I am an empathic person. Everyone has their own journey in life, their own way of going about things and their own way of self-discovery.  I cannot, however, stand someone who complains and whines and then plans to do nothing about it. I just cannot. I was raised by a woman who did not model whining and complaining. My mother is the rock star of my universe because this is a woman who decided that life gave her two options: shut up and get it…Continue Reading “An Ode To My Mother: Why I Have No Patience for Whiners and Complainers”

A Picture of Vybz Kartel and Personal Development - You Need Life Skills

This Post Isn’t For Everyone. Learn To Deal.  Yeah, I know. This is a personal development blog. You don’t expect me to be discussing Vybz Kartel and personal development. Gotcha.  For those who are horrified and offended by the very idea that Vybz Kartel, a convicted murderer serving time for the death of Clive “Lizard” Williams, could ever be used as an example of #PersonalDevelopmentGoals, please enjoy some of my other articles.  You are going to die so you should probably stop being so judgy….Continue Reading “Vybz Kartel And Personal Development: 4 Lessons”

An assortment of colourful balloons - You Need Life Skills

Are we sure I’m this old?! I’m 31. That’s a beautiful and terrifying thought all at once. Beautiful because so many people did not have the privilege to make it to this age. Terrifying because I still feel like I’m 20, just with way less time left on the planet. OMG, I’m…an adult. I’m the responsible person in the room. I’m the one expected to have answers. Who the hell signed off on this?! With that freak-out out of the way, I’ll dive into my…Continue Reading “31 Life Lessons It Took Me 31 Years To Learn”

Open Laptop with Google Search Page - Personal Branding

How Do People Remember You? The Power of Personal Branding. When people hear your name, what do they think of? Not sure? Let’s run an experiment.  What do you think of when you hear the following people? O.J. Simpson Mother Theresa Elon Musk Kim Kardashian If anything came to mind when you thought of those people, you have a sense of their “personal brand”. And that is what you are hoping to cultivate and identify as well. “Personal Branding is the means by which people…Continue Reading “If I Google You, What Is Your Personal Brand?”

Professional Woman Working On Her Laptop. She Didn't Get The Job Either.

I didn’t get the job Yesterday I failed to get the job I applied for. That sucked. I didn’t fail in an awful and irreparable way but in a way that attacks my ego. I failed to convince a hiring manager and persons at the organization that I was the best candidate for the position. A position I honestly wanted. And I’m one of those women who only apply if I meet 100% of the criteria so I know that, on paper at least, I should…Continue Reading “Thank You For Applying, You Didn’t Get The Job”

Who are your friends? Facebook has taught us that “friend” is anyone we know. THAT IS NOT TRUE. It is much much more than that. You are the reflection of your circle of friends. Your 5 closest friends are a clear reflection of who you are as a human. What are you reflecting?     Take the Friend Quiz   Every negative character trait on this list that you see in your friend is also something you may do as well. If you don’t want to…Continue Reading “Show Me Your Friends: Quiz Edition”