Most recently published stories in Journal.
What do you do when you have so many things you enjoy in life? "Just pick a career!" everyone will tell you. Teachers, parents, friends, mentors, everybody. How do you pick a path in life when you love so many different things? I love nature. I love making things. I love helping others. I love things that I don't even know the category of. If you're someone like me, you know exactly what I'm saying. They tell you that you need to pour all your time into one thing, to be the best at what you do. Tell me how you pick, because I want to know.
I talked to my co-leader yesterday since I’ve decided nobody is truly in charge yet except the both of us, and we both decided I work on the business plan, she works on finding a suitable third-in-command for our organization. I came up with a name for the said organization, and that is “We Help,” because we are intent on helping people with chronic illnesses/disabilities that make it hard to get away from families whether the family is abusive or stable. For starters, I as a leader need a job that can do that for me, by making a stable income.
4 Tips on Finding Your "Passion"
I changed my major five times in my undergrad. I tried about four different diets since I was a teenager. I had five different fashion styles throughout my life. And, I worked about six jobs since I graduated. In person, I'm seen as "indecisive." On my resume, I'm seen as "jumpy."
The High Cost of Managing Without Flexibility
This is an article about a story that seems to repeat itself almost every day in the 24/7/365, social media-oriented culture that we live in today. Yes, it's an embarrassing, "gotcha" moment—and in this case, it is McDonald's in the crosshairs of people from around the world. Yesterday, it may have been Starbucks and what happened in their Philadelphia location involving two black men who chose one of their locations for a business meeting that led to a corporate crisis, both in terms of public relations and internally with their employees (see below).
Imagine yourself standing in front of a group of men and women who have never seen you before nor know how you lead. "WHAT DO YOU DO?"
How I Learned Marketing with Popcorn
I have had some brief stints in marketing and from what some of my previous bosses I have said, I am cold and distant and cannot properly create a good channel for a customer to continue to come to them.
10 Employment Laws Every Person Needs to Know
Back when I was 26, I worked for a person who was a total pig. He made a point of telling me that I would not be able to get a raise unless I lost weight... for an office job. He would regularly berate women for being not "hot enough" and make seriously derogatory remarks towards anyone who was female. To him, women and non-binary individuals like myself weren't people; they were accessories that propped up his fragile ego.
The Value of Time
I'm a little bit frustrated these days and one thing in particular that I'd like to share. I am an Early Childhood Educator and I have started making felt stories as a side business to earn some extra income. Making a felt story not only costs money to buy the supplies, but it takes up my time; as others who make felt stories as a side business can relate.
How Commercial Kitchens Made Me Cynical
Once upon a time, when I was a child, I wanted to grow up to become a mathematician. I dreamed of collecting data that could be used to solve mundane problems that could be key to a better society. My mom talked me out of it, she explained to me that teaching others how to count and measure wasn't going to pay for my bills—I wasn't going to be four years old forever, nor was she going to last me forever. Life wasn't a bunch of books I could store under my armpit and shelve whenever I didn't feel like reading it. Life was complicated and I didn't know better.
Balancing Business Travel and Family Life
People who are frequent business travelers have unique issues. The fact that they are often on the road, missing important family events and not seeing much of their family often takes a toll not only on them but also on their spouses and kids.
3 Major Things I Learned Working in Retail
Let's be honest. Working retail is no easy task for most people. People working in retail are usually bottom chain workers. Meaning, we end up doing the heavy lifting; the hard work and dirty work that no one wants to. Often, this type of work includes cleaning floors, organizing the clothes, refolding, making everything look neat and tidy as well as working the register AND on top of that running back and forth checking on customers and making sure EVERYONE is happy. As mentioned earlier, working in retail is difficult and not meant for the sensitive. Take it from someone who is sensitive and has many anxieties... it is not easy.
My Top 3 Books for Creatives, Entrepreneurs, and Leaders
Creative. Entrepreneur. Leader. We all know someone actively pursuing one or more of these titles. Perhaps you are the one pursuing it? Well, if you are (or if you're just here for fun) here are the top three books I've read in 2018 that will open your mind and get you thinking and reflecting on what you can do.