Category Archives: Writing

Revisiting Why to Make Your Bed

I’m struggling with a new topic writing now (SPOILER ALERT: It’s about giving and receiving advice). I haven’t fleshed out my thoughts enough to share them yet, but I don’t want to continue my bad habit of missing blog posts. maid-making-bed-hotel-room-5940350I also see this as an opportunity to apply my lesson learned last week to always having a back up plan. After writing that, I realized I have more than 50 blog posts. I have no excuse to miss a week because I can always revisit old material.

As such, I going back to well with one of my earliest post, Making the BedContinue reading Revisiting Why to Make Your Bed

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Following Through: My Unsexy Strength

Interview QuestionI started interviewing last month. It’s why I didn’t publish a blog post for the last 2 weeks. Sorry to all 5 of you who may have noticed. Thanks for not saying anything that would make me feel guilty. Because I do feel guilty about missing blog posts. I’m committed to this blog and I take it seriously.

Getting back to interviewing, it’s not like riding a bike. It takes regular practice to be good at answering many of the questions an interviewer will throw at you. A common interview question is “What is your greatest strength?” Continue reading Following Through: My Unsexy Strength

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Getting Attention without Click-Bait

Bad ScienceHave you heard that sitting is the new smoking? Apparently Forbes thinks so. It wrote an article about the dangers of sitting in 2015. When I saw the headline I rolled my eyes so hard you might have heard me.

I was reminded of that article this week when I watched John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight on Scientific Studies. The video is a snappier, funnier version of Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks by Ben Goldacre. The book is still worth reading, but if you don’t have the time I’ve included my highlights below.

Bad science, click-bait headlines drive me up a wall. Continue reading Getting Attention without Click-Bait

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My Mother’s Day Lesson: How to Make a Lasting Impression

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Happy Mother’s Day!! What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your mom?

Last year I wrote a blog post on Father’s Day about the biggest lesson I learned from my dad. It was so well received that I’m writing a book based on that lesson. Maybe I’ll have the same luck writing about my mom’s lesson to me:

Send Thank You Cards

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Who’s Taking My Money?!

Last week I shared that I’m writing a book to teach recent college graduates how to save money.

Yes, I know that makes me a nerd. What can I say? I find this topic interesting. Plus it’s important. Most people wished they started saving earlier in life. That might even include you. So help a brother out and spread the word.

One thing I definitely did not understand when I started working was how significant taxes are.  This topic is particularly timely right now since the IRS tax filing deadline is tomorrow.

It’s easy to find famous quotes on taxes like this one:

Ben Franklins“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin

Sure it’s true, but Continue reading Who’s Taking My Money?!

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