When Competition Is Fierce, Self-Promotion Reigns

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I never considered myself much of a competitive person. As a matter of fact, I tend to be the one who allows others to shine while I work feverishly in the foreground. In addition, I don't often toot my own horn, as some say. I guess it's part of my upbringing or the culture in which I was raised. It could simply be due to insecurity -- questioning whether my efforts are worth public mention. Some may even label it as humility. Perhaps, it's been a combination of several things that have held … [Read more...]

Belief Is Just the Beginning

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Over the weekend, my husband and I went to the movie theater to watch the documentary The Providence Effect. The movie chronicles the journey of Paul J. Adams III, a black man with activist roots in the 1960’s civil rights movement, whose mission was to turn Providence St. Mel, located on Chicago’s west side, into a “first rank college preparatory school, and its African-American student body into a corps of driven, disciplined, high achieving students.” Inspiration It was inspiring to … [Read more...]

Have an Interview Horror Story? Tips to Shine at Your Next Career Fair 


You arrive late because you forgot to pick up your suit from the cleaners. You didn't have a            chance to check you appearance in the bathroom before the interview began, so the entire time you had tomato stuck in your teeth and didn't know it. That's just great. Now the interviewer thinks you were running late because you stopped at your favorite pizza joint. How in the world do you climb out of this hole?

 After all, this was the company you've just been dying to work for. If … [Read more...]

Is Your Past Dictating Your Future? Live Your Dreams Despite Your Past

I received in my inbox today a VERY ENCOURAGING message from someone I knew growing up. She doesn’t know that I’m using her as the inspiration for today’s post so in an effort to keep her identity anonymous, I will call her Lisa. Lisa has been following the blog since its inception. Which by the way hasn’t even been a week! So it’s nice to already have some loyal supporters. Thanks Lisa! In summary, she shared with me how she felt she made some less than positive choices growing up, … [Read more...]