That’s General Organa to You: 3 Reasons Leia Is a Great Leader

It should be no surprise to anyone that we love Star Wars here at Flerish, and in particular, the OG crew of Leia, Luke, Han, and Chewbacca. They’ve been with us since childhood, and we love that we get to revisit the characters later in life, even if it does lead to some (ok, a lot) of heartache.

Probably one of the biggest delights in the new movies is seeing how our faves have evolved from a scrappy gang of rebels, into the leaders of the new resistance—and no one has risen higher than General Organa. As you can probably tell, we love it when women get elevated to leadership positions. The more diversity you have, the better the outcome for everyone! So, while we admit our personal bias off the bat, we’re excited to dive into Leia’s leadership style, and see if she’s all that you want in an Advisor and more.

Read on, and may the Force be with you.

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3 Reasons Why Chris Hemsworth Is Crushing It

Everyone has their favorite Chris—whether that’s Evans, Pine, Pratt, or Hemsworth, by 2019 your mind is already made who is #BestChris.

Now, we’re not here to stir up the never-ending debate as to which Chris is best (although please understand we have opinions on that) but perhaps not unrelatedly, we’d like to share with you reasons why Chris Hemsworth may be #AdvisorGoals inspiration. Don’t get your hopes up though—the app isn’t available in his native Australia…yet.

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How to Succeed When Your Boss Isn’t Awesome

Remember when you got a job and the new company asked you who you would like to be your boss? Me neither. In the game of “having a successful and happy career,” choosing our boss is rarely a decision you get to make. In spite of rolling the boss dice in each new opportunity you take on, there are powerful steps you can take to be successful, without an awesome boss helping to drive your success.

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3 Things You Can Do Today to Achieve All You Want in 2019

A new year always feels like a new beginning—a fresh start to tackle things you want to achieve. That's probably why the start of January is rife with goal setting. Hopes are high, and gym attendance is even higher. If you’re anything like us, you start the year with the best of intentions that this is the year you not only make but keep all of your resolutions. Yet somehow, by the end of February, it’s all fallen by the wayside. We’re here today to help you rethink the whole idea of resolutions and make 2019 the most successful yet!

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Professional Bowling May Be the Key to Your Success

When we talk about “success” and what it means, it’s easy to relate it back to the rich and famous people everyone knows about—on the surface we all know what made Brad Pitt successful (definitely his starring role in the 1989 teen-horror classic Cutting Class, and it had nothing to do with the fact that he is ridiculously good looking.) It’s more interesting to deep dive into other hobbies and interests and see how the associated principles can translate to your accomplishments. What better way to do that than to jump into the fast-paced, thrilling world of professional bowling, and see what it can teach you about success?

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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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What the Fast and Furious Franchise Has to Do with Your Career

It’s hard to believe, but for us born in the elder days, we can remember what life was like PDT: that’s pre-Dom Toretto. You know, the leader of the plucky car-thieves turned international good guys who just want to race fast cars and live the good life, but Jason Statham keeps getting in the way?

Yes,  that’s right, we remember what life was like before The Fast and the Furious—and friends, let’s just say we’re glad to be living in the world we are now.

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New Year’s Resolutions, Flerish Style

By this point in your life, you’re smart enough to know that the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions you make in all earnestness on January 1st are going to be completely forgotten by February 1st. We get it—we can’t tell you how many gym memberships we’ve taken out over the years because this was the year we were going to work out a lot…only to eventually call up the gym months later because Netflix was the subscription we were actually using.

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Uh Oh! Did Justin Bieber Just Help Your Career Find Purpose?

Ok, sure, we get it. On the surface this seems like a mad libs type of blog post—we put in a bunch of words and promised Lacey that we’d write about whatever celebrity and verb we pulled out. We’d love to say that is true—but come on, you know Flerish doesn’t play like that. No, believe it or not, the Biebs is the perfect example of how you can find (and possibly make a few missteps on the way to…) your career’s purpose; and we’re not just saying that because he had a surprisingly good album by that name, although it does help our case…

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Advisor Ghosts? Sure, Why Not? It’s the Holidays!

You there! What day is it? Wait, you can’t answer, can you?!

That’s ok, we’ll tell you what day it is! ‘Tis the day we take on the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future to see if they were really able to help Ebenezer Scrooge, or perhaps they just scared him straight into not being such a miserable Scrooge.  (See what we did there?)

So, gather round, while we recant The Christmas Carol, and break down old Ebenezer’s team of Advisors.

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Could Seasonal Affective Disorder Be Making You SAD?

There’s no denying it, winter is no longer coming, it’s here, and we’re not just talking about Game of Thrones coming back in April.

With the season comes darker days, longer nights, and colder weather—yes, even in sunny Southern California! If you feel like your post-holiday blues have gone on longer this year than the last, it may be something more than that, it may be Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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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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Can an Old Girl Scout Manual Help You in Your Career?

One of the true pleasures in writing the Wayback Advice series is finding obscure books written decades ago and seeing what passed for advice back then. We’ve found some real doozies and have been pleasantly surprised by a few as well. Today’s post is a bit different—when we stumbled across a 1917 Girl Scouts manual “How Girls Can Help Their Country” we knew we could find some good stuff in there. Their organizational motto is “Be Prepared” so we had a sneaking suspicion there would be some excerpts we could work with. Want to find out if we were right? Read on, friend!

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