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    Do Goals Bring Happiness?

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    Most people would be inclined to answer that the goals themselves do not necessarily bring happiness but might encourage motivation to start moving toward that end. This would be followed by the answer, Yes, goal achievement does bring happiness. But this isn’t necessarily so.

    The goal achievement itself offers some sense of satisfaction. But we …

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    The Second Biggest Mistake You Are Making

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    My career transition practice is full of amazing people with a huge well of talent, potential and experience. Each person is completely different. And with each person, I’ve identified a specific obstacle they are overcoming, so they can quickly move ahead on their goals. That problem identification and problem solving is the primary focus of …

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    Personal Branding Blog Weekly – Work Your Networking Plan Daily

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    You may have already witnessed the results of networking. People with strong connections often get the inside scoop on industry information, good deals, and sometimes, the good jobs. Making connections and nurturing these relationships over time is important. Solid established networks have catapulted many careers and businesses.

    Unfortunately, for many of us, networking does not …

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    How Millennials Can Become Millionaires

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    Contrary to popular belief, it’s not the amount of student debt, choice of college major or even past interview failures that prevent many recent graduates from achieving wealth.

    Rather, it’s the habits one forms, the beliefs they hold to be true, as well as their ability to keep an open mind and strict focus.

    Pulling …

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    Branding Mistakes to Avoid

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    Branding is an important component to business success. But too often, business owners leave branding to chance or don’t direct their branding efforts. Here are some common branding mistakes and what to do about them.

    No Defined Brand Message

    Branding often gets confused with taglines and logos, but these aren’t brands, they’re representations of a …

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    Using Hindsight to Build Foresight

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    Of course, hindsight is 20-20.

    How often have you said:

    If I knew then what I know now.

    After the fact we can all see the situation and adjust the way “would have” reacted… If only we had known then what we know now.

    Using Hindsight before it Happens

    Of course, people cannot experience something …

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    7 Things to Maximize Your Return on Networking Events

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    Last week, I focused on the 5 Things You Need to Stop Doing Now to Make Strong Connections in 2015.  This week, I’m focusing on you busy professionals who are challenged by making time and maximizing the networking events you attend.

    1. Build the conversation

    A conversation can get rather dry if you don’t know …

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    Strategies to Increase Need for Services

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    Selling services can be the most frustrating occupation ever conceived if you aren’t making sales. In fact, it can make one feel quite inadequate. Instead of letting emotion take control, use analytical review to turn the situation around. Simple corrective actions may make a huge difference. Here is a quick example:

    1. Become familiar with …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – There is No Box

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    “Think out of the box” seemed to be the mantra for an entire decade. What if you approached this a bit differently and realized that there is no box? The only boxes are often the ones we create ourselves. Often, we supply the hammer and nails to create “this box”.

    When the book “The 7 …

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    What Connections Help Build Community Around Your Brand

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    It’s no secret that in the workplace, communication plays a major role in the productivity of the workforce. Where people are able to communicate and share thoughts and ideas freely, the quality of results increases significantly. You need to foster that sort of communication with people outside the workplace. The magic lies in diversifying the …

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