Write a caption for a misleading photo – Do you ever look at an old photo of yourself and think about what really happened just before or during or after the picture was taken? Maybe you were hugging a man you were actually ambivalent about, and later that night you had an argument that made you realized you needed to leave him. Or maybe the person taking the photo was someone you secretly loved – and, to hide your feelings, you turned away with a pretend look of annoyance. Look through your old photos and find one that doesn’t tell the whole story. Write the truthful caption for it, changing the names if need be. The caption may be of any length.
Two years into my role at Sam’s Club, my manager called to say that Walmart wanted me for a job. She gave me the best advice that I’ve ever been given and that I try to share often. She said, “Go and talk to them like you want the job. Get the offer because you were interested enough and because you convinced them that you were the person for the job. Then if you don’t want it, don’t take it. But don’t not get offered the job.” I followed her advice and got the job, which was running the company’s alcohol division for the U.S. I was still senior director. I didn’t move levels immediately, but I got more opportunity, and it ultimately paid off. Most of us don’t get promoted as fast as we think we should, but there can be a ton of value in moving across departments. I was able to accelerate a little bit faster because of my varied experiences. Within two years I was promoted to senior vice-president.-Latriece Watkins
Being to frank about your bank balance may give the impression that you’re better off than you are. Remember money can create problems as well solve them. Motto of the month: Have an open face but hide your thoughts.
Positively Purging – I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this new venture of “positively purging“, as I know each of these pieces represents something…