Something went wrong? Great! How can you use this mistake to help you learn?

Something went wrong? Great! How can you use this mistake to help you learn?

Because there is always a way...

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Have you ever had a heartbreak that turned into a lesson learned? Or how about encountered a challenge that you now have become a "pro" at?

Life has obstacles, mess ups, bumps in the road, and even failures. Each and every one of these can all teach you something and help you grow. Sometimes when something doesn't go as planned we automatically take it as if the world has ended or that we completely failed. Instead of looking for the light at the end of the tunnel or what good can come from the situation.

Growth Mindset

To avoid this we have to build a "growth mindset" and also begin to realize that a good thing can come from hard times. When you have a growth mindset, you believe that you are in control of your own ability. You also believe that you can constantly grow to become better, stronger, and smarter. This is the key to success.

Without a growth mindset, you quit putting in an effort and begin to doubt yourself. Also, you see any failures as the finish line rather than the beginning.

Since I have conquered a positive mindset, this past year. I have noticed how much obstacles can build your path and make you, you. Instead of seeing mess ups as a setback, I see them as a new way to learn and gain exposure to a problem. This has really guided me to learn more about the situation and put in the effort to avoid making that same mistake again.

For example, I was in an abusive relationship for almost two years and at the ending point, I thought I was a failure. I thought I wasted my time, got physically and emotionally hurt, and even heartbroken. I didn't think it could get any worse... That is, until it hit me. I began to see that this break up had taught me many many things. Never would I catch myself settling for less than I deserve again.

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Also, I grew in so many ways. My standards got higher, personal development became a priority for me, and I no longer let one person control me.

And you can do this too!

Whether you are in a bad relationship, just got fired from a job, or even got in a car accident. Whatever it may be. There is a learning lesson from this. You can grow from this pain. You can take something bad and make something good out of it.

By grabbing my FREE e-Book, "How To Conquer A Positive Mindset" on my personal blog, you can find out more ways to achieve this!

Hope to see you there!

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I Woke up In The Middle Of The Night To Write About My Fears, They're Worse Than The Dark

One minute I'm thinking about what I want to do after college next thing I know I'm remembering the time I tried talking to a boy and choked on my spit.

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It is one of those nights when I am tired, but for some reason, I can't seem to fall asleep. So, what do I do? I pull out my laptop, and I begin to write. Who knows where it will lead. It could lead to a killer article or something that does not make sense. I mean it is almost 2 A.M. In my mind, that's pretty late.

Anyways, let's do this thing.

Like many people, thoughts seem to pile up in my head at this time. It could be anything from a time when I was younger to embarrassing stories to wondering why I am "wasting" my time somewhere to thoughts about the future. All of these things come at me like a wildfire. One minute I'm thinking about what I want to do after college next thing I know I'm remembering the time I tried talking to a boy and choked on my spit.

The thought that is going through my mind as I write this is about the future. It's about the future of my fears. Let me explain. I have multiple fears. Some of my fears I can hide pretty well, others I am terrible at hiding. My fears may seem silly to some. While others might have the same fears. Shall we start?

1. My career

I don't know where to begin with this one. For as long as I can remember, my consistent dream job has been working in the world of sports, specifically hockey. A career in sports can be and is a challenging thing. The public eye is on you constantly. A poor trade choice? Fans are angry. Your team sucks? "Fans" are threatening to cheer for someone else if you can't get your sh*t together. You can be blamed for anything and everything. Whether you are the coach, general manager, owner, it does not matter. That's terrifying to me, but for some reason, I want to work for a team.

2. My family

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Failing with my family, whether that be the family I was born into or my future family, it terrifies me. I have watched families around me fall apart and I have seen how it has affected them. Relationships have fallen apart because of it. I have heard people talk about how much they hate one of their parents because of what happened. I don't want that.

3. Time

This could be a dumb fear. I'm not sure, but I fear time. With every minute that passes, I am just another minute closer to the end. With every day that passes that I am not accomplishing goals or dreams I have, I am losing precious time. It scares me to think of something horrible like "What if I die tomorrow because of something horrific?" or even worse, "What if I don't make it through today?" It's terrible, I know.

4. Forgetting precious memories

When I was younger, I had brain surgery. It is now much harder for me to remember things. I am truly terrified that I am going to forget things I will want to hold close to me forever, but I won't be able to. I am scared I'll forget about the little things that mean a lot. I'm afraid of forgetting about old memories that may disappear. I'm worried that I'll forget about something like my wedding day. That might seem out of this world, but it's a reality for me.

5. Saying "goodbye"

I hate saying bye. It is one of my least favorite things. Saying bye, especially to people I don't know when I'll see again, is a stab in the heart for me. I love my people so much. I love being around them. I love laughing with them. Thought of never having a hello with them again scares me beyond belief.

6. Leaving places that I love

Alright, let me start off by saying this- it takes a lot for me to love a place. It has to feel like home. It has to make me feel comfortable. It has to be a place I can go to and be myself. Thankfully, I have had and still have multiple places that are like that. I have also had places I could not wait to leave. I think that's why leaving places I love is so hard and something I fear so much. I am afraid I'll never get that place "back", for lack of a better term. I guess, I'm trying to say, it's like a piece of me is leaving as well.




These six things are just the start of my fears. Some of these might seem "dumb" or "ridiculous" to you, but for me, it's my life. These are the things that I think about the most. These are the things that feel like a pit in my stomach. These six things are parts of my life that mean a lot to me.

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Is Vector Marketing a scam?

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I received a letter in the mail one afternoon about a new job for a company called Vector Marketing. The letter only mentioned the pay, an interview before working, and convenient times for all students in college or starting college soon. At first, the letter seemed like a scam but I needed a summer job and decided to look up Vector Marketing online. I had also asked my peers and some friends if it was real. Most of them replied back negatively about the letter and the company. One would expect me to stop wondering about the job and let it go, but I really needed a job this summer. I applied, received a text message right away and my interview was the following day. The whole process was unusual but long story short I've been working for the company for a month now and no it is not a scam.

What is Vector Marketing to Cutco Kitchen Cutlery?

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Cutco Kitchen Cutlery was established in 1949 in Olean, New York. Since then, it has been a growing company and one of the independent sales company being Vector Marketing. Vector Marketing was founded in 1981 for helping college students. No experience is needed to work with Vector because you are taught everything needed to know during training and team meetings. Vector Marketing is the #1 company that sells Cutco Cutlery, meaning that our sales representatives - most being college students - get the job done. Vector also has flexible schedules for all and includes good pay even to just show the Cutco knives. Not going to lie but the knives are great material; shiny, sharp and comfortable. The biggest plus would be that the knives are guaranteed forever.

Some people don't like to try new things or judge too quickly. I decided not to and gave Vector Marketing a try. Working for them has been very fun and flexible to my schedule. I would recommend, even if it is just a summer job. Scholarships are included and awards are given for effort. As a college student, finding a job is hard but with Vector, I never thought it would be this easy.

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