11Nov

193: Why It’s Okay to Fail, As Long As You Try Again

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. As first-gens, we all go through moments in our lives when we feel like completely giving up. In times like these, we cannot help but feel like there’s no genuine reason to keep on moving. After all, what’s the point in striving for something when the probability of success is […]

28Oct

191: Why Your Life Does Not Have to Follow a Traditional Timeline

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. The average age of a first-year law school student is about 24. And so when someone spends years in another profession and decides to try their hand at law later in life, it becomes a little complicated. For one, deciding to go to law school is a big decision, no […]

21Oct

190: Black Talent Matters: Why Diversity and Inclusion is a Struggle in Corporate America

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. According to a 2020 report by MarketWatch, only 3.7% of Google workers were Black, less than 4% at Facebook, and 7.5% at Uber. The primary argument behind this heartbreaking statistic is the notion among corporate executives that finding capable Black talent is a challenge. It’s not clear whether they even […]

07Oct

188: What It Means to Be A First-Generation American and Entrepreneur

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. According to the Kauffman Index, more than 27% of entrepreneurs in the US are immigrants despite representing only 13.5% of the population. Furthermore, 43% of the companies on the 2017 Fortune 500 list were founded or co-founded by first or second-generation immigrants. This data speaks volumes about their ability to […]

30Sep

187: Why You Need to Apply For a Scholarship

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. Did you know that in the US, only 0.3% of students get full-ride college scholarships? With such short odds, it can seem like there’s no point in applying for scholarships. Add that to how stressful the application processes can be, applying for scholarships can seem like additional stress that students […]

23Sep

186: How to Find and Close a Gap In The Market

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. The one thing that’s consistent among all successful businesses is not their ability to attract customers; it’s the ability to spot and fill gaps in the market. Every successful business out there serves a specific market gap. And the reason they’re successful is that they create a business that provides […]

16Sep

185: Why Leaving a Corporate Job Might Be a Good Decision

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. There are numerous benefits to working a corporate job. The job is often pretty well defined; employees boast a fairly good salary, health insurance, and for the most part, they don’t have to worry about work once they leave the office. Sounds great, right? However, Gallup reports that only 30% […]