It's Lit: Six "Real World Reads" to add to your fall reading list by Jasmine Tate

I’ve planned to read 12 books for the past two years. I haven’t achieved this yet, but this year I’m getting close.

I started working toward a dozen with “The Wait.” After diving back into the communications I revisited books from grad school. I’m currently reading “Social Media: How to Engage, Share and Connect by Regina Luttrell taking tips from her experiences interviews and communications model.

While I may not get to them before the end of 2018 the following books are on my reading list. Should I fail to meet my goal of a dozen reads this year, I will in 2019. The best way to finish is to get started.

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3 things that separate my best bosses from the rest by Jasmine Tate

On October 17 each year employees, leaders and self-starters everywhere show up on social media to celebrate while showing praise and appreciation for their hard work or that of their leaders. My first job was at a day care center the summer prior to my freshman year of high school. Although I took a break to focus on my studies, cheerleading and life as a high school student, I’ve held more than a dozen positions in a variety of industries. The one thing each job had in common was leadership. Fortunately I’ve never had an unbearable “boss.” I believe that the best leaders become the best because of their actions and here are some that separate some of my best supervisors from the others.

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The gift of life and 25 others I love by Jasmine Tate

My 25th birthday was one that I will cherish for many years to come. The people around me made me feel extremely loved and appreciated. While I’m satisfied easily with food, laughter and good conversation one of my favorite elements of gift-giving and receiving is personal cards. I always read the card before opening the gift. Although I’m most grateful for my life and family, below are 25 gifts I never get tired of receiving.

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Saturated with Faith: 3 tips to keep your eyes on Christ by Jasmine Tate

Although there are millions of believers around the globe sometimes it can seem like you’re alone in your walk with Christ. The world’s distractions can often surround you from social media to radio and television. Before moving to California, I never felt outnumbered by unbelievers. Since I’ve moved I’ve grown a deeper relationship with God and a stronger faith. Although it hasn’t always seemed easy incorporating Jesus into all areas of my life has been helpful in keeping my eyes on the Lord. Here’s three ways to help you stay focused too.

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Getting more from Linked In: 5 practices to implement today by Jasmine Tate

During my job search process and first position post-grad school there was one tool that I relied on heavily to research, make connections and learn from a diverse network of individuals in related professions. That tool was Linked In, and it’s one that I still use consistently today.

Being fairly new to California and my role at TGR Foundation, Linked In has given me helpful information to meet locals and get involved. As an frequent user and advocate for the site here are five ways to use Linked In outside of job searching.

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