That’s Wes, who has been a mentor to me for over 10 years!
My career wouldn’t be where it is today without help from my mentors. During my 15 years in marketing, I’ve sought guidance from a number of trusted advisors who gave me sage advice on everything from job offers, sticky work situations, and stock options. My mentors were especially valuable when I started my digital marketing consulting business in January 2013 — in fact, a handful of them were my first clients.
My #1 tip for people who are building their careers: form relationships with mentors. My sense is that mentorships are often an overlooked item in people’s career toolkits. Perhaps this is because people, especially inexperienced professionals, don’t really know how to find, approach, and manage mentor relationships. If this is you, take a look at my article on Simply Hired’s blog, which outlines several key tips for forging bonds with mentors.
Read the article here.
For those of you already taking advantage of mentor relationships: any additional advice for the uninitiated? How has a mentor helped transform your career?
Puppy zoomies – that’s what it’s all about!
Hyper-happy puppy running all out!
I’m opposed to U.S. military action in Syria. We’ve deployed enough men and women to fight other people’s wars, and we have plenty of work to do here in the U.S. with our own crimes and floundering economy. Additionally, I do not trust the Obama administration’s promise of “no boots” in Syria. There is no such thing as a “limited” military strike. As such, a limited military engagement will inevitably lead to something bigger. And the reality is, we don’t have the military resources, what with military funding scaling back over the last few years.
Below are ten excellent tweets and reasons for staying out of Syria.
From the Baochi Book Collection
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m not a big fan of love stories. This is because I find most romances to be inauthentic and artificial. That said, there are some romantic novels that make for great stories and don’t drip with sappiness. Gone With the Wind is one such novel. And now I’m adding Jan-Phillipp Sendker’s The Art of Hearing Heartbeats to my list of great love stories.
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, set in Burma, centers on the relationship between a Burmese man and woman in the 1950s, when both are in their late teens. The novel begins in present day New York, when the man — who has become a prominent lawyer married to an American woman — disappears mysteriously. When the man’s adult daughter, Julia, discovers a love letter from her father to an unknown Burmese woman, she decides to travel to Burma to investigate in the hopes of locating her father. Continue reading
It’s been seven weeks since I brought home my puppy, Brucewayne, a Bichon Frise. He is now exactly four months-old and quite the delightful fellow!
Admittedly, the first few weeks with Brucewayne were tough. I knew that puppies were a lot of work but nothing prepared me for how truly difficult it is to raise and train a puppy. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was to enlist the help of a private dog trainer. Fortunately, I scored the best and kindest trainer on the planet, Sabrina Watts of Good Dog For Life. As of today, Brucewayne is about 80% potty-trained, and he knows all the standard commands, e.g., sit, down, come, fetch. Continue reading
Well, I officially own a puppy, and my life has officially changed drastically. Brucewayne’s first night with me wasn’t too bad: two pee accidents, one poop accident, and four hours of sleep. It can only get better from here.
The highlight of bringing home Brucewayne was experiencing the puppy’s first meeting with Fancy Pants the bunny. Hope you enjoy the video as much as I do!
Tomorrow is a big day: I am picking up a Bichon Frise puppy and taking him home with me. This is a big commitment, and one I am very excited to make.
Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit my soon-to-be puppy at the certified breeder’s home. I chose a male puppy and named him “Brucewayne.”
Below is a video of the visit, when Brucewayne and his brother were six weeks-old. Highlights include Mama nursing Brucewayne and his brother, Brucewayne’s father trotting around, and the two brothers frolicking in the grass.
Also, I started a Facebook page celebrating “The Super Shenanigans of Fancy Pants and Brucewayne.” Be sure to Like the page!