Ten Quick Things I Learned from Dr. Tererai Trent*

I just got back from the 2016 National Women’s Leadership Conference* and have returned with more laser-point focus than ever this year. I may have finally stepped far enough outside of my comfort zone to really connect with my tribe of awesome business women (and a couple men). I still owe travel posts on my trip to…

The Paradox of Choice

If I’m to believe the internet, famous actress, Mae West said, at two different times, the following quotes: “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful” and “Too much of a good thing can be taxing” Preach it, Mae! I recently re-took the Myers-Briggs personality test through the 16 Personalities website (a fantastic resource…

Jessie Does. . . Finances?

I hate to be one of those people who goes around saying “I heard on this podcast that ____.” but. . . I heard on this podcast, actually several podcasts, that retirement before 40 is a legitimate possibility if you actually plan and pay attention to your finances.  Sounds insane, right? So now I have this…

How to Lose a Millennial in Ten Ways

I feel like I should have some sort of non-discrimination attorney present as I write this, that’s how heated I feel this discussion has gotten in the business world. My name is Jessie and I’m a Millennial.  A Millennial with a strong work ethic, proven track record of success, passion for helping others, and all…

Just Pick a Dang Fig Already!

My dreams and goals have been far-stretching ever since I can remember.  I’ve wanted to be a little bit of everything with the combination in a constant flux which has caused this paralysis of sorts.  I haven’t wanted to commit to any one thing lest it not be THE ONE thing that my heart truly…

FWB – Sparkle Science

(This post is from another Jessie blog, Fourth Wave Business, and is republished here for your enjoyment!) Let me paint you a picture of a young and enthusiastic Jessie, sophomore year biology class. . . I LOVED Gwen Stefani of No Doubt fame and even dedicated 20 minutes of my mornings to creating elaborate bindi…

FWB – The Sea of Self-Discovery

(This post is from another Jessie blog, Fourth Wave Business, and is republished here for your enjoyment!) Here I am, drowning in the sea of self-discovery.  My tired arms are desperately flailing to find THAT ONE life preserver that’s just screaming for me to dedicate my life to grasping it. I NEED to help people.  I have…

FWB – The Crushing Weight of Possibilities

(This post is from another Jessie blog, Fourth Wave Business, and is republished here for your enjoyment!) Is it possible to feel like everything’s impossible because there are just too many possibilities? I am feeling majorly weighed down by the wealth of options and directions that my multitude of passions is pushing me. I’ve been…

FWB – Resource Brokerage

(This post is from another Jessie blog, Fourth Wave Business, and is republished here for your enjoyment!) At a recent Ringling ABWA meeting I was talking with our awesome speaker, Gayle Dehann-Garland, and she said something that I thought was GENIUS!  She mentioned all these connections that she’s been making between her business associates and…

FWB – Cart Before the Horse

(This post is from another Jessie blog, Fourth Wave Business, and is republished here for your enjoyment!) There’s no one way to do something.  Each person has their own ways and signature moves that affect how their results unfold.  I myself don’t think that I’ve quite nailed a process down so my endeavors tend to…