I love when entrepreneurs post their yearly earnings. That kind of transparency demystifies MONEY (trigger!) and creates positive community based on sharing, rather than cloak & daggers.
But these numbers don't tell the story you really need to hear.
Someone could be grossing half a million dollars and netting in the negative due to overhead (i.e. building rentals, big staff) or poor investment/saving (MONEY trigger!)
Specifying net profit is a fix.
But it's still not the story.
What you're actually looking for isRead More
I, too, didn't want to die. Even in the moments when I thought I would.
I have felt the rage at being so unloved you wonder if you were born just so someone could hate you.
I have fallen into the hole in my heart and couldn't crawl out for 12 hours.
I've had the wave subsume me until I was nothing but a body of pain.
And I've crawled back from the dead.Read More
Admit it. You're a pansy.
It's okay, we all are.
You know what I'm a pansy about?
The weather.Read More
Raise your hand if you had that annoying genius cousin your parents always compared you to. (Oh are you Chinese too?)
Mine is pretty unbeatable:
Name: Genius Chang (not his real name)
Grade Skipped: 1st
Instruments Played: piano, violin, clarinet
# Ivy Leagues Accepted Into: ALL of them
Even I was so impressed that I wanted to marry Genius Chang. Then I grew up and discovered you can't marry your cousin. (At least not in New York.)
Because he was out of my league, I never tried to compete with Genius - except in one thing.Read More