Personal Development

Founders Need to Ask for Help - Even Though It's Terrifying

Founders Need to Ask for Help - Even Though It's Terrifying

As an entrepreneur, asking for help is hard. It’s also scary.

We live in an age where we are bombarded by the highlight reels of others - our peers, our role models, our perceived rivals. In many ways, social media simply represents platforms that enable mass manipulation, the chance to weave a narrative that is surely partially true, but rarely, if ever, tells the whole story.

Startup Culture Shock: The Joys of Leaving Corporate America

Startup Culture Shock: The Joys of Leaving Corporate America

Startup life isn’t for everyone - like any career, it has its ups and downs. It's secure in some ways and less in others. Overall, though, it has improved almost every aspect of my life.

As the social media manager for A Better Jones, I don’t just manage clients accounts, I also get to manage a system I created from scratch and fine tune it for performance, every day. I’m not just a piece of the machine that does what he is told, and on other people’s schedules. Rather I am a valued member of a team where I am allowed to innovate, research, and work when I want, how I want, and my ideas are always heard.

Diverse Resumes Make for Great Marketers

Diverse Resumes Make for Great Marketers

If you’ve worked multiple jobs at once you should be grateful for the multi-layered experience, and know that everything you’ve learned at those jobs could help you land the position of your dreams someday. This is definitely true for those considering a career in marketing, demand generation in particular.

6 Steps to Build Your Personal Brand with Video

6 Steps to Build Your Personal Brand with Video

When you’re working to gain prominence in your field, video is one of your biggest allies. A strong video campaign will build your personal brand and help you become widely known and respected.

Putting yourself on camera can feel daunting at first. But take these six simple steps, and you’ll be well on your way to LinkedIn stardom.

How to Read More Than 50 Books a Year

How to Read More Than 50 Books a Year

We often long for the days of our youth when we tore through novels and slogged through textbooks. We read articles that tell us one of the primary habits of billionaires is a commitment to reading - a lot. And if you’re a founder, a leader, or simply an ambitious, motivated and hungry person in business, you know that reading could unlock insight and practical, applicable knowledge to give you that edge.

Digital Summit: My First Foray Into Eating Dirt

Digital Summit: My First Foray Into Eating Dirt

Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk (Gary Vee for the familiar) famously ate dirt on live television alongside late-night talk show host, Conan O’Brien in an effort to teach Conan how to build his wine palette like a true connoisseur.

Seems appropriate I should share my first dirt-eating tale . . .


Celebrating a better year, every year

Celebrating a better year, every year

This past weekend, I celebrated my 36th birthday. Birthdays, to me, are a time to reflect on the past years, where I’ve come from, what I’ve accomplished, how I’ve persevered, and why I’ve progressed. And they are a remarkably powerful time to look out onto the horizon of life and imagine what lies ahead. 

And this year feels big.