It's not just about adjusting my style of dress but also the fundraising techniques I employ. It is critical that you know the culture of the organization you're in. The more adaptable your style and personality, the more opportunities will come your way.
Every day, there is an opportunity to improve. When you stop seeing things that way, you're done growing.
Being in a field for a long time doesn't make you a leader. And, in a day and age where I have the ability to read whatever I need to in order to understand the basic processes of a role, it is more important for me to invest time in developing integrity and leadership as opposed to the technical skills that can be learned.
There are two things I will not do: 1) fail my family and 2) live life unhappy. Once I leave the traditional work force, if I have to get another 8-5 job to support my family, I will but I'm confident in my ability to build a life that will allow me to enjoy what I'm doing every day and find my purpose in it.
"Closing time. Open all the doors and let you out into the world." -- Semisonic
I hate to say it now but why lie, right? My current job is a placeholder. I'm good at fundraising but fundraising is not the primary (or even secondary) thing I was brought to this earth to do. I may be doing it the next two years or the next two decades. But I'm here … Continue reading Purpose or Placeholder? Know The Difference
This past weekend, I had nothing to do and no one to hang out with (Desirée and her sorority sisters took a road trip), so I left work on Friday and hit the road for Charlotte. On my way there, I was posting periodically to my Instagram story and one of my friends of almost … Continue reading Maintaining Relationships