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

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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

Your Brand is Looking Hazy

So you want to start a blog… or a clothing line… or a consulting firm. Cool. But what sets you apart? I see screen printed tees every day with logos that are only slightly different than what I could find on Instagram. How are you special? If you’re going to brand yourself, brand yourself. Don’t … Continue reading Your Brand is Looking Hazy

Keep Keeping On

This morning, I was able to provide LinkedIn with some constructive feedback for the beta version of their new site. About twice a month since early July, I've been working with LinkedIn's site development team to make sure that the newest version is on par with what professionals, both young and seasoned, are looking for … Continue reading Keep Keeping On

Be Ready to Lead

This afternoon, I had the opportunity to represent my institution, Duke School, at the Durham Chamber of Commerce's executive luncheon which was hosted by the local ABC news channel, ABC11 WTVD. I had an awesome time meeting some great leaders from around the area and discussing the impact that WTVD has on the Piedmont. After the … Continue reading Be Ready to Lead

Wear Dreams

"I don't wear clothes. I wear dreams." -- D. A. Daniels, Jr. Develop a style. A style of your own. A style that, though cognizant of contemporary fashion norms, is nowhere near restricted to them. Allow your style to be timeless, not just timely. I see people I work with every week outside of work settings. They … Continue reading Wear Dreams

The Necessity of #InstagramStories

Yes, Instagram did take Snapchat's idea. I posted about it on Friday. That's old news. And, really, it's none of our business. Sure, it sucks for Snapchat but how can you, as a business/brand, leverage this to your benefit? I'll tell you, my personal Instagram is going to be pretty story-less. I dig Snapchat because I … Continue reading The Necessity of #InstagramStories