Posts from the ‘Career and Self Help’ category

I met Lizzy on Christmas two years ago when Charlie, Bi, Lizzy and I spent it the Jewish way, movies and Chinese.  Lizzy is so delightful and knows how to keep it real. She’s hilarious and a major go getter working at one of the best companies in the world and absolutely killing it. I think this FWB is really important and I feel really grateful to have Lizzy to teach it to me.

Topics like this seem so elusive to me because I just did not receive this information anywhere up until now.  I think there are probably a lot of reasons for this including I never really connected with any adults in my school career aka I had pretty bad teachers.  Side note: This is one of the main reasons why I currently work in elementary schools…to be the adult I never experienced in my school career and of course, the sweet vacation schedule;).  I also spent very little time in a corporate america environment and do not have anything close to a straight forward career path trajectory.  But what I learned from this conversation is just how important having a conversation like this really is….

I felt really empowered learning about the mentor relationship from Lizzy and hope that this inspires others to take action to look for a mentor, become a mentor or just get more clear on the subject.  This relationship seems so important and helpful to have.  The definition of mentor is an “experienced and trusted advisor.” To have one or more successful, experienced and trusted advisors in your life and have them share their experiences and knowledge for the benefit of your success, yes please.   I would love to hear your experiences with this topic…do you have a mentor? are you a mentor?  where did you learn about the importance of having a mentor?  Please leave a comment below.

Thanks again, Lizzy, for sharing your wisdom.  Your mentees are lucky to have you!

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Last week, my friends at Cerveceria de MateVeza organized an amazing event where they rented an SF Muni cable car and invited 40 people to hop on and enjoy the evening filled with music, beers and good times while cruising around the city at sunset.  I brought my mic along figuring I would be surrounded by friends and knew this would be a great situation to learn something.  What happened next, I could not have predicted.  Following my friend, Abby’s suggestion, I approached Chu and we became fast friends. He is such an awesome guy and was totally all about the group having a good time.

Operating and riding around the cable car that night was yet another reminder of why San Francisco is such a special place with really lovely and fun people.  I will admit that my transition to SF from NYC has not been the easiest but these experiences help make me realize that the best is yet to come.  Thanks again to the guys at Cerveceria.  You all should like their FB page and make sure to stop by and grab a beer if you’re in SF.  Also, I’d love to thank San Francisco for providing this awesome muni ride service.  You really outdid yourself with this one:)

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Ah, Twitter.  I’ve tried to learn how to use this powerful social media tool since 2008 but could never really understand how to use it and the benefits.  Well, this has all changed thanks to my handsome and tech savvy friend, Jeremy Phillips aka @JeremyJJP.  Check out this FWB to learn why Twitter is really important and how to actually use it.  You can check out Jeremy’s life and all the cool things he’s involved in here.  Thanks JP for your amazing lesson and for being you;)

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Today Jordana Jaffe taught me how to clarify my career and figure out what I want out of life.  I was really excited since this was my first Friendships With Benefits vlog.  You can check out Jordana at jordanajaffe.com for more info on her awesome business, Quarter Life Clarity.  Thank you Jordana for being my first lesson and for being always open to help!

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