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[edgtf_dropcaps type="normal" color="" background_color=""]I[/edgtf_dropcaps] listen to podcasts and radio shows of experts and professionals talking about how they got to where they are and what helped them become the successes that they are now. I love learning the stories of the sacrifices they made and advice they can give others. From all of these hours and hours of listening to all these shows, several pieces of advice have resonated with me. One of the best pieces of advice I ever heard (and I wish I could remember who said it so I could credit them) was to eliminate the word aspiring from

We’re all on our own journeys and we’re all at different points in that journey. We’ve chosen paths meant for us. However, our brains like order, we like categorizing things and we love it best when one label or title describes something and we can put things into those categories. And we like to put those labels on people too. I'd like us all to celebrate what makes you happy, because you are not what you do. You’re an accountant, a customer service rep, a senior vice president, an assistant to the vice president … a ____________ fill in the blank. As

Most marathon runners didn’t just wake up one Wednesday morning and say, “Hey, I think I’ll run 42 km today.” If they did, they would most likely quit after their first run because they were so terrible and couldn’t achieve their goal. Sadly, this is how many talented creative people treat their creative confidence. They try something and when they fail their confidence is shot and they give up. Creative people who succeed build their confidence over time and learn to embrace their failures as lovingly as their successes. I want to encourage everyone out there to enjoy the whole experience of

I was recently asked to describe myself and came up with the following: “I am a black sheep that tends to wander away from the herd.” I’ve always been different and feel that how I see the world isn’t quite the same as everyone else. I enjoy my time alone and often wandering away from the path most travelled in search of exploring a new way around. Yes, there are many people I relate to and some I have a lot in common with but most of the time I just knew I was unique and different. Growing up I loved the Garfield cartoon