17Mar

210: History Notes: Who is Going to Look Out for You?

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. We are taking this back to when I used to find myself feeling like once I graduated from college, especially in professional settings, people didn’t have my back. I spent a lot of time thinking that something was wrong with me, too. It was this unsettling feeling that because I […]

24Feb

207: Gettin’ Through the Storms

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. We all have troubles in our lives; challenges that test our emotional, mental, and sometimes our physical stamina. For some of us, the troubles are life-threatening, while it’s not that serious for others. What we can all agree on is that there’s always something. In fact, we can go as […]

10Feb

205: Why You Should NOT Expect Your Friends to Support Your Business

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay Here’s the thing, the biggest disappointments in life are often the result of misplaced expectations. This is especially true for relationships and business expectations– expecting too much from others is a recipe for disappointment. Where am I going with all of this? Well, you shouldn’t expect your friends to be […]

03Feb

204: “I’m Sick of You!”

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. When I was in graduate school, I had a communication (or rather miscommunication) situation that really threw me off. I’ve never talked about it until now. Yet, for whatever reason, it seems like the perfect time to share the story (and of course the lessons learned). Cause, well, growth. And […]

27Jan

203: Celebrating 5 Years and Happy Birthday

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. 5 years. It’s been 5 years since I aired my first podcast. Back then, it was The Purpose University Podcast. Since 2018, it’s been The First-Gen Lounge. It’s been five years since I sat in my car at my apartment complex and recorded my first show on the voice application […]

20Jan

202: History Notes: Grieving the Loss of a Mentor

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. Nothing is comparable to the special kind of pain felt when a close mentor transitions. The pain is often associated with memories or moments that we’ve had with them, but more so the lessons they didn’t have time to teach us. It’s as if our personal journeys have lost direction, […]