Uncomfortable: Business Battlefields | 3 Tips to Not Lose Your Soul

I took a business ethics class during my undergrad, and the first day of class my teacher walked in and said, “So, this class is a complete oxymoron”. We all laughed – but at that time I believed what she said to be true. We were in New York, and how could you not think about Wall Street or the banking scandal a few years ago…?
However, times are changing, and unethical businesses aren’t lasting long anymore. Consumers, as well as employees, are demanding change! So, what can you do, what steps can you take, to feel like you still have your soul intact after a long day at work? You certainly don’t want to feel like you have to sell it to the highest bidder.  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Business Battlefields | 3 Tips to Not Lose Your Soul”

Uncomfortable: Flying – 3 Reasons Why Southwest Airlines Gets All the LUV

My Dad has been a Pilot at Southwest Airlines for a while now, he is a Captain (which means he’s the head hancho). So, over the years I have seen Southwest grow, and respond to disasters, and call it a come back. I must say, I have also personally put my frequent flyer miles in. You could say I’m a “professional” traveler if you will. From college in New York and then living in Florida and coming home to Reno, I’ve done my fair share of flying. This is what I’ve witnessed over the years that makes Southwest such a niche airline, and what truly makes them so LUVable.  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Flying – 3 Reasons Why Southwest Airlines Gets All the LUV”

Uncomfortable: You GRADUATED! Now what? | Debt, Degrees & a Horrible Higher Education System

First off, congratulations! Graduating is a big accomplishment – but can I ask you what’re you going to do with that degree? What are your plans?
It used to be that you could come out of college and get a job right away in your field. But now, we offer fields like hip-hop, pop culture, and comedy. WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH A DEGREE LIKE THAT!? And how are you going to pay back all of your loans??  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: You GRADUATED! Now what? | Debt, Degrees & a Horrible Higher Education System”

Uncomfortable: United Airlines | Whose Butt is Really Getting Kicked?

So, United Airlines is #trending right now, but not for a good reason. However, that being said, as gruesome as the video is that we all saw – United’s main mistake is the compensation limitation they set at $800 rather than $1350. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: United Airlines | Whose Butt is Really Getting Kicked?”

Uncomfortable: Your “First Love” and What that Relationship Teaches You (Part1)

So, my first real relationship was when I was a Junior in High School. We had been friends for a while, and initially we had planned on being “friends with benefits” (sorry Mom and Dad). But, the more we got to know each other the more we liked each other – go figure – and that lead us down the yellow brick road to (theme music please) da-da-da-naaaa: dating.

The 5 most important things I learned from that relationship are as follows: Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Your “First Love” and What that Relationship Teaches You (Part1)”

Uncomfortable: Business Battlefields – 3 Signals that Award You More Influence

Consistency. Smiling. Attractiveness.

Uncomfortable: Public Speaking – 5 Tips so You Can Say that You #nailedit

The majority of us have fears about public speaking, some, more irrational than others. But for many of us, public speaking is right up there with heights and creepy crawly things. I am NOT a professional speaker, although one day I could be (practice makes better), and I was beyond nervous before my TEDx talk. First and foremost, I must say, TEDxUniversityofNevada was an amazing event to be a part of, but it was an even more incredible event to learn from. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Public Speaking – 5 Tips so You Can Say that You #nailedit”