Are you limiting yourself? Break free in order to advance

Written by ,  LinkedIn Top Voice of 2016, SVP Marketing & Client Success

In life there are always reasons why something didn’t happen. You didn’t get a job because a younger candidate will work for less. Your big idea wasn’t considered because you’re just entry level. You didn’t get a promotion because you’re a woman and your company is run by an all-male board. But what if the problem isn’t life? What if it’s you constantly reaching for an excuse?

Everyone has circumstances they can’t control, and unfortunately workplace biases and hurdles exist that likely won’t go away anytime soon. Rather than limiting ourselves based on preconceived beliefs, what if we strive to give it 110 percent in order to break down barriers and really support each other to get ahead?

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Why sitting is bad for you – Murat Dalkilinç


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Sitting down for brief periods can help us recover from stress or recuperate from exercise. But nowadays, our lifestyles make us sit much more than we move around. Are our bodies built for such a sedentary existence? Murat Dalkilinç investigates the hidden risks of sitting down.

Lesson by Murat Dalkilinç, animation by Oxbow Creative.

The Plight of the African American Male


Who, outside the immediate family of the victim, is there to mourn the loss of African American men in our community? Tales of police brutality and wrongful deaths of young black men do not get the scrutiny and publicity that they deserve. The optic lens of the microscope that examines the horrific tales of wrongful deaths is purposefully blurred. It gives a vague analyses of the facts and a distorted view of the circumstance. There is very little situational awareness as it relates to these crimes and the cries of the victims fall on deaf ears. We are left with the memories of these young men that, we hope, will live in infamy but very rarely ever do. From Emmet Till to Trayvon Martin we encounter simplified versions of stories that are depicted as cut and dry or black and white, while these modern day nightmares and others like them…

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