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Job Snobbery

“Hold your horses when you are coming to judge people. You don’t necessarily know what someone’s true value is.” – Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton is one of the founders of School of Life and his TED Talk from 2009 addresses a kinder, gentler philosophy of success. He encourages people to ask and probe, and challenge the notion of what success means within our western cultures. I greatly appreciate the fact that he points … CONTINUE READING

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The Importance of Living Passionately

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver

I adore Isabel Allende’s point in her TED Talk, How to Live Passionately – No Matter Your Age, that we always feel younger than we are because the spirit never ages. My friends and I often talk about the fact that we feel younger than we are, and that only changes when we meet someone … CONTINUE READING

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“You don’t follow your passion,
you always bring it with you.”

“‘Follow your passion,’ is probably the worst advice I ever got.”

Mike Rowe, the host of Dirty Jobs and Somebody’s Gotta Do It, gave a TED Talk in 2008 on “his insights and observations about the nature of hard work, and how it’s been unjustifiably degraded in society today.” He then spoke about it on the TED Radio Hour. I find his perspective – which is based on apprenticing 0ver 200 “dirty … CONTINUE READING

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Be Compassionate

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day when we think about service, non-violence, diversity, equality, community, dreams, perseverance and history. It is a day that we should reflect on our past as well as the work that that we still need to do moving forward. But – it is also a day to sit and think about the messages of King and how we can live them in our everyday life. One of the CONTINUE READING

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Marissa Feinberg


I had the chance to meet Marissa Feinberg when I went to an event at Green Spaces NY last year. I remember her talking honestly about the struggles of becoming an entrepreneur and appreciated the fact that she not only was sharing her personal story with those in the audience, but also was going to the extent of supporting others’ entrepreneur endeavors by being one of the founders of Green Spaces NY. She graciously agreed … CONTINUE READING

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“[Vulnerability] is the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of love…”         – Brené Brown

We all have traits that make up the best and worst of who we are.  Those that help us shine, and those that we would like to change. For me, pride is one of my lesser traits that has caused me some trouble from time-to-time.  It can get in the way of learning and moving forward, and can keep you … CONTINUE READING

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