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Career Advice

Passion, Perseverance & Finding Your Dream Job

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / October 15, 2013

One woman’s thoughts on why we should follow our passion, stay positive, and maintain a balanced lifestyle for maximum productivity. Jess shares her tips through her personal journey in the digital publishing scene. I first ventured into the e-publishing scene in mid-2009. This was just before the eBooks scene took off. Since then, I’ve had a series of twists and turns in my entrepreneurial journey. I have been…

20 Lessons I’ve Learned By 25

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / October 15, 2013

Life can hit you hard sometimes you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, use the hard lessons learned and move on.  Over the years I’ve had my own share of struggles, challenges, disappointments and failures and while I could’ve easily given in or given up I didn’t and it’s because of these lessons that I’ve been able to attain so much success in such a short…

12 Tips for Balancing Parenthood and Entrepreneurship

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / October 14, 2013

Question: What’s the best way to balance having kids while also running a startup? 1. Schedule, Schedule, Schedule “As an entrepreneur who is also a mom to a 19-month old, I understand balancing work and kids while running a business. The key is to schedule out as much as you can, but maintain some flexibility. I have a set work day but I also know that if I…

The Ultimate Checklist for Landing Your Dream Job

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / October 14, 2013

We founded Tag Digital, a digital agency two years ago and ever since have regularly received messages from eager students, graduates, designers, developers and other agency folk looking for work. It’s not that long ago that I was in that same position so I always try to offer some constructive advice if we don’t have an opening at that time. Job-hunting is a tough and often thankless task…

8 Questions to Prevent Failure in Business, Investing, & Life

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / September 27, 2013

After reading hundreds or perhaps thousands of articles, speeches and books on business, investing, psychology, and people, I’ve come to believe that much of the advice on business and investing available to young people is painfully vague, unhelpful and/or generic. Self-improvement and general business advice seems to be ubiquitous these days, and it does hold value, but at the end of the day success in business and investing…

The Most Important Decisions in Our Lives Are Made in a Split Second

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 26, 2013

As a coach I’m constantly working on building my network while adding and exchanging value with other business professionals.  On a recent week-long business trip to Chicago I was scheduled to meet Justin at 4 PM Friday night downtown but thought I would leave Chicago a day early so I asked if we could meet Thursday night instead.  Although hesitant because he had to rearrange his schedule he…

A Response to 9 Reasons to Quit: 9 Reasons Not to Quit

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 26, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article 9 Reasons to Quit, I was touched by dozens of people who reached out to me saying how the article resonated with them. But I didn’t want people to get the wrong impression and start quitting everything they started. Because quitters never win and winners never quit – and I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be a…

True Life: I’m Married to My Cofounder

by / ⠀Career Advice Under30CEO / September 24, 2013

By day, I’m a research loving social worker whose full-time career is in child welfare.  By night, I’m a struggling entrepreneur who shares a bed with my start-up’s co-founder.  To make matters worse, we’re also newlyweds.  This is either genius, or crazy.  Most nights I lean towards crazy. We’ve been married for two short months (June 8, 2013), committed for over 3 years, and co-founders of Animal Lover…

Things Our Parents Told Us In The 90’s That We Must Re-evaluate, Part 2

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 24, 2013

Here are a few things our parents told us in the 90’s that we must re-evaluate. For the first 4 things our parents told us in the 90s, check out Part 1. 5.      If you’re sick, go to the doctor When I was growing up, the doctor was the professional.  They were where you went when you got sick, and if anything happened, you would immediately schedule a visit…

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