“I don’t know what lies ahead, but I am going.”
Too often we find ourselves in jobs, schools, and relationships where we are genuinely unhappy. We fail to walk away from these situations due to either fear of failure or fear of disappointment. We are afraid of what lies ahead and so we would rather stay stagnant and live in comfort. Or we choose the “comfortable road” so as to not disappoint our family and friends who have been cheering us along. Perpetuating this cycle of unhappiness may seem like a good idea in the the short term, as it allows us to avoid making tough decisions, but I would argue that taking the easy route is one of the biggest and costliest decisions we could make in life. Continue reading Believe in the Power of You- Your Goals Are Just a Leap of Faith Away
Raven Smith is a chemist by trade and a natural educator. After finishing college at Northwestern University in 2014, Raven began working as a Quality Assurance Specialist for a large manufacturing company, while tutoring as a secondary source of income. After just a year, the demand for her tutoring services had increased so much that Raven was able to work solely as an educator and legitimize her business. Working from 8:00am to 10:00pm, tutoring consumes much of Raven’s life, but when she isn’t busy tutoring you can find her traveling the world.
During this Fireside Chat, Raven and I discussed how she turned her side gig into a legitimate, burgeoning business with employees- Crystal Clear Tutoring. Continue reading From Side Gig to Successful Business: A Fireside Chat with Raven Smith, Founder of Crystal Clear Tutoring
Criticism can be tough, and let’s face it, no one really likes to be told they’re not perfect. You have worked long and hard on a project for work or school, and turned it in perfectly. All of your I’s are dotted and all of your T’s are crossed. However, rather than receiving praise for your work, you are met with a load of comments and revisions. This may not be the response you were looking for, but it may be the response you need to make you better at what you do. Continue reading Why You Should Crave Constructive Criticism
Many people describe college as the best time of their lives, but the case still remains that four years is a very short period of time to figure your life out. Although it may be the time that many people explore their passions, there is still a lot that can be done to actualize those passions. That being said, many college students miss out on very easy opportunities to create value and incite meaning in their lives and careers. Below is a list of 10 things recent graduates regret not doing during their time in college. Continue reading 10 Missed Opportunities College Graduates Regret
The summer is a great time to catch up on networking and continued learning opportunities for your career and professional development. We’ve done the hard work for you by sifting through numerous events across the country that would be just right for all of our FI followers. This list contains FI-approved summits, workshops, networking opportunities, job fairs, and courses. Check it out! Continue reading Fireside Insights Summer of Success: Workshops, Career Fairs, Summits, and More!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in medical school? In this edition of Student Insights, we asked current students to share their medical school journey thus far.
Continue reading Medical Students on the Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected of School
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are the perfect tool for advancing your skill-set for work, getting help with challenging topics, and becoming an overnight expert. A Harvard Business Review article published in 2015 cites pay increases and promotions as a benefit of completing courses through MOOCs. Here you’ll find a list of resources that we use for continuous learning. Continue reading Where to Learn Online for Free