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#jesspicks - Issue #6

This week has been revealing. I went to the ENT (ear, nose, throat) doctor to get to the bottom of my
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#jesspicks - Issue #6
By Jessica L. Williams • Issue #6 • View online
This week has been revealing. I went to the ENT (ear, nose, throat) doctor to get to the bottom of my recent illnesses.  It was an experience for sure.  You go to a specialist and all of a sudden, there’s a camera up your nose. :)  But he confirmed what we already suspected - I have severe nasal allergies.  The thing we didn’t know is that my nasal passageways are very crowded (whatttt).  So any inflammation or congestion makes it very hard for me to breathe.  And it travels down into my throat which explains my most recent prolonged sore throat episode.  Prescription moving forward includes nasal spray and saline rinse for the next few weeks and then we shall re-evaluate.  
I’m continuing to work on setting boundaries for myself and minimizing my commitments to things that don’t really serve where I am right now. I’m also doing lots of soul-searching to figure out what’s important and how my day job and techbizgurl helps me get there. So there’s been a lot of reading on finding purpose and discovering ways to make the days more efficient.  
I took some time for me this week and attended a LinkedIn workshop for women. It was eye-opening. There’s a lot I’m not doing to take advantage of the platform. Probably the same for you. (Hint: Your headline is super duper important for people looking you up and for Google.)  I’m planning to write up the tips in a blog post, so we can all up our professional branding game. Stay tuned for that. 
On to the picks for the week!

What Do You Truly Want To Do? [The Heretic]
NoireCare, A Site That Supports And Encourages Women Of Color To Care For Themselves [Clutch Magazine]
8 Best IFTTT Recipes for Solopreneurs [One Woman Shop]
Starting My Work Day at 5 am is (Maybe) the Best Decision I’ve Made This Year [Open Buffer]
Get Better On PC & Mac: Follow These 10 Simple, Useful Tricks for Higher Productivity [Lifehack]
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