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I am job searching and it’s so discouraging, Jasmin asks, Mishu answers..

I am job searching and it’s so discouraging, Jasmin asks, Mishu answers..

Dear Jasmin,
You are not your job. You are not what the people who you hope will hire you think you are. You’re a complete human being. Can you find things to do that remind you of that and make yourself feel good and successful?

I’ve got a cat brother whose name is Mishu too…, Kitsune asks, Mishu answers

I’ve got a cat brother whose name is Mishu too…, Kitsune asks, Mishu answers

Dear Kitsune:
My name means “someone” in Hebrew, because apparently my people think I’m really “someone” special!
From:
Mishu

Do you know that you’re a celebrity?

Do you know that you’re a celebrity?

Did someone say celery? Mmmm…. sounds delicious

The Inside Story

Celebrity?  Mishu could not be less interested! In fact, she’s so not interested in being a celebrity that she doesn’t even know that word. For her, it might as well be celery.

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Trouble studying because of your phone? Bruno asks, Dear Mishu answers

Trouble studying because of your phone? Bruno asks, Dear Mishu answers

Dear Bruno:  Are you a doctor on call?  A parent whose kid is outside?  If not – put your phone in another room and turn it to silent!…. When you’ve finished your studies, maybe you’ll be *important* enough to need to be reached at all times….  Do you think I’d be able to learn a new trick with squirrels running around?

The Inside Story

Our smartphones bring us a lot of convenience, fun, and connection to the world. But they can also be a source of stress.  This is especially true when they distract us from doing what we need to do to reach our goals. Cell phones can also pose some health risks, so it’s a good idea in general not to have them near or on your body at all times. read more

People don’t like it when you push them down on your way to be first. ~ Mishu

People don’t like it when you push them down on your way to be first. ~ Mishu

Yea, so people don’t like it when I knock them over on my because of my drive to be first…  That goes for you humans too: it’s okay to compete and try to be first, but don’t knock anyone down on your way.  #BeKind

The Inside Story

Dear Mishu is definitely an alpha — and you see that most on walks or hikes. If she’s not first, leading the way, #1 explorer, she’ll pull on the leash until whoever is holding it moves to the front.
I don’t know whether it’s her instinct to protect everyone or just her excitement to explore, but it is a habit that we haven’t really tried to break her of.  Mostly because Mishu’s bold, free spirited love of life is what we admire about her so much. We want to be like Mishu because she is so excited to be first!
Finishing First – the Kind Way
Still…

We definitely do not encourage that behavior in Mishu!
The obvious parallel to humans is that so many of us do knock people over, or walk all over them, in our drive to finish first, win the promotion, etc. Clearly that is a good strategy for some in the short term, but in the long term — Mishu’s right — people do not like that. This is NOT what Mishu means by Now is Now!
There might be short term gain to be had from finishing first while ignoring human decency, kindness, and basic manners, but eventually people will figure out that this is your M.O. and they will not want to work with you anymore. Call it Karma, call it fate, call it getting your due:  treating people like they’re expendable just because you are focused on yourself and your goals is never going to be a good strategy! read more

I feel like my boss doesn’t respect me. What can I do? Lisa asks, Mishu answers.

I feel like my boss doesn’t respect me. What can I do? Lisa asks, Mishu answers.

Mishu: My solution to everything is #FOCUS. FOCUS on your goals. FOCUS on what you need to do reach them. Do that, and don’t sweat the rest. Am I right?

#DearMishu

The Inside Story

According to some studies, over 50% of people do not feel respected by their leaders or managers at work. It can be frustrating if you feel like your boss doesn’t respect you. It can also be humiliating, damage your self-esteem, and make you stressed.  In fact, people cite not being respected as their biggest problem at work. What can you do about it if you feel like your boss doesn’t respect you? read more

How can I stop wasting time? Tyler asks, Mishu answers.

How can I stop wasting time? Tyler asks, Mishu answers.

Dear Tyler,

Why are you wasting time? Figure that out and you’ll know what to do.  #NowIsNow

The Inside Story

Procrastinating, or wasting time, is pretty common. The thing most of us forget is that just fighting the tendency won’t help. What will help is figuring out why we are wasting time. Because when we find ourselves wasting time, there’s usually a good reason. And knowing that reason is the source of making a change.

Maybe we just really don’t want to be doing the activity that we’re supposed to be doing. That’s possible, and although it’s not always possible to avoid unpleasant or boring tasks, sometimes knowing that you really don’t like something can help you eventually make a change in your life. read more

Are you near sighted or far sighted?  Cathy asks, Mishu answers

Are you near sighted or far sighted? Cathy asks, Mishu answers

 Dear Cathy:

Neither. Glasses just make me feel smart & look great. Do you ever wear things to feel good about yourself?

Love, Mishu

The Inside Story

Yes, it’s true that Mishu does not technically need her very stylish glasses. But she looks so great in them, so why not?

We all put on costumes and masks to feel a certain way about ourselves, or to look a certain way to others. And that’s fine. Dressing up can make you feel good about yourself. It can even make you feel more like yourself. Or, it can make you feel like what you want to be. read more

Mishu, in her followers’ words

Mishu, in her followers’ words

Please click on the Instagram comments to read how followers describe Mishu.. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

And Pu-lease don’t say ‘cute’ — that’s not what I’m going for.. #dearmishu

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How do I choose between two careers? Jordan asks, Mishu answers

How do I choose between two careers? Jordan asks, Mishu answers

Dear Jordan,
Figure out which one you’re willing to struggle to do well in  – that is the one you really want. Once you know, go for it without looking back!  (My career is squirrel catching, and oh do I struggle. But it’s totally worth it)
From,
Mishu

 The Inside Story on Career

Choosing a career can be difficult for some people, especially if you have more than one interest.

One thing to keep in mind is that success in your career – any career – requires a lot of hard work. And you’ll probably have failures along the way.  You will likely need to struggle and try and fail for a while before you find success.

Because if you’re not willing to struggle for it, you probably won’t stick it out through all of the ups and downs that will inevitably happen before you see career success. read more

I always need to be in charge. Is that normal? Ella asks, Mishu answers. #DearMishu #control

I always need to be in charge. Is that normal? Ella asks, Mishu answers. #DearMishu #control

Dear Ella:

You should see me on #hikes — I can’t let anyone else go first, and sometimes I knock people over on my way to the front. Since I’m pretty sure people don’t like that, just don’t knock people over when you’re trying to be in charge. You know?  #DearMishu

Love,

Mishu

The Inside Story

Yes, Mishu really likes to be in charge. That just comes with the territory with an Type A personality / alpha female like Mishu.

And that’s totally fine. Being someone who likes to take charge makes you a leader. That means when there’s an emergency, or something at work that really needs to get done, you’re going to be the person making sure it gets done. Congratulations! read more

I get bored 3 months after starting a new job. What should I do? Dylan asks, Mishu answers. #DearMishu

I get bored 3 months after starting a new job. What should I do? Dylan asks, Mishu answers. #DearMishu

Dear Dylan: Life is amazing and there is so much to see & do, so I get it. Most days my walk is on the same boring route. I just try to find pleasure in the routine and excitement in the small things (squirrels!). And then sometimes, I get to go to new exciting places and then I go  crazy and fill up my need for adventure for a while.

The Inside Story

The truth is, Mishu doesn’t always get exciting walks. Most days, it’s one of the same 3 routes around the neighborhood. Since a walk is supposed to be the highlight of a dog’s day, we think that is pretty comparable to being bored at work. read more

If you work really hard for something, and you still can’t seem to get it how do you stay #motivated? #DearMishu

If you work really hard for something, and you still can’t seem to get it how do you stay #motivated? #DearMishu

Dear Eva,
Oh, I’ve been there! Do you know that I’ve never, ever caught a squirrel?! (I have caught a few rats, but that’s not really my #passion)…. I think that the key is to start fresh every day: don’t think about all the other times you tried and failed. Just think about today, #now, and how amazing you are that you’re pursuing your dream. It’s #beautiful, what you’re doing…. Does that help?…  Love, Mishu #DearMishu #dogsofinstagram

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What’s on your bucket list, Angela asks, Mishu answers

What’s on your bucket list, Angela asks, Mishu answers

Mishu: Definitely catching a squirrel. I’ve caught a couple rats, but those darn squirrels keep getting away!

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