You’re not going to please everyone.

June 07 2012

Focus on what you’re passionate about. People will be able to sense this passion in your writing and your work. No matter what the topic — Marilyn Manson, Plato, an empty trash bag used as rain gear — someone will be compelled to read or to buy. Forget about the rest.

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Find your company.

June 05 2012

Align yourself with people you emulate, whose lives you admire. You need a template (if you don’t already have one). By watching someone else prove it can be done, you’ll feel encouraged to make it happen.

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You’re like no other.

June 04 2012

Unique experiences make you you. Your resume may look similar to another applicant, but how you finished that degree, landed that job, scored that promotion, found new work is like no other. You have to be able to show someone else the world through your eyes. Show them why your world is special. (It is.)

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Are you just as intentional offline?

May 31 2012

Social media platforms are ideal networking resources, places to find like-minded individuals and spark creative rainstorms. Brands and customers and clients and students and businesses can deepen experiences. Customers can voice the impact products have in their lives. Contests engage audiences. Features demonstrate the breadth and reach of services. Employee knowledge can be showcased. Range […]

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Your mind knows the outcome.

May 29 2012

If you go into a situation thinking it is valuable, it will be. If you walk into a room thinking you’re defeated, you are. If you know you’re ready to meet the partner of your dreams, you will. If you are looking for inspiration, you’ll find it.

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Growing pains

May 25 2012

When it feels uncomfortable, you’re growing. Move. Work your muscles. Find new environments and new situations and new trails to blaze. Contorting yourself into new positions doesn’t necessarily feel good. Challenging yourself isn’t a challenge if it’s easy.

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“What floor?”

May 24 2012

There are countless tactics that can strengthen the genuine enthusiasm and personality of a brand. Companies shell out thousands of dollars to learn things like: How to communicate, in an appropriate and relevant way What to say so people will listen How to best stimulate audience interest and involvement Where to go to find the […]

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Give yourself permission.

May 22 2012

Suddenly it happens. I’m not sure when or how, but you find yourself in an assigned role, doing tasks that aren’t necessarily meaningful to you. You realize you’re living a life that feels predefined. The things you do and the the people you meet “just happen.” You’re caught in a cycle of routine and predictability, […]

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Steal skills from another industry

May 18 2012

There are certain tools that are transferable, regardless of industry or job title. Step inside Tiffany’s. You’ll see plenty of couples and women roaming around. Inch closer to the diamond cases and eavesdrop. You won’t hear any hard selling from the staff. The product speaks for itself. If you’ve come to Tiffany’s, you want the name […]

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Universal worry: “Am I good enough?”

May 10 2012

“Do I belong in this group?” “Does what I have to say matter?” “Are my ideas valuable?” These are questions that have plagued the most brave, the most confident, the most successful among us. At some point in time, most people have had these thoughts. The difference lies in the answer. Successful people know how […]

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