Wise Words from the Young: Find Your Passion and Let it Guide You

Wise Words from the Young: Find Your Passion and Let it Guide You

The author of Read N’ Rate is an area middle schooler who enjoys playing sports, spending time with her family, watching sweet treat competitions on the Food Network and, of course, reading.  Because she started her book blog as a way to connect with other readers her age and share her honest reviews on must-reads (and others that may fall into her “maybe-read” category), she welcomes feedback, book recommendations and general hellos via her site http://readnrate.weebly.com/. 

Get Over Yourself

Get Over Yourself

There's nothing natural about it. We were taught to be humble, to resist any urge to boast of our accomplishments or relish in the spotlight for fear of getting burned. Don't brag. We all heard these words a time or two growing up and perhaps have even spoken them ourselves if our children find a bit too much pleasure in rubbing a gold star in their sibling's face. Here's the deal -- professional success often hinges on the ability to stand on the rooftop and announce our arrival, experience, and accomplishments. Self-marketing is crucial to continued success and doesn't mean that we're rubbing a gold star in someone's face. 

"Thanks for the Opportunity, But..."

"Thanks for the Opportunity, But..."

We all get rejected.  Perhaps you've been passed over for a work promotion, find out via Instagram that you weren't invited to the happy hour to celebrate so-and-so's birthday, or the love of your life thought otherwise and decided to search for love elsewhere.  No matter how it's delivered, rejection is brutal and one of the most cruel fabrics of life.