Let's talk about the side of America and the American workplace that no one wants to: the misogynistic side. Just as America was built on the brains and backs of black people, it was birthed from the wombs, works, and wisdom of women. Why do we treat those we owe so much to so poorly? Will that forever be an inherent human flaw?
You don’t have to do things that go against your morals to get ahead in the world. You don’t have to sleep or cheat or lie or steal your way to the top. Don’t miss the scenic route by letting something superficial quickly take you where your mind could’ve taken you.
I've realized that, in life, you're not going to please everyone. It's not possible. And actually, the easiest way you can disappoint the most important person in your life (this is me speaking before having kids) is to try to please everyone else. Who might that person be? It's you. Do the best you possibly … Continue reading Can’t Please Everybody
If you receive an e-mail and it requires you to take action, read the e-mail in its entirety for understanding. Then, if you have questions, read it a second time. If you're still not getting it (and there is nothing wrong with not getting something), then you ask. But if it is evident that you … Continue reading My Favorite Four Letter Word
"There's beauty in the struggle." -- J. Cole The other day, I posted about loving a product more than the process it takes to reach said product. Processes are painful. Sometimes they require molding. Sometimes they require pruning. But they always require change. And change that is true and measurable is going to cause pain. … Continue reading Getting the Discipline
With a bit of extra effort, anything can be accomplished. The question is, are you willing to do what you know you can do well and consistently or are you going to simply say "I'm not good at that?"
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.