Our picture made it to the Tebowing site!
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life…have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. — Steve Jobs
Don’t wait for your ship to come in; swim out to it.
If you are looking for an everyday accessory, a watch will do the trick. Due to the cell phone I have replaced the use of the watch by reading the time digitally with a click of a button. For my birthday I received this Anne Klein watch as a gift and wear it everyday. It accents any outfit, whether it be professional to casual. I love the brown leather strap contrasted with the gold buckles and cream face. It replaces the need for a bangle, although it is complemented well with thin gold bracelets.
My favorite casual look that works well with the watch is a pair of denim shorts (Forever 21 $15.80)
a circle tee (Target $14.99)
and a pair of gold or brown wedges (Payless, Sale $22.99)
The whole outfit under $60 (not including watch)
Bottom line is, if you don’t have the time to go shopping for accessories, buy a watch for a timeless way to enhance any outfit.
Finally made it to Hollywood! Details of the past few days to come in my new blog leahinlalaland.tumblr.com Follow the fun!
We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it. — John Steinbeck, America and Americans
Think of networking as a portal into your vast galaxy of goals. It is a pool of sources that can help you get your feet off the ground. It is what our mentors, teachers, family members, gurus, etc. tell us will get us places in the “real world.”
What I do think they forget to include is how to keep these relationships, because that is exactly what they are, relationships. A key factor that is overlooked is that networking is not about sucking up, schmoozing, or manipulating someone into getting what you want.
Networking, to some, is just a way to get by. It is a use and abuse system. This is not what is meant to be encouraged. A piece of advice I can give is to engage those you network with. Do not make it about you, despite what your internal motives are. The people you include in your network and surround yourself with could be anyone in your life. It could be people within your cohort of career interests, your neighbors, family friends, classmates.
What is most important is not WHO you know, but HOW you interact with these people and utilize their relationships. If you meet someone once, and then never so much as give them a “nice to have met you” the next day and then months later clutter their mailbox with “I NEED HELP” e-mails, you can consider those notes “unread.”
Get to know the people you network with. What I am trying to stress is to form relationships. Check in once in awhile and see how they’re doing. Set up a lunch, pay them a visit or two. This is not meant to be a manipulative tool. It is to show them that you are genuinely interested in what they are doing and that you show gratification for who they are for their qualities and not just their connections.
I know in my industry that a lot of people are cut throat and will do anything to get ahead. If there is one thing I have learned, it is to be unselfish. If someone cuts me in line at a conference to get first in line to talk to a potential connection, I look to the person next to me who was cut as well and start a conversation. For all I know, that person may not be a potential connection, but by starting a relationship with them they might get ahead one day and help me out.
Consider it a karma theory. Good things will come around if you treat others with respect and gratitude. The results will be rewarding and well deserved.