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    You, Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, and Seth Rogen?

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    “We made up all our lines,” Seth Rogen remembered of Apatow’s 2005 flick, “The 40-Year-Old-Virgin.” A lot of the stuff was just us talking to each other and trying to make each other laugh, knowing that we had the freedom to say whatever we wanted. It looks very natural, because we honestly didn’t know what …

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    Sell Your Value Gain Respect

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    Are you obtaining your worth in fees and services provided?

     

    In order to reach your ultimate vision, it is necessary to know where your strengths and weaknesses reside.   The painful piece is to focus on strengthening those weak areas.  And it may require further education in terms of self-study or hiring someone to mentor …

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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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    4 Simple Tips to Maximize Your Downtime

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    I hope the holidays are simply an amazing time for you and yours!

    There’s such a fervor working up to it and then there’s the wonderful downtime. Or, at least I do hope that you make time for that downtime.

    It’s tough for small business owners.

    After all, it seems like we’re always doing things …

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    Use These 3 C’s to Engage More Effectively

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    Who doesn’t want to be more effective?

    Who doesn’t want to use their time and utilize their skills to the best of their ability?

    As you think about working more effectively – whether it’s for yourself, your peers, your customers or partners — you can use these 3 C’s to think a bit more strategically …

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    6 Ways to Work Smarter in 2014

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    Finding an excuse to procrastinate at work is definitely an easy thing to do. Especially when we have numerous projects hanging over our heads and we’re pressed for time, it can be difficult to focus on our most important tasks at work.

    In the new year, we need to make a promise to ourselves to …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Reputation Management, Skill Development, Workplace Success

    You Are Not a Failure; You Experienced Failure

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    It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. – Bill Gates

    In order to achieve success, you’ll likely need to fail first. Failure is the path that many of the most successful people have taken prior to their great achievements. Take Bill Gates, prior to founding Microsoft, …

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    Humility: The Personality Trait That Creates Champions

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    Watching the World Series last week took me back to my days managing professional baseball franchises.

    Over 20-years in the game I studied what it took to get minor league athletes to the major leagues and what it took to transform Major Leaguers into World Series Champions.

    And now I apply those learnings to my …

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    Passed Over for the Top Job

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    You have spent years building your application – solid experience, top skills, and a solid reputation.  You are ready to  take the leap to the next level within your organization only to see the opportunity go to someone from the outside.  What are you to do?  Two years ago, the Chronicle of Higher Education posted …

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    6 Ways to Build a Trustworthy Reputation

    Despite the ease and convenience of the digital age, people still care about who is on the other end of the Internet vacuum. You can only hide behind your online persona for so long – 92 percent of consumers say that they find word-of-mouth recommendations to be the most influential. Earning the trust of your …

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