American business is fast paced, entrepreneurial and built on rugged individualism. While many nations have business cultures that run away from risk and avoid 'breaking new ground' at all costs, US business seeks them out almost like a moth is drawn to light.
Learning to balance work, school, and personal commitments is often difficult for first-generation students, and Amelia feels that the lessons she has learned in this area have been some of the most important.
We might be knocked down for a while, but we will get up again. Everyone's career has highlights and lowlights -- if it were all vanilla, we could be accused of not trying hard enough. Fulfilling our potential is all about putting ourselves out there and being ready to not quite make the grade.
Actor and author Hill Harper encourages us to ignore the haters and chase after our dreams, no matter how big they are. As a member of The National Honor Society, Hill stresses the importance of education and how his dream of attending Brown and Harvard University shaped the person he is today, even if others told him it was an impossible goal.
If you had one wish that could be granted today to make a difference in your life what would it be? Is it about putting yourself first, saying no to others and even making powerful choices and sticking to them?
Resilience is such an important quality for humans - in life and in a work context. We are always faced with ups and downs, at times enormous obstacles that look impossible to overcome, or a series of headwinds, discouragement and difficulties that force us to want give up.
Remember the difference between the victor and the defeated. In the midst of failure the defeated finds blame and despair, while the victor learns a lesson and hopes to press on toward another day. If you live as a victor you will see more victories.
If you find yourself doing the same old thing, you are undoubtedly getting the same old result. Here are five tweaks that will make all the difference: