Consistency is Key 🔑

Consistency is Key 🔑

Happy Friday!

I am still riding on that “Top 20 Millennial Business Blogs to Read in 2019” high.  It’s truly surreal.  If you didn’t see my posts earlier this week, I found out that I was picked as one of the Top 20 Millennial Business Blogs to Read in 2019 by Feedspot.  Just typing that out gave me butterflies.

When starting this blog my intention was to differentiate myself in the workforce, and, since I am a millennial and all about self-improvement, I decided to focus my writing on that.  As I started writing more often I realized how much I really enjoyed it.  I never thought of myself as a “writer” growing up.  I was always in the higher level classes for Math and Science, but never English or Reading.  My husband, who edits all my blogs before I post them, can attest to this.  The amount of times he has had to explain to me where you place a comma or that I am making up words is straight up humiliating.  

Therefore, yesterday when I saw that I made the Top 20 list, I was truly blown away.  I DID NOT see this coming. Mostly because when I would Google “Emily Rose Blog” I legitimately wouldn’t find it in a 45 page google search… How do you “get noticed” when you can’t even find yourself on the internet?!

I didn’t know if I would actually make ANY list of top bloggers, ever, let alone the TOP 20 in 2019!!!  Continue reading “Consistency is Key 🔑”

My “swerves”

My “swerves”

Good Morning!

In lieu of Michelle Obama’s amazing new book, Becoming, I wanted to share with you my “swerves”.

For staters, if you haven’t read or listened to Michelle’s book yet, stop what you are doing right this instant and go buy it.  When you are done come back…

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To those of you who actually listened to me and bought the book, you’re welcome!  To those of you who read it, you get it.  To those of you who didn’t you still have time, it’s 1,000% worth it.

With my long drives to work, I listened to the book on audible.  I laughed, I cried (a lot), I was inspired, I was educated, I was hurt and upset.  I was all of the things and had all of the feels.  I am clearly not Michelle Obama if I can one day say I became a fraction of what she is I will be so proud, but while listening to her story, there were times I felt like she was telling my story.  She was so raw and real and open that you could relate to so much of what she was saying.

One story she shared was how she was a “box checker”, always doing what she thought she was supposed to do to get to that next level.  Get good grades, get into Princeton, go to Harvard law, practice law at a great firm in Chicago.  She did it all.  Then, when she met Barack he was different, he was swervey”.  He didn’t do things according to plan and in order, he was a risk taker.  He “swerved”, he zigged and zagged.  This idea of “swerving” was talked about a lot in her book and she went into a lot of detail of her own swerves and how they impacted her life.

Ironically, not long after I finished listening to that book, and finished crying because Michelle and I would no longer be BFFs every day even though she doesn’t know I exist, I was faced with a swerve. Continue reading “My “swerves””

Wait, We’re In Q4?!

Wait, We’re In Q4?!

Last week while calling candidates and clients, I started asking them questions about the end of the year: “…Moving into Q4, let’s talk about where you see yourself in 2019” or “ What are your growth plans and your hiring initiatives for 2019?…”  

It’s an easy conversation starter around this time of the year, but as I asked this question, it still wasn’t hitting me that it ACTUALLY WAS Q4.  Continue reading “Wait, We’re In Q4?!”

How I Appreciate you, Wedding Planners!

How I Appreciate you, Wedding Planners!

For many of us millennials, spring, summer and fall are filled with weddings (officially “Wedding Season!”). According to the US Census, the average age of marriage for women in 2017 was 27.4, while men came in at 29.5%. Additionally, per Pricenomics, 80% of weddings are held between May and October.   Continue reading “How I Appreciate you, Wedding Planners!”

My Summer Bucket List

My Summer Bucket List

Summer is my favorite out of the beautiful seasons here in New England. I mean, what is there not to love about SUMMER?  Beach days, the warm sun on your face, hot dogs, ice cream, vacations, tans, shorts, flip flops…  It’s the happiest time of the year, and for many, it’s also one of the busiest times. Since we live in New England, we only get about 3.5 months, if that, of beautiful warm weather. So we try to cram in as many outdoor activities as possible: ball games, BBQs, weekend getaways to the beach, vineyard visits, boat cruises, mini-golfing, or just taking a run or walk outside. Continue reading “My Summer Bucket List”

My “Go-to” Summer Reading List

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Recently I was asked by my boss Danny Cahill to be a guest on his podcast and discuss which books I suggest people should add to their summer reading lists. Danny knows that I am a bit of a self-help nut, as there is nothing I love more than to read a great book on the beach. It’s my FAVORITE thing to do. In the whole.wide.world. Continue reading “My “Go-to” Summer Reading List”