The Gatsby Effect: How To Think Yourself Into Success

On the surface, The Great Gatsby appears to be a fatal love story in which a man spends his life acquiring riches to win the girl of his dreams. I recently watched The Great Gatsby for the first time without having read the book. I know it's crazy, how have I not read this American classic?! Truth be told, I'm actually glad that I had no prior knowledge of the story before seeing the movie. That … [Read more...]

How To Get Sponsorships

As a college student, I secured two sponsorships from two different companies. The process of getting the sponsorship made me realize that it’s not as difficult as you may think.It’s really about targeting the right businesses, picking up the phone, and crafting compelling emails. First Sponsorship: Quirky.com Quirky is a New York City based invention company. They allow everyday people to … [Read more...]

Are You Really Happy? These are 5 Traits of a Happy Person…

Happiness is a universal want. If you ask people what their goal in life is, the most prominent answer would be happiness. They may not use that exact word. Instead they could say to be rich, land their dream job, or start a family. That’s what they link to the feeling of happiness. At the end of the day, isn’t the pursuit of happiness what motivates us? We work daily towards what we think will … [Read more...]

How to Crush Your 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

It is that time of year again -- the time when people sweep the past behind them and embrace new beginnings. What makes the new year great is that it forces you to evaluate everything you've done over the previous year. Most of us cringe because we feel we haven't accomplished much. I see it every year; people set lofty goals for themselves and end up stopping after the first month. I am guilty of … [Read more...]

5 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Discover What You’re Passionate About

Do you ever wonder why you're doing what you're doing? Do you wake up and hate the situation you're in, and wonder what your end game is? If someone were to offer you a way out of your current work situation, would you take it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have a problem -- no offense. You're lacking something integral. That something is passion. Passion is a burning … [Read more...]