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    Achieve Your Full Potential: Embrace Uncertainty and Act


    Many of us go through life searching for answers to big questions like, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” and why do I exist? And “What is the reason for the pain I’m experiencing or for the challenge I’m going through?” “Why did this happen to me and not someone else?” Or conversely, …

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    Writing Your Own Mock Recommendation Can Get You Hired


    Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. ~Albert Einstein

    The process of writing your own letter of recommendation could actually help you gain clarity on your strengths and how they apply to your perspective new employer. A great letter of recommendation showcases a clear story …

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    How to Get Your Ideas to Go Viral


    Speaking in front of any group of people is truly nerve-wracking. You may question whether you’ll remember everything you wanted to say, or get so overwhelmed that you completely forget major points. You may loose sleep over whether the audience will be receptive to your ideas.

    Many people have great ideas but few bring them to …

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    Do You Have the Top Four Traits That Predict Job Success?


    Companies are always looking for ways to attract, engage and retain top talent but it’s not always obvious who these people are. The investment in interviewing, training and development is huge and companies lose millions of dollars every year when they hire someone who turns out to be “a know it all”, a non-contributor or …

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    Social Media Mindfulness Can Boost Your Charisma and Impact


    “Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.”–Daniel Pink, best-selling author about business, work, and behavior

    It’s natural to want to share great news and social media …

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    Surprising Best Career Advice for a Happier 2015: It’s Not About Your Job



    Stop and smell the roses today!


    If you want to be happier in 2015 then it makes sense to consider what the experts say about becoming happy.  Surprisingly, happiness doesn’t come in the order most of us think; get into the right school, get the right job, live in the best location or find …

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    Starting Over, a Goal for 2015


    Learn to Start Anew

    Holding on to what’s no longer there holds too many of us back. Some of us spend the majority of our lives recounting the past and allow negativity to permeate our present. We waste our time and energy when we dwell on the past and inhibit ourselves from making progress by not letting …

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    “You Don’t Get If You Don’t Ask, So Keep Asking!


    “If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.”—Benjamin Franklin

    Many of us wish we could be more effective in getting what we want in life.  We fear that we may be rejected and are afraid to ask for help even when we know someone who could help us.  We lack any …

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    Make Your Personal Brand Shine With Strong Communication Skills

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    Having strong communication skills is crucial. One needs to know when it’s important to listen and when its necessary to respond. There are many subtleties in communication that can influence others; the best communicators strengthen their personal brand using speech and silence to influence others’ opinion of them. They intuitively know “when silence is golden” and how …

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    When Silence is Golden in Building Your Personal Brand

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     “The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.”
― Mark Twain

    Many times it’s difficult not to respond to someone, especially when we feel we’ve been attacked or provoked. Our natural impulse is to react defensively and all too often our impulsive response makes things much worse. …

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