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    15 Ways to Define What Makes Your Brand Unique

    How can I find my niche and define what is unique about my personal brand?

    These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC has also launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 

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    Get a Side Hustle, You’ll Need One

    The original title for this post was … Have at least one Side Hustle.

    As I started to write it I realized it was bigger than that and more far reaching.

    There is no such thing as a forever job anymore. Except the one you create.

    In this day and age there is no such …

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    Skills, Passion and Execution – Tips for Hiring Managers

    Hire for Smarts.

    Dig for Passion.

    Look for proof of Execution.

    When hiring someone … or looking for a job yourself … these are three things you should be aware of and using to insure you find the right fit or are the right fit.

    These are especially true whether you are freelancing, consulting or …

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    Using the SDP Scale to Evaluate Yourself and Others

    There are no simple tests to know when you will be successful at something. However, there are a few factors that can be applied to create what I call the SDP Scale that may help you get a better feel for what will likely lead to success.

    The SDP Scale

    It’s simple in it’s elegance, …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Skill Development, Workplace Success

    Is Someone Getting the Best of You?

    Every day we wake up we have a choice. We can choose to plod through the day or not. We can choose to go thru the motions or not. We can choose to do our best work or not. I tend to fall into the last point here. Sure, there are days when you are …

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    Only the Passionate will Survive

    I’m going to be completely transparent with you right now… not because it is something all of us “preach” in the world of Internet communication… but because this is where real and meaningful content is created.

    The pulse

    I’ve been dragging through my life the past couple of months and I’m trying to put my …

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    The Difference Between Being Great at Your Job and Loving Your Job

    My friend Jacob currently sells ads for a web 2.0 company.  He’s a beast on the phone, relentless with customers, and has the highest client conversion rate out of anyone at his office.  He’s darn good at selling, but you know what?  He hates it.  He walks into work every morning with his head down, …

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