Author Archives: Isa Adney

4 Strategies to Help You Live the New American Dream

american dream

I’ve been thinking a lot about the American Dream lately… and have realized something sobering:

The American Dream is not a given.

I’ve also realized that where you start does not have to determine where you finish, but for far too many, it does. To say this isn’t fair is an understatement…   

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Secret to Success: Work So Hard Your Resume Doesn’t Matter

Does Your Resume Matter

Despite graduating at the top of my class, I found myself applying for countless jobs nowhere near where I thought I would be once I was the first in my family to obtain a college degree.

Within three years, though, I went from working for ten dollars an hour in an admissions office to my dream job…   

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How To Use Failure To Ignite Your Career

Ignite Success

Fail hard. Fail again. Build your strength. Don’t do it alone. Act even when you don’t have motivation. And write down what really moves you – that thing you really want, that you’re really working for; that thing that moves you, excites you, motivates you. That thing that will keep you going even when your immediate goals don’t work out.   

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3 Tips for College Students to Build a Professional Online Presence

Online presence for college students

Many assume the millennial generation is born knowing how to do everything online. The truth, however, is that building an online professional persona can be daunting, even for the most technologically-savvy millennials.

You are not alone if this online presence thing feels new and a little overwhelming. It seems building an online presence comes up among college students at every event I attend…   

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Unsure of a Career Direction? 3 Steps to Get You Focused

career direction

Recently, I met with some friends who will graduate from college soon and are anxious about what’s next.

They shared: “Ugh, I hate not knowing what I’m going to do with my life!”

And I thought I’d share with you what I shared with them: It’s okay. You don’t have to know.

In my many interviews and readings about successful people, it’s become clear that those with the most exciting and successful careers were never quite able to answer the question “what is your dream job.”   

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How to Become Successful While You’re Young


Have you ever wondered what it takes to be successful at a young age? How do the Zuckerburgs, Biebers and Swifts… do it?

Many of us millennials feel desperate for success right after college – and then feel deeply depressed when it seems we’ve failed after only a few years. Why we aren’t wunderkinds yet?   

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