Success without challenge is mediocrity

If you know me, you know I love food. I love watching food. I even wrote an ode to chefs. When I tell people I spend my free time watching food documentaries, they next ask me, “Do you cook?” I answer, “Yeah, I’m getting into it. It’s a work in progress.” Then they ask, “Oh, … Continue reading Success without challenge is mediocrity

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

I grew up learning how to do everything on my own. From difficulties in school to applying to college to my first job, I did it all on my own. I had to as there were other people to worry about; I had to help my parents raise my two younger brothers. I was raised … Continue reading Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Passion gives life life

When I have free time, I spend it feasting my eyes on food. Food documentaries, food shows, food Youtube videos. Today I watched a food movie starring Bradley Cooper called Burnt (highly recommended). The reason is, I am deeply in love with chefs. Chefs have a passion that goes beyond the need for comfort or stability. … Continue reading Passion gives life life

Work hard, work smart

If you are like me, you push yourself to be better every day. The idea of “1% better” is what you strive for when you go about our day. You think about your processes and try to learn new tactics to make sure you’re operating to your maximum potential. Learn, refine, experiment, and refine again. … Continue reading Work hard, work smart

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

Everything can change in a day

Your life can change in a moment for better or for worse. You hear back from that job. The diagnosis returns. A new law passes. Your loved one is taken away from you. You get be pregnant. The contract gets approved. Your work receives an award. There is a catastrophic car crash. You meet the … Continue reading Everything can change in a day