Hey y’all! My name is Jen and I’m so happy you’re here. I’m the author of the blog and run this site as a hobby (except for when it runs me).
For someone who sells technology for a living, I’m awfully tech illiterate. Google really only gets you so far.
As I mentioned, I’m a sales rep for a Technology solutions firm. I’ve managed to surround myself with a team of people way smarter than I, who design and implement high end technology solutions (think data centers) for my customers. I basically do the negotiating and buy lunch. My closest friends and family honestly couldn’t tell you what it is I actually do, so here’s some detail if you care to learn more.
I studied advertising at The University of Oklahoma, and I’m sure you’re thinking – wtf does that have to do with technology? Great question. It has nothing to do with it. Sales is personality based. It doesn’t matter what you study, you either have “it” or you don’t. Your company will educate you on the products, services, and industry.
Moving along, why do I write a blog and what is it about?
I write a blog because I enjoy writing. Simple as that. The focus when starting you and coffee in April 2016 was really to share my experiences in the corporate World and provide advice to millennials. Why? Because I believe there’s superlative value in constructive criticism and thought maybe If I share my feedback publicly, it might help someone with their career. After college, I found myself editing a lot of resumes and providing early career advice to sorority sisters. Some of my favorite topics I write about were sparked from those conversations and are geared toward new grads; how to land a job, act professional, get promoted, save money, make money, etc.
In addition to motivational and educational posts, the blog has expanded a bit with what I’m referring to as: The Lifestyle section. If you’re interested in my candid advice on love, politics, relationships, or just recommendations on where to eat and excercise in Dallas, check it out!
Who is YOU and why COFFEE?
I chose the name you and coffee because I feel a bit like superwoman between the hours of 5:00-9:00a.m. My weapon of choice? a plain jane cup of coffee. No cream, no sugar, just big dreams and coffee beans! YOU, my readers, are the people I hope to inspire. I truly believe you have the power to do and be anything you want.
At a minimum, I hope you leave this page feeling inspired. I hope I’m able to spark ambition and light a fire in you to take on the day, the week, or even a whole new adventure! Thank you so much for stopping by and remember – you and coffee can do anything!