Passionate About Potential

Passionate About Potential

3 lessons from Entrepreneurship and my attempt to figure out my career

Interviewing for your “first real job” is something akin to a police interrogation. Only more polite. And with florescent lighting rather than a heat lamp. But the sweaty speechlessness is the same.

My interviews have been especially awkward. It was like having every identity insecurity and question I’ve struggled with formally aired:

What do you bring to the table? What are you most passion about?

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Welcome Home

Welcome Home
“It’s made me cry seeing these big men who are ecstatic just to own a dishtowel. It gives them dignity. It’s amazing how a home can do so much.”

There was once a homeless man. One day, he found out he had cancer. He needed chemotherapy, but couldn’t get it because he didn’t have an address.

But SAVE INC. gave him a house key, a key that got him into remission. Until a couple of weeks ago, I had no idea what not having a home really meant. I assumed it just meant not having a place to hang your hat.

 

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GREEK STUFFED PEPPERS! OPA!

GREEK STUFFED PEPPERS! OPA!

You know you have a Pinterest problem when you have to have multiple boards to organize all your recipe pins.

I have one for inspiration, things I want to try some day when I’m feeling fancy and ambitious. I have one for things I want to try ASAP, and yet another for tried and true staple favorites that I’m constantly remaking.

I recently found this GREAT recipe for southwestern quinoa stuffed bell peppers that managed to make it to my favorites board.

I knew after that first bite that for me, the stuffed peppers possibilities were just beginning.

 

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The Science of Motivation

The Science of Motivation

“Ah, you studied psychology.”

“Yes.”

Nervous twitch. Sudden refusal to make eye contact, like they realized I have X-ray vision or can read the darkest secrets of their soul.

The squirming is a definite perk of the degree. But what I really love about psychology is that people are the best kind of puzzle.

You meet someone, and initially think them stingy or strange. Then you get to know them, and suddenly they make perfect sense.

Why is understanding people important? It’s the key to motivation.

 

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Thank You Thursdays

Thank You Thursdays

How and When to Thank Volunteers During Stressful Times 

When have you most needed to hear someone say thank you? For me, it’s when I’ve been so crunched, overwhelmed and stressed that I couldn’t remember why I was bothering to put one foot in front of the other. 

3 Tips for saying thank you in the midst of chaos. 

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