1. In a challenging situation, step back. Remove yourself from the moment. Spot patterns. Take comfort in support that's not apparent at first glance.

2. If you feel like you're losing, redefine what winning is so you're winning. Nobody's saying you can't.

3. If most of your instincts tell you something's pointless, you may want to go ahead, take no for an answer, and run on to better opportunities.

4. If you feel the need to vent, be careful what you share about your situation online. There are times when you write because it helps you work out an idea or an emotion and never publish it.    – Mike Brown