All posts by Michelle Eld



Although the Lakers haven’t made the playoffs since the 2012-13 season, they’ve been struggling to maintain their previous status as a team to be reckoned with. Julius Randle, who joined the team a year after that aforementioned season, says  the team has been taking big steps forward in its development.

In the article below, he goes into why they are starting to command respect  and why this competitive team can’t be overlooked by the rest of the league any longer. What do you think?


Inspiring Quotes for Success in Business

I am always motivated by inspiration through quotes — both for success in business and indeed in life. Here are some good ones:

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

– Winston S. Churchill

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”

– Ray Goforth

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”

Albert Einstein

“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.”

– Tony Hsieh

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.”

– Anonymous

“People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

– Tony Robbins

First thing you learned from your first job

No matter what your first job was, entering the workforce for the first time brings with it a steep learning curve. From sharpening your skills to navigating office politics, there are many lessons to be had here. How do leaders draw on those initial lessons today? Check out the below article from Forbes.

What’s the one thing you learned in your first job that’s been invaluable to you as you navigate your career?

Awaiting Ball’s Return

The Lakers and their fans are anxiously awaiting Lonzo Ball’s return sooner rather than later, as he is a crucial part of their offense. Missing the last seven games due to a sprained MCL, Ball is still not cleared for play.

Surviving the Inevitable Stock Market Correction

It’s pretty obvious that the current bull market will break its long-winning streak sometime soon, turning on investors. August was the last time there’s been a day with even a one percent drop.  Until last Tuesday when it slid 1.4 percent. So what should investors do in advance of the impending correction?

This MarketWatch expert has some pretty sound suggestions:



Winchester — Movie Set in San Fran


Inspired by true events, the Winchester is set on an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco. This is supposedly the site of the most haunted house in the world, built by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester fortune. Looks pretty creepy, and it’s in our own backyard. Will let you know what I think!

Crazy Superbowl Bets

From the number of times “wardrobe malfunction” will be mentioned during the TV broadcast to the color of PInk’s hair when she starts to sign the national anthem, there are some pretty crazy bets going on right now. It’s not just about the final score! Check out some of those bets below and let me know of any off-the-wall ones you’ve heard about…