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Business Tips

4 Ways to Get the Job You Want

The process of landing a new job is enough to trigger multiple anxiety attacks. Mix that with a lack of experience (hello recent/upcoming graduates!) and you might be left wondering how you’ll ever get a job.

Of course you need to make sure that your resume is perfect! I’ve given free pointers on what to and what not to do here and here. Once you convince the recruiter on paper, the next step is to impress them in person. Here’s how to do it. Continue Reading

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Business Tips, Lifestyle, Personal

That Time I Turned Down a Business Partnership

Recently, a popular clothing company reached out to me. They wanted to send me tailored clothes for FREE and all they wanted in return was for me to write a blog post about it. Yes, you read that correctly! Every fashionista’s dream, right?

Two things: 1 – I’m not a fashionista. 2 – I turned the opportunity down. Let me tell you why and how the lesson I learned could be applied to your life. Continue Reading

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Business Tips, Communications

4 Ways to Boost Your Resume NOW!

Resume: A brief account of one’s professional or work experience and qualifications, often submitted with an employment application*

But really, a resume is so much more than that. For example, it can show your personality and it can show your grammar skills (or lack thereof if you aren’t careful). A resume is normally the one thing standing between you and a job interview. I did a post “6 Resume Mistakes to Avoid” and today I want to tell you some things that you should include, like, right now if you want your resume to instantly be better. Continue Reading

Business Tips, Lifestyle

Get All the Things Done! 1 Productivity Tip

We’re friends, right? That’s why I love sharing with you!

“There just aren’t enough hours in the day.” It’s a saying that we all know and understand. A lot of us (ME) create lifestyles that keep us super busy and it can be hard to keep up with it all. If you can relate, give me an “Amen, sista!”  Today I wanted to give you just one tip that WILL increase your productivity if you use it. Continue Reading

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Business Tips, Communications

Paperback vs. eBook: Which is Better?

Paper. I’m biased. I mean, the photo gives that away, right?

Seriously though…

NaNoWriMo is quickly approaching next week! If you have a book idea it’s a great way to build community and stay on track with your writing. Unsure what NaNoWriMo is? You can get more information here.

I’m working on a book of my own and started research on whether to release an eBook or going with traditional printing. Even though the world is crazy digital, printed book sales still trump electronic versions. Whew that was good news! Because for me, some things cannot be replaced. One of those things is physically cracking open a book to read.

Here are five of many reasons that your future readers will continue to choose a printed book over an electronic version. Continue Reading

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Business Tips, Communications, Lifestyle

4 Reasons You Should Write a Book

It’s become easier than ever to publish a book. Now authors have the ability to release their literary gold without the overhead of a company. Self publishing has put the dream of completing a book in reach for just about everyone. I know a few people who want to write a book but haven’t gotten around to it because – well, life happens. Are you one of those people? Let me give you some motivation!

Here are 4 reasons why you need to go ahead and write that book! Continue Reading

Business Tips, Lifestyle

4 Reasons You Aren’t Succeeding

“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” Chris Grosser.

From experience I can say that being successful is an ongoing balancing act. It’s not one of those things that just happens – like the common cold and growing old (hey, that rhymes!).

No, success is much more evasive!

If you want success you have to earn it. Maybe you want more money, more connections, more acres of land or other things. But you’re stuck. Why is that, you ask? Continue Reading