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

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Purpose Over Pennies

Remind yourself every day that you cannot abandon your purpose. You are not here to make money for the sole purpose of making money, no matter how much you are offered. You are here to serve people with your gift(s). Money is necessary but money is only a tool, not a goal. I went into … Continue reading Purpose Over Pennies

Millennials Know We Need to Work

This day and age, leaders (especially those leading people outside their own generation) are often questioned. And, speaking for many millennials (which I hate to do but feel must be done), work-life balance in an industry that can be done outside of the office is becoming nonnegotiable. If expected to be connected at all times … Continue reading Millennials Know We Need to Work

Trust Comes With Rapport

Without rapport, there is no trust. Let that be understood. Short but simple. As a leader, build genuine relationships with your team. From there, they will trust your leadership. What I can tell you is that millennials, unlike previous generations, don't respect age or title. Instead, we have hold humility and autonomy in high regard. … Continue reading Trust Comes With Rapport

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

The World Isn’t Yours

People aren't going to think the way you want them to think because you want them to think that way. Your employees aren't going to learn like you do because you want them to learn that way. Some people love structure. Some people love freedom. The more we learn about human nature, the more we … Continue reading The World Isn’t Yours

You Want 100% Every Day? How?

The past two days, I've been slacking in my mind (but for good reason). I got back from 12 days straight of working my 8-5 and blogging every week day and my mind was exhausted. Now, I couldn't take two days off from my job but you know what I could take a break from? … Continue reading You Want 100% Every Day? How?