A conversation takes place with another person with whom you have a mutual interest. It's easy when we aren't thinking about how someone can help us meet our goals. But creating that dialog with a specific goal can be a little intimidating.
A piece of advice we often hear when it comes to being successful and feeling a sense of fulfillment in life is to "follow our passion." But before you can follow your passion, you have to find it. So where do you look for it? How do you really discover what you are deeply passionate about?
Of course, it shouldn't take a serious recession to remind us that we should be grateful for our good fortunes. But in a world where it's all too easy to lose sight of what's going right, there may be long-term gains from short-term losses.
In the United States, women fill fewer than 17 percent of leadership positions and corporate board seats -- even though we represent about 50 percent of the workforce. So, is it possible for today's woman to break through these barriers?
Have big dreams but run little pilots to proof the concept; launch radical and diverse initiatives but spend very little on them; intentionally accelerate failure early so that potential solutions are more viable and sustainable.
When you're in college, the "real world" may seem very far away. However, the decisions you make during your college career have a major impact on what happens once you graduate and enter the professional world.
Flourishing in a sector that's well-known for being fast-paced and competitive is a feat in itself. But once you factor in the overarching dominance of one gender, there are even more hurdles to overcome to ensure your long-term success.
You deserve to be paid for your time and duties during your internship. It's time to fight the outdated idea that "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps" and working for free will get you ahead in your career.
Failure should not be a mark of shame, but a badge of honor showing the world that you are willing to try again. Here are some of my failure lessons that may help you navigate the next bump on your professional road.
Thinking about a career change? Watch my interview with "Project Runway" finalist Bradon McDonald about his experience going from modern dancer to fashion designer. Bradon also gives advice on how you can change careers: Plan first, and then take a dive!
Because in this time when jobs are so scare, no one wants to give a job to a stranger. Jobs go to those who are part of a community. And perhaps you share a community with one of those 5,000. In fact, you might share a community and not even know it.
As with any risk, there is always something at stake. In most instances, when it comes to your business, you stand to lose money, time and your reputation. Which are also the very same things you stand to gain!