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You always seem so cool, calm and collected! Is there anything you actually struggle with?
For sure! I struggle with a ton, although it may not be as in depth as others. My personality doesn’t really allow me to dwell too long on the negative. In my head, I’m always progressing, always heading in the right direction even if it takes rerouting and can pretty much always find a way to find the glass half full. There are without a doubt moments where I have to acknowledge my insecurities, thoughts of not feeling worthy enough, not progressing quickly enough or just inadequate for whatever reason. But at the end of the day, I know me. I know what I’m capable of, what I believe in, what’s true for me and with all of that, comes an enormous amount of peace I always seem to get redirected back to. I wrote about a prime example in this post. No time for struggles! Just progress.
I died a little inside every time you posted a photo in Cuba! Can you pretty please share all of your outfit details?
Thank you so much! Cuba was really an incredible time. I linked as many of the items I packed that I could possibly find online. Some of the things you saw were old or bought in store.
I admire how focused you are about your career and about your blog. I will admit that I am just now getting my foot in the door, and have a lot to work on career wise. I am always working towards bettering my skills and confidence. Can you give some professional tips on how to stay on top and ahead of the game work wise?
Thank you for the compliments love! Keep in mind, on the 24th of February I’ll hit my third year career anniversary so it wasn’t too long ago that I was just getting my foot in the door. A lot of negative connotations come with us “millennials” and the best advice I’ve gotten was to strive to go against all the stereotypes that come with being one. Be eager to learn, don’t ever say you can’t do something. Don’t doubt your capabilities because you’re not as seasoned as the others. Know that your ideas and work ethic are still valuable. Always be eager to learn. If there are opportunities to network or attend seminars that pertain to your field, take advantage of it. Lastly, remember that it takes time. No one sits at the leadership table in their 20’s and even rarely in their 30’s. Be patient, learn from every situation and most importantly, do the work.
You have two denim jackets I love that I’ve seen in your outfit posts. One is over-sized and one is fitted. Which do you like better and do you have any denim jacket suggestions?
I’ve had those denim jackets for years and love that they’re an easy and casual way to spice up a boring outfit. The fitted one I have is from Forever21 and the oversized one is by Marc Jacobs. You don’t need to spend much to find what you need. I use the oversized one with more fitted clothes or to throw over my shoulders and the fitted jacket to wear with flowy dresses or even tights and a tee.
What would you consider the best way for a male to approach a lady? I think pick up lines are so outdated but sometimes it’s the online way to remotely get them to smile.
Be genuine. I ignore a lot of messages because I can’t take the person who’s sending them seriously. I personally think too many men are quick to approach women simply because they’re pretty. Attraction is important, but to me that’s not necessarily a good enough reason for you to be interested in me. We want to know what you like about us, what’s caught your interest and essentially, why we’re special lol. If you mean what you say, then I’m all for a pick-up lines. You know what they say… if you can get a girl to smile you can get them to do anything.
I’m going to LA for the first time next month. Two major must-haves for me are a pair of denim cut-offs and a sexy swimsuit.
L.A. is one of my favorite places and is also one of the few places you can get away with wearing cut-offs and a swimsuit as an outfit lol. My all-time favorite cut-offs are from a custom Etsy boutique.
I’m 22 and in my last semester of college. Although this is a really exciting time for me, I’m really longing to do more than just graduate and get a job. How did you go about finding your passion? I’m having trouble narrowing down exactly what it is I’m supposed to be doing, but know I want my purpose to be bigger than a job. Do you have any advice?
I had that same exact desire, so I know the exact feeling. I knew that there were things that I was good at and things I would love for myself, but I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do or how I wanted to do it for a while. I narrowed down the things I was naturally good at, along with the things that I feel made me unique. Then I asked myself how I could use those things to help others, because at the end of the day my purpose is to serve. The book that lit a fire under my ass was Steve Harvey’s Act Like A Success, Think Like A Success. I generally stay away from cliche reads like that but I had been given the book as a Christmas gift and decided to crack it open. In reading it, it asked me some pivotal questions that allowed me to really map out what I wanted and where I wanted to go. If you don’t want to purchase the book, try starting here to get some important questions about purpose answered.
Thank you guys for all of the questions! As always, you can leave your question below or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with #coffeetalk in the subject.