Life Lessons as an Entrepreneur 

Life Lessons as an Entrepreneur 

As a finance leader and mentor, I want to share my life lessons as an entrepreneur to help you take charge of all your influential destinies, and this includes yours! An Unlikely Start It is helpful for individuals to see how an entrepreneur has achieved success. I...

Store success during COVID-19

Store success during COVID-19

Store success is a challenge during the Covid-19 pandemic, yet there is no shortage of successful entrepreneurs who have ventured in to help. We as entrepreneurs who initiated, established, and run a closely held mission-driven organization, Boracchia Wiviott Wealth...

Retirement Planning for Success

Retirement Planning for Success

If you've been wisely managing your finances through your life and therefore have quite a nice nest egg for your retirement, you are lucky. You are also on the road to financial success. Whether you got the money through wise investments in the stock market or through...

Battling the Recession

Battling the Recession

The recession of 10 years ago taught us alot. It also is what motivates us to help you be successful. We are your best friends in financial success! To learn more from your inspirational community – and gain more understanding of the parallels between then and now, read me, Lea’s article “Battling the Recession”

Assertive Communication Skills for Women in Business 

Assertive Communication Skills for Women in Business 

Assertive communication help your business goals as a woman in business get taken seriously. I know. The year I was born women still couldn’t take out a business loan. Yet I, a woman, became a fortune 100 leader in finance and beyond! Being you in business is a new phenomena. Learn the power you hold by honing your assertive communication skills.

Pandemic Purchasing

Pandemic Purchasing

One of the reasons we lead in the financial planning industry is because we are extraordinary researchers both in the books but also peer-to-peer. High anxiety times call for reminders and more understanding into the new foreseeable future to many.

Never Forget

Never Forget

To he or she who much is given, much is expected. You are on the road to success, you’ll get there. Let’s remember those who lost their lives fighting for freedom, even just by doing their jobs they may say. We’ll make you proud!

I’m Coming Out, Thanks For Your Support

I’m Coming Out, Thanks For Your Support

The stock market has historically been wealthy white, Anglo Saxon Protestant men. The girl was placed in a symbol of defiance, but no surprise to us few women in the stock market – she was removed. Look at her, it doesn’t matter what they say, she is ready to compete. Should we be afraid as female financial advisors?

This was the hardest letter I ever had to write

This was the hardest letter I ever had to write

I was always too young, too busy to do what I did. Peers nominated me in as Editor-in-Chief of renowned XPress Magazine otherwise at the time I would not have attempted. I take my role as editor, financial planner, mother, wife, advocate, mentor extremely serious. Goodbyes are really another beginning in our journey for success!

The Culture Issue

We were going to title this magazine special edition the Diversity Edition. My team was more interested in calling it Culture because it's not about the different people it's about showcasing the beautiful cultures in and around our community. I will forever be blown...

The Green Issue Editor’s Letter

It has never been a more suitable time to go back to the green issue. We will upload the full copy of the magazine shortly. For now I just needed to refresh the link to the Editor's Letter for some interviewing, and frankly, it's fun showcasing but as you all know my...

Road to Freedom

In honor of Black History Month, 2017 I want to showcase Jean Fisher's story. Jean Fisher is the first nonwhite voter in London in South Africa's monumental elections that shattered the legacy of apartheid. May we all fight for what we believe in and never give up....

Have you grown up? Are you true to yourself?!

Have you grown up? Are you true to yourself?!

I don't know how I just came across this interview with Joanna Lumley, but it's so inspiring--especially for our young and establishing ladies! Have you grown up? Are you true to yourself? I really encourage you to read Lumley's take on "How to Live Your Life and Make...


When do you know you've made it?    My guess is never, if you are truly great- & a success striver. 


Lately I've come across a tremendous amount of stories and people who will inspire you and help you achieve your goals and continue striving. I am no longer working full-time in journalism (but I am working full time), which is why you will notice posts will be...

Inspiration from Istanbul

We experienced this inspiration from Istanbul. Go through this inspiring story from Istanbul to know more. We met a shop owner recently in Istanbul. He as a young teen walked all the way from Afghanistan to Istanbul. It took him eight months but he made it....

Video Interview with Law School Grad turned Leather Repairman Misak Pirinjian

The other day I was fortunate enough to catch up with Misak Pirinjian of Tony's Shoe and Luggage Repair in Mill Valley, California. Over two decades ago, after attending law school and then working in the field, he left for the leather repair business and has become...

Q and A with Nutritionist on Boosting Energy

There is so much talk about drinking your way to more energy, but does it really work? Here are four quick answers from nutritionist Leslie Malloy, Ph.D., to burning questions. Be sure to check out the energy drink nutrition breakdown website and the energy calculator links at the end of this post as well.

Four Lessons for an Effective Business Card

Even if you do not have a job, you should carry a business card so that when you meet someone the two of you can stay in contact. Here are four lessons for creating a clean and effective one even when your path may be a bit murky.

Insight from Tech Entrepreneur Mathieu Thouvenin

The Bay Area has many tech entrepreneurs and Mathieu Thouvenin is one of those special people. Before even moving here from the South of France he started GSM Online, one of the first French portals about mobile phones and once here his accomplishments include starting iPhone applications like Voila. When we met Thouvenin discussed his successes and offered tips for strivers. You want to read on.

Q & A with NYOF Founder Olga Murray

We often hear about devastation, but few of us actually take matters into our own hands. Olga Murray, founder of the Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation, is one of those rare heroes. Read this exclusive interview with the altruist. Highlights include what spurred her action, how she did it, and how you can help.

How I Set a Sales Record

With budget slashes and high unemployment, being successful in anything is increasingly reliant on sales—and ways to engage transactions are relatively easy and can even be fun. Read these five ways I set a sales record while still attending high school, and then share your tips—so we can all continue improving.

Exclusive Audio Featuring Physician Michael Rokeach

There are many doctors, but Dr. Rokeach is inspiring because he is an emergency room one–in addition to being director of medical transport and chief of staff of his hospital, and president of the San Francisco Medical Society. Check out this audio of the California Pacific Medical Center physician on urgent care rounds, his coming to be a doctor, and advice for strivers.

Quick Tips for Multicultural Relations

As today’s world grows in interconnectedness, it is crucial to know multicultural relations–and this can be beneficial in more areas that just business. To stay savvy in international environments, be sure to check out these four quick tips.

Two Lessons on Advocacy from Pedro

Most Americans have come to see that myths about HIV are false. But much of this progress came from the struggles of advocates like Pedro Zamora. After watching his biopic, Pedro, I wrote this quick post to relay two traits–openness and passion–that helped raise HIV awareness during a time of ignorance. I hope this helps you secure success in HIV and/or other social justice work.

Exclusive Audio Featuring Leader Jim Fraser

Everyone has different mediums for accessing information, so additionally to the text recap here is the audio of insight from Jim Fraser, a former president of Levi Strauss and Company, a top 25 realtor, and a councilman. At under five minutes long, his experiences and lessons are surely worth your time.

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