Resecure The Bag
By Lex R. Brown II
Resecure The BagMar 10, 2020
RTB #004: Resilience Over Brilliance
Didn’t graduate with a 4.0 GPA? Is your degree not from a top Ivy League institution? Are you not fluent in seven different computer programming languages already? Well, I guess you’re screwed then, huh? Or at least that’s what some people are being misled to believe as they search for a new mission and career path.
I'm not trying to demean our society’s brilliant scholars, or to act as if “smarts” don’t matter. But, it’s time for society to get back to respecting and honoring good old fashion merit, hard work, and resilience. In such a volatile, unrelenting, ambiguous economic climate, what asset is more vital than resilience? Last I checked, the one common thing that leads to success for most is resilience.
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), resilience is defined as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. It is essentially “bouncing back” from difficult experiences.
Like any learned skill, resilience requires some renewing and refreshing from time to time. Maintaining great resilience can help protect us from depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. It can also offset physical illness and injury. That said, here are FOUR WAYS TO BUILD & MAINTAIN RESILIENCE:
RTB #003: Military Special - Redemption After a Court Martial
Guest Jason Doyle, an ex-Navy Officer with over 14 years of service talks with us about his life’s biggest setback (his court martial) and how he’s been diligently working towards redemption and restoration. As a father of 2 sons, he's on a mission to show them just how much stronger his bounce back will be than his setback was.
Military Veterans. Pro Athletes. Workers impacted by diminishing industries and businesses. Women who take maternity leave to birth new additions to their family and later return to the workforce— all people who have to learn to adapt to a new way of life once their previous way of earning a living is no longer their primary reliable source. Succeeding in career transition is critical for survival, both for the short and long-term. This episode of “Resecure The Bag” is a true redemption story, and the content may be especially meaningful to those in the military community.
RTB #002: Establishing Your Next-Phase Career
Military Veterans. Pro Athletes. Workers impacted by diminishing industries and businesses. Women who take maternity leave to birth new additions to their family and later return to the workforce— all people who have to learn to adapt to a new way of life once their previous way of earning a living is no longer their primary reliable source. Succeeding in career transition is critical for survival, both for the short and long-term. This episode of “Resecure The Bag” is about strategies, tactics, and techniques of how to win at establishing your next-phase career
RTB #001: Conquering Life’s Obstacles Repeatedly
This week on episode #1 of "Resecure The Bag" I interview Coriena Hipple-Merejo: the leader of CRM software company Pipedrive's Florida team.
Coriena is a military #veteran and a #woman-in-technology currently succeeding in a leadership role with a style that’s been shaped by overcoming adversity and learning from occasional failures.
Her strength is leadership and inspiration. She focuses on making the cultural changes that drive engagement and, as a result, improve overall performance. She believes that when people are engaged in the workplace, they focus better and contribute more everyday.
I know Coriena personally, and I've had the privilege of working with her directly. And I can attest to the fact that she's out here living her best life and spreading the positive vibes around as much as possible. Here's our candid discussion on Conquering Life's Obstacles Repeatedly.