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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

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

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 …

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Dreams Disguised As Real-Life

In All, Featured, Work.Life.Hormones by krystamasciale6 Comments

The struggle is real people. It’s that time of year when I’m just so freaking exhausted that I want to punch the people who are running their 15 miles every morning and ramping up in every area of life like it’s January 1. It’s December people!!! Calm. DOWN. Sometimes I get tired. I get tired of living in a city. …

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Hiding Behind My Career

In All, Work.Life.Hormones by krystamasciale2 Comments

Here’s the God-honest truth: I don’t have my shit together. * Shocking, I know since I basically look like a modern day Joan of Arc and speak so eloquently. When it comes to my business, I’m at about 90% on the “have my shit together scale.” I attribute this to the number of hours I sink into my company, clients and workload. While there …

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An Entrepreneur’s 3 Phases of Hustle

In All, Straight Up Biz Advice by krystamascialeLeave a Comment

As an entrepreneur whose client base is also a gaggle of entrepreneurs, I have a front row seat to the different phases we go through in this journey of running a business. Recently, the idea of ‘hustling’ has been a dominant conversation among colleagues and clients. There’s a mark of pride for those of us who hit the pavement every day …

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A Eulogy for Grandpa: Leadership Lessons

In All, Work.Life.Hormones by krystamasciale4 Comments

A week ago today, I lost my favorite person on planet earth. It hardly seems possible that he took his last breath, a funeral was planned, a eulogy was written and delivered, flights were taken to and from Kansas and he was buried all within 7 days. I learned so much of what I know about business and leadership from …