Posts tagged Advice
3 Tips for a Successful Life After Graduation

Graduation is coming (or here)… that’s right, like the Night King and the changing of a season there’s no escaping it. When the winter comes what will you do? We’re not saying the real world is a metaphor for unadulterated evil, but we are saying this change is inevitable, a little bit scary, and what comes next is something new AND exciting.

That said, here are few tips from our Team that have helped us thrive IRL… Hint: Your badass friend doesn’t sneaky shank your professional career in gut, nor do you want her to.

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Small Council, Big Contributors

If you’re at all like us, you’ve already got your calendar cleared for the next six Sunday nights, but even if you aren’t a fan of Game of Thrones, there’s one aspect of the show you should really consider embracing: The Small Council.

Of course, the ruler of the seven kingdoms can’t do it all on their own, they need support and fresh perspective to make sure all aspects of the kingdom flourish.

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Is Mary Poppins a Practically Perfect in Every Way Role Model?

Hey, did you hear? Mary Poppins has returned…in Mary Poppins Returns (that sounded better in our heads.) While we’re big on taking people who magically appear to ride down out of the sky on an umbrella at their word, how many people who profess to be “practically perfect in every way” turn out to actually be just that? We decided to dig deep into this so-called Poppins character and see if she really is the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down or if she’s just a weirdo who benefitted from a time that didn’t have ample background check options on child care professionals. Read on and find out.

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Can a Deeply Flawed Advisor Help You Survive the Hunger Games?

Welcome District residents to the first annual Hunger Games Advisor Breakdown. Representing District 12, we have Haymitch Abernathy. Trusted Advisor to Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, winner of the Hunger Games himself, and also a deeply flawed man. Can you blame him? Living in a dystopian future where children are forced to hunt each other for sport would take a toll on anyone.

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What You Can Learn from Meghan Markle

Unless you’re a mega fan of Suits, have every episode of Deal or No Deal memorized, or watched that weird RPatz movie Remember Me over a hundred times, chances are you weren’t familiar with Meghan Markle until she became engaged to Henry Charles Albert David, sorry, Prince Harry. Since they announced their engagement in November 2017, we’re pretty sure you know who she is by now. If not, you need to consider your life choices, because there’s a lot to admire about the Duchess of Sussex and we’re not just talking about her wardrobe. Although we do wish we could rock a tiara like she can.

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Wayback Advice: The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness

We’ll be honest, we kind of love this series the best, because the advice is always totally out of left field. Today should be no different friends, when we tackle the 1860 classic (ok, we’re stretching the truth here, but we think it is!) by Cecil B. Hartley, The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness.

So, pop in your monocle, and find your best smoking jacket, because we’re about to dive in, and see if what applied to gentlemen in the 19th century holds true, today!

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Tiffany Haddish Has the Advice on Success You Need

Celebrities can be hit or miss when it comes to taking their advice on success. For every self-made celebrity who fought hard and stayed the course to get where they are…well, you have a Jenner or a Kardashian, who was born into it! So, we tend not to go gaga over many celebrities, or want to share their advice…but look. You love Tiffany Haddish. We love Tiffany Haddish. It seems that everyone loves Tiffany Haddish, who broke out onto the scene with 2017’s Girls Trip. Since then, she’s given us amazing celebrity gossip, such as the saga of “Who Bit Beyoncé?” and shared hilarious anecdotes such as the time she bought a Groupon for a swamp tour with Will and Jada Smith.

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Wayback Advice: Ladies' Book of Etiquette

This. This is spectacular. There’s no other word for what we’re about to share with you, so friends, prepare yourself. We managed to find this beautiful gem, whose title is entirely too long, but too amazing not to list in full: Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness. A Complete Hand Book for The Use of The Lady in Polite Society.

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Christopher Walken is Possibly the Only Advisor You Need

Ok, full disclosure. You DO actually need real-life Advisors who know who you are, and can help you in your journey…but, it’s really fun to read wacky celebrity advice and pretend that they’re your personal Yoda (and if you remember Yoda, you know he was a hilarious but weird and ineffective Advisor.) So, in the spirit of hilarity, levity, and possibly learning, we wanted to compile some amazing Christopher Walken thoughts and present it to you, with commentary (of course), as to why it’s great advice from your Advisor (or absolutely terrible. There’s really only two ways this can go in these cases…)

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Personal Success: A Marathon or a Sprint?

Look, we know what you're thinking. This is going to be a puff piece where we tell you how to make a mixture of short and long-term goals to keep up your path to professional success. That would be very boring, not particularly insightful, and pretty run of the mill. We won’t do that, promise. This blog is about how Advisors can help you decide when to pace yourself slow and steady, and when to go as hard as you can—all with the handy dandy metaphor of running because we've focused a lot on other pop culture categories in this blog and now it's Usain Bolt's turn!

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Advisor Breakdown: Gandalf

Hoo, boy. We may have bitten off more than we can chew with this one. Gandalf is a character written about (and created) by J.R.R. Tolkien many times and in many forms. We also know that there are many, many people who are, shall we say, a little…obsessed with the collective works of Tolkien. With that in mind what we’re about to say may be considered blasphemy to them: because there are so many iterations of Gandalf, we’re going to focus solely upon his mentorship of the fellowship of the ring in the 2001-2003 movie trilogy. We hope we’re not breaking your heart by doing so. If so, well…

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Let's Talk About Taking Your Vacation Leave

Americans don’t take enough vacations. More than half of employees left unused vacation hours in their leave bank last year…look, we get it. We like to bank vacation too because guess what you get to do when you leave your current position for the next opportunity? You get a nice, fat bonus check of all your cashed-out leave, which can help float you until your first paycheck at your next job. We suspect that that’s an unspoken component of leaving your leave on the table, and we’re not here to dissuade you from that, but look—you need a break from work every once and awhile. We’re not here to single you out, so we’ve created a few personas below, and if one (or more) seem to be a bit real for you, well…

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Wayback Advice: Do We Still Know How to Make Friends (and Influence People)?

Arguably, one of the most influential career advice books of all time is How to Make Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. First published in 1936, Carnegie’s book is considered a classic and still referenced today. For perspective, in 1936, Charlie Chaplin was still making movies, and sliced bread was considered a relatively new thing having been invented only 8 years before.

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