Fleas Navidad and Happy Pawlidays
from our fur family to yours!
I have a passion for scoring beauty and fashion on a budget. It’s not always out of necessity but rather the principle of it. Ever since I was a teenager, my picks from the clearance racks and drugstore sales bin were most often the ones that garnered the biggest compliments and demands to know “WHERE DID YOU GET THAT???”
Let’s talk about side income. Ummm… what’s not to love?
A lot of my posts focus on saving you money in unexpected places because “a dollar saved is a dollar earned,” but the other part of growing your wealth and net worth is generating more income. There are so many ways to generate income on the side that it shouldn’t matter if you’re a 9-to-5 worker bee, a stay-at-home mom, a student, or recently unemployed. Combined with smart budgeting tricks, you can absolutely achieve your financial goals by getting a little creative.
It’s widely accepted that business casual replaced suits at most offices many years ago. Remarkably the Steve Jobs turtleneck never managed to go viral, but the dot com boom and proliferation of startup companies has notably sent work attire careening into the realm of hoodies, jeans, and t-shirts. Casual Friday has evolved into Casual Seasonality and, in some workplaces, Casual Perpetuity.
Between the controversial psychological studies on the effect of color perception in work attire and the fact that personal grooming and fashion is inherently more complicated for women than it is for men, it is no wonder that millennials often struggle to discern between a safe choice and what not to wear.
Building out a relationship rolodex or deepening your professional network can sometimes feel overwhelming. Unfortunately that can lead to networking behavior that is counterproductive to our goals.
This post is going to address the topic of better networking on social media to save yourself time, energy, and most importantly face. Whether it’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram, social media is a highly valuable conduit for professional networking, but you’ve got to navigate it carefully and purposefully.
If you really want to impress people and be well-liked, it has nothing to do with taking a perfect selfie or posting a really funny Kanye West meme. Anyone can do that.
If you want to be popular in a meaningful way, all you really need to do is present others with authenticity and your focused attention.
Choosing what we say and how we say it can go a long way to improving the way that we are perceived in both professional and personal relationships. Even something non-verbal like a smile has transformative power on both the person doing it as much as the recipient, so effective communication is not really that mysterious. It just has to do with fine-tuning the ways in which we commonly engage with others, and being a little more purposeful in how we do so.