A good friend is such a treasure. Especially in the digital days we live in where it’s easy to forget that love is more important than “likes”. For me, having a good friend who is also an entrepreneur – someone you can clap for and who you know will clap for you – is even more valued. That’s why I am over-the-moon excited for my friend, Africa Miranda.

Africa is a go-getter who, like me, does a lot. She is an actress, singer and worked for several beauty brands before starting her own – Beauty By Africa Miranda. Now she can add author to her growing list of titles. Her book Step Up, Step Out, And Shine is a transformational guide to helping people recognize their own power and create the lives they want. Naturally, when Africa launched her book tour I was more than willing to participate as one of the hosts of her Houston event. It was a great night, particularly because the honest insight Africa shares in her book really resonated with the event attendees.

See for yourself! Here’s a quick video recap of the night:

And here are some of my favorite photos:




AND, because I want you to make 2019 your best year, I’m giving away a copy. This book will help you get that winning mindset – just in time to kickstart the new year . I could not be prouder of my friend, or more impressed with her book. To enter, stop by my Instagram profile, spot the post with Africa & I, like, and tag away.

Also, be sure to check out my Support Creative Soles Podcast episode where I interview Africa. We talk about why she wrote the book, friendship, goals, power and more.