Managing the Imposter

August marks the start of a new academic year for many, as well as mixed emotions as many people are transitioning into new roles or new responsibilities. It should come as no surprise that these transitions, combined with a personal desire to do something greater than the prior year, can lead to intense imposter feelings….

Passion to Purpose: July 2019

If you’re anything like me you get really excited when you see other people living their best life and fulfilling their purpose. You’ve also likely realized by now that I appreciate people who embrace their entrepreneurial spirit, especially those who invest in themselves for the purpose of investing in others. In addition to the wonderful…

The Art of Biography Writing

Have you ever been in a situation where your excitement about a new opportunity was deflated by the dreaded request for a biography? In my experience most people don’t give themselves enough credit when writing their biography, but then there are the people that include the fact that they woke up this morning as an…

Passion to Purpose: June 2019

One of the best things about working in higher education is the abundance of amazing people you get to meet. This month’s Passion to Purpose post highlights three people that have transformed their innate gifts and lived experiences into powerful tools to create change for others. Please visit their website, support their efforts, and remember…

What’s Your Purpose?

Have you ever thought about your purpose in life? It seems that regardless of age people are always searching for their purpose. More often than not they are also rationalizing their actions in life by aligning them with their perceived purpose. When I decided to refocus on this blog I found myself in a similar…

Invisible Battles

Anyone that knows me knows I swear by Orange Theory Fitness. While I can be meticulous about certain things in life, I definitely lack discipline when it comes to working out. I’ve been back at it for a few months now and I’m so glad I wanted until I was mentally ready. For as long…

Hurry Up and Wait…Then Try the 4 Point Personal Polish

I think it’s safe to say that we live in a world fueled by instant gratification and we shouldn’t waste time trying to fool ourselves into thinking that this mentality is isolated to one generation. The truth is, to some extent we all have those moments when we want a new initiative to work immediately,…

Build Your Empire with the Same Stones Thrown at You

“How ’bout them Cowboys?” Who knew such a simple statement could be so polarizing? Last week I attended my first Cowboys game and as I expected there were countless fanatics as well as Cowboy haters. Now I’m not one to advocate for the Cowboys, or any other team for that matter, but what I do…

50% of Every Relationship is 100% You: Tips for New Professionals

Last week I had the honor of participating on a panel that spoke to a group of student affairs in higher education master’s students about professional development. As I reflected on my own experience and the advice shared by my amazing colleagues, I realized that it doesn’t matter how long you are in this field,…