The Most Important Perspective to Have – The Key to Success & Happiness

The most important perspective to have in life is one of continual learning. The day you open your mind to the fact that every opportunity is a source of education, tools, and mastery, you open yourself up to fulfilling experience. Fulfilling experience is not the same as just having experience. Success and happiness come with…

Can Anger Actually Be A Good Thing?

Like wine, almost everything can be good for you in moderation. But, what about anger? When we think about anger, we often equate it with rage, violence, unhappiness, and negativity.  In our day-to-day, when frustration hits the edge and crosses into anger, our blood pumps a little harder and our heart beats a little quicker. In small…

Don’t Work Harder, Work Smarter

We’ve all had people in our lives tell us that hard work pays off. That is an alternative fact or at least a half truth. Similar to how nice guys tend to finish last, hard work doesn’t always pay off. True, you have to work hard in life. Nothing meaningful comes to the lazy who…

Proudly, The Generation of the Side Hustle

We have bills to pay, student debt to mount, and a world we want to experience up–close and with adventure. We aren’t just Millennials, we are a generation of global citizens who live life, but know that money means freedom to be. If you are addicted to blogs like The Penny Hoarder the way I am,…

Know You’re Destined For Greatness, But Get Ready To Work!

Wake up in the morning and say to yourself: “I am destined for great things.”  If you don’t believe you are destined for greatness and don’t believe in yourself, you have built a subconscious barrier that will prevent you from achieving your goals. BUT, knowing you are awesome and destined for greatness doesn’t mean you…

Holiday Anxiety?  6 Ways To Manage It Before It Manages You

The holidays are a magical time of year: the scent of peppermint, the joys of family, turkey and football, pilgrims and Santa… but, it can also be a source of stress for a number of different reasons.  We may not even realize that we suffer from holiday stress!  Holiday stress and anxiety can come from…

Using the Office Holiday Party to Impress Your Boss

The office holiday party is more than a chance to bond with your peers and celebrate the holidays; it is a professional event that can help your rise to success or drop to the bottom of the barrel. Have fun, but always remember – An office holiday party is still the OFFICE holiday party.  Here are…

How Seeing Britney Spears in Law Vegas Made Me a Better Person

I never thought I would utter those words.  Honestly, I am not a Britney fanatic by any means.  I am a realist, slightly skeptical, fairly serious nerd and business person who had never bought a Britney album or even a Britney song on iTunes in my life.  I did, however, buy tickets for Britney Spears’…

Is Taking Time for Yourself Overrated?

No. Why are we tempted to think it’s overrated?  Probably because we feel guilty taking time for ourselves.  Most of us are focused on high-achieving momentum and action in our lives, so why slow down?  We have enough that needs to get done without slowing the path to success, right?  Wrong. Slow your roll.  Take time…

What I learned from Rebecca Kumar and MedStar Georgetown Hospital

Two years ago today I was sleeping on a chair by my father’s bedside.  Weeks prior, I rushed him in my car to the emergency room of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, a hospital where he regularly received care.  My father was diagnosed with colon cancer in the summer of 2013.  He, being…

Why I Love Aly Raisman’s Parents

As many other Americans right now, I am glued to the tv watching women’s gymnastics.  This post is not about the gymnasts, but rather about their parents – actually,  Aly Raisman’s parents. Here is the reason I love Rick and Lynn, also know as Aly Raisman’s parents: They are so overwhelmed with love and excitement for their daughter,…