Finding Your Tribe

  I had the pleasure of attending the annual American Counseling Association Conference & Expo a couple weeks ago, which unsurprisingly, met and exceeded my expectations (At Realizing Aptitudes, we jokingly refer to ACA as “the mothership”). Beginning in the...

Overcoming the Fear of Failure

Have you ever been so afraid of failing, you decided to not try at all? Has fear of failure ever stopped you from giving your best effort? If you’re like most people, the answer is yes. Fear of failure can be paralyzing – preventing us from fully investing...

IAEVG 2016 Conference Recap

It has been about two weeks since Jennifer and I had the pleasure of presenting at the International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) Conference. This year’s conference was held in beautiful Madrid with over 40 countries represented in...

Volunteer. Why do it?

If the thought of adding another activity to your busy schedule seems daunting, it’s OK to ask “What’s in it for me.” Volunteering for a good cause doesn’t just benefit the people you’re helping.  Volunteering can further your career and help you feel healthier and...