• Eh Yo, What’s Up with the Negative Self-Talk?

    Somewhere along the way, I developed this nasty habit of negative self-talk. I don't mean stuff like "You suck at life" or "You're never gonna achieve your dreams" or "You're so homely that you should just stay home." It's usually me at the mirror washing my face or shaving and thinking about all the things that could go wrong with something I'm working on or someone I'm working with. And when I say talk, I don't just ...

  • When Family and Friends Won’t Support Your Project

    By Wednesday, February 4, 2015 9 Permalink 1

    I talked to someone recently that started a blog then quit. Why? Because she couldn't get her friends and family to read it. I talked to someone else recently that started a podcast then quit. Why? Because he couldn't get his friends and family to listen to it. Here's the problem with thinking this way: You're being ridiculously selfish. Have you considered that your friends and family have different interests than you, or the possibility that they support you ...

  • If it is important enough to you, you will find a way. If it is not, you will find an excuse.

    — Unknown
  • Introverts: 4 Signs It’s Time to Go Home!

    By Tuesday, October 28, 2014 0 Permalink 0

    Have you ever made the mistake of staying at an event 30 minutes too long? Forget 30. How about 5? If you're an introvert, you probably just had heart palpitations or a traumatic flashback. It's the worst. You start off chatting and engaged in what's happening around you. You're yelling over music or other voices with no problem. Your cup runneth over. Then next thing you know, your sail is windless. You're zorbed out and would love nothing more ...

  • Why I’ve Given Up Chasing Dreams

    By Monday, October 27, 2014 1 Permalink 1

    I've always been a dreamer. Ever since I was a child, I've had dreams of doing Big things. Writing The Greatest Novel Ever, being a world class athlete, painting something NYC gallery worthy. My mom made sure to instill a "you can do and be anything" mindset, and I love her for that. Thing is, dreams are just that. Dreams. And with no follow through, they're just deflated dreams. For years I floated along on the ...

  • Great Listen on Envy vs. Inspiration

    By Monday, October 20, 2014 0 Permalink 0

    So I was listening to one of my new favorite podcast: Behind the Brilliance by Lisa Nicole Bell. If I had to describe the show, I'd say it's a blend of personal, professional (not corporate) and creative development, inspiring conversations with people doing big things, and random tidbits that add value in some way or another. Her tone is casual and doesn't hit the "preachy peachy personal development guru" note that drives some people nuts. The show still feels ...

  • 4 Entrepreneurial Lessons I’ve Learned Over the Years

    By Saturday, October 18, 2014 2 Permalink 0

    I've launched many projects. Each with their own set of challenges. Some have failed, which means learning opportunities. For today (since it's the 100th post), I want to highlight some entrepreneurial lessons I've learned over the years. 1. Be extremely selective when adding people to your team. Think of every project you start as your baby. You wouldn't leave your child with just anyone, right? It has to be the same way with your business -- if even just a small ...

  • At 31: Right on Time. Right Where I’m Supposed to Be.

    By Wednesday, March 19, 2014 6 Permalink 0

    Over the last few years, I've had a lot of angst about my progress in life. I'll be the first person to tell you that I'm no where near where I thought I'd be when I got out of school. Even if you asked me where I'd be now three years ago, it'd still be different from reality. I've ventured down many paths. In the last five years alone, I've been an HR Generalist, Recruiter, ...

  • The Moment That Changes Everything

    By Wednesday, January 22, 2014 2 Permalink 0

    **Today's post is one that I originally sent to my email list only. It got such a positive response that I decided to share on the blog. To get more content like this, sign up for my email list below this post or by using this link. Now onward with the post!** "Unemployment is the best thing that ever happened to me." I've heard of (or read about) many successful entrepreneurs saying something like this. If you ...