While spring being around the corner is a great incentive to change your life around, sometimes you need to get your motivation from external sources. My favorite way to get motivated is to watch documentaries about those that inspire me, listen to motivational music, or read a book that will make me think and drive me to do better. The FIT library is filled with books, not just pertaining to fashion and the related majors here, but also motivational books. Here are some of my favorite books that can be found in the FIT library:
Grit: The Power of Passion and Purpose by Angela Duckworth
Synopsis: Why do some people succeed and others fail?
Own Your Future by Paul B. Brown
Synopsis: How to think like an entrepreneur and thrive in an unpredictable economy
No Fears, No Excuses by Larry Smith
Synopsis: Finding your passion, creating your career plan, confronting your fears and excuses
Smarter, Better, Faster by Charles Duhigg
Synopsis: The secrets of productivity in life and business
Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
Synopsis: Why now is the time to cash in on your passion
Hello there! Hope you’ve all had a great week. I wanted to write this post to bring your attention if you are planning on doing a summer/fall internship, of a few changes that happened this semester for credited internships.
I thought I would write a short post on our many clubs here at FIT, because if some are you are/were like me you might be afraid to join or don’t even know how to join. Since I’ve started FIT I’ve always wanted to be part of a club and join, but I was always scared it would interfere with my schedule and I thought I had to be accepted before I even attend the meetings. This is all completely false! I finally decided this semester to join a club and I really regret not doing it before. If like me you think it’s going to interfere with studies or school, it doesn’t. Most clubs meet during common hour (which are Tuesday from 1-2pm) and are open to anyone who has an interest in the club. Not only are they a great way to meet people with same interests, but are great to add on your resume. And you also get offered many opportunities through the clubs, that you wouldn’t elsewhere. There is such a wide range of clubs, you are 100% going to find something for you.
Click here to see all the different clubs FIT has to offer.
FIT welcomes three members of the Central Park Five and filmmaker Sarah Burns to campus to present a 30-minute excerpt of the documentary, The Central Park Five, and to discuss history and current racial issues, as their case continues to resonate today.
A little history for you:
In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were wrongly convicted for the rape of a white woman in Central Park. The Central Park Jogger Case, as it came to be known, was chronicled in a recent documentary titled The Central Park Five by Ken Burns, David McMahon, and Sarah Burns, who take the perspective of the five men whose lives were torn apart by the trials, wrongful convictions, and fights for justice.
This event will take place on February 15th and is presented by Professor Bernard L. Dillard, in collaboration with the Presidential Scholars Program and the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs. It is sponsored by the President’s Diversity Grant and the UCE of FIT. Doors open at 4:45 pm; event begins at 5:45.
This event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. REGISTER HERE.
Happy Valentines Day! Today is the day we recognize those we love in extravagant ways — whether family, better halves or good friends. However, I want to challenge all of you to celebrate one more person in your life: YOU. Self-love is important to living well. It influences who you pick to be a part of your life, the image you project to society and how you cope with the problems in your life. You should always put your well-being first and I want you to know how to bring more of it into your life:
Practice good self-care. You will love yourself more when you take better care of your basic needs. People high in self-love pamper themselves daily through healthy activities, like nutrition, exercise, proper sleep, intimacy and healthy social interactions. In other words, treat yo’self.
Set boundaries. You’ll love yourself more when you set limits or say no to work, love, or activities that deplete or harm you physically, emotionally and spiritually, or express poorly who you are. Discipline is everything.
Protect yourself. Bring the right people into your life. Get rid of “frenemies” and don’t waste your time on people who don’t add value to your life. There isn’t enough time in your life to waste on people who want to take away the shine on your face that says, “I genuinely love myself and life”. You will love and respect yourself more.
Always remember to put yourself first and strive for happiness. You are worthy.