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    Easy to Imagine, Hard to Achieve

    I saw a picture of someone “Hanging 10” on a surfboard today and it got me thinking. Thinking about how fun that would be to do. Also realizing how hard it is to actually do it.

    I’ve been surfing since I was a kid and I know how hard it is to hang 5, let …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Character Donations: The Anonymous Brand

    A check was received anonymously for $300 by the American Red Cross.  A $20 donation was made anonymously to help the suffering people in Japan.  A $50,000 check was anonymously sent to the American Cancer Society to help find the cure.

    We’ve all heard the expressions “what goes around comes around” and “givers gain.”  If …

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    Posted in Brand Mystery, Career Development, Corporate Branding, Education, Employer Branding, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    DISCIPLINE: The Most Important Word in the English Language

    Discipline is doing what you don’t want to do… in pursuit of what you want.

    I’m not sure discipline can be defined any better.  If things were easy to do and you were excited about doing them, you wouldn’t need to be disciplined.  Here’s an interestingly fact:  Success, happiness, and achievement are easy !  How …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Education, Job Search, management, Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    You Gotta Love… But You Gotta Hate

    Have you noticed that there are a lot of “positive-thinking” people out there who can’t acknowledge negative thoughts, concepts, or situations? Wouldn’t we have to call these people naïve, at best ?  Energy to create anything requires both positive and negative – just ask a battery.

    If it weren’t so “not funny,” I’d almost find …

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    Posted in authors corner, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Are You a Victim of Yourself

    Are you getting in your own way?  Are you sabotaging your own success?  Are you knocking on your own door of achievement but refusing to open the door to let yourself in?

    Meet Eric, Karen, Bill, and Deanna

    “I’m not one of those people.” Eric tells me. “I’m way beyond that.  I’ve got my own …

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    Posted in Career Development, Employer Branding, entrepreneurship, management, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    Help… I’m in the Dark!

    Who was the idiot who coined the expression, “Get it right the first time?” How many of us ever get it right the first time?  One of the “laws of achievement” is that we’re not supposed to get it right the first time.  When we work hard at something and fail (get the wrong results), …

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    Posted in Career Development, Education, entrepreneurship, Job Search, Project Management, Success Story, Success Strategies

    Restoring Brand Mastery

    Former President Jimmy Carter was being interviewed by four-star admiral Hyman G. Rickover, recognized as the “Father of the Nuclear Navy.”  Carter had applied to participate in the nuclear submarine construction program.  The interview went well until Carter, after getting up to leave the room at the conclusion of the interview, reached the door.  Just …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Employer Branding, Personal Branding

    Watch Your Language!

    Words are powerful, and whether you utter them aloud or to yourself, they create emotion.  They determine how you and others feel.  I’m sure you have heard the saying, “Sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you?” Don’t believe this for a second.  There are more people lying on a …

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    Posted in Positioning, Success Strategies

    A “Worthy” Brand

    Most likely, the reason you are not achieving all the success you want and deserve is because you don’t “feel worthy” of that success.  Now before you dismiss this statement as new-age, psychological nonsense, please stick with me for a moment.

    We’re not worthy

    Personal branding is the process of creating your unique name and …

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    Marathon Brand Who’s Run Marathons in All 50 States

    Jim Miller is 58 years old and ran his first marathon in 2000 at the age of 48.  He has run over 70 marathons since and is just one of some 560 people to have run a marathon in all 50 states. Now, he is seeking to be one of the very few people to …

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