Posts tagged advice of the day
If You Want to Sell Your Skills, You Gotta Sasha Fierce Yourself

Let’s face it: Even if you’ve never worked a day in Sales, you’re still a salesperson. What exactly are you selling? Your skills. Honey Bunny, if you haven’t figured out it out by now, the “productivity preceeds promotion -- bury your head in work and they will recognize your contribution” method of career development DOES NOT WORK. Most of the time, the higher ups have no real clue about everything you do on a daily basis and what exactly goes into putting out the fires that you douse on the regular.

That being said, it is of the utmost importance that you are able to communicate your value to the world at large. You can be the most capable, most talented, best suited for the job, but that means nothing if no one else knows that.

How do I talk about myself, LaTisha? I have such a hard time with this.

Don’t worry, boo. I got you. You’re going to Sasha Fierce yourself.

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The Three Best Kept Secrets of Your Professional Path (Trust me, It's Not What You Think)

Picture it. Senior year at Agnes Scott College.

Graduation was looming on the horizon. I had no job offers and was getting anxious at the thought of returning to my hometown as a failure. I really wanted to be in the music business, but had yet to land any type of offer. I was still interning at the Atlanta Chapter of The Recording Academy, which gave me hope. Yet, as the days passed, I could feel myself getting more and more discouraged.

In an effort to make something happen, I contacted my Women in Communications mentor, who worked at The Weather Channel, and she got me an interview for an entry level position. I can’t remember the exact job description. However, I do know it had something to do with the commercials that ran during program breaks. I met with the supervisor of that department and I really tried to be enthusiastic -- about the position, the company, my experience (as limited as it was), and the dedication I was bringing to the table. She asked me about the internships I had done so far -- one at Odyssey Entertainment, one at Paste Magazine, one at The Recording Academy -- all music related. I talked about projects I worked on, how committed I was to delivering good work, how excited I was about the future.

“Wow. That’s great. It sounds like you’re really passionate about music. Why don’t you just continue to work in music?”

I can imagine the look on my face as my jaw dropped. It was obvious to everyone in the interview that day that what made me tick was music.

I can’t even remember what my response was. It was a clumsy mumble. Needless to say, I didn’t get that job. It was the only job interview I had during my Senior year in college.

I did not secure a job before I graduated from college. 

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The #1 Myth You Believe That Impacts Your Company's Bottom Line

Taking care of ourselves intuitively makes sense. If you don’t eat healthy, exercise, or get enough sleep, you’ll more than likely get sick and/or feel like crap. It’s a pretty simple concept to grasp. However, simple does not necessarily mean easy. In fact, self-care is downright difficult, especially when it asks us to change our #1 widely held belief --

"I don't have time."

What if I told you that the best thing you can do for your company's bottom line is to take care of yourself?

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If You Really Want to Succeed At Anything, You've Got To Be Okay With This

If you really want to succeed at anything, you’ve got to be okay with failure. Loss. Defeat. Mistakes.

Ooh, LaTisha, that is a tough one.

  • I’d rather eat dirt.

  • I don’t like to lose.

  • I hate admitting defeat.

  • I will go out of my way to avoid failure, even if that means I never move forward in my life.

  • I cannot bear the shame and embarrassment that accompanies making a mistake.

Sound somewhat familiar? All of us have some level of aversion to the one thing that we actually need to be okay with in order to succeed at anything in life.

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What Does It Mean to Work With a Life Coach

I recently had a dear friend reach out to me and ask me what does it mean exactly to work with a life coach.

This is a great question.

We hear a lot about life coaching and its benefits, but rarely do we know what the process actually looks like. 

Here are some things to keep in mind when you are in the process of obtaining and/or are working with a life coach -- 

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