When young professionals have a personal brand — people KNOW you for something. They know what you’re about. When you don’t– pfff, FORGET ABOUT IT. No one really knows what you’re about. If you do well on a project, great. But if you do badly – your reputation gets hit and redefined.
No. I haven’t had a baby – but I’m pretty sure it’s just like finding a great job and LANDING that job. Even the world “job hunting” implies a terrible chase between hunter and prey ending in a violent catastrophe. I know from my own experience and the experiences that my friends share – that it is a very challenging time. No … Read More
Are you too cool for empowerment school? Oftentimes, while sipping on tea on a rainy day in my Nautica sweater listening to some Coldplay, I reminisce about times when I started my journey of self-empowerment/ self-improvement. It has been fun. The experiences I’ve had, the lessons I’ve learned, the people I’ve met. Wait. Well, the people I’ve met…there were some…maybe … Read More
When we focus on ourselves first, we get stuck. Focusing on helping others gets us moving again. When we are moving, THAT is the best time to stay inspired and focused. This is a 2 part article. In case you didn’t catch part 1, click here. Part one goes over Selfless Action. Part two goes over Inspired and Focused Action. Inspired Action … Read More
Ever feel like achieving your goals and being “successful” is like being pulled like a mule? I know I have! I have for a long time been struggling – struggling on this website. Trying to make it the best thing in the world, figure out all the right things to do, and how to grow a following (don’t even ask … Read More
You’re at that stage where you need a change. Work is VERY repetitive and VERY unfulfilling. We’ve all been there at some time or another. But this time it’s a bit different. Instead of secretly logging into Facebook or starting up a coy game of Candy Crush – you feel this strong desire for doing something meaningful. And all of … Read More
I remember vividly how I thought I was THE stud. I had gone to BERKELEY. Yes, THEE Berkeley. I had a job at SONY. Yes, THEE Sony. AND to top things off — I had a nice new Honda Accord (yes, a Honda Accord). I was the stud and I liked this girl. She was MINE. Needless to say, I … Read More
With every word, I could feel my anger boiling. It wasn’t enough that the project wasn’t moving forward. They had to ask that SAME DUMB question again! I. HAD. IT. I put my mouth closer to the phone: “You know, I’ve mentioned this MANY times. I am not a blocker for this project! I mentioned that last time too – … Read More