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    Mastering the LinkedIn Private View


    Who’s been looking at your LinkedIn Profile?

    What LinkedIn Profiles have you been looking at?

    There are three options for LinkedIn profile privacy.

    This LinkedIn option is part of the Privacy Settings that allows you to determine how much information you share when you are viewing someone else’s LinkedIn Profile.

    I’ll explore all three of …

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    Mastering the LinkedIn Connection


    We’ve all done it.

    That lazy LinkedIn connection request.

    We collectively need to stop.

    Take 2 and Personalize It

    Before sending that next LinkedIn Connection request take 2 minutes and make it personal. Here is a video that shows you how in less than 2 minutes. Let the person know how you met, where you …

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    Mastering the LinkedIn Unvite


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

    I’m talking about LinkedIn invites.

    And, there is nothing wrong with this.

    Why Unvites are OK and When to Use Them (video)

    Reality Check

    Have you ever sent out a bunch of LinkedIn invitations? Who hasn’t?

    Maybe you just joined a new company or…
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    What Got You Here Won’t Get You There


    The Fact is …

    You have to keep learning.

    You need to continue adapting.

    Your Career Depends On It

    The modern definition of a career is changing. In the past you could work at the same job year-in and year-out. You could put in your 20, 30 or even 40 years of service. Then get …

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    Your Best Gift for 2016


    Last year is history.

    It’s time to look forward.

    This is about your future.

    The Gift

    There is a gift you can give yourself that will provide you with more than any other. It’s a simple one and it’s one that you’ve had with you all along. Too many of us take it for granted. …

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    What do you want … Money, Labor or Access?


    When you are asking for help.

    What do you really want?

    What do you really need?

    I typically see requests for one of three things.

    You may be able to get all three.

    However, you should know what you want before you make the ask. As you think about what you need to grow your …

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    Fixed or Growth — Why Your Mindset Matters


    What’s your mindset?

    Is it fixed?

    Is it growth?

    Why your Mindset Matters

    Everyone has a mindset. That’s a given. However, not everyone’s mindset helps them achieve, strive and accomplish all that they are capable of on a regular basis.

    I recently finished Carol S. Dweck’s book “Mindset” – which coincidentally is on Bill Gate’s …

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    How Do You Do Your Best Learning?





    How do you learn best?

    Most people experience the world through their five senses – sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. Some people have become more honed or attuned to using one sense over the others. And, depending upon the situation and what needs to be done with the stimuli (the information) …

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    Why do Pay it Forward Fridays?


    Why Fridays?

    Why not every day?

    Well, you’ve gotta start somewhere!

    And the obvious question … 

    I’ve also been asked … Why Pay It Forward?

    Well the answer is simple … because I can.

    Guess what? So can you!

    The idea, the concept and the practical application of paying it forward it easy. There is …

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    Growing your Network is your Job


    Everyone talks about networking.

    But who is doing it right?

    Is there a right way to network?

    Networking just to Network does NOT make Sense

    This is the title of an article I wrote for Entrepreneur Magazine. The point of the post was that when you network you should have a reason and a purpose. …

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