Career Navigation: Side Hustles Worth Investing In & Skills Worth Developing

Side Hustles and Skills Worth Investing In or Developing There are very few side gigs that can truly replace a full time income. But, side gigs are just that, gigs that are worth a bit of investment if you have time on the side and want to make extra money. This page from the Penny… Read More

6 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs and Startups Who Read “Lost And Founder” Will Be Impervious To Failure

What’s the greatest mistake entrepreneurs make? Misunderstanding their market? Timing? Positioning? Investing in the wrong product features? Doing everything themselves? Failing to get funding? After reading Rand Fishkin’s book “Lost And Founder,” I would argue it’s actually only one thing: self-awareness. The greatest mistake an entrepreneur can make is not being self-aware. Although Fishkin’s book… Read More

On Building Resiliency (the key is adaptation)

Observations from a Millennial who lived through 9/11, the 2008 economic recession followed by a global pandemic in 2020. I started writing this post in 2020 as a way to cope and process what was going on during the COVID-19 outbreak. I updated it in late 2021 and all I can say is I’m really… Read More

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My 2021 Year In Review. More “unprecedented ness”

With March 2020 bringing on the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in many ways the word “unprecedented” became the word of choice. For 2021 and me personally that word still fits. In a way, the last 3 ish years have been rather unprecedented for me personally and professionally. For context: August 2019: we got married… Read More

If I announced I was giving a Ted Talk…

What topic would you automatically assume I would be speaking on? I thought this was a fun social media experiment. I posted the below image with this message on Facebook and Instagram: The responses were pretty interesting. Ball Room Dancing as a Metaphor for Google’s Algorithm SEO landscape Working out Swing dancing Talk about the… Read More

Buyer beware: The pitfalls of buying a men’s wedding ring online

One of the hardest things to purchase online is jewelry and second to that is clothes. I recently went through the experience of buying a wedding ring online for my fiance and ran into difficulties with a vendor. My hope in publishing this article is that it reduces the likelihood of this happening to someone… Read More

Growing Up Millennial – Online Marketing Consultant Explains How ‘Kids Today’ Use Social Media

Imaging there is no Facebook. No Instagram. No Twitter. No Snapchat. What do you spend your time doing? Who are you telling that story to about your weekend adventure in LA rescuing the neighbor’s cat and breaking into your friend’s apartment because you were out partying but they fell asleep on the couch. Who is… Read More

Why ‘La La Land’ Should Have Won Best Picture

‘La La Land’ encapsulates what it means to reconcile with the choices we make, bearing witness to outcomes that could have been, and in spite of this, owning our story and making the best of the choices we’ve made. This helps us move on in pursuit of becoming the best version of ourselves. There’s something… Read More

Two Main Ingredients For Personal Branding: Salt & Love

I got to have dinner with a chef the other night. It was fun to see a completely different perspective on food, its taste and presentation — all the stuff you take for granted after awhile. It was kind of like sitting next to a director while watching a movie. You just know this person… Read More

Modern Millennial on Cultivating Fearlessness: How I’m Learning To Get Over My Fear Of Failure

Let me give you steps of a completely different kind because there is no checklist to getting over your fears; there are no shortcuts here. For what it’s worth, I’m learning it has more to do with leveraging a balance of mental and physical strength. Getting into a routine that helps you build physical strength… Read More