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The Expert Generalist: Becoming a T-Shaped Professional

If you’re like me you are interested in lots of things that are not always connected and you struggle when people inquire about your expertise. As long as I can remember I’ve never been content with having one interest and have always resented the idea that people cannot specialize in multiple things. I recently discovered…

3 Steps to Self-Forgiveness

When’s the last time you told someone you forgave them? Better yet, when’s the last time you forgave yourself? We spend so much time trying to figure out how to forgive and forget the actions of others, we’ve lost the ability to forgive ourselves. When we learn to forgive ourselves we begin to recognize that…

3 Steps to Master Self-Discipline

There are many important qualities that can contribute to a person’s overall happiness, but there is one that pays invaluable dividends. Whether you’re setting new goals or trying to live your best life, self-discipline is critical to success in every aspect of your life. Despite what you may think, self-discipline is a learned behavior that…

Let’s Talk About It | 4 Common Responses to Microaggressions

Have you ever encountered someone who is challenging to work with? So challenging, in fact, that is it common knowledge, or at the very least a shared perspective, that this individual is difficult to work with? However, when the challenges related to this person are discussed there is a greater emphasis on their identity instead…

5 Ways to Disrupt Your Routine & Have More Authentic Experiences

Do you ever feel like your life is stuck on repeat? Routine can be considered a sign of stability, but the risk that comes with having too much routine is that you’ll look up one day and realize you’ve basically been repeating the same year of life over and over. As I’ve gotten older I’ve…

Four Simple Lessons to Thrive in the Workplace

On Sunday, January 12th, I celebrated my fourth year working at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. The last four years have been rewarding, as well as challenging, testing my confidence, patience, and faith, but through it all my commitment to learning, service, and excellence never wavered. Every job I’ve had has gifted me with rich experiences,…

First to Boil? Strategies to Manage Conflict

Some days I have to remind myself to be a big pot instead of a small pot. In fact, in a perfect world I’d be the pot you make gumbo in, but truthfully I’m still working on myself. You see, when I am face to face with conflict I remind myself that it is the…