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8 Little Things To Remember When You’re Feeling Jealous Of A Friend’s Success

1. Other’s success does not mean youve failed.

Watching others close to you succeed doesnt mean you have failed. There is no job wherethere can only be one of something; there are always more options out there. If you are still working hard and doing what you love then you are more successful than all the other people who might be rich but hate what they do. Always remember that.

2. It is good to be associated with successful people.

It will give you an inside look at the lifestyle without having to put in the work to be there. You never know what they might be able to help you with in the future if you need a hand or a job opportunity. Also, if your sibling or close friend is successful you can live vicariously through them. You know that when a famous person tags one of their friends or siblings youve never heard of in a picture you instantly click on their profile to stalk that persontoo.

3. Use it to motivate you to work harder.

Success often breeds success so dont let their accomplishmentsblind you from having your own. Use it as motivation to find your own story. There is more than one way to find success and just because they are successful in one field doesnt mean that they will excel in the same places you will. So keep working hard and find your niche to excel in.

4. Jealously limits your own chance of success.

If you spend your time ouu-ing and ahh-ing overwhat someone else hasyou might never find your own things to be proud of. If anything, it’ll leadyou to believe you could never accomplish what they are accomplishing and you are pushing away the things youre craving so deeply. Feeling excited for someone who becomes successful in front of your eyes will create more positive energy,andmore good for both of youin the long run.

5. Acknowledge the hard work they put in prior to their success story.

Unless they are one of the people in the world that inherited everything they have, you can’tassume they didnt work their asses off to get where they are. You often dont notice the many trials and errors those face before they get to the top. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is not giving up. If you fail, try again. Ask for help and get feedback from whoever is willing to give it to you. Successful people are successful because they put the work and time in. When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breath that is when you’ll get it.

6. Realize you are the only thing holding yourself back from success.

People often like to pin blame or their problems on others, but if you want to achieve thingsthat is something you cannot do. Finding success means realizing your weaknesses and turning them into strengths. It means that you cannot blame others for where you are. Being successful is finding your own forte and improving on it to be the best possible version of yourself you can be.

7. Everything is always changing.

Be happy for them now because nothing in life is certain. They could lose what they have ina few short years down the road and you let your jealously get in the way of things. Be happy for them now because who knows. In a few years you could have a ton happening for youand you will want them there to support you. With how fast things change in life there is no point in wasting time thinking about what could be.

8. Being happy for them will improve your overall relationship with them.

A good relationship goes through the ups and downs together, its about always being there for the other person. Nothing feels better than when someone is actually happy for you and your success. It will improve your relationship and lead to a happier, more positive life.

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Brisbane travel blogger Nicola Easterby turned gap year into 4 years abroad – Daily Mail


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Brisbane travel blogger Nicola Easterby turned gap year into 4 years abroad
Daily Mail
'It took a long time before I even realised people could make money from blogging. 'In fact, it wasn't until I randomly attending a seminar on "How to become a full-time blogger" that the concept even crossed my mind. 'Over the course of about a year

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The Trump Implosion: A Live Blog – Slate Magazine (blog)


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The Trump Implosion: A Live Blog
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It's all falling apart. In the wake of the Washington Post's bombshell tape release, major Republicans are finally repudiating and renouncing Trump. Dozens of members of Congress, governors and assorted GOP leaders have withdrawn their support for the …

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Beauty pageants are embarrassing – even if you name the right winner | Jessica Valenti

Such events are nothing more than an opportunity to ogle gorgeous, scantily-clad women and pit them against each other so why do they still exist?

The most awkward moment of the Miss Universe pageant this week wasnt host Steve Harvey naming the wrong winner on live television – its that in 2015, a pageant still exists that parades women around in bikinis for the honor of winning a sash and tiara. Thats the true embarrassment.

That Harvey couldnt distinguish one pretty woman for another is almost poetic, because in pageants like Miss Universe, Miss America and Miss USA, women arent individuals anyway. Theyre literal symbols unnamed besides the state or country theyre there to represent. Its the ultimate display of women as interchangeable, vying for the right to be the shiniest object in the room.

The contests are an antiquated reminder of exactly what we dont want for women, and they should have no place in our future.

The notion that beauty pageants are anything more than an opportunity to ogle gorgeous, scantily-clad women and pit them against each has long been debunked. Despite long-standing claims that pageants like Miss America are a major source of scholarships for young women, the truth is that they offer only a fraction of the money that they claim they do. Women who participate are also much more likely to spend money than make money on the endeavor the cost of dresses, hair and makeup, entrance fees and more are the responsibility of the contestants alone.

The pageants themselves in addition to the explicitly vacuous swimsuit competition have policies and rules that make clear womens worth is very much dependent on her sexuality and ability to perform a narrow model of proper femininity. It was only in 1999 that Miss America finally did away with a purity rule that banned contestants from being divorced or having had an abortion, for example, and the pageant still has strict morality clauses.

In 2002, Miss North Carolina Rebekah Revels was forced to turn in her crown after it came out that her boyfriend had taken topless pictures of her, and after being crowned Miss USA in 2006, Kentuckys Tara Conner was embroiled in a scandal because she went to clubs, drank alcohol and perhaps had a few sexual escapades. How dare she!

Then co-owner of Miss USA, Donald Trump publicly forgave Conner and sent her to rehab. Ive always been a believer in second chances, he said at the time. Later, Trump reported that he was considering giving his permission for Conner to pose in Playboy. Showing off your body is fine, it seems, so long as the man in charge gives you his blessing.

Despite the progress women have made over the years, there are still plenty of reminders of how far we still have to go. And feminists are still fighting against some of the same big issues like the wage gap and sexual violence that they were decades ago.

But it seems strange that during a time when we may soon see the first female president and when feminism is more culturally powerful than ever before, that we cannot seem to figure out a way just to do away with something as obviously misogynist and retrograde as beauty pageants.

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The Internet Celeb: 3 Ways To Use Social Media To Boost Your Career

Lately, the old adage of its not what you know, its who you know, has become more, its not who know, but who you can connect with on social media.

Gone are the times when you have to personally mail in head shots, or walk in to a recording studio with your demo CD (do people still make CDs?) in order to gain recognition.

For whatever your skill is modeling, acting, journalism, photography, art, music, etc. theres a place for you to create yourself on social media.

However, since the Internet is readily accessible and available, that also means that it’s incredibly saturated, with thousands of other talented individuals also hoping to make it big.

Most Millennials recognize the importance of utilizing social media, but not all know what to do to set themselves a part from an equally talented crowd.

I recently dropped in on a photoshoot for model Abigail Ratchford’s 2016calendar.

She hasused social media to bediscovered, and it has helped herlaunch a promising modeling and acting career.

Just her Instagram alone now has 2.2 million followers, and is sure to continue growing.

Abigail shared with me these three tips on how Millennials can make the most of social media to get discovered and launch their career.

1. Find your niche.

Girls need to find their certain category. If youre going to be a glamour girl, go all the way. Or, if you love fitness and nutrition, then go further with it, Abigail suggested.

While this is directed mostly for models, it can be generalized, too.

Find what youre good at, and focus on a subcategory of it.

Photographer? Use social media to showcase your awesome portraits of people, or to showcase your skills of taking photos of the cityscape.

While you may be great at multiple facets of your trade, its better to have a centralized theme across your social media outlets.


2. Network.

When I first started, I would look for girls that had big followings, and ask them if they wanted to do a share for share, said Abigail on the importance of networking with similar individuals.

Just as you go to a networking event in person to meet people, you can do the same online.

If you know of someone with similar goals, (i.e. someone else who is trying to be an actor) message him or her!

Why not succeed together? You two can grab a cup of coffee and pitch ideas to one another about skits or script ideas.

Then, when your skit is finished, you can each post videos on your social media channels and tag each other. Now everyone following them has been exposed to you and vice versa.

This also works when reaching out to people with talents that are different than yours, but are equally beneficial.

For example, in Abigails case, she first got noticed when her photographer friend posted photos of her on social media.

Every model needs a photographer, and every photographer needs a subject to shoot.

Similarly, if youre a musician, youll need a producer, and if youre a producer you want to produce for as many musical artists as possible.


3. Showcase your personality.

If I dont have any pictures to post, Ill go to Funny or Die or Vine accounts that have hilarious videos and Ill post them, Abigail shared.

Of course you should focus on your specific talent, but everyone loves a funny or newsworthy post now and then.

Sharing something you personally laughed at, or offering an opinion on relevant material, helps people see you are relatable and more than just a person with talent.

It also helps gain follower engagement, rather than just likes.

When you showcase yourself as an approachable, relatable person, youre less of a distant figure on the Internet and you boost your marketability factor.

Youre in control of (social media). Before social media you had to be discovered or you had to book a big role to get the exposure. Now you have the opportunity to create yourself,Abigail concluded.

When it comes to social media, you are your own manager, agent or PR rep.

You have free reign to be whoever you want to be.

While becoming a household name (in whatever industry youre in) isnt always easy, smart social media practices can most certainly help boost your career.

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