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New Jersey Author and Entrepreneur Makeba Green

Lisa Marie Latino brings Newark native Makeba Green, author of the book Successful Leaders of New Jersey: Volume I, into the #HipNJ studio to talk about her newest release Entrepreneurship, The Best Job In the World. Green is an entrepreneur and philanthropist – dedicating her photography business, OMG Photography, to fundraising for the purpose of student scholarships.

Green’s motivation behind the book is her passion for inspiring the next generation of leaders. By showing the accomplishments and failures of today’s most effective managers, Green thinks her advice will resonate with the young audience better than simply relaying typical biographies. She says that even prominent CEOs have moments of doubts and failure ranging from not wanting to complete simple tasks to failing at important assignments.

The issue is especially important to Green who sites the support she received from both of her parents as the impetus she needed to succeed. Growing up in an urban setting, she could see that not everyone had a system of encouragement to help them in times of need.

Some people that she covers in her book are Modia Butler, adviser to Senator Cory Booker; Ras Baraka, Mayor of Newark; and Donald Payne, Jr., Essex County Congressman, just to name a few.

Makeba adopts a positive view on life and touts the advice of Richard Douglas who said, “Without struggle there is no progress”. She likes this quote because she feels that you cannot truly know success until you have experienced some setbacks. Additionally, she is not afraid to pave her own path by “marching to the beat of her own drum”, as she puts it.

Makeba Green is truly an inspiration to youths who are otherwise intimidated by the possible failures that come along with striving for excellence. You can purchase Green’s book in paperback or Kindle edition. Order your copy today!

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Alessa Caridi Works Out With Us

Today is a very special #WomanCrushWednesday #HipNJ! We’re celebrating #WorkoutWednesday with our woman crush Alessa Caridi!

Alessa Caridi is the founder and owner of JōbuFit, a company that brings fitness to the workplace in a practical way. Alessa was inspired by her time spent in Japan, where “stretching, strengthening, and awakening” are a part of their every day routine. Alessa joined us in the studio to teach #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino workouts that can be applied at work, any time of the day.

Lisa and Alessa demonstrated a few leg workouts that are performed sitting down. The exercises they performed, though simple, work on the quads and abs. Some of the workouts are only eight minutes long, so they can easily become a part of our daily lives.

JōbuFit’s exercises are perfect for those who work office jobs. In fact, doing simple workouts in the office can increase workplace productivity. The workouts that JōbuFit teach are helpful for those who find they don’t have time to go to the gym because they are busy at work.

Because of their simplicity and convenience, JōbuFit’s workouts allow for people to invest in their health in the long-run, while still being able to get their work done.

For more information, visit JōbuFit.com!