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Generosity and Networking: My Day with the Art of Charm Guys

Generosity and Networking: My Day With The Art of Charm Guys

Up until July 27th, I thought I was a kickass networker. Because I can talk to a brick wall, I thought I had all the tools I needed to make connections and get ahead in business. Ummmmmmm, that’s a joke.

After my second trip to the CreativeLive studio in San Francisco, I was (once again) blown away by the amount of knowledge I was given. My networking game was WAY off and I had no idea. Jordan Harbinger, AJ Harbinger, and Johnny Dzubak were the teachers of our class, The Art of Networking. They are the masterminds behind the Art of Charm and have an amazing podcast that you should check out right this second.

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Travel

Getting Along Abroad: Who You Should NOT Travel With

Getting Along Abroad: Who You Should Not Travel With

Traveling is all fun and games until you’re stuck with Debbie Downer 3,000 miles from home. Sure, you may THINK you can get along with anyone when you’re exploring a foreign country, but this is SO not the case. Before you book that flight, here are some people you should NOT travel with:

1. Picky eater
Depending on where you go, you most likely won’t be surrounded by your favorite restaurants and grocery stores. Sometimes you’ll just have to eat the food that’s available to you. This could be a MAJOR problem if the person you’re traveling with has dietary restrictions. If Sally doesn’t eat food with eyes and carries around a Weight Watchers book everywhere she goes, then you’re going to have a tough time with meals. Stick with friends that aren’t opposed to wandering in a random restaurant and ordering whatever they can read off the menu.

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Spirituality

Learning To Love Being Single

Learning To Love Being Single

Growing up, I considered people in their twenties to be lightyears older than I was. It seemed like those years were so far out of reach at the time. As I planned out my future through the Sim’s game, I concluded that I would be married by 26 with three kids, four ponies, and a healthy amount of cheat codes that would get me through all of life’s obstacles. Let’s face it, I didn’t have the most common sense growing up… I mean, I wanted to name my first-born “Shockey” for God’s sake.

Well, my 8th birthday turned into 9 and my 15th into 22. Needless to say, the plan that I envisioned for myself did not turn out the way I thought it would. At age 25, I can’t imagine getting married anytime soon, I’m not sure if I’ll ever be ready for children, and ponies scare the f*ck out of me.

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Travel

Why You Should Travel The World In Your Twenties

Why You Should Travel The World In Your Twenties

When I announced that I would be putting off school for a semester to backpack Europe for two months, everyone thought I was insane. I was faced with questions like “How are you going to afford that?” and “What are you going to do about school?” Although I didn’t have the answer to either of those questions, I booked the flight and went anyway. And you know what? That was the best decision I’ve ever made. Since then, I have been traveling the world and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. As the saying goes…

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Personal Development

Catching Criticism: The Life of a Creative

Catching Criticism: The Life Of A Creative

Last week, I ran into a friend that brought up my writing… in a negative way. We had fallen out of touch and when the subject came to up in conversation, she explained that she didn’t even know me anymore. She went on to claim that nothing I have been writing sounds like it came from me and that she has discussed it with my friends behind my back.

As you can imagine, I was a little speechless… I mean, I knew that there would be gossip floating around once I began this journey but hearing it from one of my “best friends” really cut me to the core.

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  • After struggling with a case of writers block, I decided to look through my book shelf for inspiration.
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I have wanted to write a book since before I can remember but I've always combatted self-deprecating thoughts.
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Who would read this? .
What makes you qualified? .
Who do you think you are?
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But we all have to start somewhere. .
Never compare someone else's chapter twenty to your chapter one. .
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  • Today has been the Friday from hell.
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My computer died and my charger broke right before an assignment was due. .
I've been scrambling to get ready for a conference in Vegas next week.
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Delia ate my MF lunch again. .
And I had 4 Old Fashioned's last night at a friend's fashion line launch party. So I'm not feeling too hot. .
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