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Andrieka J. Austin is a Speaker, Author, and Founder/Facilitator of Journey Girl, LLC, specializing in personal and professional development training and programming for girls and women. She is the author of The Journey Girl Guide to Teen Self-EmPOWERment; Girl-friendly Tips, Tools, and Tidbits, encouraging teen girls with positive information to help them live self-empowered lives.

Through her work with Journey Girl, she provides practical strategies to effectively deal with the conflict and level of stress that comes from bullying, peer pressure, poor health and hygiene and other teen-focused topics and issues like finding a mentor, social networking, discovering their gifts and talents and more.

Since 2007, Andrieka has traveled more over 3,000 miles serving more than 2,500 girls and women around the globe. She is on a mission to make a positive impact in the lives of young women everywhere. Her popular Facebook page and website continues to inspire thousands around the world.

Andrieka also writes blogs, articles and inspirational columns for women’s magazines.

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Today’s Brilliance from Andrieka Austin

Sometimes the uncertainty of life can seem to be a bit of a challenge. Existing in an environment where you may have little to no access to things like excessive amounts of money or material wealth may make you question the meaning of your very existence. But, I want to tell you not to worry. One of the most motivational and memorable messages from a sermon that I can remember came from the following seven words, "You have everything you need to succeed." These quoted words were (and still are) music to my ears, and have since stuck like glue…

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