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Consider The Possibilities

In All, Work.Life.Hormones by krystamascialeLeave a Comment

  I’ve found that the things I resist most are the things that end up setting me free. I have this thing called ‘Krysta logic’ which is built solely on fear and one-sided information from my past. It conveniently kicks in when things freak me out or I feel particularly unsafe/threatened. You may be familiar with the daily struggle to overcome your own logic. …

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When A Promotion Isn’t The Answer

In All, Straight Up Biz Advice by krystamascialeLeave a Comment

Society tells us to strive for the next step; for the promotion. Because this ideology is so prominent (and honestly, such a huge motivator for the work we do on a daily basis) I think we overlook the reality of the traditional set-up for climbing the ladder. The reality is that most companies promote people who are good at their …

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3 Steps For Streamlining Your Ideas

In All, Straight Up Biz Advice by krystamasciale2 Comments

To say I’m not prepared for this quarter is an understatement. I feel very cheated by time and am doing everything I can to get my shit together so the next three months can feel more ass-kicky about 2015. If you have a lot of ideas and feel like there is too much to process (what worked, what didn’t work, what …

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When Risk Becomes Your Security Blanket

In Work.Life.Hormones by krystamasciale3 Comments

The cool thing about living outside of your comfort zone is that, eventually, the unfamiliar becomes familiar. The impossible becomes doable. And the risky becomes a natural road to security. For those of you who follow my Instagram or have even been around me in real life, it appears (by all intents and purposes) that things are going just fine for …

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Not Everyone Can Be Steve Jobs

In Fake Co-Workers by krystamascialeLeave a Comment

I’m sure you’ve noticed that the role of ‘visionary leader’ has been likened to sainthood.  We idolize and immortalize people like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg for their ability to create an asinine vision and cling to it like it already exists. It has become a leadership trait more noble and indicative of influence than any other leadership trait and …

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Demonizing Corporate Employees

In All, Fake Co-Workers by krystamasciale3 Comments

As I shove a donut in my face like any boss would, I ponder why anyone feels the need to take themselves so seriously. One of the things I’ve offered my signature eye-roll to lately is the growing breed of entrepreneurs who glamorize their role while demonizing people who choose to work for someone else. I’ll go on record and say that …

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Screw Balance, I Want To Be Present

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Can we just agree that “work-life” balance may have started as a novel idea in the late 1970s when it was created but then turned into a totally bullshit concept when the Internet and cell phones were born? While I understand the sentiment, it’s a phrase I feel is overused to cover up the real issue: being present. Personally, I like the …

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Before Goals There Was Structure

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Whenever I have a conversation about goal setting, I can sense the tone going from “let’s kick some ass” to “oh my God I just want to crawl into a dark hole and never come out” within 30 seconds. What usually happens is that I’ll ask someone how they’re doing and how I can help them set realistic goals and what follows …