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    How Making Toast can make you a Problem Solver

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    Take 3 minutes and draw how you make toast.

    Grab a pen and paper and start drawing. Don’t use words. Just your artistic skills.

    Draw the steps you would use to make toast. Have some fun with it. For this initial 3 minute exercise do this solo. For the next time you do this consider …

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    Ride the Wave of Poor Experience to New Possibility

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    The attitude of forging past obstacles is what sets the successful apart. It is the rare individual who never makes a poor choice or who enjoys good experiences 100% of the time. For the rest of us, we need an improved mindset for moving forward and getting past those events that bring us down.

    Time …

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    What Anger Says About You

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    You would be surprised if you could ask your anger what it really means.

    If anger were sitting next to you when you got cut off on the road, what would it say? If anger were on a conference call with you when you tried to cancel your cable service, what would its message be? …

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    The Fundamentals of Successful Thinking

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    The simple truth is that our control over our consciousness determines the quality of our lives as well as our ability to reach our full potential.

    People who have developed the right mental disciplines make more money, stretch their abilities more than their peers, enjoy higher positions at work, command more respect and form more …

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    Graduating from Promoter to Music Executive with Milan Ackerman

    This week I got the chance to sit down with Milan Ackerman, VP of 36Brickhouse. Their client roster includes Waka Flocka Flame, Southside, Azizi Gibson, Our Neon Dreams, and Ben G. Milan has been a driving force in expanding his clients music into new verticals outside of entertainment. During the course of the interview we …

    Posted in Interview, Marketing, Media Branding, People, Personal Branding, Success Story, Success Strategies

    Five Things about Business I’ve learned from Mountain Biking

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    Even if you have never ridden a mountain bike I think these tips might be helpful to you.

    Pro Tip: If you have ever ridden a bike you can ride a mountain bike.

    Some might say, but it’s too hard or there might be obstacles that I won’t be able to navigate.

    Guess what? This …

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    Remember Connect and Grow Possibilities

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    Frequently, when you are relaxed and away from the computer, the names of people will come to mind. A great habit to acquire is to jot down those names in a safe place for easy recall when you return to your desk. With a list in place, reach out one by one, to extend a …

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    Allow Pets in the Office to Improve Productivity

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    While not everyone may like pets around, bringing pets to the office is actually very beneficial for employees. A recent study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management stated that stress declined for people who brought their dogs to work. When owners left their dogs at home, their stress level increased throughout the …

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    What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

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    It’s probably not a surprise to you that you need to keep learning throughout your entire life.

    While the mode and pace of learning will change over time it is critical to know how to learn, unlearn and relearn. As I wrote about in this post Unlearning Your Way to Success there is a need …

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    Benefits of Powering Off Technology

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    When was the last day you went without your computer, tablet or smartphone? How about a half day? How about an hour (not including sleeping)? The reality is that technology has made itself a necessity in all parts of our lives. Smartphone wake us up, give us our schedules, deliver our emails and store important …

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