Spring is coming and you are wanting an internship for the summer. You would love to do something related to your major, but you are struggling to find opportunities.
There is one thing that you have to find the perfect internship.
It is the most valuable thing you can be doing with your time (other than going to class of course).
But what does it mean to network? Where do you go? What do you say? What do you wear?
Let me tell you, networking can be the most awkward and uncomfortable thing you do. But after a while it starts getting easier and I am going to tell you exactly what you need to do in order to make this the least amount of awkward.
Number 1: Go to an all women networking event.
I have been to both coed and women only and I find the networking events with both men and women to be very uncomfortable, especially as a young woman. We are in an era where women are wanting to build up other women, so this is the perfect...
There is no doubt that your parents biggest concern is that something horrible happens to you while you are in college. And they have the right to be worried as we are hearing more and more about sexual assault on college campuses. However, there are ways that you can lessen your chances of becoming a victim in college.
Number 1: Avoid becoming impaired.
I am aware that this is a huge ask. Many students like to turn up in college, but it is the dumbest thing you can do. When you drink or use drugs to the point that you do not know where you are or what you are doing, you are putting yourself at huge risk for rape, sexual assault or abduction. When you are under the influence you are not able to read the signals that help you avoid danger. So as tempting as it is, just don’t do it.
Number 2: Always have one friend with you that is committed to staying sober.
That way if you start to make a bad decision that friend is there to help you. She is...
Want to know something about me? I grew up on a cattle farm and remember being there and working as some of my first memories. The funny thing is that I swore once I left the farm I would choose a different life for myself. But what I didn’t know was the lessons that farm was teaching me. To this day I have yet to have a job that is more challenging than the work I did on that farm. I saw the circle of life right in front of my eyes- conception through death. I learned my value on this earth at a very young age. I worked. I worked when it was cold out. I worked when it was hot out. I earned money so that could buy things. I did hard things. Things that were mentally tough and things that were physically tough.
When I was growing up I loved the animals and hated the work. I didn’t want my kids to grow up that way—but here is what was happening that I didn’t know…. Those years I lived on the farm created me. They gave me an insane work...
Losing weight is not easy or everyone would be walking around in their ideal bodies. Weightloss is hard and here is why. We want to say that the reason we are overweight is because of the things that we are eating, which is true in part. But, the root cause of most of our extra weight has nothing to do with the food we choose to eat, and everything to do with the reasons we eat and the emotions behind our fork.
When we are making decisions about what to put in our mouth it is usually an emotional decision. What do I want to eat that is going to make me feel good? That is why we typically reach for the pasta instead of the kale salad. One of them is much better for our body, but the other one is going to make us feel good. So here is my question; What will you feel if you choose that kale salad? Are you willing to sit there with those emotions? Most people are not willing to sit with those emotions while they eat. Therefore, they choose what is going to feel the...
It is almost a new decade! And I know you have goals! Right?
Sometimes goals seem really big. Bigger than you could possibly achieve.
Today I am going to show you how to break it down.
I am going to start with some goals that are pretty common for most people..
You want to save $2,000
If you want to save $2,000 in 52 weeks that would be $38.47 a week or $154 a month. So you would take this big goal and break it down into a much smaller goal that you can focus on monthly or weekly. You could even break it down a little more and set aside $5.50 every day.
The best way to make sure that you are setting enough money back each month is by pulling that money out as soon as you get paid. If you get paid monthly you would pull out the $154 a month.
Doing this prevents you from spending the money you want to save. Do not wait till the end of the month and see what is left over.
Can we talk about money please? Okay-- Thank you. Money is a PROBLEM!!! Why is money a problem and how does it become a problem?
This is super simple--- You spend more than you make- therefore you are broke..
The math is simple.. By 5th grade you are able to add and subtract big numbers. So if the reason we are struggling with money is not because of math, then what is it?
Here are some stats to think about as someone going to college..
There is over $1.52 TRILLION dollars of debt in student loans in the U.S. TRILLION!!! That means that people are starting their careers and most likely their married life with huge amounts of debt. Debt that is not necessary for career success.
So why are young people going in debt for college?
In a TED Talk by Douglas Lisle he talks about the pleasure trap and he relates it mostly to food. But I want to take a spin off his teachings and relate this to your world as a teenager or young adult.
I remember being in my teens and feeling like everything except for church and basketball were off limits. Everything that looked like pleasure was off limits to me.
It is a blessing to you if your parents are keeping you safe from risky behaviors. Later, probably in your 30’s, you are going to thank them for keeping you safe. But there is going to come a time where you are going to have to start avoiding risky behavior for the sake of your future. Many of you are already making the decisions to avoid risky behavior. The temptations to come in your future in college are far greater than your temptations now. I want to take this opportunity to teach you about your brain. Why do you think the way you think? Are you a maniac? Or are just human?
If you want to think new thoughts, you have to know what you are already thinking. Your brain wants to think things that it has always thought. For example, try brushing your teeth with your left hand. It is hard, because it is something that your brain is not used to doing.
You also want to be able to distinguish between thoughts that are actually true and thoughts that have just been burned into your memory. I think about my friend Dr. Cali Estes. Her dad always called her fat as a kid. A lot of people would have eternalized this and choose to think that they were fat. Cali didn’t do that. It is awesome when we can be told something our entire life and then consciously choose to think a different thought. Everything that you think is a choice.
To start you have to identify thoughts that you are thinking now. You really have to pay attention to this for it to work. There are probably several negative thoughts that you are thinking that you do not...