Meet Our Professional Homegirl of the Week: Kendra Neely

1. Social Handles (personal and business)

Instagram: Personal Handle : Ken_inthecity Professional : SincerelySocial Group (Social Media Management  Marketing Web Design Graphic Design) 

Facebook: Professional:/www.facebook.com/SincerelySocialGroup/

2. What do you do?

Im 1/2 of Sincerely Social Group,Im a web designer and environmental scanning specialist. We specialize in helping small new and/or transitioning businesses or entrepreneurs curate strategic social media campaigns using data from environmental scanning techniques to better understand their target market. 

3. What motivates you?

Aside from my son, I am motivated by helping others achieve their goals. Helping complete strangers build something from the ground up or them trusting my partner and I to curate something with substance just for them motivates me to keep getting better. Everyday I think about how I can get better to offer a better service improve on a design teach myself a new program or just be better person. Having these goals keeps me grounded and in the moment of what Im working on . 

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4. How do you balance with your career, side hustles, and your social life?

Prayer and Candles, Ha. Seeking balance is a ceaseless process in my opinion so Im always working towards working smarter and not harder in all aspects of life. Im a wife  mother and student outside of my businesses so my time is pretty regimented. My go to skills for making it all work are being realistic with my work load and using time management to break up responsibilities and make sure I have produced quality work. 

5. What does Professional Homegirl mean to you?

I love the title of Professional Homegirl , its so honest. I believe a  Professional Homegirl is one who is working has valuable knowledge or skill in a specific field and wants to share it with others to see another homegirl, come up too. I love sharing what I know in hopes of it helping someone else, Im very transparent about the good and the not so good that helped me get started. 

6.What advice would you give to young women that want to pursue their dreams?

Do not be afraid. When you get comfortable with being uncomfortable your growth shall not know any limits. I spent so many days trying to assemble a dummy proof business model that would give me false security. I was afraid to take  a true risk because I did not have the confidence that was really necessary to take  a risk. There was a period of time where I saw others doing the things I wanted to be doing I was determined to stop letting my fear of failing stop me.