advice

Advice that will put you on the path to success; tips, tricks and nuggets of wisdom from trusted experts and motivational mentors.

Kacie Turtona month ago
Lessons Learned From Small Things
Dear Vocal Readers, Oh fears, we all know how crazy some of our greatest fears are or have been. You would be surprised to see just how much your fears have changed over the years, though. I know that...
Opal Lynna month ago
No More Excuses
This is not a post that will promise success. It simply will help you understand that the reasons you say, “I can’t because,” are nothing more than an excuse. Do not let an excuse stand between you an...
"I've Been So Busy"
"Hey! Oh my gosh, I haven't seen you in so long! How have you been?" "Ah, I've been good. I've been SO busy." Raise of hands, how many of us have had this conversation at least five times this week? M...
Star Donaldsona month ago
What They Didn't Tell You
And Other Harsh Realities
Michael Barnes2 months ago
Eruruu's Advice #1
Before I start this column I would like to tell you a short story about Eruruu. Eruruu is not me...well not entirely at least. Eruruu was a female character on a game I played quite extensively. In he...
Stormy Robertson2 months ago
How to Be Good Enough
Brush your teeth. Get a good night’s sleep. Take your makeup off at night. Say “thank you” at every opportunity. Smile lots. Have at least one healthy meal a day. Look both ways before crossing the st...
Max A2 months ago
An Orange Backpack, Overalls and a 'Finding Dory' Folder
Look, I'm not an expert on really anything, except maybe Harry Potter trivia, but that's beside the point. As a high school student with a dash of anxiety and a pinch of awkwardness, I've learned a fe...
Ann Marie2 months ago
Everybody Dies Famous
A hairbrush is not just a hairbrush. A hairbrush is a handheld microphone for you to sing into while you dance around your bedroom, performing for an imaginary crowd of screaming fans. Your morning co...
Alina Gallupe2 months ago
Six Lessons Learned in Your Late 20s
Becoming an adult is an idealized milestone in every American's life. However, the when and how of adulthood is shifting. Many millennials will be very familiar with the struggles of finding independe...
Ann Marie2 months ago
The Show Must Go On
How to harmonize, do a perfect box step-grapevine dance combo, change outfits in less than 26 seconds, and make it look like you just punched someone without even touching them are just a few things I...
Sarah Terra2 months ago
Live Life with No Regrets
Regrets are a bitch. The more people I meet, the more I realize that everyone lives with sadness about missed opportunities. Recently, I talked with a teenage girl who told me that she had passed on a...
Shipra Jain2 months ago
Thoughts Should Be like Flowers—Let Them Bloom!
Hey all, this is my first article on Vocal and I can't be more excited. Ever since I started jotting down my feelings in high school, I somehow started to love writing and the idea of how immensely it...
Adeen Rao2 months ago
How a Book Can Change Your Life
We are all very busy these days as life has become quiet fast now but taking some time out to invest in attaining valuable knowledge is not a loss-making idea. The only way to learn a lot without much...
Crafting Queen2 months ago
A Letter to My Younger Self
Even though I'm only 20, and some would say I am too young to be writing a letter to my younger self, I think it's always good to reflect and remember previous events. That is how we grow, after all, ...
Bethany Ashlyn2 months ago
Learning How to Be Okay with Failure
Over the years I have realized that the biggest person who gets in my way is my own self. My comfort zone has kept me from going out and doing adventurous things that I later regretted not doing. When...
EmmaLee Smith2 months ago
Adulting!
Last weekend, I visited my 28-year-old sister and her roommate. I ran to her apartment in panic after some events that felt too ~adult~ for me happened that day (stuff that involved things like credit...
Bailey Welki2 months ago
A Letter to My Younger Self
Let’s be real, no matter what I say, examples I give, or presentation in the world would keep young Bailey listening. She was stubborn and frankly, I still am, but here is some advice that maybe would...
Mac Childs2 months ago
How I See It
The thing about advice is this…it’s cheap. I don’t mean to say it’s inexpensive; it just doesn’t have much value anymore. And it usually comes unsolicited from everyone around you, all the time, wheth...