The journey to success is never easy. There’s no such thing as getting “lucky” in business. It’s a lot of strategy and fine-tuning that strategy, an insane work ethic, and being open to learning and growing. I believe strongly that the value you give is the value you receive. Business relationships require it.

But, there’s one thing that consistently happens to me (and probably many business owners): on a weekly basis, I get messages that say or have a variation of: “I am so inspired by your success. I would love to grab coffee and chat with you and learn…

The #1 question I receive on almost a daily basis or see on my LinkedIn feed is: should I hire a resume writer, and how do I know which resume writer to hire?

Consider this: if you haven’t job searched in the last 5–10+ years, then you most definitely need to partner with a resume writer. The job search process has changed dramatically, and a qualified (emphasis on qualified) resume writer can truly accelerate your job search as well as reduce your job search stress.

FACT: We hire various experts everyday — from mechanics, to hairstylists, to personal trainers, to…

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Breakfast for lunch was a popular pastime of my childhood and something I remember fondly indulging in with my grandfather. He used to take me to Denny’s and IHOP during the summers and winter break. We would switch off between pancakes and a Grand Slam depending on his meal preference for that particular day. IHOP later became the staple in my college years for 2 a.m. munchies after a Saturday night keg party. Pancakes were great for soaking up bellies of beer, and certainly IHOP was known for its pancakes.

IHOP has been a true staple in the pancake and…

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Summer is here, and the weather is heating up to extreme levels. There’s a flair for casual office wear and an overflow of social media posts featuring glorious vacations in tropical destinations with delicious fruity cocktails. However, if you’re in a slump about your career or current work situation, just thinking about the possibility of conducting a new job search during may give you the “summertime blues.” Contrary to popular belief, summer is the perfect time to increase your social connectivity and put yourself out there for new career opportunities. …

Finding that inner balance is key.

In 2011, I embarked on a journey that incorporated fitness into my everyday life. Admittedly, I went full-throttle. I started running marathons, half-marathons, and doing lots of CrossFit. I was in the best shape of my life. Every morning without fail, I was in the gym lifting weights or outside running 3 and 4 miles. Sometimes my evenings included a second workout. It came to the point where I couldn’t get my day started without a gym session.

Over two years ago, I left practicing law, entered entrepreneurship, and never looked back. My 12-hour…

I’m grateful I obtained a law degree and leveraged it.

Very recently, I read an article about a six-figure millennial entrepreneur who openly announced that he wished he hadn’t gone to college. In the article, he goes into detail about why he wished he spent those 4 years on cultivating a meaningful project that would have had greater impact on the world — whether by traveling, starting a business, or volunteering.

I found the article intriguing and inspiring. It also made me feel a tad envious. Candidly, I didn’t hit the six-figure mark until I was well into my 30’s, and years deep into my legal career.

Millennials are leading…

We have the power to be limitless in our thoughts and actions.

I will never forget the first time someone criticized my writing and told me to rethink my career choices. It devastated me to the point that it almost destroyed me and my passion for writing.

During my first semester of law school, our legal writing professor told us we needed to meet with her one-on-one to discuss our research memo. It was supposed to give the feel of an associate meeting with the partner at a law firm in a one-on-one session to discuss the parameters of their legal position in a case. I opened the envelope and my 5-page…

A reminder that challenges are always overcome by your mindset.

When I became a lawyer in 2004, the word “entrepreneur” didn’t exist in my vocabulary. Sure, I knew what it was, but I couldn’t fathom being one. It wasn’t until 10 years later that I admitted to myself that the practice of law was not my true destiny and it was time to make the leap into being my own boss.

As E.E. Cummings once said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” You see, for 10 years, I worked in a profession that I excelled in, but didn’t fulfill me. I practiced civil litigation…

Wendi Weiner

Attorney & Award-Winning Writer | Career & Personal Branding Expert | Content Strategist & Speaker | Owner of The Writing Guru® (

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