Do you know yourself, or do you aspire to be something you will never be?

Karl T. S. Jackson

Who do you see?

Too often we are out here busy chasing the dream that someone else presented to us and we never take the time to consider what truly energizes us. Sometimes we hear about how great the money is, but end up miserable and stressed. But, I have that money, right?

The other issue is that we surround ourselves with folks with the “can’t do” attitude when in reality they just do not have the same drive or motivation you do.

I was talking with some 8th graders last year and one told me that his parents told him he could never be a doctor. My mind was shocked, but I had to let him know that with hard work he could get it done. Without the family support, he would just have to work even harder. It is harder to break the cycle of negative minds in your own household, but those barriers must be broken.

 

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How you do anything is how you do everything

When you are consistently producing low-quality daily behavior or not fully applying yourself there is a long-term effect that most people do not take into consideration. It is the same as a company that cuts corners on producing a product accept, you are cutting corners on making the most of the opportunities to be successful.

Check out the full article here

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Overcoming Adversity In Life and Business

Arnold Exconde

By Arnold Exconde

The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings. –Kakuzo Okakaura

There are times in our lives when we are forced to adapt to new situations or have the positive energy force drained from our minds and bodies. This is both applicable in our personal lives and business, but we do not always make the adjustments on the business side. Why is that?

In June of 2016, I was involved in a car accident. It affects my lifestyle daily both inside and outside of work. Over the last 16 months, I have learned to manage the pain that is a 7/10 on a good day. I do not have a chair in my office because sitting down increases the pain, so the majority of my days are spent standing or laying down. This includes when I eat. Unless you get curious as to why I never sit down, then you would never realize anything is wrong. The biggest issue is that when attending public events, this makes you look rather suspicious and puts others become uneasy.  New normal routines have been created out of the necessity to evolve and adapt, or mentally break down and potentially become depressed. Continue reading

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Where will your next scholarship opportunity come from?

There are so many scholarships available for students wanting to go college. Although there are scholarships out there to fit every need, they are not always easy to find. These opportunities range anywhere from $500 to full rides, no amount should be considered too small for you to apply for.

Opportunities for ALL

Scholly has made searching for scholarships easier for parents and students while also allowing organizations to create new scholarships on their platform.
 
Find your next opportunity here
 

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Checkout These 7 Dope Child Entrepreneurs

 
We are starting to see more and more preteen entrepreneurs these days. It is good to start learning about money and personal finances at the age of 7. The next step is transitioning that into business and having an understanding of how it works.
 
Much respect to these kids and others that have decided to carve their own path.

Dope Children Entrepreneurs

 
The national media doesn’t glorify this type of positivity because “it isn’t what sells”. But, we already know not to leave this type of promotion up to them.
 
See what these children are up to here

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Equity Crowdfunding Hits Houston

For awhile, I have been doing my due diligence and researching the equity investment game to understand the best way to get in. There are many rules setup to keep certain folks from being able to participate. Accredited investors being able to invest in startups have been the norm for years, but equity crowdfunding has opened the doors for many others. I randomly came across a post on LinkedIn promoting an event about equity crowdfunding, so I decided to attend.

The link below is from the meeting I attended with Founders and Investors breaking down equity crowdfunding and why it is poised to be Houston’s next catalyst for economic growth!

Check it out!!!

http://youtu.be/CfodjeMHRNE?a

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Why Workplace Friendships Are Not So Bad for Business

Photo: @photosbyphab from nappy

 

“As company family picnics declined, so did the social interaction in the workplace.”

Earlier, I came across the article, Having Work Friends Can Be Tricky, But It’s Worth It,” which I found to be interesting. The most interesting part was the statistics on co-workers vacationing together. “Going on a vacation with a co-worker is virtually unimaginable in America—less than 6 percent of workers have taken their relationship with colleagues to this level.”  

A few weeks ago, I returned from vacation with four other people, one of which is a friend I met through work. So now I fit into that “less than 6 percent” category, and if you know me, you would never think I would. I like to keep small circles and I am not the social butterfly, so when I go to a new company, I do what is asked of me and go home. Having numerous side hustles when I was younger, I always had the “business is business, friends are friends” mentality, and it still holds true to this day. You have to have the same mentality in the workplace, which also allows you to quickly get over any grievances you have with someone that you forged a friendship with through work. This is something that many athletes that play on teams learn early on. You get into a fight with a teammate during practice, you leave it on the field and you do not carry that grudge forward. I was reminded of this again my freshman year in college after getting into a fight with a junior during football training camp.  Read More

 

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These companies are ready to invest in your future.

More companies are seeing the benefit of investing in their employees future. While some companies offer student loan assistance, there are others that are providing student loan benefits. Nvidia’s reimbursement plan will allow you to apply for up to $6000 a year maxing out at $30,000.

Check out the list of 9 other companies offering benefits here.

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These companies are among the highest paying for Interns

Facebook, Microsoft, and ExxonMobile are among the highest-paying companies for internships over the previous year.

The research shows the highest paid internships in the U. S., but does not specify rather or not it is based on undergrad or professional level interns. For cities with a higher cost of living, the pay has to be taken into account as well.

Check out the complete list here: 25 Highest Paying Internships in America for 2017

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Harvard Student Submits Rap Album As A Thesis And Receives Honors. He was the first in the school’s history to do so.

Shaw said he will graduate from Harvard with an A- for his work in the English Department, and that he’ll be going to work for #Google as a software engineer after graduation. He received second highest grade possible (summa cum laude minus)…

Check him out on SoundCloud

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