Lessons learned from the perspectives of a Dean’s List student

If you want your first job to be in Corporate America, then get a college degree. If you want to bypass the traditional route and make significant change and impact in the world with your potential abilities, then skip the four years of outdated higher education learning.

Go be an apprentice in an up-and-coming field so you can set yourself up for success in our fast paced, digital world that affects most sectors.

In the Middle Ages, apprentices learned skills and techniques under a master teacher. Had it not been…


3 things to know about moods (to be productive).

If you’ve ever asked someone or yourself, “what are you feeling?” and the answer is met with silence or an uncertain response, maybe that’s because the thoughts-deeper feelings haven’t yet formed and settled in yet.

There can be an internal communication delay that can have mood interference. A new mood can pop up anytime, and live subtly and obscure below the skin surface.

Conversely, a tear or burst of laughter is an obvious sign of happy or sad feelings or even a concrete thought that can be articulated in words.

If instead, you asked someone, “what are you in the…


You’ll be glad you did (on the other side).

When you’re happy, you’re admired. You’re a role model to others as they envy you for an authentic life and a smile on your face they see and the impact you make in your life contributions. People naturally want to know what you know and what steps you took for success in your life. In your assured confidence, others can sense you’re living whole, have mind-body awareness, are in control, and are living a healthier life. But what if you’re not there… like, this season has left you with doubt, loss, or lemons? There’s a distinction between authentic (showing up…


You can just drop in and learn something you didn’t know the day before.

Whether you like or dislike, the Clubhouse app is diminishing the global communication divides and growing collaborative, human connections.

From a SWOT analysis perspective, that’s commonly taught in marketing graduate programs, you can perceive these live Clubhouse audio events as either opportunities or threats (FOMO or new technology in an already crowded virtual world).

Your view depends mostly on which side of the coin you see from. So, you probably fall into one of 3 camps when it comes to an opinion about Clubhouse.

  1. you’re not…

You can gain and apply daily wisdom to get the life you want today.

As I little girl I used to think in life, you got fame or fortune by lucky chances, and that happiness was a sheer given from good choices you made in love and career, so pick the right ones.

We didn’t have a widened view of the world unless we traveled, watched television, read books, newspapers, and magazines. Fast forward decades later, and we now live in an digital age of awareness and information.

Then, as we add to our knowledge base, our life’s accumulated seasons of personal trials, celebrations, and emotional ups and downs, we can apply the wisdom.


Forced waiting is helping you become the person you want to be.

Learning how to be patient is an investment in your life, and will pay-off in dividends for the remainder of your long life. 100%.

How do I know? Because I learned in my life…

I lost a decade of my life. At 35, the height of my career, and what used to be defined as middle age, I had to pivot (like many are doing now).

I had a personal crisis where I had to suddenly move back to the area I grew up.


Once upon a time, a blog was a social media platform

I created a blog in 2009 that grew quickly. The American economy had just crashed. I lost my almost 7-year job in a massive corporate layoff. Most Americans were impacted. And you couldn’t just work harder to succeed.

You had to reinvent yourself (similar to the 2020 unprecedented time in history). So, I started blogging about deals offered from local businesses in a relatively, smaller town that I lived in, where no one there was doing what I was promoting on the internet.

Back then, I had a voice…


I can hear helicopters circling around outside as I’m writing this. There’s a protest that’s happening outside and visible for everyone to see on the news.

There’s so many reasons to feel like the world can be ending and the sky is falling. It can feel like we’re amidst chaos or a war, and we need to survive.

But it doesn’t have to for you.

Whatever is happening (or not going on) in your life, strive to put one foot in front of the other.

When I was younger, the Red Hot Chili Peppers was a popular band that rose…


They make people curious about you and your personality

Having seen thousands of Zoom backgrounds, the best ones have bookshelves. The lines create uniformity and balance to an irregular shape foreground, formed by your head and body.

Setting your camera straight and head-on, makes you look more flattering, just like in photos where up the chin photo shots can add extra unnecessary pounds. Use the depth and length of the room (not ceiling) to provide nice perspectives.

If you want a good Zoom background, use your home library or setup some books on shelves.

Books are interesting to anyone, as…


What is joy vs. happiness? Joy is happiness, but happiness isn’t always lasting and isn’t internal joy.

The feeling of joy is something you learn in life.

If you go on an experiential retreat, it will only be life changing for you with your active participation. Similarly, internal joy is deep and can only be fully captured with your own recorded real-life experience.

Words on paper just don’t give the meaning of joy, the richness in feeling that it is. Internal joy, brings peace and purpose. No anxiety, worry, or fear.

Written simply on paper, joy is an internal feeling…

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