It is December 21st, and over 318,000 people in the United States have died of COVID. This tragic and alarming number is a clear reflection of the US government’s inability to properly act and react to a global pandemic. It also exposes a deeper issue embedded in the fabric of America. Which is that dying for your country and the “freedom” it represents is acceptable. We are ten months into the pandemic and COVID is at an all-time high. …

Over the past few days, we’ve seen females and femmes across Instagram encouraging and inviting each other to participate in the “black & white” photo challenge.

Many were invited under with the notion that posting an image of yourself with a black and white filter would allow you to stand in solidarity with womxn and promote feminine empowerment. With the intention to stand in their power, many womxn took this opportunity to love themselves and each other — a revolutionary act within the patriarchy.

What most of us didn’t know was how this “challenge” originated.

It was born out of the violence and suffering womxn in Turkey are faced with, which…

Louis Vuitton, Kroger, Google, and Disney

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We are in unprecedented times. As this pandemic sweeps across the world, many are feeling helpless, anxious, and fearful. While keeping up with the news is important, it can cause our nervousness to increase when all we focus on is the uncertainty that the coronavirus has created for our health, freedom, economy, and our Earth as a whole.

Whenever there’s something bad happening, it gives each us of the opportunity to stand up and fight for good. There have been some amazing initiatives set out by companies in the wake of the coronavirus. …

Taken from Alyssa Satara’s Instagram

The holiday season is upon us, which means you will probably be surrounded by family and friends, eating tons of amazing food, and, hopefully, taking some time to reflect on what you are most thankful for.

Gratitude is something we tend to forget in our busy lives. But studies show that practicing gratitude can positively rewire your brain, and even make you a happier person.

So, this holiday season, I encourage you to ask: “Why are we practicing thankfulness only one day out of the year?”

For many, it’s probably because you don’t realize the impressive and positive results you’d…

Sometimes self-love is getting lunch with an old friend, sometimes it’s not. Find out the difference!

Becoming successful in both your personal and professional life is a full plate. For many go-getters and overachievers so much happens so fast that it’s hard to keep track of your goals. Being busy is great, but if you aren’t smart about your habits your exciting schedule could get the best of you.

Whether you are aiming to avoid burnout or to become more productive, you should start by focusing on your daily habits. Your goals don’t just happen overnight. They are build up of days, months and years of hard work.

The day-to-day matters. If you’re striving to accomplish…

Taken from Alyssa Satara’s Instagram.

As a freelancer, I have a 24-hour-seven-day-a-week job. As most freelancers and entrepreneurs know: we don’t clock out, and even if you do it’s probably not for very long. This dedication is an incredibly important part of starting a business, podcast or freelance career, but it also can get in the way of your creativity and passion. And that’s not good.

So what do you do when you’re in a funk? If you are struggling from writer's block or just feeling drained and unmotivated use these four tricks to get your creative juices flowing.

1. Write out your ideas on a piece of paper for at least five minutes.

We are constantly on our phones…

Be sure to check all your pitches for ethos, logos, and pathos

Over 2,000 years ago, Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle cracked the code to persuasion. Aristotle is most known for his knowledge and ideologies surrounding abstract, political, and rational topics.

He often dealt with the science of reasoning. Thousands of years later, his philosophies still guide much of Western culture.

His theories are influential, and one that continues to be exceedingly relevant is Aristotle’s philosophy on negotiating. He believed that successful persuasion comes when someone uses three rhetorical elements in there, for lack of a better word, pitch.

If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, you need to be fluent…

Launching my own showed me you can’t just wing it, but still have to experiment all the time

Taken from “Haven’t Said Enough

Whether you’re starting a company, growing your brand on social media, or launching a podcast, getting people to listen to you is a huge part of your job. Last year, I launched the first season of my podcast, “Haven’t Said Enough,” which taught me an immense amount about the different ways to build, engage with, and attract an audience.

If you’ve ever written a book, a blog post, or a presentation you’ve probably grappled with these concepts before. Speaking at people, and getting people to actually hear you and digest the concepts you’re talking about are two very different things…

Alyssa Satara speaking at Stacking Growth

Millennials are the largest generation in the United States. This is great news for millennial lovers — like me — but it also, logistically, a game-changer.

We are at a time where technology is growing at an exponential rate. We also have the largest generation joining the workforce. So, if you’re an ambitious millennial you need to find a way to stand out.

Here’s a quick guide for millennials who want to break through and become leaders in their industry.

1. Use your voice.

Millennials get a lot of heat for being so opinionated, but we’ve also set a new norm. We thrive in…

Technology has shifted the way we interact with most things and recruiting is no different. Most job searches — if not all — are done online. Competition is tense, and sometimes getting your foot in the door can seem impossible. This is why you need to do everything you can to make a good — and long-lasting — impression.

Your social profiles matter. You should utilize them as tools to get you noticed in the job market. LinkedIn is a perfect example of this. It’s a profile that all job searchers should prioritize.

If you’re searching for a job, do…

Alyssa Satara

Human Rights Activist| Published Writer | Host of the Haven’t Said Enough podcast|

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