See your failures as learning opportunities not roadblocks to your success.
Act more on faith, not fear. Have faith that it will work out.
Develop your tribe. You should have at least three people who you can turn to for support.
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Growing up black in a predominately all white community in the 70’s/80’s was quite the challenge. I longed to fit in and not always be the person that stood out in a… Continue reading Accepting Myself
You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. ~Amy Bloom I am not perfect nor will I ever be. I may not be the perfect child that my parents dreamt of. I may not be the best friend that all of my friends look up to. And I may not be the… Continue reading Perfectly Imperfect is Perfect to Me
It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it. ~ Sophocles I make great decisions and then there are times I make some not so great ones. It is easy to play the blame game, but I know when it is… Continue reading Taking Responsibilities for My Own Actions
Never underestimate the power of a good resume. A resume provides a quick summary of your skills, abilities and accomplishments. It is your first introduction to your potential new boss. First impressions have a lasting impression, so make sure your resume is a true representation of you and your skill set. Your resume should grab… Continue reading Is Your Resume Opening or Closing Doors?
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward When my life is in turmoil, I find it so easy to overlook all of the positive things in my life. I forget that God has blessed me with good health, a wonderful family and great friends. My… Continue reading Being Thankful
An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it. ~ M. Twain I believe that one’s morals and beliefs are shaped by how they are raised. When something seems contrary to those beliefs, we dismiss it out of hand or find ways to find fault with it. I am guilty… Continue reading Opening My Heart and Mind
Recently a fellow member of the board of directors of the African American Black Employees Network (AABEN) reached out to me asking if I would allow one of his co-workers to shadow me at work. His co-worker works in customer service, but she has a criminal justice degree and also has an interest in corporate… Continue reading How a Simple Request for Help Turned into a Mentoring Opportunity