Professional Skills

With the professional world moving at a faster pace than ever before, standing still will cause you to be left behind as peers expand their knowledge and skills. For Black Sheep, there is always room for growth and improvement of skills. Attending a conference,  seminar, classes or seeking out valuable information online can provide us with new ways to sharpen skills within ourselves. The more knowledge a Black Sheep gains, the more confidence and success they will achieve within their lives.

The Cost of Doing Business with Integrity and Values: Why It’s Worth It

Today’s business environment is fast-paced and competitive, leading many businesses to prioritize short-term gains and take shortcuts to increase profits. Despite this trend, more and more businesses are recognizing the value of operating with honesty and strong principles. While there may be initial expenses associated with this approach, the long-term benefits far outweigh the costs. In this article, we will examine the expenses of conducting business with integrity and values, and explain why it is a worthwhile pursuit for any company.

Why Leaders Concern Themselves with Doing What’s Right VS Managers Concern Themselves with Doing What’s Best

Although leadership and management are two words that are often used interchangeably, they represent different characteristics. Being a leader is not the same as being a manager. This is because their duties and responsibilities differ. Primarily, leaders concern themselves with doing what’s right. Managers on the other hand, concern themselves with doing what’s best. And there are several key reasons Why Leaders Concern Themselves with Doing What’s Right. Lets get started!

Why Doing What is Best vs. What is Right? Aren’t Always the Same Thing?!

We make decisions every single day. Some of these decisions are small and may seem insignificant while others could be life-changing. When it comes to the little stuff, how to do something or make a decision may not seem that important. However, when it comes to big decisions, the consequences are considerably more impactful.

Top 6 Tips to Stay More Consistent

Consistency is a simple word but it is also very powerful. It is the secret ingredient to so many successful happenings. Unfortunately, consistency as a tool for success has lost its significance as compared to many new, exciting, or unusual strategies. This is probably because the word consistency brings to mind repeating the same old routines and rituals. While it really is all about repetition. If you stay consistent, it will help you stay on track to reach all your goals.

The Clash Between Cultural Norms and Professional Norms

In simple terms, a norm is a rule that guides behavior among members of a group or society. Cultural norms are essentially social facts, i.e. things that exist in a culture independent of individuals, and that shape our behavior and thoughts. Similarly, professional norms also exist. Industries and organizations typically have existing expectations about what’s ‘normal’ in a workplace environment and measures for meeting these expectations. Lets get to it, The Clash Between Cultural Norms and Professional Norms .

The Importance of Networking

Networking is forming and building valuable relationships with people who can help you access current and new information, connect to new people, and gain exposure to new experiences. It is one of the most effective ways to fulfill your career goals. People in your network can help you search for work, explore career options, and grow in your career. Networking also offers important emotional and social support. Following are some top reasons that highlight the importance of networking:

Why Self Awareness is Often Overlooked? And Why it’s Important

Good Morning EVERYONE! And Welcome Back! Today, I wanted to write about something that I speak about often throughout our social media and that’s self-awareness. Why? Well, it is one of the underrated yet very necessary skills we need to be successful. As you may have heard before “know thyself” which simply refers to this very skill. So without further delay, lets begin with Why Self Awareness is Often Overlooked? And Why it’s Important

Performance Anxiety – A Musician’s Perspective

In this article, Steven discusses the feelings of stress and anxiety and how he has coped and overcome these feelings. Performance anxiety not only affects musicians, but can be examined across people from all walks of life.

Why it’s Important to Be a Dynamic Individual

Good Morning Everybody! Welcome back to Black Sheep Heritage. As many of you may already know, first and foremost, I like to start most of our articles by giving a heartfelt THANK YOU! Whether you are new to the brand or a frequent visitor, none of this would be possible without your continued support, a lot of it. We are growing and spreading the message day by day. It has been a rollercoaster of emotions to say the least. Today, we wanted to touch on what makes a Black Sheep so special.

Human Trafficking: an NGO perspective

What’s up fellow Black Sheep I hope all is well. Today I am going to share with you an experience of mine while completing my undergraduate degree. I have worked in many different environments ranging from veterans to kids in K-12. My final internship was the most challenging. Global problems usually begin locally, and slowly become a global issue. This is why today I want to talk about human trafficking and the role of non-government organizations.

The Art of Negotiating, Importance, Tips and Tricks

Good Morning Everybody! I hope you enjoyed the holidays and are looking forward to the turn of the New Year! To be honest, I can’t wait! I know this year there’s been many downs and ups, but all we can do is look forward to tomorrow. So, with that being said, I wanted to bring you something I wished I learned early on in my career, its The Art of Negotiating, Importance, Tips and Tricks. Let’s begin.

Components of Teamwork

Throughout my military, academic, and professional career, I have been a part or some great teams, some mediocre teams, and some terrible teams. I have worked with different personnel from all walks of life, have worked in small teams, big teams, and what I can say no matter how much I disliked somebody, the job was still easier with teammates.

The Art of Public Speaking

Welcome Back Everyone! Hope everyone is doing well! With Thanksgiving and the many holidays around the corner, I know it must be a hectic time for y’all so hang tight and enjoy the ride as the year closes out. Rest, recuperate, and enjoy whenever you can because we know that nothing lasts forever.

How Negative Values And Hyper Consumerism Create Deceptive, Unbalanced Outcomes In Our Society And Culture

Negative Values and Hyper Consumerism fuel the world we live in today. It has created a society in which consumption extends far beyond subsistence or need. The world needs to be productive to cover the demands of consumer goods. As those demands, and consequently the production, continue to increase, materialism takes over, and we lose sight of more mindful, humane principles, e.g. ethics, morale, compassion, etc. Losing sight of these critical components creates deceptive, unbalanced outcomes in our society and culture.

Why Accountability is So Important for Growth?

Building a culture of accountability is the key ingredient of many fast-growing businesses. It’s how they deliver successful projects and constantly recover from unforeseen setbacks and losses. Unfortunately, there is no magic wand that makes your team accountable overnight. However, there are consistent, small steps that can make all the difference. Lets begin on Why Accountability is So Important for Growth?

What You Need To Have A Global Mindset

Welcome Back Everyone! We hope all is well! Today, we wanted to share with you a concept that we learned from our masters program and that is the importance of having a global mindset. We were fortunate enough to attend a school that foster’s an inclusive environment of learning for national and international students alike. Lets get started!

What does it mean to have conviction?

What does it mean to have conviction? It means having a strong belief or opinion, and being willing to stand up for it. It’s about being true to yourself and your values, and not backing down even in the face of opposition.

How Misinformation Impacts Our Daily Lives

The problem of misinformation isn’t new. It has always been there either as a part of a country’s politics, an artist’s scheme to sell their brand, a strategy of propagandists to bend people’s thinking, and more. What’s different today however is that misinformation flings faster and farther. Thanks to social media and the digital world in general. Because of this, this particular problem is getting worse.

Why Are People More Risk Averse Than Reward Driven?

Every day, people make decisions under uncertain conditions in a number of different scenarios (e.g. Is it safe to cross the street with a vehicle approaching? Should I invest in this stock?). Studies from different fields, including psychology, economics, and behavioral economics have established that most people are more risk averse, which is the tendency to prefer a specific but possibly less desirable outcome, than reward driven, e.g. the tendency to go for the potentially greater outcome.

The Art of Stoicism

What’s up everybody! Welcome Back! Hope y’all are doing well! First, and foremost, I want to thank all of you for your continued support. Today, we wanted to bring you something new popularized by Bruce Lee and many martial artists before him, The Art of Stoicism. Thousands of events, those that we cannot control, impact our lives on a daily basis. The key to dealing with such events without burning up through frustration and anger is to learn to control how we react to difficult situations.

The Value of Authenticity, Integrity, and Honor in the Workplace

The Value of Authenticity, integrity, and Honor are three traits that are extremely important to possess and consistently exhibit. Such traits aren’t given or inherited. They must be continuously built upon. Integrity is a concept that includes consistency in actions, values, principles, outcomes, methods, measures, and expectations. It means our actions are trustworthy and honest.

A Comprehensive Guide to NFTs

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have seen a great surge in trading volume and interest over the past few months. Many celebrities have started promoting wide range of new NFT products. And because of the nature of technological development, an increasing number of NFT marketplaces are surfacing to buy, sell, and trade the various types of unique digital assets available. Lets get started, A Comprehensive Guide to NFTs…

Why HR is Not Your Friend

Good Morning!!! Welcome Back! We hope all is well at the forefront and your 2021 is getting better, even if it is only slightly! Baby steps you know what I mean? Today, I wanted to bring a cold, dismal truth to the forefront, one that not many talk about because it almost feels taboo and that is Why HR is Not Your Friend.

Networking 101: The Importance of Making Connections

Good Morning, Everybody! Welcome Back. I hope all is well and good. Before we start, in case you missed the announcement. All new designs have been loaded and are ready for y’all. Now back to our regularly scheduled program, as you know, we are all living in crazy times. For many, it consists of staying at home.

Why is it important to be detail oriented?

Learn how to pay attention to details for success in your life! Hello Ladies & Gents! Welcome to another philosophical and educative article on Black Sheep Heritage. Today, I wanted to write to you all on a simple practice all Black Sheep do to be successful. I will be honest this is not an easy …

The Importance of Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance for Personal and Professional Growth!

Good Morning Ladies & Gents! Welcome Back To The Official HOME of the BLACK SHEEP! We hope that all of you are safe and well! I know things are kind of crazy right now with the virus-not-to-be-named and some of you may be feeling like the world sits on your shoulders, but I wanted to assure you that you are not alone.

The Science and Psychology Behind Self-Belief: A Power We Should All Harness

Consider starting each day with an unwavering confidence in your abilities ie the Self-Belief Power. The feeling of empowerment that comes with self-belief is truly remarkable. Extensive research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience has demonstrated the significance of self-belief, not only in achieving personal success but also in promoting mental wellness. Let us explore the scientific and psychological aspects of this vital characteristic, self-belief, and how leveraging it can transform our lives.

Why Having a Healthy Level of Skepticism Can Benefit Your Critical Thinking Skills

What you know is important but not nearly as much as how you think. Skepticism is one of the most powerful defenses against intellectual laziness and sloppy thinking. Having a healthy level of skepticism and asking the right questions can keep you from being manipulated.

Why it is Difficult to Do What is Right vs. What is Best in the Corporate World?

Effective and informed decision-making is one of the key pillars of a company’s success. Whether you own a small business or a large organization, you need to know how to make tough decision. As a leader, you will encounter several instances where you will need to make tough calls and decide between doing what’s right and doing what’s best for your company. But it doesn’t end there. Lets get into how to Do what is right in the corporate world?

Why Many Jobs Dislike the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Generally, a majority of employers and recruiters look for candidates with entrepreneurial spirit when hiring and it makes sense as having an entrepreneurial spirit means the employee is self-motivated and has inner drive. Such employees are usually high in demand because they are by nature very creative and innovative. They are passionate about the work they do and the organization they work for. However, not all jobs like this trait in employees mainly because many employers find that employees with entrepreneurial spirit are challenging to manage. Read on Why Many Jobs Dislike the Entrepreneurial Spirit to learn more.

The Costs of Doing Business: Hidden Risks and Greed

When it comes to a business’s financial success, there are two primary variable you need to keep track of: profits and costs. If you can retain control of these key variables, you can ensure that your business continues to operate successfully. However, there are other variables to consider too as ignoring them could lead your company to failure. These include hidden risks and greed.

How Stress Can Affect Your Health

Most of us have at least a bit of stress in our everyday lives and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, small levels of recurrent stress can be beneficial. Physically, it keeps our brain more alert which leads to improved performance. Mentally, it helps with self-preservation and protection. However, without proper care or awareness, stress can be quite detrimental. So let’s see How Stress Can Affect Your Health

3 Key Elements to Having a Strong Presence

All aspiring leaders need a strong presence, but it is something that’s not clearly defined. Is it grace when you are under pressure? Is it charisma? According to experts, a strong presence is a combination of various characteristics and external behaviors that create an image of leadership trustworthiness and competence.

What is Valor? Why Should You Have it?

Life isn’t always simple. All kinds of decision-making confront us on daily basis – from small and mundane to the big and life-changing. Making these key decisions requires valor. It is basically the ability to face your fears and take action despite them. Fear is a necessary, natural feeling and it is generally useful in decision-making to give us caution.

Dropshipping 101: The Who, What, Where and Why of Dropshipping

Ecommerce is a now bigger than ever and it is still growing. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to buy products online using your smartphone. This trend is not just good for retail companies, but also for individuals who are looking to make money via ecommerce, either as a full-time job or side gig. Dropshipping 101 is a common yet widely discussed topic all over the net. Here’s the scoop.

What is the Finance Industry and the 4 Main Areas of Finance?

Happy Sunday Everybody! And welcome back again! We hope everyone is enjoying the New Year as much as I if not pleased don’t lose hope! Now, as some of you may know I currently mentor at ASU as a business development coach and thanks to the past few weeks plus over 10 years in the nonprofit industry, I decided to write this little number to elaborate on many questions I get in the daily life. So, without further adieu, What is the Finance Industry and the 4 Main Areas of Finance?

Top 8 Habits of Successful People and Why They’re Important!

Good Morning Ladies and Gents! Welcome back! I know the past couple of weeks have been hectic and our posting irregular. Rest assured we have been working around the clock to bring you a new and improved site, content, and articles. We hope you are liking the new makeover we’ve done on the Black Sheep …

The Importance of Your Brand and How to Market Yourself

Happy Easter Everyone! Hope all of our fellow Black Sheep have an awesome day. Now, in lieu of our current epidemic, we wanted to bring you the answer to a question some of you may be facing. I’m sure many of you have heard of lay offs, businesses closing, and people being fired. These are difficult times to say the least.

Leadership? Is it declining in this day and age?

Good Morning everyone, welcome back to Black Sheep Heritage, we appreciate all the love and support we’ve received this past year. Whether you joined at month one or month 8, all we can say is Thank You! Now, today I’ll be touching on a professional topic that both confuses me and eludes me in answer. Leadership? Is it declining in this day and age?

“Mastery lies on an infinite continuum, and as a result we will never reach the end. We can, however, see to it that we are as far along that continuum as our circumstance allows.” -Chris Mataka

Our Mission

Ladies and Gents, Welcome to our mission! Black Sheep, a combination of past and present values offered to today’s men and women. Furthermore, we are here provide men and women with the necessary resources, perspectives, motivations or insights that will result in a return to their personal or professional lives. Through our experience, content, articles, series, or books, we hope to begin to disseminate fact from fiction and help those who lack the information necessary to implement change in their lives.

We are here to bridge the gap for those seeking answers. Whether you came from a similar upbringing to E or Phan, have the same professional, athletic, or intellectual background looking to find the answer to the next step, or simply looking to connect with others looking to be of value not only to themselves, but others as well, well welcome to Black Sheep Heritage.

Furthermore, we are going to offer not only our experiences to help, but notorious Black Sheep of the past as well. Fortunately, Black Sheep have always been present. They have always broke the status quo to bring about something new. Against insurmountable odds, Black Sheep of the past and present, have fought to innovate the times. For these reasons, we strive to make them proud by going against the status quo. We are the Black Sheep! We are Always Original!

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