Essential Tips to Help Your Business Survive the Pandemic

As the pandemic continues, small businesses across the country are struggling to stay afloat. Sadly, many of the businesses that were forced to close during the shutdown will remain closed permanently. In the wake of discouraging news like this, it can be tough to...

The Best Recipe for Success? Repeated Failure. Just Ask Kobe.

TWEET THIS  Those with enough chutzpah to ignore societal pressure are the ones who become the biggest successes. By Elijah Medge, Los Angeles, October 2015 Basketball is a great sport. It’s the perfect release for competitive energy and it’s far more fun...

What is the Best Advice for a Young, First-Time Startup CEO?

What is the Best Advice for a Young, First-Time Startup CEO? TWEET THIS Once you decide to take the plunge, get ready to throw out all excuses and take 100% accountability for your results. Most people do not have the self-discipline and mental stamina required to be...

Elijah Medge on the “Sour Grapes” Career Mistake

TWEET THIS  ‘Work’ has an incredible power to make people change their goals.  Wait a minute… All it took were a few challenges to cause you to abandon your goals? Throughout nearly a decade of mentoring young professionals, I have noticed an interesting, but...

The Pain of Discipline Versus the Pain of Regret

TWEET THIS  The pain of regret is the permanent discomfort caused by missed opportunity.  In life, the pain of discipline weighs ounces, while the pain of regret weighs tons. By Elijah Medge, Long Beach, May 2015 I received this question from a mentee:...

The Biggest Misconception of Entry Level Job Applicants

TWEET THIS  A diploma in hand is not a guarantee of future success.  An undergraduate degree is simply not enough to prove one’s worth in today’s job market. By Elijah Medge, Long Beach, April 2015 The most common misconception on the part of entry level job...