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    Love Your Job? Put an Exit Plan in Place.

    When you hate your job, you often think about leaving it. But when you are happy with your work putting an exit plan into place seems somewhat bizarre. Nevertheless, smart employees should always be prepared to quit their job tomorrow.

    The reason is that the future is always unknowable. Just because your job satisfaction is …

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    7 Career Perks of Having a Side Gig

    A recent study by Contently found that just over 1/5 of workers who freelance professionally do so in addition to a full-time job — and it’s not hard to see why. With the economy and job-market still shaky and salaries stubbornly refusing to budge, a growing number of workers are learning that the best way …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Personal Branding

    The #1 Warning Sign You’re About to Get Fired

    Admit it… you don’t like your job.

    You didn’t mean to take the first thing you got offered. But you did. Turns out it’s worse than you thought it would be. You don’t like the company, your boss, or most of your co-workers.

    You can’t believe this is your life now. You have this dreary, …

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    Posted in Social Media, Workplace Success

    “No” leads to “Yes!”

    Most professional salespeople freeze when they hear the word, “no”, let alone those seeking to advance their career or trying to build their entrepreneurship.  The next time you unexpectedly hear the word “no”, heed this age-old wisdom: “Stop, look, and listen” and then re-negotiate.

    Stop

    Quickly gain composure and strive to comprehend what was just …

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    Buddha Philosophy Creates Strategic Plan

    Admittedly, I have not studied Buddha but have heard words of wisdom expressed over the years that allude to the philosophy. To begin and appropriately so, patience and open-mindedness are indeed the key to strategic planning.

    It’s the holiday season proclaiming joy and happiness to all. But joy and happiness just like stress and close-mindedness …

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    Posted in Personal Branding

    Trial and Error Leads to Improved Path 

    We are now closing in on year-end and fast approaching the New Year.  Take time to seriously ponder and discover the best lessons learned over the past year.

    Questions for consideration: Which lessons have you learned this year that have made a significant change in your business? Which strategies proved most successful that you might …

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    Plan B Including a Facelift Produces Improved Business

    Two particular types of personalities exist when it comes to solving problems that are 180 degrees apart. The first examines all angles of a topic to be as close to 100% certain the “something” will work correctly the first time around. The second type of personality learns by trial and error requiring risk and flexibility.  …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Personal Branding

    Drudge Work Necessary to Prevail

    There is always “something” in everyone’s have-to-do list that resembles dreaded drudge work. We drag our feet knowing it needs to be done, but it just isn’t the type of work we prefer to do and so we push it off for yet another time.

    The better route is to master taking care of whatever …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Personal Branding, Workplace Success

    The Mentality of a Successful Career

    Success is all in your head. If you want to control your ability to have a lucrative, fulfilling career, it’s imperative to control the way you think.

    Those who can’t control their emotions and inner monologue never reach their full potential.

    The long-term solution to sub-par success, lack, and limitation lies in our ability to …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Personal Branding, Workplace Success

    Do These 5 Things to Market Yourself Well

    Marketing, by definition, is creating a positive environment for exchange. It could be exchange of goods and services. Yet, in today’s economy, it also includes the exchange of human resources for financial resources.

    Viewing yourself as the product that you are marketing, might help you in wrapping your mind around the power and the necessity …

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