214: New Friends or Nah?

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. Few things make a more influential impact in life than supportive and loving friends. Being able to depend on someone and having that person count on you in return is one massive flex. People might walk in and out of your life, but true friends will stay, and if they […]


205: Why You Should NOT Expect Your Friends to Support Your Business

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay Here’s the thing, the biggest disappointments in life are often the result of misplaced expectations. This is especially true for relationships and business expectations– expecting too much from others is a recipe for disappointment. Where am I going with all of this? Well, you shouldn’t expect your friends to be […]


204: “I’m Sick of You!”

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. When I was in graduate school, I had a communication (or rather miscommunication) situation that really threw me off. I’ve never talked about it until now. Yet, for whatever reason, it seems like the perfect time to share the story (and of course the lessons learned). Cause, well, growth. And […]


202: History Notes: Grieving the Loss of a Mentor

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. Nothing is comparable to the special kind of pain felt when a close mentor transitions. The pain is often associated with memories or moments that we’ve had with them, but more so the lessons they didn’t have time to teach us. It’s as if our personal journeys have lost direction, […]


177: How to Overcome College Guilt as a First-Gen

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. According to the Education Advisory Board data, 69% of first-generation college students say the main reason they attend college is to help their families. The problem is, most of these students end up feeling guilty about pursuing a college education. Furthermore, the pressure to succeed is overwhelming, and the idea […]


176: Why First-Gens Don’t Have to Quit Their Job to Start a Business

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. Some believe that being an entrepreneur is the worst job on the planet. Why? Because all the complex problems that the smartest people in your team can not solve are pushed back to you. And when things start going south, it’s you that needs to come up with the solutions. […]


172: Growing Up First-Gen in a Family Business

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. Did you know that 48% of business owners grew up in an entrepreneurial family? Growing up in a family business provides you with hands-on experience that no book nor formal education can provide. The family business teaches you the ins and outs of running a business and the implications of […]


165: Why Does Networking Matter?

In college, we all have one primary goal–get that degree. Yet, the importance of forming meaningful connections often goes unnoticed. And it’s not because you skipped a couple of lectures, it’s just that networking doesn’t fit into the organic-chemistry syllabus or world history discussions. Experts agree that the most connected people are often the most […]


164: Why Losing a Job Ain’t So Bad

Call it what you want—getting fired, discharged, laid off, retrenched, or receiving your pink slip—losing your job hurts. Strangely enough, job loss ranks among the highest in stress when compared to other life-altering events such as death, divorce, and severe illness. There are times when losing one’s job doesn’t come as a big surprise. And […]