Know What You’re Ready For

I know myself. I know where I am in life. I know what I want right now. And I know how much time I want to invest in my career. Right now, I don't want to invest 60+ hours a week in my job. So I wouldn't apply for a position that requires that, no … Continue reading Know What You’re Ready For

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If You’re Serious About It

This past weekend, I was at the screening of Creative NC, a documentary about creative culture in North Carolina and one guy said something that was profound to me. He said that if not getting enough likes on your artwork can discourage you from being an artist, you're not going to make it. I find … Continue reading If You’re Serious About It

Be Intent on Knowing

"Life without knowledge is death in disguise." -- Talib Kweli What are you learning? What do you want to know? Are you open to what life brings to the table? "Professional development" is just a fancy way of saying learning. You have to keep learning and because anything that does not grow is dead. Seek … Continue reading Be Intent on Knowing

Investing In Me

I couldn't do it all myself. I couldn't keep tossing pennies into a wishing well and hoping that some magical genie would appear with a stack of opportunities. I had to put my money where my mouth was and pay someone who had the resources I don't have to get me where I needed to … Continue reading Investing In Me

Pay (Your Dues With) Attention

Do you know what I've observed? Actually, more importantly, do you know what you've observed? We all have critiques of the systems in which we operate, whether government, business, non-profit, religious, educational, marital, familial or otherwise. We’ve all seen things that can be improved upon but, too often, we think those things and don’t record … Continue reading Pay (Your Dues With) Attention

Don’t Become a Slave

Money is necessary. Don't let anyone tell you it's not. But you cannot let anyone own you with a piece of paper. Your dreams are more valuable than that paper. Sure, you have to work and make money but don't let that keep you from dreaming. This post is more so me talking to me … Continue reading Don’t Become a Slave