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.

  1. Customers can voice the impact products have in their lives.
  2. Contests engage audiences.
  3. Features demonstrate the breadth and reach of services.
  4. Employee knowledge can be showcased.
  5. Range of expertise is amplified.
  6. Employee investment propels company value, as people care more and are held accountable for their words.
  7. Really…

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.


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.


“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 latest trends and news

Are you just as intentional with your personal brand? Do you look for situations that…


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, and you can’t quite put your finger on what’s missing.

Somewhere along the way, we…


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 on your finger.

The good sales people say very little. When they do speak, they repeat…


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 to convince themselves “YES!”

And even if they don’t believe it, they pretend anyway.