About this week’s episode: The life of hustle sometimes involves building a network from scratch. Whether you’re entering a new profession or a new country, building a network from the bottom up is a strategic effort. Ursula Lauriston shares her story of how she built her empire from scratch, and how remaining both humble and proactive amplified her career path.
About our guest: Ursula is the Editor-in-Chief of CapitolStandard.com and serves as a marketing consultant for forward-thinking government agencies and organizations.
You’re looking at a first-generation college student, turned writer, turned dreamer.
At four years old, Ursula’s family immigrated to the United States from St. Louis du Nord, Haiti. Many years later she found herself in Washington, DC for a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) internship. During that time she landed a job on Capitol Hill as the Deputy Press Secretary for a highly scrutinized, embattled senator. It was there she learned the importance of telling your story, rather than letting others tell it for you.
After the Hill, Mrs. Lauriston spent a short time on the communications team of the CBCF, leaving to become the lead Writer/Editor at the U.S. Department of State.
These days Ursula manages the day to day operations of CAPITOL STANDARD—the only magazine in the DC Metro area capturing a burgeoning young professional culture ripe with possibilities. capitolstandard.com
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Resources mentioned in this episode:
- This is Water by David Foster Wallace
- A New Earth by Ekhart Tolle
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