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Cubicle Chronicles

Cubicle Chronicles

By Courtney Ralls
A sounding board for the creative millennial who often imagines what life is like beyond the 9-5 or has already taken action to secure a life filled with purpose driven, creative work. This show shares the funny and relatable nuances of cubicle life. Also given is practical advice on what to do or what NOT to do in your journey through corporate and how to align your career with who you really are and what you love. Rate and subscribe!
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How To Start Freelancing with a Full-Time Job
Ever wonder how to get started on freelancing independently while you still work full-time? Here's what I did to start getting work with clients on the side while still working a 9 to 5. Simple tips that can be done with either zero or small investment. Each tip mentioned in the episode led to securing freelance work soon after I started taking action on my idea. To support this podcast with a monthly donation please visit: See what I'm up to now with the re-launch of my company: Follow me on Instagram to send me feedback about the show:
June 10, 2019
I Took the LEAP - Personal Career Story Part II
Continuing with the SECOND phase of my career journey. In this episode, I encourage to listen until the end because *eye* think there's some gems dropped when it comes to aligning who you are with your career. I talk about my last five jobs to bring my career to where it is currently in 2019! For part I of this story click here. Find me on YouTube at "Courtney's Diary" DM me on Instagram: @itsbourt_ if you have your personal cubicle chronicles story and I will share it on the show! Also, visit my website to inquire more about working with me.  Mentioned in this episode is Oprah's Master Class Podcast. 
March 28, 2019
My Personal Career Story Part I
I'm back! At least for now, but here is my personal cubicle chronicles story. I realize I haven't told my career journey story this far and I hope that you listen and all of this will make sense! From my podcast to my Youtube project to my business, I'm hoping to weave a cohesive story together for it to really boil down to the same message: follow your original passions.  Those passions from childhood that we may have buried or stuffed down they are still there and need to be alchemized and fit into your adult life in order to start living from that joy again. Here I go through my first SIX jobs post-college and on the next episode you'll hear the rest.  Find me on Youtube by searching Courtney's Diary and also on Instagram at @itsbourt_.
February 28, 2019
No, you can't touch my hair
In the episode of Cubicle Chronicles I have my second guest, Zachary Nunn of the Living Corporate podcast join me to talk about micro-agressions! Yes, so if you have been looked at as the "voice of black culture" in the office then you my friend have been micro-agressed! Listen to this candid conversation on how to deal with it the next time it happens and Zach's interesting experiences on it happening to him. ABOUT THE GUEST: Zachary Nunn is multifaceted creative and professional consultant based in Houston, Texas. As the founder of Living Corporate, a multimedia platform he launched in Spring 2018, he seeks to amplify underrepresented voices in Corporate America. His passion for serving underprivileged communities has afforded him opportunities to serve as a minister in his Local Church, a public speaker with Genesys Works, and a community partner with various non profits in and around Houston, TX. Find Living Corporate on all social media platforms as @LivingCorporate
September 11, 2018
Are you ready for a promotion?
On this episode I have my very first podcast guest!! Meet Jinissa Smith a resume expert, she will give you some actionable advice on how to tweak and tighten your resume for your next job promotion! Also, I give some quick tips on how to prepare for that promotion. Don't forget that you can support my podcast now with a monthly subscription fee of either $0.99, $4.99 or $9.99! Just follow the link below! Click to support this podcast: Jinissa Smith: Side Hustle Pro:
August 30, 2018
What do you already know about running a business that you might have picked up from your day job? In this episode I share some transferrable skills that you probably already have from working full-time that can benefit you in starting a side hustle. Also, check out the Impact Theory video that I mentioned in this episode here: And follow me on Instagram: Twitter: If you'd like to support my podcast by paying a monthly subscription fee as low as 99 cents, $4.99 or $9.99 , click the button "support this podcast" from the link in my Instagram bio! Thanks!
August 11, 2018
Is it time to quit your job?
In the latest episode, I go over 5 key motives that should align with you & your job in order for you to be happy and fulfilled. I also drop 6 key learning points for me over my tenure as a corporate employee. As always follow me on Instagram @itsbourt_ and send me your corporate chronicles or ask questions about climbing or even throwing away the corporate ladder.
June 26, 2018
Employee vs Entrepreneur Mindset Shift
This week I talk about the difference in mindset of an employee and entrepreneur and what we all can do to go a little harder for ourselves and create our own lanes! Follow me on Instagram @itsbourt_ and reach out to me with your personal Cubicle Chronicles story.
June 12, 2018
005. What's your definition of success?
This week the sounding board write in comes from Candace (@unicorncandy850) who shares a petty exchange with her boss. Also, I highlight 10 signs that you're more successful than you think you are, friend. We all get caught in the rat race of what we think success is and I challenge you to define it for yourself and never let up on reaching what it means to YOU only. My podcast is officially available EVERYWHERE: Apple Podcasts Stitcher Overcast Pocket Casts Stay creative! - @itsbourt_
June 4, 2018
004. Twerk Miley Twerk
I get another write in from Shalese about a questionably undertoned email she got from her boss. Listen and let me know if you have had anything like this come up for you! Follow Shalese on Instagram @sip_teahouse. She's out here slinging herbal, homemade teas while working a full-time corporate job.
May 30, 2018
003. Internship Bait n Switch and are you a job hopper?
On this episode I get my first cubicle chronicles question about a internship that pulled the bait and switch on an employee. Also, #soundingboard time, are you a job hopper? Job hoppers typically switch positions in under 3 years and if you are what are your reasons? Follow me on Instagram at: @itsbourt_ to connect!
May 30, 2018
002. Who is Bourt?
Courtney’s personal story and the explanation on how Being Bourt started and the origins of Cubicle Chronicles
May 29, 2018
001. Introducing Cubicle Chronicles
Welcome to the cubicle chronicles - where you can send in your gripes, mishaps or questions about the weird things that happen to you while being on the pursuit to more while still working your day job.
May 29, 2018