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.

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John Walter Bantz

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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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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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Career Fair Do’s and Don’ts

In a previous article, I talked about having that game plan so that you know how to tackle the Internship/Career Fairs. Let’s talk about the day of, and issues I have seen with how candidates approach employers.

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Be Ready To Rock Internship and Career Fairs

“Confidence comes from knowing what you’re doing. If you are prepared for something, you usually do it. If not, you usually fall flat on your face.” – Tom Landry

 

Internship and Career Fair season is stressful for both attendees and employers. The employers must make sure that they have all the information for any handouts, materials for table setup, presentations, and of course the marketing swag that some attendees grab even if they do not visit with that company, so you need to do your part and show up prepared as well. A few years ago, I started working for a new corporation and part of my reason for accepting this offer, instead of the others, was that it would allow me to start an internship/mentorship program and speak to local high school and college students about starting their careers. Having been on both ends, I have a different perspective on how to approach the situation, although one size does not fit all.

This article is intended to help you prepare to arrive ready to show up and show out meaning you are confident when speaking, and able to captivate potential employers. You do want to be memorable, right?

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The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

The only thing that walks back from the tomb with the mourners and refuses to be buried is the character of a man. This is true. What a man is survives him. It can never be buried… ” -J. R. MILLER

I just finished reading The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership By John C. Maxwell. This book was pretty good and I could relate on so many levels from either being the subordinate in some situations, or the leader in others. The only law I thought that I did not relate to originally, was the “Law of Intuition”, but that changed halfway through the chapter. Each chapter breaks down how the laws work, and proceeds to provide real life applications of the process. The chapter end with a self evaluation for the reader to asses themselves, and see where the stand. It helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses so that you can become a stronger leader, and build a stronger leadership team.

Below you will find the 21 “Laws” to leadership, which are stated as such because it is a universally true concept no matter where you lead and is applicable across all cultures.  Continue reading

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