Advice Column

What Would VEU Do?- One of My Friends is Unsupportive

Dear VEU Magazine and Torian,

Q: One of my friends is somewhat unsupportive. What is the best way to deal with knowing your best friend doesn’t really believe in what you do?

A: It happens. It’s unfortunate but, nevertheless, it happens. We seek approval and support from those we consider to be our biggest support system… family and friends. When the support doesn’t come, it can feel like being hit with a ton of bricks.
Here are a few things you ought to try:

1. Have an open and honest dialogue. Instead of getting upset and shutting down, try opening up. Talk to your friend and let them know you are just as scared or excited. Let them know you may not have everything figured out just yet but you plan on taking a leap of faith. Then, don’t be apprehensive to ask them why they aren’t as supportive as you need them to be.

2. Take them to an event. I am notorious for doing this. If I have a speaking gig, I’d simply ask that person to accompany me. Allow them the opportunity to see for themselves. What tends to happen is that they can see you in your natural element; they witness your passion, your excitement, and your love for whatever you are doing. People say “seeing is believing.” Once they see what you do, as opposed to hearing it all the time, they may change the level of support.

3. Include them. This is much like the previous tip. Many times, we find that those friends aren’t unsupportive but they may feel like they have to compete for your attention. I understand that you have to devote time to your craft but they may simply feel neglected and as a result, become less supportive.

Always remember, life is too short to be unhappy and surrounded by unsupportive people. This is especially true for your journey to success. I understand you may want tons of people that support you but the cold hard truth is that not everyone will be there for you. Know when to cut ties and end relationships if it is doing more bad than good.
I wish you much success, positivity, and growth in all your endeavors!

Signed- The Professor of Personal Growth, Torian Salary

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What Would VEU Do? – Overcoming Stress

Dear VEU Magazine and Torian

Q: What is the best way to deal with all the stress I encounter at work each day?

A: Trust me, we’ve all been there and this is a major issue. In a survey, American Psychological Association states that more than one-third of employees experience chronic work stress. So of course, I have some tips that you can try, even as soon as today!

1. What’s the big deal? Keep a journal for about 2 weeks while at work. Each time you feel stress; begin writing down what you’re doing at the time. Other things you can journal is how you responded to the stress and your thoughts or feelings. Knowing what causes your stress is the first step in eliminating or managing it.

2. Call a time out! Develop various rules for yourself and adhere to them. For example, as you schedule your day, build in a few 10-minute breaks so you can go for a walk, visit the snack machine, or stand outside and people-watch. Also, another rule you can make is not checking work emails from home. You’ve got to schedule some “you” time.

3. Wanna get away? Similar to the 2nd tip, take some time off. Go visit an exotic tropical island, go to your favorite theme park, visit your bestie in another city or state, or even take a “stay-cation.” As long as you find some time to unplug and recharge.

4. Step into my office! Finally, schedule some a meeting with your boss. Having a simple conversation to inform them that you are stressed or overwhelmed may be the difference. It could be possible that they had no idea that you were even feeling that way. Knowing this, they can reassign some of your workload to someone else. You’ll never know unless you ask!
I wish you much success, positivity, and growth in all your endeavors!

Signed- The Professor of Personal Growth, Torian Salary

What Would VEU Do? – Remaining Positive In a Negative World

What Would VEU Do?

Dear VEU Magazine and Torian,

Q: How do I stay positive when there is so much negativity that surrounds us each day?

A: Great question! I agree it seems that there is negativity every time you look around. This can present a challenge for someone trying their best to stay positive. However, here are a few things you can do to remain optimistic:
1. Expect the Best- As cliché as it sounds, you get what you expect. Speak things into existence. Start your mornings with the phrase “Today, I expect great things to happen to me!”

2. Control the Controllables- You’re in charge of your life! No one can make you feel inferior without your permission. Don’t waste unnecessary energy and time on things you have no control over. LIG- Let it go.

3. Positive In/Positive Out- Listen to positive music, read uplifting quotes, and surround yourself with optimistic people. The more positivity that goes in your ears, the more positivity that comes out of your mind.
I wish you much success, positivity, and growth in all your endeavors!

Signed- The Professor of Personal Growth, Torian Salary


What Would VEU Do?- I’m Not Happy With My Current Employer

Dear VEU Magazine and Torian,
Q:I’m not happy with my current employer. I have extensive experience and several degrees
however I am having the hardest time finding another job. It seems like I’ve applied for every
opening in Atlanta and surrounding areas? What should I do?
A: We’ve all been there. Job hunting can be a job within itself. It’s unfortunate when you have
several degrees and experience and still can’t find a job. Here are a few things I’d recommend
you try:
Stay Positive- Your perfect dream job will come, in the meantime, don’t lose hope.
Positive things happen to positive people. You’re next! Just keep sending those resumes
and filling out applications. It’s a numbers game.
Network!- I know you have several degrees and experience, but nowadays, it’s about
who you know. Knowing the right people can not only get your foot in the door but land
you that corner office suite overlooking downtown Atlanta. Go to networking events,
games, seminars, and meetings and take many business cards.
Broaden your Search- If you are absolutely unsatisfied with your current employer, look
at some possible contract positions or work-from-home jobs until you land your dream
job. Also, consider relocating to another area where there may be more opportunities.
Some companies will pay for relocation! Lastly, maybe going to work for someone else is
not your thing. Maybe it’s time to start your own company and become your own boss!
I wish you much success, positivity, and growth in all your endeavors!
Signed- The Professor of Personal Growth, Torian Salary

VEU Magazine Launches New Advice Letter Column

On Monday September 4th, 2017, VEU Magazine, which stands for Visionaries and Entrepreneurs United, launched its new advice letter column. Headed by The Professor of Professional Growth Mr. Torian Salary, readers will have the opportunity to submit anonymous questions and concerns they have about general life endeavors, entrepreneurship, on the job, and just anyone needing overall motivation.

Going along with our mission to educate and inspire, we wanted to create something that our readers could feel apart of, and give them the opportunity to let their voices be heard their way.  There are people who may be going through various situations in life, and just need and external,  judge free  point of view as to how they should handle it. Every Monday we will post a new question submitted by readers via social media and

About Torian Salary

Award-Winning Motivational Speaker Torian Salary has been featured on TV, radio, iTunes & newspapers and is known to his audience as The Professor of Personal Growth™. He’s helped transform the lives of over half a million people across the world in his quest to make sure that each person becomes a success story. With nearly 20 years of experience, Torian has created a habit of leaving his audience on the edge of their seats begging for more. As someone still in the success-seeking marathon himself, his humble, yet high energy, interactive stories and tell-it-like-it-is style is one that his audience relates to.

Questions can be submitted via email to, with the subject line “What Would VEU Do?”