As I am exiting the tunnel of my busy season at work, I am evaluating how I handled my life over the last six weeks or so. In this evaluation, I don’t think I would give myself a failing grade, … Continue reading Busy Season: Lessons Learned
Everyone who does anything worthwhile will receive criticism. It’s just the nature of the beast. You were put on this planet for a reason, and no one else has the exact same reason as you. (There may be similarities, but … Continue reading If You Aren’t Being Criticized, What the Heck Are You Doing?
Making people’s worlds better would be easier if it weren’t for people, right? If you picked up on the irony in that statement, you see the issue at hand: the very people you want to help are very often the … Continue reading When People Knock You Down
We all have our own definitions of success, and they may even vary with different contexts. Ultimately, I think we can all agree success is accomplishing something you set out to do. In the context of this blog, I define … Continue reading One Thing I’ve Noticed All Successful People Have in Common
Dear world, Look out! My goal is to make 2016 your most awesome year yet! Inspired by the blog entry of a mentor, co-worker, and friend (Goodbye Warm-Up Year 2015), I decided to share 3 personal lessons I learned in … Continue reading My 2016 Plan to Make The World Better
When I interviewed for my job as an actuary with a resume containing my background as a minister, I think I was asked questions that aren’t usually asked in interviews. I also had my share of questions: How do you … Continue reading 4 Co-Workers That Will Take You Far