Professional Development

How Your Fears Affect Your Money

Growing up, I was never taught to face my fears. I was taught to work through it or around it. Let’s take scary movies for example. They gave me nightmares, even during the day (I have a very active imagination),…

What You Can Do About Financial Literacy and Abuse

One of the topics many people avoid talking about is money.  Financial literacy is rarely taught – not even the basics of saving and spending.  Many times people learn about and implement financial habits as a last resort, typically after…

The Art of Professionalism Series: Building Credibility with Testimonials

Professionalism is an art that challenges us to put forth our best public image and manifest our highest self-image. To be professional is to maintain a level of conduct that produces positive outcomes for all parties involved. When we think…

Without a goal, you can’t score

Yesterday was the first of November. The first day of a new month. For many of us, the first of November means the first day of holiday preparations as we look forward to relaxing with a cup of apple cider…

Be like Beyoncé

Time. It is the most precious thing in the world. Once you give someone your time, you can never have it back. Time is intangible but at the same time, extremely valuable. So much so, we use it like currency…

Happy birthday! An Open Letter to My Younger Self

Dear 22 year old Melissa, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL! Last night was rough, I know! Your best friend really got you good! She feed you drink after drink but at least you know, she would always take good care of you. It’s…

Fear.

Fear. We’re all afraid of it for it is compelling as it is seductive. You try to resist from going back to it but it knows just how to make you feel what it wants you to feel, and it does it well.…

How feeling uncomfortable can be a good thing

No one likes to feel uncomfortable. That’s why it’s referred to as such. Most people are interested in remaining in their comfort zone while a few brave souls enjoy venturing out ever so often. Growing the realms of your comfort zone…

How to react to failure

“We’re going to fail, you just have to make sure you don’t fail when it counts”– Grace Choi, Inventor of Mink On your journey to achieve success, whatever that means to you, you will fail time and time again. (This…

Why wait?

It is a common misconception that if you work hard and wait long enough, you will eventually get what you want. I can tell you right now, you are simply lying to yourself. In order to be successful, yes, you…

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