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Shaina McGregor
Lifestyle blogger for college students, millennials, and young artists
Lifestyle blogger for college students, millennials, and young artists

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Are our twenties the time to splurge with no regrets or is it the time to start thinking critically about our finances?

I am sure the latter part seems boring and not important when all you want to do is explore the world, party with friends, and get your degree.

Now spurlging with no regrets… that sounds appetizing.

Well, until you realize you do not have that much money to splurge and your finances are making you stressed out.

Let’s evade that stress by going through 10 things no one tells us in our 20s…about money.

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*How To Get A Job: Overcoming Rejection" Did you ever think that it’s our job to audition and the vacation is when you get the job?

I never thought of it that way either, until Nik Walker from Hamilton came to speak to my theater class. He had to audition 8 times before he received that special “yes” from Hamilton, and now his vacation has begun.

It doesn’t mean the work is over, but it means the hustle of auditioning and going back time after time again after not getting the role or contract is over…for now.

As dancers we receive criticism and a few no’s and we immediately internalize it as rejection. This can happen anywhere from an audition to the rehearsal process or even in the paper from a dance critic. No matter what package the “rejection” comes in, it sucks and we have to learn how to handle it.

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How To Build Relationships Expert Advice from Professional Dancers

I started a new series How To Get A Job as a dancer because I am currently working on the same thing. After my first post on the importance of networking and building relationships, I wanted to write a follow up post on how to build relationships.

I can easily tell you the importance of building relationships, but it doesn’t help if you don’t know how make them.

I can offer my advice, which mostly comes from what professionals have told me and my experience or I can have professionals tell you exactly what they think.

I thought the best way to answer this question was to ask professionals:

What advice they would give to emerging artists on how to build relationships…

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How To Get A Job: Building Relationships/ Networking What is every emerging artist working on? Getting a job… or if you are currently a professional you are making sure you keep your job. The work never ends; it just evolves and morphs into something different as we age.

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Key To Success There is no straightforward answer for the key to success. I wish their was a simple equation that you could follow and BAM you would become successful.. Wouldn’t that be nice?

In an ideal world, it would be great. I can’t give you an exact formula, but I do believe these 4 h’s have a lot to do with who becomes successful and who does not.

Hustle. Humble. Hungry. Honesty.

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*Year of Yes* We often block our own fortunes because of fear. It holds us back and prevents us from doing the work. 

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How To Manage Your Finances Like a BOSS in 2017! Who has made a New Year resolution or a goal to manage their finances better in 2017? Maybe you want to save more money or you want to cut back on how much you spend. Maybe you are tired of living from paycheck to paycheck or you want to finally pay off those student loans that has been collecting dust and interest for the past x amount of years.
Join my FREE 7 Day Email Course: The Ultimate Guide To Managing Your Finances in 2017! I share lessons on saving, spending wisely, and eliminating debt. So far at 20, I have paid off a portion of my student loans and I own 2 investments. I want to share with Millennials that your journey to financial independence should start right now!

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How To Focus Focus is key to being a good boss and becoming successful. It is difficult to shut out all the distractions of the 21st century, with social media and the internet it is easy to get thrown off track. You want to learn how to discipline yourself and manage your time.

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14 Reasons You Will Be Successful* Here are my top 14 reasons you will become successful and your business will be successful! 

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How To Make It Happen in 2017 Why we need to see ourselves as girl bosses: the way we think and the way we act. It doesn't matter if you are a CEO or a stay-at-home blogger, you are a girl boss. As long as you are confident and self-motivated you are a leader. 
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