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    Don’t Prolong the Rejection

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    Sometimes we don’t want to put our art out there for fear of it being rejected.

    That was the case with Jeff Kinney.

    He is the author and creator of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series of bestselling books.

    After a successful stint at drawing a comic strip for his college newspaper he found …

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    What we can learn from 40 years of SNL

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    40 years of anything is a long time.

    It’s 5 years older than the oldest Millennial

    Can you imagine doing anything for 40 years?

    Saturday Night Live Just Turned 40

    What can we learn from SNL turning 40? Plenty!

    “The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s 11:30.” ~ Lorne …

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    Why Unvites are OK and When to Use Them

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    There are times when you realize you need to pull back.

    When you realize you might have gone too far.

    I’m talking about LinkedIn invites. And that you might want to Withdraw one, two or a few of them every so often.

    And, there is nothing wrong with this.

    Reality Check 1:

    Have you ever …

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    Capitalizing on The War for Talent

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    There is a hot conversation going on in a lot of businesses.

    Most every business is facing a challenge related to hiring, retaining and training employees.

    And, if they don’t feel the pain now they will in a few years. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be shortfall of 18 million people to fill roles …

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    What Every Millennial Can Learn From LEGO

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    A decade ago LEGO was losing $1M a day.

    A lot has changed.

    Now they are cranking out a 24% profit margin.

    Fun Facts:

    105,000 LEGO pieces are made every minute There are at least 80 LEGO pieces for every human on the planet Lego generates 60% of it’s business in December

    What Changed?

    In the early …

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    2015 Will Be The Year Of IntraPreneurship

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    Have you ever had a great idea at work?

    Were you able to do anything about it?

    In 2015 that will change. Or, it should.

    Smart Companies are stepping up and are willing to help internal employees to develop their ideas. Is your company one of them? I hope so.

    Some of the more famous …

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    Why You Should Focus On The Long Game

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    Every day things come at us from all directions.

    Every day we are faced with a decision: What to do?

    That decision can be made much easier when you are Focused on your Long Game.

    When you know where you are going you can make conscientious decisions that impact YOUR plans and YOUR goals. This …

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    How to Use Double Time to Increase Successful Outcomes

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    Double Time may not mean what you think it means.

    Most people think of double time to mean do things twice as fast. Which is what it means if you are in the military. However, in this case I’m suggesting a way for you to increase the likelihood of a successful outcomes. In this case …

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    Using Three Words to Plan for a Great 2015

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    Here we are again. It’s the start of another new year.

    Have you taken the time to review your year? Have you taken the time to think about the new year yet?

    My guess is yes. Usually we look to do a review at the end of the year. Sometimes we cannot put in the …

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    There Is Always Time to Engage, Thank and PIF

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    It’s the end of the year. Are you ready for 2015?

    For my last post of 2014 I thought I would do things a little differently.

    I’ve been writing for you, the extended and global community of the Personal Branding Blog, for a little over two years now. It has been a pleasure and a …

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