Networking: the necessary career evil. It conjures up visions of a crowded room of professionals adorned with name tags and holding glasses of wine. In huddles people exchange business cards and share what they do. This is the default idea of networking, but it is so much more than this. By finding and establishing meaningful, lasting, and mutually beneficial connections, it starts and advances careers. It is all about the follow-up and follow-through: the email, the coffee date, the face-to-face time. We set roadblocks for ourselves when we think about networking as a one-off situation that does not go beneath the surface. In reality, networking is like any good relationship — it requires nurturing and grows over time. Think of it as meeting a new friend or date. What if we re-frame what networking means and separate it from the vision of a forced, formal scenario? Consider the following five ways to think about the true meaning of networking.
When we aspire to write or look for inspiration from a literary genius, we often have many famous names in mind. Here are 25 Literary Geniuses Who Will Empower You To Live The Fullest Life Possible. These are more of an excerpt from their writings rather than just quotes. But it has etched it's way down in history and we all remember them fondly. These are from my personal collection from my own journal. Pick your favorite.
Disappointment is inevitable; it is how you deal with it that sets the blueprint for the rest of your life!
Everyone has at least one sour-faced relative, friend or neighbor with an embittered soul who never has a good thing to say about anyone or anything! Such people move around with curdled expressions and malevolent eyes, *nary a smile on their lips… Do you think life has dealt them a more unfair deal than to others? What embittered them so much that their view of the world and fellow beings became so jaundiced?
Finding time to blog is something that all bloggers struggle with. Right?
Whether you are just starting out and blogging as a hobby, blogging as a part-time job while juggling work, home, and a social life or even blogging as a full time business amidst other demands such as up-keeping of social media accounts, responding to comments and emails etc. – finding time to write is a consistent challenge.
Creating awesome content that is informative and worth sharing requires significant time and effort to research and write.
Building a successful blogger requires more than just creativity; it takes grit as well as a laser-sharp focus.
Frequently, many bloggers making their debut think that blogging is easy and fail to realize how much hard work and dedication it takes to run a successful blog. (Does this resonate with you?)
Due to this, their motivation takes a dip, and they find themselves blogging sporadically or maybe even not at all.
As a blogger, it’s essential that you prioritize your time and publish content consistently.
If you want to create a dent in this online world, this article will delve into tips that can help you create and manage your time efficiently as a blogger.
The more I grow up, the wider my perspective seems to get. Like a camera lens that re-focuses from a narrowly defined macro shot out to a wider-angled view of life.
In my naïveté, I used to take a my-way-is-the-highway approach to everything, sharing opinions from soap boxes in my relationships and in my writing. And even now seeing life through a broad lens doesn't come naturally to me.
I still have strong opinions and convictions on certain issues; I'm not afraid of absolutes. But time and life experience have helped me to develop the wisdom to learn to try to share my opinions with grace and love.
As I move through life I'm learning to intentionally allow things into my life that will grow my perspective in the gray areas. And let's be honest, a lot of life is gray.