What an exhausting week! It was a short work-week, yet I was physically and mentally exhausted. Did I mention that Starbucks’ new blonde espresso kept me up until 2:30 AM on Wednesday night, making the week even more tiring?
But it’s Friday and super excited for the weekend and below are what I pondered about during the week.
I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around Aziz Ansari’s scandal. I can empathize with both camps, and I’m really not sure how I feel about it or how I should feel about it.Read More »
I have a love-hate relationship with self-improvement books. I spent majority of my twenties reading them, hoping to experience a better tomorrow. They were an instant pick-me up. I felt energized and hopeful while reading them, despite the fact that they were a little fuzzy on the details.
In other words, they were my crutch to help me get through insecure, confused, and lost days. Now, in my thirties, I’m more selective with self-improvement books. I’m no longer dazzled by authors that make wild and bold empty promises through “self-affirmation” and “hopeful” methodologies.
Instead, I’m attracted to essayists, thought-leaders, writers and bloggers who are pragmatic and helpful. They are more relatable and provide me a sense of relief to read that I’m not the only one struggling with life.Read More »
I’m a promiscuous reader. I go from one book to another without any guilt. In fact, I used to be proud of the fact that I’m reading multiple books at a time. It made me feel smarter and most importantly, justified all of my book purchases.
After a decade of promiscuity, I’m having second thoughts. The excitement of shuffling from one book to another is slowly being replaced by frustration of not recalling what I was reading about and consequently, not finishing the book.
At the start of 2018, I made a resolution not to purchase any more books until I finished all the books in my possession.Read More »
This week completely flew by and it was a struggle to maintain my optimism for 2018, but I’ve made it to Friday!
Below are a couple of interesting reads and shows that made this week a bit more enlightening and hopeful.
A fascinating read abut where e-commerce is headed and what we should expect when you encounter a new brand online.
A story about the rise of the New Yorker tote bag and reminder to myself that I need to order my subscription, not for the tote bag but for the well-written articles of course.
5 Most Lovable Things about you based on your Zodiac Signs.
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In order to be successful with my second brand launch, I’m trying to learn as much as I can from current giants. Today, I want to focus on the founders of natural beauty line, Yes To, Ido Leffler.
I never had a chance to use their products, however, I’ve been a huge fan of Yes To‘s brand voice and aesthetics. It’s simple, fun and memorable.
The brand concept is simple yet genius. Use natural ingredients and make sure that the ingredient is front and center of everything they do. Not only is their brand concept correctly set up for extensive brand expansion, it resonates strongly with today’s customers who are looking for gentle, effective and kind products.Read More »