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    Genuine Friendships and Integrity in Nightlife with Jesse Waits

    I recently had the opportunity to chat with Jesse Waits, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of XS and Tryst. Waits led XS to repeat appearances as the number one club on Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 list in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In the interview we cover topics such as relationship management, ethics, and event …

    Posted in Articles, Career Development, entrepreneurship, Interview, management, Marketing, Networking, People, Personal Branding, PR, Reputation Management, Skill Development, Social Media, Success Story, Success Strategies

    24 Life Questions To Answer Before It’s Too Late

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    As a career coach and business communications expert, I often surprise people by knowing something about them that they have never told me – and maybe never told anyone else. I am not psychic. I am empathetic.

    When I ask you a question, and your brain re-routes it to give me an unrelated answer: I …

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    Did You Win a Grammy? Why Not?

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    Congratulations to everyone who won. And, congratulations to Kanye West who, persists in believing he is: “The One Who Decides What Is Sufficiently Creative to Win for Album of the Year.”

    Per the Huffington Post: “Kanye West nearly interrupted Beck after the rock star won Album of the Year over Beyonce. Many outlets including HuffPost …

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    What Would Tom Brady Say About You?

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    Last Sunday, my favorite comment by any of the many sportscasters was this: “Brady was unstoppable when the pressure was strongest.”

    What if we said that about you?

    Are you unstoppable when the pressure is the strongest?

    The strongest stress is when it all comes down to one action you must take in one moment, …

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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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