One More Round

Trevor Noah says, “One of the best things I ever learned was boxing. My trainer kept drilling into me: ‘Understand that I’m going to hit you in the face. You can’t get angry about it because then you’ll stop thinking rationally. I’m not trying to hurt you; I’m trying to win.’ It’s a fantastic mindContinue reading “One More Round”

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I Didn’t Come Here to Sit Back

I struggle with carving out a place of my own when starting a new job or joining a new team, because many dynamics are already established. I don’t feel like I belong at work until people are trusting me to get things done on my own, or I’m doing those little things that make peopleContinue reading “I Didn’t Come Here to Sit Back”

Coworkers Don’t Want to Hear Your Excuse

Going into the second week of my new job still felt like the honeymoon stage where my team and I gushed over each other and wondered how we ever worked without each other. However, there came the day that week where I mishandled an assignment and the honeymoon ended. Whenever we make a mistake at work,Continue reading “Coworkers Don’t Want to Hear Your Excuse”

Sitting at the Table

I told myself a couple of months ago, you just have to do better. This is what 2015 is about for you. Last week for the first time I felt back in center with one-part of who I am by working on this. Amongst my list of aspirational strides, I knew I simply needed toContinue reading “Sitting at the Table”

For the Strivers! (And The Hills Fans)

Last month I received the opportunity of a PR guy and girl’s college career – to fly very last-minute to NYC and help a supervisor with a project. We’d both fly back in less than 24 hours from that call. For The Hills fans, it was a moment we thought only existed for Lauren ConradContinue reading “For the Strivers! (And The Hills Fans)”