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How One Millennial Traded a Briefcase for a Backpack

For TJ Loeffler, it took a few left turns to find his true calling.

After some time on Wall Street, TJ decided it was time to pursue other dreams.. With a love for travel and building communities, he now dedicates his time to a tech start-up for churchgoers, a school in Haiti, and LifePlanning. As a Certified LifePlan Facilitator, TJ helps other people find their calling through those little signs you see along the way.

Read on to learn more about this young entrepreneur who writes to inspire other millennials. And check out TJ’s page to learn more about him!

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How One Marketer Helps Entrepreneurs Succeed

Phoebe Gavin can take a small business from good to great.

How? Well, through social media of course.

After joining the Army for college, Phoebe dabbled in fashion before finding her home in the world of marketing. Today, Phoebe helps young professionals and entrepreneurs maximize their social media through smart and targeted strategies.

Read our interview with Phoebe to learn how to leverage social media to your business’ advantage, as well as what common social media mistakes are made by entrepreneurs. Check out Phoebe’s page to book a consultation for your business.

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How to Build Your Brand: The Former DKNY PR Girl Weighs In

Aliza Licht knows how to leave a mark.

As the former voice behind DKNY’s social media famous DKNY PR Girl, Aliza is an expert at not only branding herself, but also doing so successfully for a household name in fashion.

Aliza grew up with a love for fashion, but originally chose the science route, hoping to pursue plastic surgery. However, once she fell into the fashion industry, she climbed to the top with an honest attitude and a heck of a lot of experience under her belt.

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Talking Tacos + Hip-Hop with Broad City’s Music Supervisor

Two things we can’t get enough of from Comedy Central’s Broad City: ‘YASS QUEEN’ and the tunes. For the tunes, we can thank Matt FX Feldman.

Currently based in New York City, Matt spends his days working as the music supervisor on shows like Broad City and Skins, and his nights and weekends DJing on rooftops or whipping up delicious eats around the city that never sleeps.

We sat down with Matt to learn how he balances so many awesome gigs, his thoughts on the next trends in music, and how we can recreate his famous tacos. Don’t forget to listen to his awesome music with a click on his Spotlight.

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Breaking the Rules: One Designer’s Journey from Science to Tech

Tessa Chung believes that rules are meant to be broken.

She has a habit of thinking outside of the box and tackling any challenge that comes her way. As a designer, Tessa works on everything from developing mobile app experiences to designing packaging for home textiles. Before she dove into the design world, Tessa had an entire other career in science.

After ten years in lab, Tessa felt less and less fulfilled with her daily work. So she took her happiness into her own hands and started taking design classes at night. From there it was a bumpy road, but today she works as a Product Designer at AOL Alpha in California.

Read our interview with Tessa to learn how she made the jump from science into tech, how her about.me page helped her get a job, and her thoughts on virtual reality. Don’t forget to visit her page to check out her design portfolio.

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How One Life Coach Found Her Freedom + How You Can Find Yours

Tanya Wasylewski believes that working on yourself is one of the hardest things to do.

As a life coach, Tanya helps people find their freedom. The freedom to make decisions and find balance in life. She focuses on ‘freedom coaching’ and ‘heart-centered coaching’ to help people connect all the dots of life to find their passions and achieve their goals.

Despite now having found her calling erstwhile traveling the world as a digital nomad with Remote Year, it hasn’t always been so crystal clear. Read on to learn more about Tanya and don’t forget to head over to her page to book your consultation.

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Guest Post: 5 Lessons I Learned While Traveling Europe’s Refugee Route

This is a guest post from Giselle Gonzales.

Imagine this: you are in a massive white tent with 200 people crammed together in rows of shaky bunk beds. The air rings with the sound of multiple languages from men, women, and children all waiting to hear what their futures hold. You walk through the tent’s single pathway and all eyes turn toward you, a young woman with a journal in hand, a camera over your shoulder, and a weight upon your heart. As you head toward a family at the back of the tent one father stops you by placing his child in your way, insisting that you take his son’s photo. He points to the dry cracker in the boy’s hand and cries, “This is all my child has eaten in three days. Please, tell the world what is happening to us!

Now snap back to reality. The scene I just described seems more like something from The Hunger Games than a moment from real life, doesn’t it?

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