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Transitioning into a scheduled 8-5pm work lifestyle at a creative agency with Type 1 Diabetes can be arduous. But it doesn’t have to be with this short guide on how to manage Type 1 Diabetes in the workplace. Before we get started, let’s discuss the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
Category: Inspiration
In everyday life, people don’t typically enjoy talking about money - the same can be said in business. The truth of the matter is, this is one of the more common things that we deal with in an agency setting. We talk about estimates, payments and financials with clients and even internally. I have seen that there is a common approach to these conversations, whether it be with your coworkers or with clients, that can help ease and guide the conversation in a positive direction for everyone involved. Follow along below for 5 tips to help you master the art of financial conversations: 
Category: Inspiration
Going back to work after having a baby has its own set of challenges that a new mom, or dad, face once you enter parenthood. The thought of waking up before the sun rises and heading off to work, after being up most of the night with a crying baby, seems unthinkable. Plus attempting to be the same employee you were before you left is no easy task. Although you're going to experience a few hiccups along the way, hopefully these 5 tips will make heading back to work a little less stressful on you and your little one.
After graduating college, a lot of people do not know what is next in their path. I remember finishing up my degree and realizing that it was time to get a “real” job and make it on my own. It was a lot to handle in a short amount of time. Moving to a new city and meeting new people can be hard. I found some easy ways to get involved and to network around San Antonio, Texas.
“How was your day?” If your answer is, “Same as yesterday,” you definitely don’t work here. A day in the life of a vibrant marketing firm like ours is, to say the very least, diverse. Each is a one-off, replete with unique challenges and new opportunities to wrap our minds around the marketing needs of a myriad of different businesses, industries, services and philanthropies.
After 10 months of remission, my CANCER is back. When you get the news that it’s returned, you think that the results are incorrect; you did all of the treatments to fight the cancer, how and why is it back?. Then you have to move forward and plan for how to fight this yet again. My plan is this: doctors visits, bloodwork and chemo treatments to attack the cancer again, and this time, conquer it.    
The cornerstone of success for every ad agency is the ability to establish, build and maintain mutually beneficial long-term relationships with clients. We all know the pursuit of new business is a constant challenge for every agency. So when you win an account it's extremely important to take good care of that relationship. The life blood of the working relationship is financial. Hence, my philosophy of keeping small things small and big things big. The client has selected your agency to help grow their business and increase profits, and expects the agency to stick to the annual budget.
Being a chameleon in the workplace can be quite beneficial for you and your employer. For starters, really get to know your place of business and what makes it work. I’ve had six positions in the past 10 plus years within Texas Creative and have learned a lot in that time. Secondly, give of yourself. Put your best foot forward and in return you will be rewarded. A good work ethic speaks volumes and gets noticed. I’m pleased that my employer saw this in me and presented me with new opportunities and challenges along the way.
Take a step-by-step tour of Photoshop's Puppet Warp tool and how it can fit into a creative workflow in endless ways.

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