New Year’s Resolutions and Commitment

Let’s talk about New Year’s resolutions. It’s been a month, and if you’re anything like me, it’s hard to follow through on these vague goals with no deadlines. Do you feel guilty about not making progress? Do you say that you “should” take action, but put it off to tomorrow? It’s easy to go month… Read More

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The Power of Dollars

In October 2012, the Oklahoma City Thunder traded James Harden, the Sixth Man of the Year, to the Houston Rockets. The Thunder traded him in return for two role players and three draft picks.  Harden was the most sure-fire player of the bunch, but Oklahoma City hoped that the combination of players could fill the role.… Read More

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Lessons from Airbnb’s Success

In the continued spirit of studying successful individuals, I was fascinated by an interview of Airbnb founder Brian Chesky.  In a Stanford entrepreneurship course hosted by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Chesky opened up about his journey in founding the multi-billion dollar company. Here are some key takeaways from their conversation: There are no “aha” moments.… Read More

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Lilly Singh and Success

Often in following the footsteps of excellence, people look to CEO’s and other high ranking people in business. But inspiration can come from many places, including the internet. Lilly Singh, known as Superwoman, is a YouTube personality with over 7 million subscribers and has received over a billion views on her videos.  Tony Robbins said,… Read More

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Work Through Setbacks

I often feel discouraged when I face setbacks or realize that I’m not making progress toward my goals, and I’m sure many of you feel the same. When we look around, all we see are successful people who have it all together. No one sees the failures and doubts, the imperfections that a person deals… Read More

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Your Tipping Point

Starting anything new is hard, whether that be learning a new language or trying a new exercise program. In regards to one’s career, it can be hard to change career paths. It’s a chicken and the egg problem: you need the experience to get the job, but you can’t get the experience without the job.… Read More

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Work Ethic

People see a musical artist suddenly rise into the mainstream. “He must have gotten lucky,” they say. According to them, anyone can make one song that makes it mainstream. Yet, most people never realize the immense amount of time people put into their craft, the ten thousand hours that Malcolm Gladwell talks about to become… Read More

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Sell Yourself

On a scale of 1 to 10 of hip-hop artists, the New Boyz would be negative 100. No one will be confusing the duo, consisting of Legacy and Ben J, with Tupac anytime soon. But a line from their song “So Dope” caught my attention as something relevant to all of us. Legacy raps, “Always… Read More

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Zuckerberg and Circles of Influence

I have always been fascinated by circles of influence, where extremely successful people connect. One of these elite circles is run by a man named Divesh Makan, known for his connection to Mark Zuckerberg and other tech billionaires. In 2004, Makan was working for Goldman Sachs in San Francisco, where he met Zuckerberg.  As Facebook… Read More

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La Jolla Rough Water Swim

This week’s post will be a little different, as I am swimming an open water race this weekend. It’s a three-mile race in La Jolla Cove, the longest distance I’ve done in open water, compared to my previous best of one mile. Because of the training I’ve done, I feel confident in my ability to… Read More

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