Mr. Zuckerberg trying to get a little sneaky.

Everything was going so well until the investigation with Russian bots tampering with the us elections

Data breaches 

Trials 

Instagram and WhatsApp founders exiting 

Mr. Zuckerberg has had his plate full for some time now.

And now to try and cool things off there is a possibility that messenger, WhatsApp and Facebook might get integrated 

Money money money moneeey

"A better user experience for everyone" 

More ways to make money off of all the users 

Not to mention more data to be able to track 

Privacy is long gone

Privacy has been long gone. Even though it might seem like it’s not that bad. It’s pretty bad. 

Data is used for so much more than just your online profile. Not to mention voice such as Alexa starting to take over. The merger would mean more data that would be used and analyzed. Not to mention even more security issues with even more data at risk.

At the end of the day this is just a blog post and the stories about what is happening are just stories. All of this is not set in stone, but it looks like it is going to happen. Having everything under one umbrella is great for Facebook because that means being able to take advantage of all the users and find ways to monetize the process.

The best part is that people will be in shock when it happens but not to the extent to which people will stop using these apps. Why? They have become integrated in our daily lives. Social networks are the new tv networks that have already taken over. The interesting part about all of this is the fact that it’s just beginning. 

That baby face doesn’t help your case either

The fact that most people don’t dress the part

The way you speak

Confidence

The list goes on…

Imagine walking into a room and you are the only one that is in their 20’s

Nobody cares about your opinion, you’re supposed to just take notes, listen, nod once in a while, and never dare to speak.

You have the burden of proof

You could have more experience than some other senior people above you and that won’t change a thing. The simple fact that you are younger is the only proof they need.

You shouldn’t know more than them because that would be wrong. Any time you find a way to prove yourself and do an awesome job. Someway that ends up still hurting you. Why? Because whoever is in charge of you can feel threatened by your ideas.

Be prepared

If you’re straight out of college it might feel like you don’t have much to offer. The number one issue is probably the simple fact that you don’t have any real-world experience. A classroom is one thing but actually doing the work is another. If you don’t have experience, make sure you at least know the basics of what the job requires.

You just graduated so you think you’re finished with school? Think again.

Depending on what you studied, get a certification or take some online courses on sites like Udemy.

Walk the walk

So now you’re excited because you just got your first interview. Now, it starting to sink in. You get butterflies, you can’t sleep, and you’re having dreams about your interview.

You researched the company and are on top of the requirements.

This is where the magic happens.

Think of questions to ask that will stump the interviewer

Such as

-What are a few examples of responsibilities that someone in this position might undertake?

-What is the company culture like more specifically is collaboration something that is welcome?

-Are there any challenges you have seen faced by someone in this position that I can improve on?

Once you’re in do what you do best and show everyone what your made of. People might feel threatened if you’re really good but stand your ground and don’t back down just because you think you’re new or too young. If this happens you know you’re doing something correctly.

The number one key above all is just be prepared. Do your research and do your part to give yourself the best chance possible. Even then sometimes it might not work out. Patience is something that can’t be bought but is a key trait that will open up doors you won’t expect.

As a young adult, no matter where you go criticism will always take place.

Do you have what it takes to do the job?

The answer should always be:

YES!!

There are times where it might seem like everything around you is crumbling down.

Nobody cares.

Everything seems to go against what you want to do.

The after-effects are genuinely remarkable. If you dig deep and look back, you might realize your threshold for pain and struggle can be surpassed. If something else were to happen, you wouldn’t be fazed by it because you now know how to overcome those obstacles.

Not only that, but it gives you an advantage!

Let’s look at a few people that have gone through some tough times

-Jk Rowling

-Stephen King

-Tyler Perry

-Oprah Winfrey

-Lionel Messi

-Michael Jordan

-Dr. Dre

The list goes on and on

If you take a look at almost every success story you, see a common factor they all had, which was some form of adversity.

-Growing up without parents or a single parent

-Growing up without money

-Experiencing hate or prejudice

-Having to work at a young age sacrificing school to be able to provide for the family

-Becoming an adult before actually being an adult

-Losing a loved one at a young age

These examples are not limited to just one person but among all across the board.

So why is it that they were able to go on and achieve amazing things.

They don’t have special powers or anything that makes them different from any of us.

The only difference is the will to fight because it was either fight or get eaten alive.

When someone hits rock bottom or goes through things in their lives, it turns on a switch. Sometimes it takes adversity for change to happen; otherwise, change might not occur.

Fear is part of nature. We experience anxiety and fear when there is uncertainty. When we don’t know what’s next or when something unexpected occurs, but fear also instills a sense of urgency. You begin to attempt things you wouldn’t have if it weren’t for the situation.

When you are fighting for your health, food, or shelter, you have two choices

1.) Give up

or

2) Fight as if there was no tomorrow

Sometimes I look at certain situations I have gone through or what I am currently going through and tell myself “it could be a whole lot worse.”

What is the one thing stopping me from achieving what I want in life

The answer is always

Me

All the b.s. that surrounds our lives is just noise. For some, it’s easy to suppress but for others, it is what we use to validate the things we do or don’t do.

Adversity, challenges, and obstacles might make it seem like it’s the end of the world. But they also help you understand yourself better. In the end, adversity can change the way you think and see the world for the better.

Who do you rep?

Do you double dip when it comes to buying clothing more specifically athletic wear?

Nike shoes

New balance socks

Adidas shorts

Under Armour shirt

Puma sweatband

Or is that ratio going a little too far?

Brand loyalty or price?

Times are tough and sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. I’m going to be honest with you I tend to learn more towards Adidas when I buy my gear but if I see something that is on sale and it just happens to be from Nike. I’m not going to say no.

Is there such a thing as going too far?

There is nothing wrong with wearing different brands but as far as personal taste I limit myself to 2 brands. I find that for myself it’s not so much about having too many logos on me but more about different brands having different styles. What does that mean?

Since different brands have different styles they don’t always look good when wearing them together.

Everything comes down to personal taste, so you do what feels right in your heart. If it fits your style, and all comes together go for it. Just keep in my you will most likely come out looking like you should be in one of Richard Simmons exercise videos.

Does it bother you when you see someone wearing too many brand? 

The money trap

Money can make people do some interesting things.  How many times have you’ve heard someone say “I hate my job, but the money is good.” A job can be affecting someone’s health and even then, the money comes can be the deciding factor.

Circumstances

Circumstances always play a role in every decision we make. There are a lot of factors such as family, friends, and situations that affect what we choose to do. With that being said, 10 to 15 years is a long time in most cases. It’s understandable if something happens and you need a few years to bounce back. Playing the money card is not a reason to stay that long. Especially if a job is driving you insane.

How much money is enough money

Everyone needs to pay their bills and other expenses but in reality, how much do we need to cover all of our expenses and still be able to enjoy life. It seems like for most people the more money we make the more we end up spending.

Enjoying every single day

As cheesy as it sounds “Happiness can’t be bought”It seems like every other week there is a celebrity that is making millions and ends up taking their own lives because they aren’t happy.

I’m not going to lie in some instances money does talk. At the end of the day what you drive, what you wear, what you own doesn’t mean a thing if you’re not happy.

Finding success can be very tricky but in the end, doing what makes you happy can so much more to your life than any amount of money.

Do you define success by the amount of money you make or by doing what you love every day?