Be Your Own Hype Man

Gather ’round, I’ve got a story to tell.   Now, you all know me by now — I keep it pretty candid on these blogs. This is no different. If you don’t know, I create and record motivational radio drops for a nationally syndicated radio show entitled, “On Air With Ace Alexander.” It airs on Monday…

Before You Quit…

Whoever said, “Quitters never win and winners never quit” must not have been part the 2008 Economic Recession. Research shows that Millennials are among the highest educated generations and also the most underemployed. Studies also show that the Generation-Z, the degree toting rebels following these Millennials believe in entrepreneurial ventures. I won’t bore you with…

Not Another Meeting

I have wasted half of my professional life thus far on conference calls and meetings. Meetings that should have never happened without the prerequisite of an email, an agenda, and a thorough follow up of the action items from the last meeting. I used to be terrible at hosting meetings. I had highly detailed reports,…

Pep Talk: So What

This 2 minute pep talk is geared toward my recent graduates, but it’s really for anyone who needs to free yourself from a little internal, societal, or familial pressure. Add these two words to your vocabulary in this order: SO WHAT  The gist: Be able to enjoy the person you are right now instead of worrying about who you should…

The ONE Thing I Learned In Accounting Class

One of the very first principles I learned in my 100 level Accounting class at Bradley University was the difference between assets and liabilities. The distinction is very simple, yet critical if any organization wishes to see a return on their investments and yield a financially abundant future. To put it plainly, assets provide a benefit to the company. This can come in the…

Siri Taught Me A Valuable Lesson

I’m the absolute worst at completing my updates for my computer, phone, or any other electronic device. I’m always “right in the middle of something” and take it upon myself to postpone the update as long as possible. Sooner or later my defiance against technology catches up with me. If we’re Facebook friends (or friends…

What Glass Ceiling?

Three Times. Not Once, Not Twice, But Thrice. It’s not just the number of times our dear friend Dorothy clicked her heels in order to return home to the Sunflower State. However, there is something the main character from The Wizard of Oz and I do have in common. Three was the number of times…

The Danger of Saying “I Don’t Have Time For This”

This article was originally published on TwentyTenTalent.Com As ladies, we attempt to tuck our super capes behind our pumps and pencil skirts. Office politics encourage us to check emotions at the door, which we are great at doing most of the time. However, we must also recognize that our super power does not lie in our ability…

Why “To Thine Own Self Be True” Has Become My Personal Mantra

Originally published on www.baucemag.com on August 26, 2016 I was in my first leadership course in college when my professor and future mentor Dr. Jennifer Robin explained one of  her “Three Rules of Leadership” to my class: Rule #3: Know Thyself. Dr. Robin was a professor, coach, consultant and author…basically she was killing the game. It was…