I recently read The Third Door by Alex Banayan - his personal quest to uncover how the most powerful people in the world got their start. One of the interviews that resonated with me most was his encounter with Pitbull. In the book, Banayan quotes Pitbull as saying that the key to his success is his continual desire to learn. Even at the height . . .
I recently landed my dream job as a writer on an Emmy nominated television show. While it might look like overnight success from the outside, the reality was years of hard work and paying my dues. But the single most important factor in finally landing this job was the relationships - namely, the mentorships - I cultivated along the way. I've . . .
I used to suffer regularly from perfectionism paralysis. You see, before pursuing a career in writing, I was a Musical Theater major. Out of 800 applicants, I was selected to join a class of twenty-three students. Conservatory training is rigorous — it has to be, given the number of Broadway hopefuls and the competitive nature of the field. Our . . .
Yesterday, I had one of my all-time biggest epiphanies about customer service and the single best way to win over a client. It started with diamonds. Let me back up. A few nights ago, Mike surprised me with a pair of diamonds studs as an early anniversary gift. Being the ever-savvy money man he is, he told me that the diamonds were actually . . .
So you're ready to launch your company, but you don't know how to setup your business entity. I get it. When I decided to launch The Kind Coalition last summer, Google became my best friend. I had established a business entity once before, but it was five years prior, in a different state, with different rules. I was very bent on hiring a service . . .
Woooo, boy. Sorry I went MIA for a minute, you guys. I have a really good reason for it, but I can't share quite yet. Trust me, this one is worth the wait :) So, for those of you who are new around here, I'm a writer by trade, but I dare you to find one creative who hasn't "paid their dues" with a survival job of some sort. I've spent the . . .
Anyone else have a hard time getting going on a Monday? I took Saturday off but worked the entire day on Sunday, so today feels more like Tuesday to me. But still - Mondays are never easy! (If you need a little kick in the butt, check out my post about working SMARTER, not HARDER!) I have a very specific learning style. In order for me to truly . . .
I recently fell back in love with reading. I know that sounds weird, but it's true. For an embarrassingly long time, I had little to no interest in it. Thinking about it, it's because I wrongfully associated reading with stagnation. I would see other bloggers share posts about all of the books they'd read recently and scoff. I'd think to myself, . . .
I spent the weekend devouring The Third Door by Alex Banayan. Let me just tell you - the book is like eating when you're hungry or drinking when you're thirsty - you can't get enough and it's so, so satisfying (and absolutely uncomfortable in places). I'll go into it in detail as soon as I've finished, but there was one quote in particular I wanted . . .
I'm convinced that remote, freelance work is the way of the future. The 9-5 will never totally go out of style. This is partially due to logistics of certain industries (I've never heard of a freelance hospital), and partly because of preference. But think about it: big business used to reign supreme because they had the funds with which to operate . . .