All posts tagged: success

Evan Spiegel & Bobby Murphy | Snapchat Co-founders

Originally named “Picaboo,” Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy founded Snapchat 2011. At that time Facebook was launching Poke, a “lookalike product.” Zuckerberg met with Spiegel and Murphy to inform them of the app that was days away from launching. They accepted the challenge and prevailed with Snapchat.

Candice Morgan | Pinterest Head of Diversity

Candice Morgan was appointed as the first head of diversity for Pinterest, in January 2016. Morgan will be helping the company in initiatives of inclusion in order to make Pinterest a more diverse product and company. Prior to her position with Pinterest, Morgan worked spent 10 years with Catalyst in assisting global companies to become more inclusive. “In the world of diversity, things take time.” You can find out more about Candice Morgan here. Know of any notable millennials? Share at community@iamgum.com or comment below.

Why You Should Work for Little to No Pay

WARNING: This may cause gif overload, but who doesn’t love a good gif. After attending school for four years and building up debt, we all want to graduate with a salary paying job that allows us to live comfortably and pay off student loans.

Climb To The Top And Do NOT Look Back Down

Originally posted on M.O.M:
For a while I have talked about being successful. To clarify, I don’t find myself as successful yet! ..and most people don’t!?But what is “success”? According to Google, it’s the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. That means that success is extremely subjective and only you can determine whether you are successful. Keep in mind that to achieve your goals you will?have to work very hard.?And, recently, I’ve come to the conclusion that hard work is important regardless of what you choose to do. To be the best you have to work hard.? Here’s a quote by Kevin Hart: “Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.” Read more quotes at?Brainyquote. So have the mentality that you…

Overcoming the Fear of Investing

Originally posted on Generation Y Retirement Account:
Looking at that blue pool, you think you might drown… But you get some help to put on those orange swim floaties & start kicking those legs in the water to complete a full lap Staring at that big brick building called “school,” you wonder how you will do in a brand new environment for a day… But your mom (or dad, brother, sister, nanny, babysitter, etc.) grabs your hand, walks you in, and your kindergarten teacher flashes you the biggest smile Watching people cruise down the pavement on their shiny bikes, you contemplate how you will ever be able to learn to ride a bike without falling… But you start by using those sturdy training wheels until you have the comfort to coast on down the park pathways Checking out the full plate in front of you as you sit at the kitchen table at your friend’s house, you gulp because you have never tried this type of food before… But you pick up that fork and manage…

Feeling the heat: Pressure to succeed for millennials

Originally posted on Josephrivers:
The other day I came across a article titled ‘What I gave up when I gave up the 9 – 5’, you can find it here. It was all about leaving your office job, travelling the world, creating a start-up, not relying on a monthly wage but earning money how you want and when you want…. it all seemed so easy. You might be studying at university, you may have recently graduated, you may be desperately job-hunting or you may even have got the job you worked your socks off for. But one way or another we all long for that freedom. We wish we could drop everything and remove the shackles of our conventional working life, a life that if you’d probably leave if given a better alternative. These types of articles and stories are everywhere but we can’t help but read them. We can’t resist making ourselves suffer by looking at other people’s lives. Why do we feel like that? It’s so hard to escape. We feel the pressure…

We’re Going to University!!

Originally posted on Every Word You Say:
We did it!! (Well, Kyle did it). As many of you know from my previous posts, my boyfriend Kyle has been struggling to get into University because his Dyslexia and Autism have stopped him getting a C in his English exam. Despite this, he managed to get 3 A grades in his Forensic Science course, and he got a B in Maths, and this has meant that finally he’s been excepted into University!! I’m beyond proud of him 🙂 Sorry this is such a short post, but I just had to share this with you all! He’s been through so much and finally people are realising how awesome he truly is 🙂 Thanks for reading!