Class in Session: 6 Lessons to Organize My Life

There’s a difference between being busy and being productive and that difference can be summed up into one word: organization. Adopting the habit of being organized and prepared keeps potential disasters at bay and is necessary for our minds and navigating through every day life. Here are my six tips to keeping your day, and ultimately your life, organized from start to finish.

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Feelin’ the Fever: Hot Girl Summer to Boss Moves Fall

It’s not over yet, but ‘Hot Girl Summer’ is coming to a close and while the temperature is about to start cooling down, real bosses are just getting started. Summer time is the time for a lot of people to take a break from the long year they endured and get their minds prepped for the fall but those summer months don’t stop the grind for the rest of us who work hard and play harder during every season…

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5 Mistakes to Avoid as an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is one of the greatest feats in the world. I love to witness people be brave enough to believe in themselves and set out to make their dreams come to life by providing their gifts and ideas to the world. With that pride also comes multiple cringe-inducing thoughts as I see the same first-time-businessmen and women make the same mistakes, I’ve also made, repeatedly.

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Caught Me By Surprise

Have you ever had a dream for so long or a goal you’ve been working at for years that when you finally accomplish it, you feel lost afterwards? It seemed so impossible or just too far away that you didn’t plan for what would come next. When you’re working diligently, success tends to sneak up on you and leaves you longing for that next big thing…

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RELOADED: find your passion

Can you recall the last time you felt those emotions about something? I know of many people who discovered their destinies and have been following their heart’s desires since they were children and some who, well into their adult years, are still hoping that they’ll be able to find that ‘thing’ that keeps them up all night and gets them jumping out of the bed every morning.

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(DON’T) Do anything for clout…

It’s amazing the lengths people will go to make it appear they have a little power. This generation in particular has it bad, with the world right at our fingertips and social media being overly saturated with people doing and saying anything to get a little buzz surrounding their names. 

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Victory Lap

We probably should’ve listened when adults told us not to rush to grow up. I’ve been anticipating turning thirty for so long it’s hard to believe, yet exciting to know, it’s finally here. Three decades of life has come with many lessons, heartache, trying times, and amazing moments yet it’s still only the beginning. I’ve reflected on what learned and wish I could tell my twenty-year-old self; now, I’m strutting into my thirties with confidence and a few things I plan to carry with me in the next ten years. So here’s to a new beginning!

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Information Overload: All Advice is not good Advice

Everyone has an opinion. Your mom, the neighbor, every blogger on the internet, the random person at the coffee shop. There will probably never be a shortage of advice in the world and that’s not all bad. However, all advice ain’t good either. There are so many self-help and self-development authors, bloggers, and podcasters in today’s society readily available to tell us “simple steps we need to achieve…”, myself included, but there comes a point when we need to filter out what applies and what should fly in our own lives, otherwise self doubt and all around chaos may ensue. I’ve pinpointed four ways to sort through how to deal with information overload.

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Built to Last : 5 Habits to Build Mental Toughness

The mind is one of the most powerful tools we have and subsequently, is so easy to lose control of. Being mentally stable is not something that comes easily, you have to train yourself and constantly work to be mentally healthy concerning all areas of life, including business. If you’re struggling with your mental health or want to save up some tools for those tough days, here are five tips to keep your mind stable. 

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#SistaontheMove: Why Traveling is Good for your Mental Health

Vacation; doesn’t that word just make you perk up in your seat when you read it? Vacation or travel doesn’t look the same for everybody, but it’s typically an escape from the humdrum of the ‘wake-work-eat-repeat’ cycle that so many of us have fallen into. That same cycle has flushed the color out of our faces and assisted crippling emotions like depression right into our lives. It’s time to start being intentional about your travels and to do it often. You only live once, and that life shouldn’t be spent in worry or stress. Here are 4 ways traveling promotes mental health.

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MAKE THE MOVE: GET A MENTOR

I need help and I’m not afraid to say it. Why should I be? Unfortunately, these days acknowledging needing help has become synonymous with weakness. However, I don’t buy it and neither should you. For those of us who are passionate about bettering our lives personally and more specifically, professionally, consider finding a mentor. Not sure about what a mentor could do for you? Here are my top reasons for seeking one out immediately:  

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10 Lifechanging Lessons from my Twenties.

Stepping into a new decade or a new season in general has a way of making you look back over your life and think of the people, events, and experiences that have shaped you. While some of the advice I had for my younger self remains, I’ve learned so much more in the past few years. As I get ready to leave my twenties behind, these are the principles I plan to bring with me in this next chapter…

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Career Goals:

You’ve probably seen posts online that say something like, “Stop waiting for Friday”, “After Tuesday, even the calendar says WTF”, and other sayings that center around the idea that Mondays are a drag. I believe grade school is when the despise for Mondays began and it filtered right into our adult lives as some of us dread the start of a new work-week. I’d like to get us out of the mindset that we have to wait for the weekend to enjoy our lives. It’s time to create a life that you enjoy any and everyday of the week. 

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The "B" Word: Balance

As many of us transition from adolescence to the reality of adult life that comes with a plethora of responsibilities, we try to maintain that “work-life” balance. The means to be able to do what we have to do to pay the bills and still enjoy our personal lives including spending time with family and keeping up with hobbies

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Been Around The World: How This Global Brand & Product Development Strategist Is Changing The Narrative of Hair Care

As a 29-year-old global brand and product manager, Erika Pope knows a thing or two about an effective strategy. In the early stages of her career as a Senior Analyst for TJX Companies – the parent company to TJ Maxx stores nationwide – she consistently boosted annual revenue for the e-commerce division as well as leading category launches on the website which resulted in over $5 million in sales…

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Rules to Negotiating

Whether you’re in the corporate world, working with a small business or freelancing, the time comes when ambitious workers desire to grow in their industry. Growth can look like a raise, a promotion or change in title. Whatever the desire is, preparation and confidence are key. Here’s how to professionally get what you want without selling yourself short.

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Major Key: Manage Your Time!

For those of us who have ever interviewed for any kind of position you’ve probably been asked about your time management skills. Are you able to plan out your day accordingly and do what needs to be done in a timely manner? Deadlines come at you fast and it’s important in any industry to be mindful of your time and not be responsible for wasting other’s. If you need a little boost in the productivity department, check out these tips for managing your time wisely. 

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