Learning From Adversity

College is a great time for self-discovery with most students getting their first taste of freedom as they live on their own. There is so much opportunity to learn, both in and outside the classroom. While I would not call any of it easy, I would say most of those learning experiences are positive. Based on...
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How to Spot Fake News

Everyone is talking about “fake news” and the word itself was Collins’ Dictionary word of the year for 2017. Why should you care about whether your news is fake or real? Fake news can actually harm you — physically, mentally, or financially. For example, purveyors of false medical advice are rampant online and their bad...
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Pa$$w0rd$ – Make Them Matter

Passwords are a necessary evil. In most instances, they are the only bits of data that protect our personal information, accounts and online identities. As our online activities grow, both personally and professionally, it’s easy to feel like we’re drowning in passwords. Single sign-on solutions and password management tools help to keep the number of...
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Improving Your Customer Service

For better or for worse, most of us have at least one story to share about an experience we’ve had with customer service. While we all tend to laugh (or cringe) at the stories that contain an almost painful awkwardness to them, it’s the stories of exceptional customer service with that individual going the extra...
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Tips on Leading Your Peers

College is a unique place where the number of leadership opportunities is insurmountable. Further, most of the leadership opportunities available are among peers. This presents something of an interesting situation because leading one’s peers is not always the easiest thing to do. So here is a list of tips that I have collected over several...
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Brave the Arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the one who points how one stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better; credit belongs to the one actually in the arena face marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, who...
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Move to the Front

Something that has plagued me, along with many others, is when entering a room for a meeting, church, or in class, we/I tend to subconsciously, or even consciously sit towards the back. However, when it comes to sporting events, music concerts, or other events, I am willing to even pay MORE money to sit closer...
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