True security lies in having those around you keep you sharp and hungry and thinking outside of the box that would otherwise become a cell. To keep from being a prisoner, you must have friends with whom you can toss ideas around over a glass of bourbon on the rocks or a good game of Spades.
Whether you're motivated by legacy or income, know that you are good enough and you can succeed. The only question is "Are you going to ethically so what it takes to succeed?"
Your pride is important. But know when you need to put it to the side and when you need to say "This is something I won't budge on." You cannot not budge on everything and everything cannot go your way. That is juvenile.
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
Some of us are awkward and insecure and oddly funny folks who don't like seeing the same person in the hall three times in a work day because how many times can you really say "Hello"?
At 6:15 AM yesterday, I walked out of my home an hour and a half before I usually do. Why? Because I had agreed to volunteer on the Bull City Breakfast for Scouting's committee. Why? Two reasons. First, there are children who need assistance paying for programs like this and I believe that the dollars raised … Continue reading Giving Back in the Right Places
When you go to conferences, the minute you get back to your room, write down characteristics on the business cards you've collected that will make you remember who you you met. Shoot, don't just do it for conferences. Do it every time you get a new business card. And, then, use the card. Short lesson … Continue reading Stacking Your Hand