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    15 Ways to Identify and Fix Your Branding Mistakes

    Too Busy Syndrome

    What’s one thing I’m probably getting wrong with my personal brand, and how can I fix it?

    Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year and have created tens of thousands of jobs. …

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    11 Tips for Creating Your Brand vs. Observing Competitors

    What’s your best advice for deciding how much time to spend on creating your own brand vs. monitoring the competition?

    Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year and have created tens of …

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    Use the World Cup to Inspire Your Company to a New Level of Success

    Until recently I wasn’t much of a fan of The World Cup (or soccer/futbol, in general for that matter).

    My sports affinity has been more with the North American based sports of baseball, hockey, and American football.

    Over the last decade that has started to change.

    Due to the influence of a very close business …

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    5 Best Cities Around the World to Launch a Startup

    When it comes to starting up a new technology business, the first place that comes to mind is Silicon Valley which is located in San Francisco, CA, USA. However, the rise of living costs and real estate prices is giving entrepreneurs a hard time because they already have a limited budget. For this reason, entrepreneurs …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Personal Branding, Positioning, Success Strategies

    Do You Embrace Change?

    Unique branding

    It was astonishing to learn that a previously successful speaker could not easily transition to the newer way of doing business. Ironically, the newer way includes being social online, and we all know that is no longer new. You can guess he is rapidly moving backward and doesn’t know what to do.

    “Recognizing a problem …

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    What FWP Are You Trying to Solve?

    Business Woman Working Online

    Where FWP means First World Problem.

    If you aren’t solving a FWP you might be wasting your time.

    Sure, there are inventors and innovators out there making things you never knew you needed.

    Think iPod (and before that the Sony Walkman).

    But, for most people that are willing to spend their hard earned money they …

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    How Would You Rate the Boundaries You Set?

    Office Design

    Throughout our childhood, we are taught boundaries for what is acceptable and what is not. We learn to accept the rules set by others, but it is an unknown as to why we are afraid to speak up when our boundaries are over-stepped. The give and take of adhering to rules and procedures apply to …

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    Do You Honestly Convey Limits Upfront?

    Team Work

    Reputation management and personal brand development begin with good first impressions. But an overlooked fact is that most try so hard to please, they are not honest about what they can and cannot do. The improved approach is to convey limits upfront in terms of capabilities. The scope may refer to both time allotment and …

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    Take A Timeout to Rethink Strategy

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    Updated October 16, 2019

    Small children are given a timeout to rethink what they just did, and athletes take a time-out to regroup and restrategize. The rest of us can also benefit by rethinking what is currently in play.

    Make it a habit to frequently leave the computer behind and to take the time to …

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    Opinions Matter and Are to Be Welcomed

    We have all been a party to sensitive discussions both personal and in the corporate environment. We know that if we do say what’s on our mind, the other person will take offense. So, although we have the urge to blurt out our opinions we tend to hold back. Most of us are taught that …

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