We all know the power of social media, instant connections with people from all over the world with one click. But, have you ever thought about the power of using the three most popular social media platforms for your nonprofit? Let’s talk about YouTube
In 2015 I learned a lot about what my clients and supporters both respond to and want. I've also learned about what it is I can offer to help people walk in purpose and turn their passions into profits. Therefore in 2016 I want to introduce a some great new things that we will implement with The Kismet Life
Hi Everyone! As we enter in 2016 one of my goals is to add more to The Kismet Life blog and brand. In doing so I'm going to introduce some new series to the blog, in addition to the 35 for 35 series (if you haven't checked that out make sure to do so), I'm also introducing a monthly series on the business tools that I'm using or that I feel will be great for you to walk in your purpose
You cannot walk in purpose and fear at the same time. LET IT GO!
For those of you who don’t know, I’m a football fan! Growing up in Pittsburgh, PA you are practically wrapped in the Steeler’s Terrible Towel when you come out of the womb, so I was very excited to write this blog about the five people you need on your team with a football spin on things. Let’s start building SUPER teams
Here's the replay for the #HERnetwork Live event! Check it out and let me know what you think
So we been talking about passion and purpose for quite some time now and as the old saying goes “talk is cheap” (well sometimes…lol). My point is, sometimes we have to move beyond the talk and into action and here are five steps that can help you to start walking into your purpose and manifesting your kismet (destined) life.
When starting, working with or being part of a nonprofit, there are many “recipes” for how you determine success. You may look at effective programming, strategic planning, fundraising and development but you can’t achieve any of that without one main ingredient and that is making sure that you have an effective nonprofit board of directors.
I remember it like it was yesterday. It was my sophomore year in undergrad and I just landed my first internship with a very reputable PR/Advertising firm in the city. It was an awesome opportunity to get my foot in the door and gain practical knowledge that I can use throughout my life, little did I know that the lessons that I was going to take away had more to do with life, responsibility and accepting fault than it had to do with public relations.
It was a month into my internship and things finally starting to get moving, I must admit I knew little about public relations prior to accepting the internship so the learning curve was heavy. We were in the middle of planning an event and spring break/vacation was starting in a couple days. Fast-forward to spring break, we had off for school and because my internship was tied to school I assumed that when we are off school we are off for interning. NOPE, that was not the case and next thing I knew I was getting fired for a no-call no show. No more internship, no more learning PR and I officially started my path on learning some lessons on the path for success which are:
- No excuses- There are no excuses in the real world. If you don’t do what you committed to do, especially in regards to professional commitments excuses will not get you far.
- If you don’t know, ask- The first thing that I should’ve done was ask and get clarification on my schedule. I didn’t and made an assumption that ended in a negative result. It never hurts to ask questions and get clarity. Communication is always recommended.
- Don’t take things for granted- No matter what the position is that you are currently functioning in (internship, entry-level...etc.) never take the experiences that you are gaining for granted. There are lessons in everything, we just have to take the time to learn them.
- Setbacks happen- As we continue to grow in our careers and in life, we will experience setbacks and that’s okay because with setbacks there’s always a comeback around the corner. Which leads me to my last point
- You will survive -I know whenever you are going through a season of “failure” or an experience that seems like you have ended your whole future you don’t always see the light at the end of the tunnel. But, guess what? The light is there and it is shining bright! You just have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep it moving.
The thing is the path to success is not straight and narrow. It is has up's and downs, potholes and curves and sometimes we get lost but don’t give up, believe me it is all worth it!