Black Enterprise magazine has hired Yandy Smith as a contributor! Her column will offer advice for entrepreneurs and on creating and sustaining a successful career. Black Enterprise offered Yandy the gig because of her popularity on Love And Hip Hop and because of the positive response from readers to an article Yandy wrote back in November 2011.
The article, entitled Young Boss Moves: 5 Success Tips from Love & Hip Hop’s Yandy Smith, was a favorite among Black Enterprise readers.
Here’s an exerpt from that article: (Peep Game!)
- Even when I was an intern, I dressed the part of a professional who already has a top position,” Smith says. “I was coming in with my blazer and my button-down and nice slacks or jeans because if I want to be respected, I wanted people to know that I’m not just a kid.” You don’t have to be stuffy in a suit, but dress professionally for the field you’re in.
Be persistent and consistent.
- Be strategic and confident in landing your dream position. Smith didn’t take no for an answer when she approached Violator Management for her first post-graduate internship. They weren’t hiring at the time, so she would come back to the office and seek out opportunities until finally they hired her. Her persistence led to key positions in the company and ultimately the move to step on her own.” Read More
In addition to writing/contributing to BlackEnterprise.Com, Yandy serves as President and Talent Manager for Monami Entertainment and as President and Brand Manager for the lifestyle brand, Everything Girls Love. Source
Talk about Flipping the Script! For those who don’t know, this IS how the “Game” is Played! Kudos to Yandy for capitalizing off of a golden opportunity.
While most people assumed Yandy was nothing but a trouble-making hater, we all now know that there was a method to Yandy’s seeming madness. Now you all know why I wouldn’t slam Yandy on this blog. Game recognizes Game! I knew Yandy had a master plan, I just didn’t know what it was.
For the Team Chrissy Fans, love Chrissy all you want but FOLLOW the money trail! Yandy Smith is THE ONE TO WATCH!!! At the end of the day, it’s not about what your man has and waiting for him to give it to you, it’s what you have and having the freedom to give “It” to yourself. F*ck what you heard!
Until next time…Don’t hate the Player, learn the Game!
(Spread the word!)