some point the podcast will introduce video.
The name? For the Love of Millennials was a name I had for over a year. I wanted to have a YouTube with interviews to focus on regular degular successful millennials of color because there was starting to be a gap of ‘successful”—I use quotations because success is different for everyone—people of color, from age groups to even careers/professions. You can be successful as a technician just like you can be successful in music, or you can be successful in the arts just like someone can be successful in a professional sport. I just wanted to reach the US that needed to hear some empathetic empowering conversation.
You are now a single mom of three beautiful girls. How are you managing single motherhood on top of everything else you’re doing?
LOADED QUESTION. Lol. First and foremost as a solo parent you realize and understand that the well-being, welfare and security of your children rests in your lap. SUCH a HUGE responsibility. I remind myself daily that they chose me to be their mother, hence I say, “I get to” instead of “I have to.” Being a mother is a choice in all actuality. I get to be their mother doesn’t mean I don’t make mistakes, but what it does mean is I am owning every aspect of parenting.
I keep a schedule in addition to keeping myself and my children in a routine. It provides the structure and balance that we all need. It’s not rigid as it provides flexibility for us to do other things. One thing that’s certain is their 8:00PM bedtime. No matter what by 8:00 they are ready for bed. And then they wake up between 6:30AM and 8:30AM it all depends.
I make sure to schedule my life via my calendar on my phone and using the reminders. I’m working on implementing a consistent self care routine because I do realize that’s so important. BUT I PLAN PLAN PLAN. If my plan gets thrown off I go with it and PLAN again.
What do you want to teach your girls or what do you want them to learn from what you’re doing?
I want my girls to understand endurance through adversity is necessary for the journey. To understand that failure is needed to appreciate success. To see the I’m Possible when the world says “impossible”. To know the sun is shining, on a cloudy day and even while the night falls. I want my daughters to learn through my actions that they are enough, whole, balanced and filled with everything they need to accomplish their wildest dreams. I allow them to explore their creativity, their ideas and encourage the imagination. I teach them to understand culture and diversity and to love themselves as they are magical. All in all, I teach them that they are valuable and loved. As a person of value people have the responsibility to treat us well just as we have the responsibility to treat others well.
What projects, if any, are you working on now? (If you want to disclose any)
As of right now I am working on curating spaces for healing and growth conversation. Something like a group coaching experience. In addition to sharing my story with others via speaking, For the Love of Millennials Podcast and my A.RichBook/aRichLife Coaching is my primary focus.
What else do you do aside from the podcast and being a mom?
Aside from the podcast and being a mom, I provide one-to-one and group empowerment coaching. I find that I attract the fulfillment of my purpose on a daily basis.
What is your ultimate goal as far as the podcast and your other projects?
My ultimate goal for the podcast and any project that I associate with is that it empowers and inspires those targeted to receive the project’s message, and brings about change and transformation. I want to see more people win, grow and blossom.
Where can people find you?
People can connect with me on instagram @A.RichBook
Or visit my site arichbook.com