MENTEE OF THE WEEK: RAINE BEBUZZIN’
Written by: Darcel Laurie
This is a special piece more than any thing else that I have written, because it’s personal. I have a personal connection and history with the person I am writing about. Moguls in Media has an amazing mentorship program, however, with each client you never know what the experience is going to be like. The moment Raine BeBuzzin’ reached out to me, it was powerful. She came to the table with so many amazing ideas and just needed some direction. She’s brilliant in her own right. I always enjoyed meeting with her every week because she was always passionate about her brand.
Raine BeBuzzin has grown so much after meeting with her for 24 weeks. She knows how to network like no other, she has an amazing website, she has great merchandise and has the attention from such prominent people in the Philadelphia area. I know as she continues to spread her wings, beBuzzin’ has the potential to be a global domination.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Raine BeBuzzin and here’s what she had to say:
What are the benefits of having a mentor and being apart of the Moguls in the Making Mentorship Program?
“I feel like the benefits of having a mentor and being apart of the program was the fact that you have someone to hold you accountable and the things that you are supposed to do. When you try to do things on your own you really don’t know what to do or about how to go about doing things. I really appreciated having a mentor because I had so many things in mind and didn’t know how to prioritize. I accomplished a lot in like 2-4 weeks of having a mentor. You opened my eyes to so much more. I was thinking small and you encouraged me to think big.”
What are some of the things that you accomplished during the program?
“Some of the things I have accomplished with building my brand during the mentorship program was building my website, building my Instagram following as far as my business page, having merchandise, going to events. Etc… What I wish to continue to establish with my brand is I would like to start my podcast, network and grow with people that are in the industry. “
What have you learned about yourself during this process?
“I always knew I was a dedicated and a motivated person but once I started building my brand I noticed how motivated and dedicated I really was. There was times when I would be lazy at times but in the back of my mind I’m like I have to do this. I also noticed about myself that I inspired a lot of people. You never know who is watching you. To have people out in the street, be like “you’re doing your thing, you inspire me.” Being as though my brand has been out there less than 6 months and people are noticing my grind. I am grateful for those comments.”
What is some advice you would give to other people?
“Don’t let nothing get in the way of your dreams. In the beginning, you may feel discouraged or like you don’t have anyone. That’s why I’m grateful for having a mentor. If you believe in your brand and you believe in yourself, stay dedicated and focused on what you want to do. Because people will start to notice how dedicated and focused you are and will eventually start to believe in what you believe in. That’s how you build relationships with people. Its not all about followers, its about people getting inspired.
What is your brand about?
“Supporting those who are grinding and working hard to get to the top. I feel like in this day and age you need someone to support you. Support doesn’t always have to be financially, it can be a like, a retweet, saying good job and so much more.”
How can people follow you?
“Follow me at @_bebuzzin or go to bebuzzin.com”
In one word describe you Mentor, Darcel Laurie?
“You’re inspiring! I went to grade school with you and I’ve watched you grow your brand into this ‘Moguls in Media’. And that’s so inspiring because you don’t give up, you keep going. And you’re not just doing it for yourself. You’re also, helping us, helping your mentees, helping other people in general build their brand. And that says a lot about a person who is willing to put their name out there with other brands. I always looked forward to meeting with you every week. Once I met with you, I would leave inspired, because I could come in discouraged or like I’m not doing enough but I always left inspired.”
Lives change when we make a choice to do something different. If you’re ready to do something different, then head to mogulsinmedia.com/mentorship and lets get to work!