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Book Launch "Stop Waiting for Perfect" with author L'Oreal Thompson Payton and Aisha Beau.

Book Teaser: You have Big Dreams for living a Big Life, but you have one Big Problem—you don’t trust yourself. Learn how to let go of that self-doubt and change your life.

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Book Launch "Stop Waiting for Perfect" with author L'Oreal Thompson Payton and Aisha Beau.
Book Launch "Stop Waiting for Perfect" with author L'Oreal Thompson Payton and Aisha Beau.

Time & Location

Aug 14, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Cafe con Libros, Bk., 724 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216, USA

About the Event

About the Book: 

You have Big Dreams for living a Big Life, but you have one Big Problem—you don’t trust yourself. Learn how to let go of that self-doubt and change your life. You are smart, brilliant, and beyond talented, but if you’re a woman, particularly a Black woman or woman of color, you’re likely prone to doubting yourself. What’s more, society often reinforces the idea that you—that we—don’t deserve the success we do achieve. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. You just need to believe in yourself and trust your own greatness. Award-winning journalist, motivational speaker, and blogger L’Oreal Thompson Payton is a self-professed success junkie and poster girl for “overly” ambitious high achievers everywhere. She also knows firsthand how imposter syndrome and self-doubt can derail your dreams. She’s experienced the growing pains that come with big career and life changes. But she’s also come out the other side ready to kick ass, take names, and bring everyone she possibly can along with her. In Stop Waiting for Perfect, she’s doing just that: using that hard-won insight to be your guide, your big sister, your best friend, and personal cheerleader to help you through your own journey. She’s penned the pocket-sized pep talk to walk with you through any obstacle in your career or personal life. This book will force you to stop playing small and encourage you to fully step into your power and walk in your purpose. It will awaken the dreams you buried deep within your soul long ago because you thought they were impossible, unattainable—available to other people, but not you. Until now. Learning to trust your dopeness isn’t a one-time achievement to unlock; it’s a lifelong journey. No matter where you are in your life, it’s time to stop doubting and start living your best life.

About the Author: 

L’Oreal Thompson Payton is an award-winning journalist and the author of the forthcoming book, Stop Waiting for Perfect: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Into Your Power (BenBella Books, August 2023). She is also a health and wellness reporter at Fortune where she covers women and wellness in the workplace. Her professional writing is often inspired by her own personal experiences of trying to navigate the world as an ambitious Black millennial woman who was raised to believe that she could outwork all obstacles, but who has come to learn over time that success is not always guaranteed even if you follow all of the "rules." Her personal essays, feature stories and celebrity interviews have been published in esteemed media outlets such as Bustle, Essence, SELF, Shondaland, People, Publishers Weekly, and Well + Good. Her writing, speaking engagements, and wellness facilitation work pull from her personal struggles with issues such as self-doubt, imposter syndrome, infertility, and postpartum depression to encourage and inspire other Black women to see, trust, and believe in the beauty of who they are as enough even as they strive to become more than that. When she’s not busy writing–which, to be fair, isn’t often–she can usually be found reading, on her yoga mat or riding her Peloton. L’Oreal lives just outside of Chicago with her very patient husband and brilliant daughter whose laugh lights up her world. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @LTIntheCity. Subscribe to her motivational newsletter and listen to her podcast at ltinthecity.com.

About the Conversation Partner:

Aisha Beau Frisbey is a digital content creator, speaker, and founder of AishaBeau.com, a digital destination highlighting all things self-care. She specializes in creating content about lifestyle, beauty, fashion and wellness topics, emphasizing the importance of internal and external well-being. She has spoken at empowerment events as either a panelist or a featured speaker, and has been

featured on Allure.com, Refinery29, Brides.com, CondeNastTraveler.com, Cosmopolitan.com and more.

Aisha has worked with hundreds of brands spanning the categories of beauty, fashion, wellness, food and drink, home, fitness, and lifestyle. Including several household names such as Nike, Cheerios, Dove, SheaMoisture, Instagram, Target, Walmart, Old Navy, OLLY, Planned Parenthood and more.

Aisha has developed a community eager to dig deeper into their self-care practices and her writing about mental health and personal development has been featured by outlets such as Fast Company and SUCCESS. In early 2020, Aisha launched her

podcast, Re-Written, and in 2022 launched her first product—Letters to Myself: a deck for self-love. Aisha is in the process of planning an empowerment retreat for her audience in the fall of 2023.

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