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Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart

Colossians 3:23

Five Things I Wish I Knew When Starting my First Job

Starting a your first post-grad job? Feeling nervous/excited/ready/unsure? I've been there, and I've learned a lot along the way! Here are five things I wish I knew when starting my first job:   1. You're here to learn how to work   In my opinion, our first...

5 Tips to Transform Your Next Interview

I recently started a new job (!!) at the Atlantic Council, the culmination of three years of hard work and prayer (more like begging) for a career that would fulfill me, excite me, and allow me to make a difference. Unfortunately along the way, writing cover letter...

Into the Unknown

Ever since I was young, I have felt pressure to be successful and work in a practical and lucrative industry.  I am an immigrant - and the daughter of an immigrant - so the expectation for me  to succeed and honor the sacrifices that my parents made to come to the...

Setting Boundaries at Work

Spoiler alert: the only person who has the ability to set and enforce your boundaries is you.   I remember starting a job where I felt like I needed to be ON 24/7. At first, it was exciting. I was always on call, always needed, always in on the action. But after...

Letting Good Things Bloom

“There’s no shame in needing to let things go.”   I can’t tell you how many times I’ve needed to remind myself of this fact. I’ve always been able to recognize when a relationship or friendship has served its purpose, and when it was time to move on. However,...

When the “Real World Calls” – Pride, Perspective, and a Ph.D.

I have a dream and goal of being a great clinical psychologist.   I went to a university where we were treated as autonomous, intelligent beings, able to be trusted and treated as full-fledged professionals by our senior year.  As a psychology major with my...

Finding Purpose at Work through Efficacy Projects

The most common reason that many of us struggle with finding meaningful work is because we lack something called efficacy. Efficacy is having "the ability to produce a desired or intended result." I.e.; you can set a goal, create a plan and achieve it. You have a...

Is it Prideful to Ask for a Raise?

 Is it prideful to ask for a raise?⁣⁣Our faith teaches us to be humble, grateful, and peaceful. The idea of asking for a raise, which necessitates confidence in our value and assertion of our needs, can seem counter to these values. But is it?⁣⁣The Lord commands us to...

A Lesson in Humility at Trader Joe’s

A few months after graduating college, I was in a downward spiral. I had completed an incredible internship researching, writing, and editing speeches for the Vice President of the United States, but no other employers seemed to care. No matter how many jobs I applied...

I Lost My Job During COVID-19

Most Mondays are a struggle for me. I either find myself snoozing the alarm one too many times or turning it off completely and sprinting down the hill to my WeWork office to make up for lost time.  But this Monday was different. Instead of waking up in my 7’x7’ San...
Into the Unknown

Into the Unknown

Ever since I was young, I have felt pressure to be successful and work in a practical and...

Get Your Learning On

Get Your Learning On

Today’s #WorkWellWednesday is all about online courses!⁣ ⁣ When I realized that we’d probably be...

Feeling Stuck

Feeling Stuck

It's #workwellwednesday, and this week's topic is one I've been messaged about for weeks:⁣ ⁣...

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