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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Overcoming Naysayers and Negative Nancies

A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her. A girl who has something going for herself is always going to have to deal with a pack of people who “throw shade” or hate on her endeavors. Naysayers and negative people exist all around. They can be random trolls on the internet or the people we think are closest to us. It can be disheartening for anyone to try to crush our dreams, but there’s a way to properly handle yourself when negativity invites itself in your life. Read on to find out how to stand firm in your purpose.  

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TURN YOUR LIFE UP A NOTCH

Those aren’t the kind of internal conversations I want to be having with myself years down the line, so I make decisions every day to step out of the familiarity that is the “comfort zone”. The comfort zone is just that, comfortable. It doesn’t feel too hard, it allows us to coast through life without many failures and  without much pain, but in the end, it’s gotten us nowhere. A life full of regret and untapped potential is what the person who lives in their comfort zone has to look forward to.

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Spring Cleaning: Declutter Your Life

It’s been said time and time again how stress is a silent killer and one of the causes of stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed. That emotion can creep up when our lives are cluttered with literal junk or even when our minds are consumed with internal chaos. When that happens, it’s time to take the steps to de-clutter and free up some space in your life, learn how…

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#DeathtoFear

Fear is one of those experiences that every one of us is familiar with. We may not have all of the same phobias or handle them alike, but they can be crippling to our development if we don’t face them and attempt to overcome. If you’re unsure of how to start your journey of ridding yourself from the stagnancy of fear, try these five steps.

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Erikka Simpson
Wait For it

While it’s true that some good things do come when waiting, it’s also true that you get them even faster when you go after what you want. Take control of your professional career by taking the steps to make yourself more well versed through classes, workshops, conferences, and other forms of professional development. Take it one step further by convincing your company to sponsor your efforts; here’s how.

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Erikka Simpson
4 Ways Storms benefit our lives

or as long as we live, storms are going to come. Some hit harder than others and some we may never truly understand why they landed in our lives. They may force us to be still and endure while others require us to fight and come out stronger for the next battle ahead. The important thing to remember is that every storm serves a purpose and some leave bigger blessings than messes. 

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HOW TO END SELF-PITY

 A pity party is the one event that no one needs an invitation to. It has to propensity to sneak up on us all at some point in life but it’s not a party you want to make a habit of attending. It’s time to face self-pity head on by dealing with the blows life tends to throw. Here are a few ways to train your mind to stay ready when negativity comes knocking. 

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