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Do not waste your time planning!!!!

8 Dec

I use to plan everything.  I realize how little planning helps. Now planning is necessary but it is not the most important thing,  I  planned at this age to be in a different industry, hanging out with different people and talking about a different things. I think about all the career planning I did and career coaches  and where am I now is not where I planned in college.

When I was in college I really wanted to be in the entertainment industry. Currently, I work in the mortgage industry which is hardly creative.  I wanted to hang out with people who were ambitious and driven and I want to speak about my journey and experiences.   I am still trying to figure out what is the next best step and what actions I can take to get there.  It is not about the destination it is about the journey to the destination.

You can only control your reaction to a situation, I am not advising not to plan at all. I have a planner in my purse and jot down ideas and things that I would like to accomplish. What I am trying to say is spend more time doing and less time planning. Life will be more enjoyable.

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Pictures: Toni Braxtion, Film, Apollo Theater and Fashion Week

15 Sep

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Irina

Top 10 Job Advice

8 Jun

1. Do not wait until your yearly performance review for a review of your performance. If your not meeting the standards you want to know as soon as possible. The earlier you know the quicker you can fix the problem. Also, your boss will admire your desire to do well.

2. Ask for a review of your performance routinely. If your company does a performance review once a year , I would check in every few months for some advice. At my company every month you meet with your manager.  My place of employment is big on meeting quotas each week  and I seek a review every week.

3. Take personal initiative do not expect your supervisor to come to you when there is a problem. Your are not the only person in the office they have to worry about. Watch your own butt.

4. Trust your instincts,

5, Be friendly at work but do not be everyone’s friend.

6. You want people to respect you not like you. People come to work with the intention of being liked. I can like you but think you suck at your job. However, I want to respect you because your great at your job.

7. If your job is not your career spend as much time out of work focusing on how to get to next level. If you have 40 hours dedicated to work when will you have time to find your passion?

8. You are in control your own performance. Eat foods that give you energy, look your best and go to bed early.

9. Do not sweat the small stuff. Sometimes issues arise and it is just a learning lesson not a blemish or a reflection of your performance.

10. If you can excel in your current position you will be rewarded. If you cannot excel find something that you can. Find something that you can be the best at. When you are the best you get the best.

 

10 Reasons I have a job

4 Mar

Image1. I applied constantly. I would dream about finding a job. I thought about find a job all the TIME.

2. I opened myself to the wonders of the universe. I tried all options. I staffing agencies, newspapers, online, Linkedin and networking.

3. I never stopped taking risks when finding a job. I have had some terrible job experiences but I learned what I did and did not like. I found myself in each job and continue to find myself in the new job that I have.

4. I prayed.

5. I focused on it. I told everybody that I wanted a job. I put that energy in the air and attracted what I thought I wanted.

6. I had a plan most of the time. Too much planning is bad and too little planning is worse. I did what I wanted to do. Any passion I had I followed it and when  full time job came, I took the job.

7. Start from the bottom and work your way up. I had a degree and I felt that someone should give me a job.

8. Ask your friends for jobs. My friends ask me about opportunities and help me find opportunities.

9. Intern. Interning helped me stay busy and build connections.

10. It is my time. I struggled to find a full time job. It was not my time yet. I had to work hard and go through the process of finding a job like everybody else.

Life is but a dream

3 Mar

I stole the title from Beyonce.

Many of us may not have the lifestyle like Beyonce but for many of us our lives are  fulfilled with all the blessings and dreams that our heart desires. I finally found a job and now have a car. I am not complete by these external accomplishments but the hard work and determination that I put in to achieving those goals. Accomplishing a goal and getting my life in balance has and will always be the battle of my life. I encourage everyone to dream big and realize that anybody life can be anything but just a dream. Image

Like According to Samah J on Facebook,Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 Nov

I am starting a campaign to increase my likes on Facebook. I have only 20 likes. I know I can do better than that.

I really enjoy writing and creating this blog. It defiantly has become a passion of mine. I apperciate all the followers and the comments so much that I decide to create a Facebook page.  I would really apperciate it if people would like the page. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

https://www.facebook.com/AccordingToSamahJ

Stressed and Blessed

2 Nov

I have moments where I am grateful for the success that I have. The opportunities that come my way and the new people I meet every single day. However, being successful comes with a lot of stress. Trying to pursue multiple projects at once, work and maintain a social life can leave little room for personal growth. It is important on this journey to success that you develop a separate identity from you work, family and relationships.

How do you go about that?

1. Give yourself space to breath from your own success.  Schedule personal time each day or week. Give yourself time to mediate on other things outside of your success. Volunteer for a day or read a book about a subject you know nothing about.

2. Pray your stress away.  Any way you choose to pray, do it.

3. Do not spend every second planning your new step. Letting things happen organically sometimes is the best way to success.  Let opportunities come to you for a change.

4. Collaborate with others on their success. Volunteer to mentor someone or help a friend or family in need.

How do you relax from all the stress created from your success?

Those are my suggestions. Have a great weekend.

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