Becca Piastrelli’s Advice to Early Career Professionals: Create the Space to Listen

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 7.56.39 AMBecca Piastrelli, founder of The Dabblist, had been toying with the idea of jumping the proverbial corporate ship for a while before actually taking the leap this past year. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Becca and working closely with her for a few years now – she was originally recruited to launch our online community, Generation Demandforce. So during the day, Becca was our community management extraordinaire. At night and on the weekends however, she was in another world, connecting with thousands of her blog readers with every post about herbal remedies and other dabblings. Today, Becca has found a way to successfully intertwine personal passion and career, and I’m so glad to be sharing her story with you.

What do you love most about the entrepreneurial life?

I love that it’s a combination of my creative and business passions. Being my own boss and having 100% say in my success ain’t too shabby either. (more…)

Trust Your Guts

Instinct is an interesting phenomenon. Something deep down inside of you is privy to information that your conscious mind is not aware of. How this is possible is of course a mystery. But, in the end, you know that your gut, your instinct, is the thing that will keep you afloat in a time of uncertainty.

Sometimes you need to take a leap of faith and trust yourself.

Common Sense Isn’t So Common

It’s learned through experience, whether it’s yours or somebody else’s.

Through your life, you’ve had thousands of experiences. Hundreds of thousands of conversations. Perhaps a million or more people you’ve passed on the street, waited for the bus with, shared a farmer’s market day with listening to a bluegrass band.

All of these people, conversations, things, smells, dreams – all of these memories contribute to your perception of what common sense should be.


Affirm The Purchase Decision Long After the Sale

Ever get that feeling of buyer’s remorse? You know it – you’ve walked out of the store with this killer new gadget from one of those Sharper Image knockoff stores that does 12 different things, you go home feeling great, and then immediately come to realize that you don’t need to do any of those 12 things with any semblance of regularity? Regret. (more…)

Growing Into Leadership – great reminder for us all.. every day

Amber provides a comprehensive list of “concepts” that you can use as a guiding path while you are developing your leadership skills. She’s right – developing the leadership gene doesn’t happen overnight and you will regularly need to refer back to your mentors or guiding strategies to keep you on your path.
Read more here: Growing Into Leadership:  http://bit.ly/5afu7z