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5 Things I Learned From Working In a Toxic Environment

30 May 5 Things I Learned From Working In a Toxic Environment

Can you imagine being worked to death? You worked so hard that your mind could not take it or your body could not take it and it gave out. The recent first-hand accounts of Uber’s work culture that recently resulted in an evaluation of the working environments at many startups stirred up past memories of some of the toxic behavior I came across during my short time in Corporate America. One environment I let get the best of me, which resulted in daily stomach pains, weight gain, hair loss, and fatigue.

4 Basic Rules to Set Yourself Up for a Yes

26 Apr 4 Basic Rules to Set Yourself Up for a Yes

Are you building a brand, looking for a job or searching for mentorship?  It only takes one email to set yourself up for the opportunity that you want, but your approach can make or break that opportunity.

 

Last month, GlamBAMN featured me as a spotlight member and asked if I wanted to host a webinar.  I immediately knew what I wanted to discuss and that was knowing the proper etiquette for asking for what you want.

 

PLAN A DOESN'T ALWAYS WORK OUT & THAT'S OKAY

27 Feb Plan A Doesn’t Always Work Out & That’s Okay

Originally posted on The Life Currency

 

I grew up thinking that no other place mattered but 1st place. That’s how I also felt about plans. There was only plan A and no need for a plan B or C. There was only one way, one path and one road that would make my dreams come true, and up until my last couple of years in college, plan A was working out just fine. Then, all of a sudden life slapped me in the face and things got real.

 

HOW TO PREPARE YOURSELF DURING COMPANY LAYOFFS

24 Feb How to Prepare Yourself During Company Layoffs

Originally posted on The Life Currency

 

My deskmate was called to the conference room around the last couple of minutes of the workday. She came back to our desk shaken and in tears revealing to the rest of the department that she was let go from her job. The next day more and more employees were let go and I sat there with my stomach in knots every time the COO came to the door. Would he be calling my name next? Just days prior a memo went out to all employee inboxes detailing the downsizing of certain departments and detailing the company’s performance. Panic spread across the company as people began to gather around desks, restrooms and eating areas whispering about the fate of their company and fate of their jobs.

 

YOU ARE ENOUGH! 4 WAYS TO KICK IMPOSTER SYNDROME

16 Feb You Are Enough! 4 Ways To Kick Imposter Syndrome

Originally posted on The Life Currency

 

Have you ever sat in a room full of power players and wondered why you were invited to the room? Your experience and track record as a great leader has rightfully landed in you among your peers, no matter how many accolades you have under your belt, you still feel like a fake? You’re probably suffering from imposter syndrome, which makes people feel like an inadequate, doubtful and intellectual fraud.

 

Why Cultural Fit Should Matter to You

07 Feb Should You Stay or Should You Go: Why Cultural Fit Needs to Matter to You

Just imagine landing a role at your dream company, but your excitement quickly depleted once you were exposed to the culture of that company, which you felt didn’t include you. You aren’t feeling comfortable in your own skin and the people that you need to impress to move up the corporate ladder are uncomfortable around you as well.  You aren’t the normative and the only way to play to win is to play the game with a mask and alter the true uniqueness that is you.