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

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    “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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    What Executives Can Learn From Dog Owners

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    “You can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats his dog….” anonymous

    Surprisingly, dog owners and trainers can teach valuable lessons to business owners about establishing and maintaining good relationships. And while dogs are known to be loyal to their owners, there are some things owners do to advance the bond, instill …

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    Don’t Be a “Know It All”: No One Will Hire You!

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    “He only errs when he thinks he knows what he does not know” – Socrates

    One of the worst traits a candidate can exhibit is being a “know it all”. There’s a huge difference between someone who has healthy self-esteem and someone who’s a “know it all”.  A person with healthy self-esteem has clear knowledge of …

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    Ten Signs You Could Be a Budding Workaholic

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    While having a good work ethic and ambition is critical for success in today’s competitive job market, many business owners, executives and rising stars  have an excessive devotion to their work.  They struggle with guilt feelings for not spending more time at work and fear potential pitfalls of not being there to oversee their business. …

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    Kick-start Your Week With A Happiness Regimen

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    Good habits are known to increase overall well-being and happiness; whether it’s engaging in exercise, meditation, or eating well, there are still days you may not feel jovial or serene. Everyone could benefit from jump starting their day with a healthy dose of happiness. As silly as it sounds, focusing on the simple fact that …

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    Want to Improve? Know Your Strengths

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    We’ve all struggled to overcome something we don’t like about ourselves. Why is it so hard to change a single bad habit? The tabloids have talented and famous people splashed across their headlines who’ve  had their careers destroyed by bad habits.  Are we all impatient or lazy? Why do we struggle so hard to change …

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    Can We Improve Our Decisions and Control Our Future?

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    Wouldn’t it be great if you could predict your future and make all the right choices? Better decisions would ultimately make you happy later and make your life much more trouble-free. Research in behavioral economics shows that most people make choices about how they imagine events will be. These decisions are based on our perspective …

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    Successful People Have These Four Things in Common

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    “Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?”

    – Benjamin Franklin

    Surprisingly even some of the most confident people don’t really know their strengths.  While you might be able to generally describe what you’re good at it’s important to know specifically what it is that you can do …

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