On Hustles, Networking Groups, and College

When you think about groups of people that you are connected to in some way, be it a networking group, a church of volunteer organization, or a school, do you stop and reflect on what your purpose is? Often, people attend out of obligation, desire for status, or to gain something (education, fulfillment, clients, etc.). … Continue reading On Hustles, Networking Groups, and College

Where are You in “We?”

Who are we? Consider the preamble to the United States Constitution. When you hear, "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union," have you ever stopped to think about who they were referring to? It actually did not refer to the people of the United States, but rather, the … Continue reading Where are You in “We?”

The Power of Noticing

Today, I got a message from Seth Godin.   To be more accurate, I got a reply back to my note thanking him for his work, which has been incredibly influential to me.   He's one of the most in-demand authors and speakers in the world. To even send a few words, to say "I … Continue reading The Power of Noticing

TEDxSalem, Latino Network, and Jade District recap

It's been a whirlwind of a weekend! Things kicked off at Noche Bella, the annual fundraising gala for the Latino Network. It was a beautiful event and I'm pleased to report that we helped raise over $30,000 for their incredible services. They had some especially moving videos that showed the power of their services on … Continue reading TEDxSalem, Latino Network, and Jade District recap

Codeswitching and the Language of Social Media

Recently, I spent a weekend seeing friends and family in San Diego. I have a very diverse group of loved ones down there from multiple cultures and age groups. Without thinking, I was automatically switching from English to Spanish to Mandarin and back. In linguistics, they call this code-switching. Code-switching how those of us connect … Continue reading Codeswitching and the Language of Social Media