It all started with an idea to start showing more gratitude and a goofy hat -- a green and white snapback cap that was a family gift collecting dust in my closet.
At no other time in recent history has the need to expand opportunity been more urgent. Despite some progress in overall access to social and economic mobility over the past five years, the truth is that far too many people have been left behind during the uneven economic recovery.
There is no shortage of programs in place to help veterans find meaningful employment after serving the country, but far too little attention is paid to helping the veterans who often need the assistance the most, the disabled veteran, and DAV and Veteran Recruiting hopes to change that in a big way.
Each of us can help create an opportunity moment for a young person. We can help a student with a college application, offer a young adult an internship, donate to a nonprofit that is dedicated to strengthening career and education pathways, support legislation and polices that promote opportunity, or volunteer as a mentor.
The strength of our nation lies with local economies and local economies thrive on the success of small businesses. When those businesses fail, the surrounding economy fails.
Those who wonder what the hell is going on with the accelerating number of startups getting billion-dollar valuations and above, please raise MY hand.
Do you have a dream? If so, don't regret not chasing it; it's never too late. The cold, hard truth is that time is not on your side. So stop putting off chasing your dream.
First, the purpose of a personal brand is to position you mindfully in a context that is relevant for your vision, not just differentiate you and go on a lunch break. Differentiation can sometimes be easy, but marrying differentiation and positioning takes a lot of conscious and strategic effort over time.
At one point or another, we all will have to separate from our baby, no matter what age they are. That being said, some parents are forced to do this in an unfathomable amount of time. When we look at an average leave being 6-12 weeks of unpaid leave in the United States, for many, that would be a gift.
Sometimes you imagine a life for yourself that, for no apparent reason, you think will make you happy. And when you've fulfilled the dream, the one yo...
The study of inequality has been going on forever. To give you an idea, the index used to measure how unequal the distribution of income is -- the "Gini Coefficient" -- was invented a century ago. So, why the sudden interest? Why worry now about something that has been the fodder of academics, politicians, and the media for so long?
A simple change in thinking has given me the tools to work harder on my ideas, clearing space for more of the good stuff. Giving myself permission to just "be" who I am and create what I need to create has changed my daily business life, drastically.
When I look back, I find that many of the opportunities that allowed positive growth didn't always show up as easy, flashy, or fun. They often appeared as something that looked like hard work.
As high school juniors and their parents ponder whether to visit or not to visit, I strongly recommend the former. It's the only way for students to see whether they could imagine spending four years at a given college, and it allows them to set themselves apart from the pack by showing colleges how much they really do care.
We are aware that the ever increasing rich-poor disparity of wealth is creating two Americas in increasingly conflict with our nation's founding principles. While our Founding Fathers sought succession from England, they envisioned a new nation governed by its people.
I love to travel because it is always a wonderful, life-changing experience -- whether embarking on a road trip or flying overseas to a foreign country. No matter where you go, you will likely meet new people and learn something new, which is always my goal.
Although the traditions vary, and the holiday is celebrated at different times throughout the year, most celebrations acknowledge the new year as a time to reflect on the past and welcome the new.
The end of one year and beginning of another is a time to make changes in your life, time to revel in your achievements and rejoice at all the various experiences you have had in life that you have come across through the years. With each year, we can count on change.
On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of working mothers in America, I will continue to highlight the necessity and urgency of this war that I pray we win. And I am prepared to have to fight this battle more than once to win it.