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DO IT ANYWAY …

At this point, we’ve all had enough time out there in this great big world to know our strengths and weaknesses, right? Well, it turns out that we all seem to suffer from the same nagging thing …..FEAR. Well, maybe it’s a bit broader than that …. there may be fear you need and fear…

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BE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE OR BUSINESS WITH THESE 5 TIPS

Are there really any sure-fire ways to guarantee a successful life, business or relationship? I’m not sure it’s really a “guarantee”, but I love these points as a beginning when you consider starting something new or scaling something you’ve been working on for years. Heck, you can apply them to life in general. JUST START!…

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BRAZIL…THIS IS FOR YOU!

Anyone who follows the blog knows that I had the privilege of speaking to a large group of professionals in Rio in June. I had a two hour time slot and wanted to keep the format open to questions as we discussed the current state of branding utilizing Social Media. Who knew that this was…

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Is Goal Setting REALLY Important?

GOAL SETTING. I don’t know about you but, the mere mention of the New Year and setting of goals makes me sweat! It’s that old-school “resolution” thing…….there you are guzzling Champagne and you go and blurt out actual RESOLUTIONS in front of a few people. And, of course, they remember each thing you said…..Fast forward…

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Branding Your Business

Whether you are creating a new business or expanding an existing business, branding is the blood of your company.  What does it take to keep it consistent when you create marketing materials or promotions? When it comes to establishing the core features and qualities of your brand, all you need is a little time, a…

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Overtime Myths

I’ve been addressing questions about this topic FOREVER.  There appears to be quite a bit of confusion over who and when employees are eligible for overtime pay. Wage and overtime rules (Federal & State) are crucial to businesses.  Unfortunately, being unaware of the rules can cost you a bundle.  In most states, the magic number…

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Leadership Lessons

First and foremost, Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, I read a lot of material on Leadership and business style……ran across this video that has a few great take-aways.  This reminds me to stand out and do it my own way!  –Sometimes a leader needs the guts to stand-alone and look ridiculous (most of…

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10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer before freshman year, when cadets go through a rigorous program called “Beast.” Beast consists of extreme physical, mental, and social challenges that are designed to test candidates’ perseverance. University of Pennsylvania psychologist…

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Make Better Decisions

I don’t know that smart people make better decisions because they have a higher IQ.  They make smarter decisions, according to research, because they do the following: Dump The Unimportant Decisions.  Simply, if a decision doesn’t have impact on your work, relationships or resolve, remove it immediately from consideration.  Think about Apple.  It’s CEO chose…

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A Good Way To Deliver BAD News?

I don’t know about you, but delivering bad news is my least favorite thing to do!  Let’s say you’ve got to tell an employee who’s going through a tough time that he or she is being laid off.  Or share with  your team that because biz is so good, they have to work through the…

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