celebrating new year

New Year, New YOU! Top 5 Things To Leave Behind In 2015


Hey ladies and gents!

I hope you guys have had a wonderful Christmas!

But now that the gifts have been given or in some cases returned! We know that 2016 is RIGHT around the corner. What is that you want to do that will help you reach that goal in life? What ever it is that you haven’t accomplished in 2015,  don’t fret! There is a new year coming that will help launch you into your new season. But there are just a few things that you need to leave in the past so you can grow and prosper. Let’s get into some of those things:

#1 Insecurities:

Yes! You have to get rid of insecurities. Leave all of your insecurities in the past they won’t do you any good. Whatever goals or resolutions you set in your mind. Do like Nike says, “Just Do It,” nothing in your life will feel as good as overcoming tough obstacles such as insecurities. Is there anything in life you’d always want to do? Write a book, go to college, travel the world, start a business, whichever it is you’ve always wanted to do GO GET IT!

#2 Low-Self-Esteem

This goes with #1. Having low self-esteem is another form of insecurities. This is definitely something that should just be eradicated in the new year. You can NOT and I repeat NOT get anywhere in life with this character trait. Low self-esteem has a poor reflection in your relationships whether it be with friends or dating. You will always be looking over your shoulder and wondering if you are good enough for anything or anybody . It’s just one of the ways you’ll stress yourself out and ultimately wind up going no where.

#3 Toxic People

Don’t feel bad for getting rid of people that are not serving a purpose in your life anymore. Toxic people can be anywhere from family, friends, lovers to co-workers. If you have people that are constantly bringing you down or just being negative in any shape or form. Then you must leave these people behind. Don’t let people hold you down away from your purpose in life. YOU only have one life to live. So LIVE It!

#4 Procrastination

The number 1 killer of goals and dreams is contentiously and consistently putting things off. Why put off  until tomorrow what you can do today? If you’ve always wanted to do something in life, you have to plan, research and execute. What might be frightening at first will probably be the best decision you’d ever do in your life; if you want to ever succeed in life. But you will never know if you are too afraid of at least trying. Don’t let years go by and you wake up to realize your life has gone by without you ever accomplishing anything.

#5 Addictions

This is the strongest pill to swallow for some?!? There are so many ways addictions can bury you, such as sex, drugs, alcohol or anything that has a tight hold on you. These things haunt you so bad it leads to depression and in some cases suicide.


These top five things are resolution and goal killers.  You should want to steer clear of these things in all of your future endeavors. I want you to live your best life in 2016. Get your plans in order, make a vision board for all the things you want to get done. Remember, the only way for your dreams to come true is for you to work your ass off to get it done. But you can’t do anything if you’re still settling in these five goal killers.


Role Models

By Sonsie Zamora

mlkdreamEveryone can benefit by having someone to look up to and goals to strive toward. Do you have a role model?

When I say ‘role model’, I don’t mean Beyonce because she’s amazing or Jennifer Lawrence because she’s famous. I mean on a deeper level; really study what they stand/stood for and how they got to where they are/were. Choose someone whose life and goals are something that you hope to be in sync with. As young people, we feel like we have all the time in the world to achieve everything we want to but the reality is that there is a small window of opportunity where we can really shape and decide who we are and who we want to become. Choices we make now will follow us forever and influence other choices we make later in life. Nobody wants to look back on their life 50 years from now and wish they would have done more. Now is the time!

Maybe you have a lot of people motivating you in life, or maybe you have no one. But I want to make sure to tell you that you truly can be anything and anybody you want to be in life. Don’t let your surroundings or people decide for you. Find someone that motivates you in life, if you don’t have someone already, and make a clear path to the goals you want to achieve and stay focused. A role model can be a source of constant motivation when you need that boost. They can keep you on track when friends, or life, try to steer you in another direction.

There are many people and qualities that inspire me but one example of someone I strive to be like is JK Rowling. She believed in the stories she had to tell so much so that she continued to persevere despite many set backs. It took her 7 years to write the first Harry Potter book and during the same time period she got a divorce, became a single mother and lost her own mother. She stayed motivated however despite all of this and kept writing. In the span of 5 years following that period, she went from living on state benefits to multi-millionaire status. That is amazing and her current success is astronomical and something out of a fairy tale, to me.

If you don’t have a role model off the top of your head, start by thinking about what qualities you would appreciate in a role model; someone that is hard working? Someone that is brave and stays positive no matter what? Someone that is accomplished and successful? Someone that makes a difference in the world? Someone that overcame a huge obstacle or tragedy in life? Someone athletic? Someone that dedicated their lives to others? Think of any and all qualities that you wish to be or that motivate you and list them. If this doesn’t make you think of any one person that inspires you, that’s ok. There can be many, many people that inspire you or sometimes it’s certain qualities about people that keep us in awe. The point is to never stop being motivated and inspired by others and to never stop dreaming as big as you possibly can.

The Life of A Go Gettah

CEO of Go Gettah Apparel
CEO of Go Gettah Apparel

In this touching video, “Evelyn Richardson Documentary, “Defies  All Odds.” She discusses her story of being born with Spina Bifida and a single parent to a handsome wonderful little boy. Encouraging other people around the world to know that regardless of your limitations or circumstances you can be successful in life.

 I am just like you, we all face challenges but only you control your success.


Evelyn “Eve” Richardson is the CEO of “Go Gettah Apparel” and a walking testimony. Richardson graduated with her BA degree in Business Admin and Sales & Marketing from DeVry University. She shares her story with Young Urban Voices and explains why she created the brand of clothing and accessories she has now.


Young Urban Voices: What is Eve’s story?

Eve Richardson: I am a single parent of a handsome-wonderful little boy, Nehemiah. I was born with Spina Bifida, a Neural Tube Defect. From birth I never let anything stand in my way or stop me from what I wanted to do. Since I couldn’t walk, I crawled & BOY! was I fast.  Since I couldn’t run, I hopped. I taught myself how to swim and how to ride a bike. I graduated from college with my BA. I’ve never been without anything that I needed. It may not have been what I wanted but I am blessed. My life story, struggles, limitations etc. is how “Go Gettah” came about. I KNOW I am a “Go GETTAH”. No matter my disability, no matter that limitation, no matter being a single parent or circumstance, “shout out to the mothers and fathers raising their kids on their own.” Yes I have a physical disability and I am limited with doing stuff but I do not let get in the way of my success or happiness. I am determined to succeed for my son and everyone who said I couldn’t do it. For those who need a role model or an example to look up to. This is my testimony and I am here to share with whomever is willing to listen. “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.” Philippians 4:13 – that’s my motto.

Young Urban Voices:Can you explain more about Go Gettah Apparel?

Eve Richardson: My friend and I was talking about how people are just living out their dreams and creating clothing lines. We said we should start one and I began to think of the name; then Go Gettah came to me, then I began to think of the definition and that came about from what was going on in my family and what I seen from others.

Noun: someone that does not let their limitations or circumstances get in the way of their determination to succeed. My friend was pursuing a dream of his own already so he could not give it his full attention, so I said you know what this describes me.

I launched GGA October 2013. The Logo is a representation of me and my son. I am the Big G and he is the little G with our backs to each other. “Go Gettah” so I saved up my disability checks and researched everything I needed to know and had my first set of inventory made and began business.


 Young Urban Voices: Why do you feel so open about sharing your story and inspiring people?


Eve Richardson: My sister made a good point about how I am a living testament. Looking back at all my baby pictures and accomplishments all you seen was God’s glory. My strength, my courage, my struggles, so I began to think well I know there are people around the world that face the same challenges as me so I must reach out to as many as I can and let them know Philippians 4:13. 

Young Urban Voices:Do you have a new line of clothing coming out soon?

Eve Richardson: Winter Apparel dropping October 20th my 1 year anniversary. You can purchase it at www.gogettah.com.

Young Urban Voices: What do you want your peers to take away from your story?

Eve Richardson:I am just like you, we all face challenges but only you control your success.

Young Urban Voices: How have you turned your company into the popular and growing brand that it is?

Eve Richardson:  I have met so many wonderful people along the way of networking and being at different events and I have taken what I have seen and heard and put it to use. It is not a race thing, a disabled thing, a single parent thing: each and everyone of us that have overcome/coming their circumstances are too Go Gettah’s. So I have created a brand that can relate to many!

Young Urban Voices: What advice do you have for other inspiring entrepreneurs wanting to get started with their own business or just anyone who has to overcome an obstacle in life?

Eve Richardson: You have already been given the power to achieve whatever you set your mind to. It may not be easy, but you can do it. I am a living testament to that. When business is slow, look at it as a chance to get organized for the big flood of business that will be coming shortly.

Young Urban Voices: Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Eve Richardson: Show others better then you can tell them!!!


CEO/Founder of Go Gettah Apparel  Faith-Based Motivational Speaker  Makeup Artist  website:www.gogettah.com  facebook:www.facebook.com/gogettahapparel  website: www.hairbyeve.webs.com  cell: (916)-995-0171  #shareevesstory
CEO/Founder of Go Gettah Apparel
Faith-Based Motivational Speaker
Makeup Artist
website: http://www.hairbyeve.webs.com
cell: (916)-995-0171