Business and Career

YOUR LIFE IS NOT A STRAIGHT LINE

From (way too) early in our lives, we’re followed by the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” It seems harmless, but it sets us up with one giant false belief: that there’s a finish line. We think that someday, we’ll wake up and have arrived at adulthood, with a career, a home, and maybe a family. No one tells you is that adulthood is not a destination – you’ll never know if you’re “doing it right.” This is especially true in our careers. Back to that question: What do you want to be when you grow up? I don’t even recall the first time I was asked this, but I do remember coloring activities that evolved into weird career matching software by the time we hit high school. When you’re applying for college, it’s expected of you to select a major. “Undeclared” is still frowned up...

TENACITY TRUMPS FEAR: A LESSON IN ENCOURAGEMENT

With this year, coming to an end a lot of us are seeking to achieve a new goal. The good news is YOU can do it! It is not the size of the goal that’s unattainable. In fact, it is asking yourself what is stopping you from going all the way? Merriam Webster defines tenacity as the quality of being persistent, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired. It does not matter is for you or against you. All that matters is you have the will-power to go after it. New York Times best-selling author, Richard Paul Evans states, “Everyone who got to where they are had to begin where they were.”  Dare to dream. With a boost of confidence, you can achieve the unknown and unexpected. Don’t believe me. Just look at the 2016 President-elect Donald Trump. Here are 4 things Trump has done in his care...

WHEN YOUR JOB OFFER IS REVOKED: AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN JOB SEARCHING

WHEN YOUR JOB OFFER IS REVOKED: AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN JOB SEARCHING Getting into college is hard. Balancing a social life and schoolwork is hard. Graduating is hard. Finding a job is hard. Oh yeah, life is hard. There seems to be a common way to help with these struggles and that is the act of commiserating. Actually, commiserating holds too negative of connotations. Let’s instead name it a shared discussion filled with complaints and confusion. You know what this discussion sounds like? In high school, you clung on to old friends for dear life grumbling about application essays and scholarships. In college, you took a swig of whatever discount vodka you could find while comparing grades and wondering what awaited you after graduation. It may seem that every other 20-something has a stea...

HUSBAND AND WIFE BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP: CAN IT REALLY WORK?

HUSBAND AND WIFE BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP: CAN IT REALLY WORK? No, you can’t work together, you’ll kill each other. You argue all the time, how can you possibly work together in the same business? Or, you are very opinionated and don’t do well taking orders from him/her, let alone run a business together? It won’t work. Are you crazy? You will kill each other. That is what I constantly heard from people, who heard we work together seven days a week. There is no secret or magic formula to succeed as a husband and wife team running the same company. Let me explain. When we started out in this country we had no experience whatsoever, not in business and not in communication with each other. We just got married which meant we argued, a whole lot. Maybe because each of us cared about our ego more t...

TAKING THE LEAP INTO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

TAKING THE LEAP INTO ENTREPRENEURSHIP If you are at the phase where you are just playing around with an idea that feels like it could be something actually real, but are stuck on the roller coaster of emotion of what that means…I suggest you keep reading. So you have an idea? You know you are onto something. You know this idea is going revolutionize the way women manage their work, approach their relationships, or maybe even enhance their personal lives. What’s the next step? You have to actually tackle this idea…turn your idea into something tangible. Let’s cut to the chase, this step my friend is the hardest. That’s because one minute you are pulling over your car to write down your latest way to promote your concept while the next you are talking yourself out of following your passion…i...

SUCCESS. WHAT IS IT? MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHAT IS IT NOT?

  Success. What is it? More importantly, What is it not? Success is not a contest. It is not a measure of who is better. Sure, you can be successful in a relay race, but it does not mean you won the relay race. Maybe you bettered your time, or you finally didn’t faint afterwards. Both of those things are considered successes, if you feel you have accomplished something. Yeah, maybe someone else technically came in 1st place, but why should that deter you from being proud of yourself? It shouldn’t. Why do we, as women, feel like success is toxic if it is happening to someone else? I have been surrounded by strong women my entire life, and the majority of groups I identify with are mainly women. My family is ¾ female, I went to an all-girls high school, I’m a sister in a sorority and my...

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