Third Eye Blind Tour in 2013 ~ Beyond 3eb.com Concert Listings

You know you’re not the only one stalking our beloved 3eb’s tour dates online. Checking their Twitter, Facebook, and even Vine videos to get a hint, even a glimpse of what’s to come with the new album… Will they FINALLY come back to my town? How about 10-hour drive radius to see Stephen Jenkins and Brad Hargreaves just one more time? (I’ve done it before, I’ll do it again!)

Well, here it is… some dates beyond the now three dates in PA & NY that exists on their site (as of March 20, 2013). A little treat for those of us who missed out on the SXSW riots incited by our fave rockers, and the ski-by-day, mosh by night to Anything in Aspen, CO.

On 3eb.com:

  • April 5th – Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA (on 3eb.com)
  • August 23rd – Citi Field in Flushing, NY (on 3eb.com)
  • August 31st – PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA (on 3eb.com)

2013 tour dates hidden elsewhere on the web:

UPDATE!!! These are on the web but incorrect (Confirmed by 3eb as incorrect):

Do you have any more dates this post is missing? Let me know in the comments!

~Victoria

Jobseekers: Be Encouraged!

Jobseekers, be encouraged! There are a TON of jobs out there, no matter what “they” say! I just sent in 9 company-catered applications, complete with custom resume & cover letter, all within 48 hours of being laid off. These are all companies and positions I’m excited about!

Granted, I do live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, where we have a high percentage of the nation’s job growth, that doesn’t mean your next career move isn’t close by!

Here are a few tips I’ve picked up from my experience as well as my good friend and mentor Nelly, SPHR (and awesome mother)!

  1. Be flexible. Know what you’re good at and apply to positions you will not only bring your experience in, but your passion as well. But keep in mind, sometimes you have to do what you don’t want to do to get to where you want to go (with integrity, of course!). If you got laid off from an industry that simply isn’t hiring at all in your area, consider relocating. Sometimes flexibility is a risk, but sometimes it’s the risks we take that create the awesome results we want!
  2. It always will be quality above quantity. As a Corporate Recruiter, mining hundreds of resumes & cover letters in a day, I can tell you that when someone sends a cover letter catered to my company, expressing their passion & pride in their work, that’s who I want to come in for an interview! Take your time to make sure your application go to companies you can be proud to work for, and for positions you can be passionate about!
  3. Work with the result in sight! People are applying for jobs for a variety of reasons. Maybe you got laid off. So what? You can focus on the fact that you got laid off, or you can focus on the fact that now you can look at new opportunities that can be an even better situation for you – maybe one that you can garner more success for you and your company that ever before! With that hope for your future, get to work with joy!

For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare, not for woe! plans to give you a future full of hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

 

I Sold My Apple Soul to a PC (sorry, iPad)

The iPad won’t do it for me…

For over a decade I’ve been a Mac girl. I got my very own iBook G3 when I was headed off to college, got my free iPod (10 gigs!) in 2001 during that 1 year period when the “refer 5 friends and get a FREE iPod” deals were legit, bought (and will continue to use – I’m on it right now) my 20″ iMac Intel 2.16 Ghz a couple years ago, an iPhone for $400 right before they became $200 (I missed that refund for the $200 by a month), broke my iPod to get a Nano with more Gigs a year ago… I love my Apple products. But now I need something small, portable, with a web cam, an actual keyboard (I LOVE writing!) and Flash! And without buying a MacBook for $1,000 (why keep my iMac then?). And I just can’t justify getting an iPad, a glorified and over-sized version of my beloved iPhone.

So today, the last day of March, 2010, I did it. I sold my Apple soul to a PC. A Samsung N210 (barley over $400), a tiny little 10″ netbook. Yes, I had to get the one that resembles the infamous, white, pristine Apple MacBook. Now I have the portability and the tools I need to write anywhere in an inspired state at my local cafe, post here to PomTutu, make another live streaming video to my Ustream page, to check my Facebook Fan Page, and to Skype [Add me: nothingbutpossibilities]!

I will have to admit, though… the only downside: I now have to have, and pay monthly for, anti-virus software, once the trial expires… Ugh.

Did I make a mistake? Comment and tell me your thoughts below!

Breaking Your Belief Barrier

Remember the wonderful story of Roger Bannister who broke the four-minute mile barrier? Since ancient Greece men had been trying to run a mile in under four minutes, and it was said that it was a physical impossibility for a man to go that fast. And then on May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister broke that barrier. Within one month after he did it, 32 others did the same. Within one year 356 others accomplished the same feat. What changed that? Only their belief that it could be done.
~ Mary Kay Ash

And Idea about Ideas…

When a good idea pops into your mind, hold on to it! Explore it and see what you can do with it. Write it down! Keep a pen and notebook (or PDA, iPhone) with you at all times, for these random ideas.

Keep a notebook by your bed or use the “Voice Memos” app on your iPhone. Some of the best ideas I’ve had appeared in my mind while I was falling asleep. It’s how I’ve figured out solutions to problems, what to write in an essay and even what to say and how to express myself at a job interview.

If your idea is entrepreneurial in nature, take the time to expand on your idea to see if it improves or somehow becomes something you can develop further. Talk to people. You never know when a seemingly absurd idea changes someone’s life! You may even turn it into an entrepreneurial venture and make some money working on an idea you created and absolutely love!