f I had to make a checklist of the top things people entering a classroom (teachers most importantly) needed to know in order to be successful and effective then the very first thing on that list would be relationships. I cannot stress how important building and fostering relationships as a teacher is.
As the saying goes, “It’s not always what you know, it’s who you know.” Sometimes, the people who you have in your network can open up your horizon to new possibilities and opportunities that you alone could not imagine. You and the grind you have will
Finding a balance between your professional relationships with your personal friendships can sometimes make life hard and hectic. One or the other will always be fighting for your time, so being able to strike a balance between both your personal friendships and professional relationships will
The music, the festivals, the energy to live and thrive in your element unapologetically are all working together to make this summer one for the books. This summer, we all want to live our best lives which means that we may have to plan some time off from work to fully enjoy ourselves. In order to enjoy all that the summer has to offer, you have to properly plan out your paid time off (PTO) and money to make sure you that you can fully enjoy your summer.
I have found myself at a crossroads of letting people have it or choosing to stay quiet and letting something slide that should be addressed. I did not want to “rock the boat” too much because I did not want to fulfill any stereotype that society places on Black women in my workplace to discredit accomplishments that I work
Instead of first looking at the things you don’t like to do, approach decluttering with a positive mindset that you will have more time for you and your happiness. For example, I love to read a great book during my leisure time. If I have too many things on my plate for the weekend
Recently, I was dealing with someone at work who clearly had a problem with me. After multiple sit-downs, it was apparent her issues were personal, so I tried my best to let go, but once it started trickling into our client work (and quite frankly effecting my ability to
With all this activity it’s easy to get clouded and overwhelmed with our ‘to do’ list. But don’t sweat sis, I have found a fun, creative and colorful way to declutter your mind when your ‘to do’ list is greater than your ‘can do’ list.
I've been learning since I've started working in October that you cannot allow yourself to settle in a job, no matter what the outcome may look like if you don't especially if it's not in your career. In order to know the right path for your career, you truly have to dig deep into your relationship with God and be open to the change that he places in your life. This past March, my ending date for my temporary job was coming
After graduating, many of us land in jobs simply because we just want to find something with reliable income. Personally speaking, after graduating from University with Social Science degree, I landed a job in the tech start-up world. There isn’t a correlation with what I studied in Uni and what I do on a day-to-day in my role, however remaining open-minded, objective and challenging myself on a daily basis has turned me into a mindful worker. The importance I want to highlight in this post is
In college, there are some classes you feel you’ll never use. While that may be true, depending on your field of profession, there are some classes that you will be able to use in almost any industry. The revelation of the skills that you could benefit from will hit you when you’re at work and in need of a particular skill to advance in your career. A skill that was possibly an elective
When it comes to showcasing your knowledge in a certain area, you can turn life’s lessons into ways you develop a strong sense of how successful you can be in a certain area. For instance, there are some experiences in life, such as running a business, where the knowledge and success you’ve learned
Many times, we feel like we have to sacrifice healthy habits for the sake of our careers or the things that we are working on to create the life that we want for ourselves. However, that mindset does not have to be the end all for how we choose to navigate through our lives. We have to not only consider
Whether you are working at a nine to five or setting your own hours, it’s important to make sure that the job that you are working isn’t cutting into the, much needed, TLC you desire and deserve. It is time to evaluate how much time you’ve been giving yourself in comparison to the work you do in your day to day life.
I was going through a period of boredom in my life. I had, recently, decided to make some life changes in the areas of relationships and self. All my friends lived far away, and I knew that if I dated someone just for company I would have eventually ended up unhappy. See, I had also decided that I wouldn’t spend time
When it comes to working, we spend almost a quarter of our lives pursuing an education to prepare for work and then a majority of our lives working in our careers. Many of us have been exposed to people spending their lives being financially dependent on their retirement, pension or social security income. Needless to say, it is important for us to
The confidence that you have in your work proves to be invaluable when you are navigating yourself through your career. Knowing who you are and your worth translates to the overall fulfillment you have in your profession. Deeper levels of introspection will allow you to
I can’t attest to the rest of the world, but it seems like pretty much everyone has a side hustle these days. It’s like a new...
It’s about that time of year when resolutions, deleting people out of your contact list, starting memberships, and at least three months’ worth of the trials of adjusting to new beginnings. The upcoming New Year’s Day brings us the desire and inspiration to become better versions of ourselves.
We all know what it is like to have dreams…
When I was starting, some of my mentors told me I’d have hard days…
I didn’t get the full support from my family for my vision and the pursuit of fulfilling my…
We are so powerful beyond measure. We work very hard to establish ourselves in our twenties to set the tone for the careers that we want to build upon in our lives.
As Twenty Somethins, we have so many dreams and aspirations that may span outside of your current job description.
When you are finding your own style, it does not mean that you have to go searching for something extremely outside of the box and different from everyone else. There are so many entrepreneurs who
Stability is something that we all strive for. It may be stability while in your career, relationship, religion, or any other aspect of your life. Regardless, we want to firmly plant on our feet (hypothetically, that is) so that we can move through our day-to-day lives efficiently
Searching for a profession change? Starting your own business? Need inspiration? Want your lifestyle to
If you’re like most working adults, eventually you’ll be tasked with going to a training or conference that’s being held in another city or state. Yes, you may be there for work but
It's that time of year where the clock is ticking and you have to hustle to meet your end-of-year goals. To be honest, most people