Authenticity goes far

Why sell a fake version of yourself? Yes, we must impress people to get what we want, however we should showcase skills that are authentic to who we are. I reached out to a seasoned marketing professional for advice earlier last week. This part of her response surprised me: At the end of the day, … Continue reading Authenticity goes far

Change begins within

Think sad thoughts and you will become sad. Think happy thoughts and you will be happy. Smile and you will feel elated. Place your hands on your hips and you will feel powerful. Repeat to yourself that you are handsome and you will soon believe it. Tell yourself that you can do anything, and your … Continue reading Change begins within

Feed your mind

“Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.” – Jim Rohn Read a book. Watch a documentary. Talk to a stranger. Travel to another country in real life, Or scour the globe via Google Earth. Wander a new space. Research an interesting topic. Fall down an internet rabbit hole. Visit a … Continue reading Feed your mind

Forget the mass, impact the special few

There is great satisfaction in impacting others, even if it is one person. As I am in the midst of building my marketing knowledge, I am learning that it is important to focus on the smallest viable market: the smallest group of people who you choose to serve. The idea is, if you obsessively try … Continue reading Forget the mass, impact the special few

Releasing bad habits, social media addiction

My worst bad habit: Overusing Instagram. Instagram is the bane of my existence. I delete and reinstall the app more times than I like to admit. In 2018, I tried to remediate my addiction by opting out every other month. One day I’m posting like mad and I’m gone the next (The password changed by … Continue reading Releasing bad habits, social media addiction

The best stories happen between caution and courage. Be open. Say YES.

The world has a funny way of telling us what we need to hear. It speaks to us through our gut feelings, dreams, and serendipity. However, are you open enough to hear the whispers? Similar to many others, I was raised to be fearful of strangers. I held this fear until my last year of … Continue reading The best stories happen between caution and courage. Be open. Say YES.

Keep the most important thing, the most important thing. | Note To Self

It’s easy to forget our goals. In the age of social media, we often gravitate towards tasks that will give us the most attention. Why? Immediate gratification. It fuels us with external validation. Dopamine hits are addicting, but does building a fancy website or posting on Instagram every day further our goal of becoming a … Continue reading Keep the most important thing, the most important thing. | Note To Self