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Positioning Yourself for More: My Journey to Corporate

Positioning Yourself for More: My Journey to Corporate

“I’m convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll I feel that this quote set the foundation for my career with TitleMax® early on (thanks to my manager at the time, Dickson Sipemba!) What this means to me: be flexible and embrace change with an open and positive mind! Prior to working in the Dallas Corporate Office, I was a General Manager in the field. To say it was an adjustment is an understatement. I was so used to the everyday chaos that consumes a General Manager, that …

Ace the Interview- Interview Tips from TMX Finance® Family of Companies

Ace the Interview- Interview Tips from TMX Finance® Family of Companies

Applying for your future opportunity is just the first step in propelling your career. Whether you feel completely confident or utterly nervous when you get the call to schedule an interview, it is best to prepare yourself for a successful encounter with what could become your future employer. If you want to ace your TMX Finance® Family of Companies interview, be authentic, be professional, and use these helpful tips. Before the Interview Do Your Due Diligence – Read up on the Company and familiarize yourself with culture, values, mission, and timeline. Review the job description for the position you are …

4 Steps to Igniting Your Career Love

4 Steps to Igniting Your Career Love

February is the month of love. A time where we show gratitude and extra attention to our loved ones, our spouses, and our families. It can also be a great time to show your career some love, too! Our careers can be considered a huge part of how we define ourselves. We love to show our gratitude to others, but it’s important we celebrate our careers, as well! Just over a year ago, I started my career with TMX Finance® Family of Companies. It was a scary transition because I thought I truly loved my previous position and company. I …

A Brand New Ball Game

A Brand New Ball Game

It has been over 13 months now since I last laced up my spikes. It is safe to say that I have officially ‘hung it up’ with my baseball career. I have transitioned from pitching a ball to a catcher to assisting in the resolution of a wide array of employee cases. To some, this transition may seem totally unrelated and independent of one another. In my eyes, these two worlds join forces in ways you may never have thought possible. This transition was an opportunity for me to apply everything baseball has taught me into the corporate world. The …

Set Yourself Up to Hit Your Goals and Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

Set Yourself Up to Hit Your Goals and Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

Webster would define a goal as “the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or a desired result.” Prevailing wisdom would lend you that the best way to achieve our goals would be to set specific, measurable and actionable goals. For years, I approached my goals the same way. I’ve set goals for starting, for stopping; for being quicker; for slowing down; for earning more; for spending less; for health, fitness, productivity, and for simply doing more with less. I approached them all the same. I’ve succeeded a few, and failed at many. Eventually I realized that my …

New Year New Career

New Year New Career

With 2018 disappearing in the rear view, we find ourselves with a great opportunity to make 2019 all the things that 2018 wasn’t. Everyone has different goals they are reaching for during the year, but at the end of 2018 I found myself in a boat I think a lot of people have been in before. Working holiday schedules as well as weekends for many years had me aiming my efforts toward finding a position in which I could spend more time with my family. I knew I wanted a better balance between my work life and my personal life …

Kick-Start Your Personal Development Journey

Kick-Start Your Personal Development Journey

Growth in every aspect of life is typically an exciting time. Dreaming about growth in our careers, our families, and our finances, just to name a few, is many times on our list of goals to achieve. But when we think deeper than just the surface level of our goals, there is Personal Development that has to take place in order to achieve them. Let’s face it—making a conscious effort to truly develop ourselves is not an easy task; it is sometimes a full-blown journey. It requires a lot of our time, plenty of effort, and getting out of our …

Exceeding Goals

Exceeding Goals

It’s November, that time of year that flies by until January. Finalizing projects, deadlines, and taking the 11th hour to complete all goals. As you work tirelessly on the demands, here are a few things to process, which may help determine your successes in 2018 and help you step into the new year with focused delivery. Be intentional about everything you do, every move you make throughout the day. It’s important to be decisive and in control of your tasks, big and small. This means: choose wisely on the timing of your day’s events. Don’t wait until 6:00pm to make …

Invitation to Speak on a Panel

Invitation to Speak on a Panel

I recently had the honor to speak on a panel about one of my most passionate topics these days…MENTORING! MentorcliQ hosted a conference called, MentorCom in Ohio. When the invitation came along in early May, I was very excited to be asked to speak on the panel and to share our mentoring journey with other attendees. As the months and days inched closer, my nerves began to set in. This was my first opportunity to do something at this level, yes of course, I love to talk and present to our own team members, but to speak at this capacity …

5 Tips for Managing Your Time

5 Tips for Managing Your Time

With so much to do and so little time to do it, juggling all of your responsibilities can be a daunting feat. But there are a few things you can do to help! Here are my top 5 tips for managing your time and #GSD! Prioritize This is the most important step when it comes to effective time management! Start by making a list of everything that you need to get done. Then, take that list and sort it by importance. You want to make sure that the things you are doing are contributing to your overall goals for the …

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