Can you turn your passion for a hobby into a career? (3 min read)

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius Let’s start with the general understanding about hobbies and careers. A hobby is an activity done regularly in your leisure time for pleasure. A career is an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress and income growth. We have this question in hand: Can you turn your hobby into a career? It depends. It is important that you first understand the reasons why you love your hobby. Turning it into a career isn’t always the answer. Sometimes we…

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What to do when you’re not the boss’s favorite? (4 min read)

Building a good relationship between you and your boss is one of the main to-dos for your career. Sometimes, because of personality clashes, work ethic issues on either party’s behalf and other factors, your boss may express negative feelings or show no support towards you. Instead of lashing out against your boss, it’s better to start to think of ways that you could work on removing the negative wave and improve your relationship with your boss – it’s possible! Keep in mind that the goal here is not to become best friends with your boss. Rather, it’s about establishing mutual respect. If the situation is…

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Is it possible to succeed alone? (2 min read)

In short, no. Let’s start with this quote as an example: “No such thing as being self-made” – Cornel West. Cornel West is right. There is no such thing as doing it alone or being self-made. Those who succeed have only succeeded because someone supported and cared for them. Of course, there is self-motivation and drive, but those things are preserved in the person only through consistent reassurance by family members, colleagues, bosses and beyond. In other words, it is much harder to stay motivated as a person if you have no positive reinforcement and support. Supporters are what drive us to success, and that’s…

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The most impactful Podcast with Lieutenant Bill Keegan (2 min read)

I had the amazing opportunity to do live podcast with Lieutenant Bill Keegan on May 29, 2018 in NYC. Bill is the Founder and President of H.E.A.R.T. 9/11, which started as a non-profit designed for the goal of providing aid for victims of natural and man-made disasters, and later became a worldwide known and recognized movement of unique mental and physical recovery. Bill’s organization has been called in to assist and drive recovery services in the US and many other countries. Bill’s message was extremely inspiring, as he talked about the importance of mental aid as well as providing physical aid to victims of such…

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An amazing and the most engaging podcast with Vivienne Ming (2 min read)

  On May 16th Vivienne Ming and I met in NYC for a podcast session. Vivienne and I met at the East Side Punks Studio, which is a studio with a Grammy winning music production/songwriting team operating out of East Side Sound studios in New York City's Lower East Side. Fran Cathcart and Roman Rojas specialize in music for artists, advertising, television, film and virtual reality. Dr. Vivienne Ming was named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech by Inc. Magazine. She is a theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur and author. She co-founded Socos Labs, her fifth company. Socos Labs is an independent think tank exploring the…

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How to achieve a great end goal? (2 min read)

“Ends and Means must cohere” – Martin Luther King Jr. The ends don’t always justify the means, especially when there is a lack of care in the means. How could the end result be extraordinary and impactful when the actions you took to try and get there were not extraordinary and impactful? The message Martin Luther King Jr. spread with this short yet strong quote is clear: you cannot achieve a great end goal through not-so-great means and terms. They must cohere; they must work together on the same level. In a business context, cohering ends and means translates into approaching your goal with care…

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What I covered during my May 22nd speech for IUBH University, Berlin, Germany (2 min read)

  On May 22, 2018, exclusively invited by Dr. Noah Mehdi Farhadi, professor at the IUBH School of Business & Management in Berlin, Germany, I had the opportunity to present to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty leaders of IUBH. The topic was “Building Your New Leadership Lifestyle”.  At this video conference speaking event, I covered the workings of effective leadership using The Business Caring Formula by breaking the formula down into its seven components. While doing so, I applied examples of personal objective and goals that these students are currently focused on and then applied those examples to components of the formula. By actively…

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Introduction To The Business Caring Formula (5 min read)

 I am excited to be writing this blog to announce the launch of my brand Emma Arakelyan, dedicated to promoting a lifestyle based on The Business Caring Formula. You will be able to learn more about it here, on my blog, and in my upcoming book The Business Caring Formula: Building Your New Leadership Lifestyle. Multimedia Content to Make You the Caring Leader for Positive Impact in All that You Do Recently, I decided to redirect my professional path by stepping into the role of entrepreneur to spearhead a couple of ventures. The Business Caring Formula is one, and it is dedicated to helping high…

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Exceptions Driving Progress (5 min read)

From My Business Caring Formula: Building a New Leadership Lifestyle     “Learn the rules like a pro, so that you can break them like an artist.” - Pablo Picasso We all know that there are many rules that don’t make sense. There are ones that stop or slow down progress and innovation. As I learned from my many life experiences, when you target a goal, believe in it and put in the work; no inadequate rules will stop you from making an exception. Let’s evaluate the exceptions that I am talking about: the ones that drive progress; new ideas; new ways of solving problems; non-conventional ways…

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Why curiosity is life changing? (4 min read)

  "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." by Albert Einstein As I mentioned before, the Internet and technology has helped people research and find their passions and connect with other people faster. Some people think that because of the Internet we have lost the “personal touch.” What has changed is that the “personal touch” no longer means face to face. Thank God for Facebook. “Personal touch” now means, “connected.” You should stay connected with people in person as much as possible, but to expand your Care and passion you can now stay connected with anyone. Yes,…

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