All posts tagged: life

To the one feeling trapped by unavoidable suffering

I was prepared for life to not be perfect but I never prepared for this… Growing up in poverty, I was taught to focus on what you need and be grateful that you had anything. I was aware of the hard work and sacrifices my parents had to make to keep us clothed and fed. Initially, I handled bullying from kids who came from higher-income homes very well. My parents taught me that everybody has different blessings in life, and you can’t be jealous of what other people have. They also taught me the value of a dollar and that happiness will only ever come from the inside. Additionally, it prepared me to understand that even if I could afford nice things, they wouldn’t bring me the things my soul needs, so you had to balance. OK, check on all three. Life isn’t fair, some people are more prosperous, and happiness is intrinsic. With this arsenal, I could combat anything. The majority of people are highly driven by material wealth, and I found it humbling …

The best social media platform for brand awareness

The algorithm is committed to showing users accounts they search for and interact with the most. It’s not your bio or your logo, it’s your content and instagrams algorithm that determines which posts users should see most. This means that the goal is to keep you and other users on their (Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube) platform to boost revenue, engagement. The algorithm is not a negative thing. However it is not impossible to build a buzz around your brand, even with the influx of celebrity entrepreneurs and You-tubers. In my search for a solution that I know we all have found ourselves perplexed on, here’s what I found: Social media is about keeping people on THEIR apps, not sending them to YOUR website or brand. This is why your posts are not being seen or are being restricted, amongst other reasons. I value saving time and found that social media will consume your life force. Also, I didn’t want to become an entrepreneur to promote someone else’s brand but essentially that is what social media is …

Failure is a delay, not defeat…

Failure is delay, not defeat. Success takes time and for these and other reasons a lot people give up on their dreams because the beginning stages are always the hardest. When you’re having a tough time in life it can be hard to see the good in any situation. You start to believe that nothing can change and you begin to feel ‘stuck.’ Maybe things didn’t work out the way you expected. The right opportunities never came along. It doesn’t matter the reason, what matters is that that reason is what’s holding you back. Failure leads to multiple learning opportunities to becoming who you are meant to be. Feeling ‘stuck’ comes from a place of fear and limits. You are start to fear failure an avoid situations where failure is a possibility. Such as applying for a new job or avoiding serious commitment. When you say, “yes,” to your limits you are saying “no” to your possibilities.  Choose to be empowered by failure instead of weakened by it.  It is better to endure hardships live …

Signs you’re ready for entrepreneurship

Maybe you’re at work right now wishing you were anywhere else. Not because you don’t need the income but you have a desire burning in you to do what you love. Social media can be a catalyst as it easy to scroll to a feed of someone seemingly living their best life with their free time.  Many of us aspire to entrepreneurship because we see it as a gateway to doing what you love. However, entrepreneurship can be one of the toughest jobs out there. As the saying goes, you have to be prepared to work 80 hours instead of 40 to make a business work. A lot more goes into being an entrepreneur than having a dream. That is why being a dreamer is tough. We want to achieve but we are creatives and can often get stuck over analyzing our steps. We just want to show the world what we can do. But, you ha e to ask yourself, is it something the world needs right now? I was prepared to launch my …

#ICYMI: What the Kavanaugh hearing means to women

The best part of social media is watching a live event and wondering if others are interpreting events the way you are. I avoided sharing my opinions of Kavanaugh during the hearing even though his behavior while being questioned troubled me.  Then I woke up this morning and the internet is undefeated. I was not the only one that noticed his flaring anger and some senators empathetic approach to impact the allegations have had on Kavanaugh’s reputation and home life. The Republican Senate representatives kept pointing to the devastation these allegations have had on both families, but never addressed the victim as such. Kavanaugh says that these allegations have “destroyed” his family.  I was concerned that victims watching would somehow start to think that their attackers deserve empathy. Kavanaugh stated when questioned by senator Kamala Harris that he did not watch Dr. Ford’s testimony because he was preparing his testimony. Well, he appeared to be very unprepared and took the wrong approach. As a man his ego was threatened and instead of being empathetic towards the …

How to go from navigating passion to choosing a career

There is no way to know what you’ll be doing forever. Of course, most people have a dream career but sometimes our dream career choice isn’t right for our personality. According to a Gallup poll, 30-57 percent of college freshman change their major at least twice before graduation. The same goes for people and their first job. Millennials now have an average tenure of 1-3 years at their first place of employment. Is this a lack of direction or passion? Only we can decide what we are lacking. Ultimately it’s not a bad thing to job hop even if you went to college or university seeking a specialty. The ‘F’ in life stands for flexibility and that includes our interests as we evolve into fully formed people. Use college as a tool to explore your options. Talk to an advisor and take courses that ignite your passions. It is important to have a major chosen but don’t beat yourself up if you can not decide on a career right away. If you’ve determined secondary education …

Quick tips on how to not overthink choosing a career

Choosing a career is a big decision. It is something you will be doing everyday for the rest of your life. The pressure to pick the right one can make it hard for you to even decide. Unfortunately many people never do because they are over-thinking. I found the right career for me through trial and error. Not everyone gets it right the first time. Visualizing yourself choosing a career is a start, but there has to be action taken if you want to make a decision. Clarity comes from engagement not thought. The more you think about something, the less likely you are to do it. It took me a year to actually start my blog because I was afraid of putting my self out there. I was over-thinking all of the “what-ifs.” I was freaking out over everything that could go wrong. Once I realized that I was on the over-thinking ‘loop’ I took action fast to keep moving towards my goal of building a blog. Over thinking happens for two reasons: #1 You …