Never Ever Give Up.

VIDEO: Sometimes life will be hard and you will feel like obstacles are to overwhelming to overcome. It’s in those moments that you are challenged to understand who you really are that you must take decisive action to become who you want to be. Listen in as Ayize motivates you to NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

Chuck D Speaks On The Importance Of Kwanzaa

VIDEO: December is an exciting month in the Ma’at home because there is an increased emphasis on the importance of family and community.  Our children struggle to contain their excitement as they anxiously anticipate Dec. 25th.  Once Chrismas arrives they quickly shift their focus and enthusiasm toward the weeklong celebration of Kwanzaa.  Kwanzaa is a family and community celebration that focusses on 7 principles.  The seven principles of Kwanzaa are Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith).   During this time period we attend community events, we make gifts for each other, we spend time talking about the importance of each principle, and on the last day of Kwanzaa which is Imani (Faith) we participate in a Kwanzaa Karamu which is a feast.  We cherish this time of year because it gives us an opportunity to reflect on our unique value and our responsibility to contribute that divine uniqueness to our community.  To set the record straight…Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday.  Kwanzaa is a cultural celebration that reinforces the greatness of our past and present historical experiences.  Kwanzaa is about lifting up who we are as a people, examining our frailties, and being intentional about making forward progress in the year to come.  We invite you participate in this wonderful celebration and remind you that your best days are yet to come.  Habari Gani!

It’s A Struggle To Become Who You Are Supposed To Be. Aiyana Shares……

by Aiyana Ma’at Becoming “who you are supposed to be” is not easy. It requires courage, clarity, and plain old work. In this show Aiyana has a “moment” and shares where in her life she has been doing more playing than pushing.

Her playing has looked like “confusion”. You know …when there’s something you SAY you want to do or be but then you don’t act as if you do. You don’t move in a way that shows you do. You don’t make decisions that demonstrate that you really want what you say. Instead, you feel confused and you say “I’m confused”. Well, here we call confusion out for what it really is…..

At the end of the day becoming who you are supposed to be is a process—it doesn’t happen over night. Tune in for a word of encouragement to continue pushing forward as you reach for your destiny.

B Intentional Family, Are there places where you find your actions aren’t lining up with what you say? What are some concrete ways we can all hold ourselves more accountable for being all that we were created to be?

Do You Have The Courage To Be You?

VIDEO: Get motivated. Get inspired. Get ready to dig up the courage to be you.

Relationships Rule The World

VIDEO: Remember C.R.E.A.M.? Ok, maybe…maybe not. But, when WuTang dropped this acronym many people wholeheartedly embraced the mantra and made money their PRIORITY. Many people excluded the value in their current situations and elevated money to a reserved space of exclusivity. Society does the same thing with sex. Herein lies the problem…we think Money or Sex rule the world when really…Relationships Rule The World. So, if relationships rule the world shouldn’t they be the things we focus on, nurture, and protect most? If you’re trying to get to a certain level of success what is the most reliable and solid way to get there? Relationships. From the relationships with our loved ones to the relationships at work—when we take time to be intentional about giving to our relationships we are rewarded beyond expectation. Can’t see it? Check out our viewpoint on this and let us know what you think.

Learn The Lesson And Keep It Moving

VIDEO: I was once told “Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb….because that’s where the fruit is”. Sometimes the fruit is bitter…and sometimes the fruit is sweet….but you will never know unless you move outside of your comfort zone, extend your arm and REACH for it. When you reach for what you want you strengthen the muscle of persistence and that’s a good thing. Oftentimes, you end up grabbing hold of more than you expected. It may be sweet….it may be incredibly sour….whatever it is—it’s always best to LEARN THE LESSON AND KEEP IT MOVING! Here, I share a personal story and lesson that I recently learned. Did it hurt my feelings a bit….yeah. Did it destroy my resolve to keep pushing towards my goals and dreams….No! I just have to Stop Playing and Start Pushing. Bottom Line.

It’s About The Journey…Not The Destination So Ride With Me And Vote!

VIDEO: I am moving forward, trying to make this happen, walking my path, and creating my destiny!!!! I am auditioning to have MY OWN SHOW on the Oprah Winfrey Network! Please click on the link below to view and vote for my Video Audition for the Oprah Winfrey Network!!! (FYI: You need to click on the picture and bring up this full article for the link to work.)


My show idea is all about picking up and dusting off old forgotten dreams and goals and making them happen. But, first we have to figure out what’s getting in the way…what’s holding you back. Once we identify the barriers to getting to the next level the sky is the limit! FEAR, PROCRASTINATION, AND APATHY MOVE OUT OF THE WAY! We’re going to give wings to dreams! If you can dig it, please VOTE FOR ME NOW!!!

P.S. There is no limit to how often you can vote so vote more than once please. 🙂 The vote total won’t change right away but EVERY VOTE COUNTS!  Thank you sooooo much!!!!

P.P.S. …..And no matter what happens I’m soaking up every minute of it!!!! This experience and our entire life experience, for that matter, is about the JOURNEY not the DESTINATION!   So, come ride with me and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!  🙂

Please Vote For Me To Have MY OWN SHOW on the Oprah Winfrey Network!

Hey Ya’ll!

You know what we’re about over here at B Intentional….always encouraging and challenging all of us to Stop Playing & Start Pushing! Well, that’s what I’m doing right here and right now. I’m not Playing, I’m Pushing for you to check out and support my Video Audition for a chance to have my own show on the fabulous Oprah Winfrey Network!


Here’s my show idea: Is there a dream or goal that you tucked away in the back of your mind? Is it nicely filed away where it won’t scare and challenge you? This is the show where we explore the vision, identify the barriers that are getting in the way of forward movement, and create a brand new reality. If you like the concept and what you see… Please, please, please VOTE FOR ME!!!

Oh, and leave a comment and let me know what you think…

What Are You Afraid Of?

VIDEO: Are there some things in your life that you push to the back of your mind because of fear? Do you feel paralyzed when you think about going back to school, having that conversation with that difficult person, or pursuing your wildest dreams? Listen in as Aiyana encourages you to ask the question “What Am I Afraid Of?” Be inspired to move beyond “standing still” and go get what life has waiting for you.

Top 3 Things Guaranteed To Increase Your Peace Right Now

VIDEO: There are 3 things you can do right now to be bigger, badder, and better…Guaranteed. There is often so much in life competing for our time, energy, and attention and a whole lot of this stuff is usually in our own heads. We don’t realize just how powerful we are and the tremendous ability we have to get what what we want and need. Here, Aiyana Ma’at suggests the top 3 things to increase your peace right now in this moment.  Don’t believe me…try it.