The Secret to Building an Inspiring Brand

We all want an amazing brand, but it’s hard to get there sometimes.

We fight this feeling of wanting to be on-trend but also wanting to be set apart from the rest, and in the end, sometimes it feels like your stuff looks like everyone else’s.

So I’m gonna spill the secrets of curating an inspiring brand…

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10 MUST-KNOW Tips for Your First Tattoo!

Trial and error and eight tattoos later have inspired me to write the top 10 things you need to pay attention to when you’re going for your first (or second, or third, or fourth) tattoo! For some of you, it’s already nerve-wracking enough just the thought of getting a tattoo for the first time, let alone not really knowing how to go about making it happen, so there are a few things you need to know before getting inked.

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Instagram: Influencing or Updating?

I think what makes me feel gross about "influencer" is when I come across large accounts that consist of nothing more than pictures of the account-holder in a bikini sipping a cocktail and casually letting me know that this is their “fun in the sun” photo.  And they’ve got “influencer” written across their bio and a link to their blog on fashion.  Don’t get me wrong, that’s great.  People love that and that’s why there’s a following.  I just struggle to see the point.  And that might be because I don’t care about stuff like that.  That very well could be true.  I’m not trying to make a jab at anything in particular, but I do believe that the word “influencer” has been taken way out of context and it’s a little irksome.

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ONE NIGHT IN A BROTHEL

...We decided to venture into the brothel.  

My team and I slowly made our way past the lineup of women, and even though it took about 7 seconds to walk into the dimly-lit building, I felt like I was moving in slow-motion.  When we entered, we saw a bar and lounge with low-sitting couches and several TVs.  

The crowded space of Thai and white men eyed us down as we took in our surroundings.  

A Thai man approached us and asked in broken English what we needed.  We lied and told him we were looking for karaoke.  

He looked at us for a long time and then motioned for us to follow him...

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The Truth About INFJs

Our deepest longing is for someone to know our true heart and see us for the deeply passionate, misunderstood and highly intuitive and vulnerable person that we are.  One of our deepest fears is that someone ends up never knowing who we really are as a person and believes we are someone/something that we are not.

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Is Not Wanting to Have a Job...Bad?
After spending the year of 2016 traveling around the world and partnering with different organizations and spending an exuberant amount of time trenched in community, I came home asking myself, “Is it bad that I don’t want to waste away my life at a job?  ‘Working’ to ‘work’?” 
I felt terrible for even thinking this, because of course, I have to make money and provide for myself somehow.  Obviously, I needed some sort of job.
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