Tips, Q&A's, and Highlighting Phenomenal Girl Bosses
What's up everybody? I hope that you are well and if you're not..I hope that you are spending time with yourself or talking to someone safe to get what you need.
Here we are again with another "staying sane during COVID-19" post. If you missed the last post, don't forget to check it out here about loving yourself while we're inside. And what's equally important as self-care during this time...is remembering your "why".
The Pursuit of Happiness: Loving the Life You Live & The Career You Choose (Part 2) | A Q&A with Lauren Brooks
"Dialosophy is pure inspiration. 2 Corinthians 12:9 speaks about finding power and strength in our weaknesses. When I picture powerful women, I think of those who have personally shared their darkest stories with me, yet live life out loud and achieve greatness despite obstacles. I think of people who own their choices in a way that produces joy, even in the midst of struggle. Dialosophy means embracing duality and rejecting cognitive dissidence. Practically, I believe strength is in one’s ability to share their stories, and lives, and ideas and trust that the truth of their struggles is worthy of being known."
- Lauren Brooks
Alright y'all...We're back. And we're back with Part 2 on what it means to love the life you live AND the career you choose. It's the new year and goal setting can be...overwhelming. You could be thinking, "Am I even going in the right direction?" You could be scared of making a switch into a new career, due to what others might think. In short...you could have all this "2020" vision...but how do you make the vision become clear? How...do you live out...your dreams? In Part 2, we meet Lauren, a Culinary Arts student in Atlanta, GA. Welcome, Lauren Brooks.
The Pursuit of Happiness: Loving the Life You Live & The Career You Choose (Part 1) | A Q&A with Erika Moore
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. - Confucius
We've all been there, right? Maybe stuck trying to "figure it all out" or....having it all figured out, but not knowing what to do next. Maybe it's the college major you really want to do but everyone else seems to say "You won't make enough money." Or maybe you're good at a lot of things and you just can't seem to narrow your playing field. Or the big one....maybe you know what you want to do, but it's taking you longer than you thought to get there. No matter what it is...we all want to be "happy", right? Or find ourselves living this life that brings us immense joy. But, how do we get "that" life? How do we step outside the box and love the life we live AND love our career, too? It takes courage. It takes patience. It takes gratitude. It takes fearlessness...in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire (one of my favorite quotes). But most importantly, it takes dedication. Today, we meet Erika...a rising make-up artist in Atlanta, Georgia. Erika has come to Dialosophy to share her journey starting out as a theatre major in college, and how she is now pursuing the life she loves and her dreams...as an aspiring award-winning makeup artist. Welcome, Erika Moore.
Salary negotiation. This process describes when one party (usually the potential employee) negotiates the amount of their pay, income, earnings, commission, salary, wages, or salary raise with their employer (Negotiation Experts 2017). For women, this can be tough. In fact, it has been proven that men are more likely to negotiate their salaries compared to women (Leibbrandt and List 2014). Furthermore, The State of the Gender Pay Gap in 2019 identifies significant differences between men and women’s earnings. But what about salary negotiation is so difficult? Is the fact that we'll be less "likeable" if we argue our worth? Are we just trying to remain "nice"? Are we underestimating on our own professional contribution and value? Or are we really just socialized to believe that assertiveness is a negative thing? Today, we learn of one woman's story about her experience with salary negotiation and advice she has to offer. Welcome to Dialosophy, Mrs. Marilynn Simmons.
Your first job is a pivotal moment in your life...and if you're like me and can be a little "frivolous" with money...then you're probably wondering about the first things you should do to get your financial life together at the start of your employment. From setting up an emergency savings account to signing up for a 401k...to setting up a budget...that you ACTUALLY stick to, this post features a conversation with Ms. Marilynn Simmons, a financial services professional, highlighting some of the powerful FIRST moves every woman should make to set herself up for success after landing her first job. Enjoy!