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Are you Burned Out or Bored Out?

The classic notion of 'burnout' conjures up mental images of high-flying executives, working insane hours in stressful situations but being paid top dollar for doing...

Are Emoji’s the new (smiley) face of Marketing?

When Facebook augmented their ‘Like’ feature with 5 new emoji reactions it seemingly became a catalyst for major advertisers to jump on the bandwagon....

The Young and the Restless “Millennial” Entrepreneurs

While they may be young and inexperienced, they bring fresh ideas and new skills to the table. They understand the tech world and are...

The Importance Of Developing An Employee Reward System

The ability to select rewards and time them properly is one of a manager’s most important tools. It is used for increasing the effectiveness...

Steps Big and Small to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone...

The idea of being active on LinkedIn strikes fear into the hearts of those who view anything other than owning a completed LinkedIn profile...

Going To Study Abroad? Learn How To Save On Your Stay

If you decline your brilliant study-abroad opportunities only because of high costs, it`s a bad idea. After all, there is a large variety of...
4 Steps to Start-Up Success

4 Steps to Start-Up Success

While sitting on the beach one day in Amelia Island, Florida, I noticed my children (6 and 5 at the time) frantically building something...

Which ‘Business Bulls**t’ phrases annoy you the most?

"We can't boil the ocean by drinking Kool-aid and then circle back when we try to run it up the flagpole." Absolute nonsense right?...
The Art of Conscious Impulse Surrender

The Art of Conscious Impulse Surrender

Yes, I’m biased. I’m a former theatre guy. I think of this as I stumble on an article about improvisation in, of all places, the...

Social media scams – don’t get suckered

Want to win First Class seats on British Airways? Fancy a free iPhone due to surplus stock? Get a share of the billions that...

6 Stupid Office Rules that should be Banned

Rules in the workplace. Without them we'd have anarchy right? Or would we? According to an article by Dr Travis Bradbury in the Huffington Post most...

7 Truths to Set Yourself Up for Success

Success comes in different forms and it means different things to different people. There isn't a precise formula to follow to be successful nor...
Underdog Wisdom

Underdog Wisdom

It happened last week while I was in Europe. Soccer fever fired up my heart. The European Championships in full bloom. My 91-year-old mom and me,...

Is It Worth Starting A Home Based Internet Business?

There are no specific requirements for starting your own internet business. But it''s surprising how so many people think and talk about their intentions...

Me, my selfie and die

Dying to take a selfie? Think again. It may be more dangerous than you imagine. True fact? More people have been killed taking selfies...
5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling LinkedIn Summary Section

5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling LinkedIn Summary...

Did you know that after the headline section LinkedIn is the second most widely-read section on your profile? Furthermore, studies show readers spend more...

A glimpse into the future?

18 years ago, Kodak had almost 200,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper. In 2012 they went bankrupt. And according to a...

Why cycling is the new golf

Is the business community really trading their Ping for Pinarello? Swapping their green jackets for a yellow jersey? Well according to a recent Business Insider...
Why NOT Be High Touch?

Why NOT Be High Touch?

I wait in a TSA line at LaGuardia Airport, inching my way toward the front, when I notice a man and a woman. They...

Developing Good Habits to Improve Your Retail Store

E-commerce is quickly taking over the market and brick and mortar stores are slowly losing their popularity. That is one of the reasons why...

This Habit Determines the Altitude of Your Success

Every person on Earth has 24 hours a day. What you do with your time says more about you than what you say about...

Looking for love. On LinkedIn?

Valentines Day isn't a big thing on LinkedIn. Well it wasn't until BeLinked was launched, a Tinder style dating app that syncs with a users...

Modernize Your Resumes for 2016

From fashion to the world of business, nearly everything is subject to trends. Resumes are no different, even though traditional resume formatting and content...
Summer Slow-Down Lessons

Summer Slow-Down Lessons

My friend Marc Rubin and I tease our colleague Tina Governo. You seem to be working harder than ever, we chuckle during a phone chat...

Soft Skills – Conclusion

Over the past twenty three weeks I have written a series of posts on Soft Skills: their development, the competencies they represents and the...

‘Meternity Leave’ vs ‘Maternity Leave’ – a massive mistake?

Ex-magazine editor, Meghann Foye, was so jealous of her co-workers being able to claim maternity leave that she decided that she needed a break. One...
Six Steps to a Successful Career Change

Six Steps to a Successful Career Change

Changing industries can be challenging. Changing careers even more so as you are going up against others with years in the role and/or industry. With...

20 Key Actions that Make You a Better and Happier Person

Understanding the true meaning of  "less is more" is highly important to have clarity about where we are and where we want to go in...

6 things that money can’t buy in Business…

The Beatles told us that money can't buy you love. But in business, arguably, that doesn't really apply. So apart from love, according to...

Do you need a Digital Detox?

The internet is ruining everything. Really? Well according to the sensationalist CNBC headline last week it is. And it's all down to the latest...

Two Reasons People Panic at Work and How to Stop Doing...

A client of ours was experiencing a drop in sales; financial performance was down, way down. The natural response is fear and panic. Unfortunately...
Emotional intelligence: Boosting Your Emotional Quotient (EQ)

Emotional intelligence: Boosting Your Emotional Quotient (EQ)

Emotional Quotient (EQ) refers to the capacity of an individual to understand others, what drives them, what makes them tick, and how they can...

The True Meaning Of Patience: A Fine Art!

For many entrepreneurs, success can be reached despite countless obstacles. How many times do you get knocked down and you get back up? And...
Get Some Brain Rest

Get Some Brain Rest

You know you’re smart. On any given day you can figure it out. But today, just for today, your brain is going on strike....

Make your mind up (5 ways to beat your indecision)

I'm a Libran. And if you believe the astrologers (which I don't) that means I make balanced decisions. Or some might say (e.g. my...

Forget IQ… a high EQ will make you succeed in business

What makes you successful at work? Being smarter? Being more assertive? Being better looking? Well according to a recent CNN report it's proven that...

7 key traits it takes to be a ‘multi-preneur’

As an executive coach working with innovators and influencers, I’ve been engaged by several multi-preneurs over the years. Each time I’ve been fascinated with...

The 7 Habits of Highly Impactful People

Cultivating great impact habits boosts your positive influence, as well as your business’ financial success. This first habit focuses on what you really value. You...

Distracted by your smartphone at work? Try this ‘killer’ tip…

It’s official. Humans can’t multi-task (especially men, according to my wife). And the incontrovertible proof comes via your smartphone according to new research into‘Digital...
Is it Coaching, or a Critique? Perspective Changes Everything

Is it Coaching, or a Critique? Perspective Changes Everything

How do you respond when someone offers you a suggestion? Consider this scenario.  Imagine you just gave a presentation.  Afterwards, your boss says, “It was...

It’s Not So Bad Being An Introvert: Myth Or Fact?

In many ways, our modern society is biased against introverts, especially in Western culture.  Our image of a successful person is essentially the “Man...

Why A Positive Attitude Is Best For You

Going around with a nasty and sarcastic, all "they-owe-me-type-of-thing", "it is their fault", "it is the Government's fault" and continually feeling victimised and negative...

Are YOU mispronouncing brand names like Nike, Porsche & Ikea?

Wonder why people smirk when you say Stella Artois, giggle when you utter Givenchy or howl laughing when you attempt Hyundai? It's maybe because these...

Q: Why is My Resume Being Ignored? A: It Must Answer...

It’s been said before – your resume has between six and 20 seconds to get past that initial skim read and into the “keep”...

Entrepreneurs: Know when and how to ask for help!

It’s a common belief among entrepreneurs. The notion that if you have to ask for help growing, expanding, or even getting your business off...

The Secret To An Effective Online Home Business

Running an online home business is one of the most profitable and simplest business models around. But many people who enter into the online...

Just (Don’t) Do It… are Maria Sharapova’s sponsors too quick to...

Tennis superstar Sharapova has flunked a drugs test and been suspended from the sport. That's astounding in itself but the alacrity with which key...

I was a “Loser” then ONE THING Changed My Life: 4...

“You suck.” “You're a freak.” “You’re lame.” I used to believe everything people told me, especially when they told me about myself. Some people...
Find Your Voice, Your Words, Your Story!

Find Your Voice, Your Words, Your Story!

Just over a year ago I made a decision that has changed my life and the direction of my career. I was sitting on the...

5 reasons why we hate conference calls

Conference calls are the bane of my life and if you are reading this I’m guessing maybe yours too? They have become so clichéd...
investors

Looking For An Investor For Your Venture? Read This!

Starting your own business can be terrifying at times, especially once you start actually hiring people.  Before that point, it’s an adventure with a...

Signs You Are A Micromanager And How To Stop

  If you’re like many Entrepreneurs, one of the reasons you said goodbye to the corporate rat-race was “freedom.”  The freedom to be your own...

How To STOP Being a Bad-Meeting-Victim

80 % of business meetings are entirely unnecessary. The quality of conversation that occurs does not warrant the time allotted for the event. Magic...
Principle

Try the 90/10 Principle

90 minutes of focused activity, followed by a 10-minute interval of conscious rejuvenation, maximize productivity. Yes, that’s the 90/10 principle. Who came up with that, you...

Why Bankers Just Said No To Your Start-up?

The process of getting a start-up loan can feel a lot like trying to climb Mt. Everest. Without any gear. There are blizzards of...

Dealing With Narcissistic Leaders!

Narcissistic leadership is a leadership style in which the leader is only interested in him or herself. Their priority is themselves - at the expense of their...
website

9 Accomplished Ways to Optimize Your Website for Increased Conversions

  For every business, its primary goal is revenue. Therefore, we can say that the goal of every available website is increased conversion that leads...

Does An Increase Of Money Decrease Stress and Worry?

How many times did you think or hear someone say that they will stop being stressed they day they solve their money issues? It's...

Top 5 most epic social media fails ever

Scott Disick, the tinseltown clown kicked to the kerb by the Kardashian clan, has recently tried to reinvent himself as an icon of Instagram....

4 Steps to Camouflaging a Gap in Employment

Overcoming a gap in employment can be overwhelming. Whether you left the job market by choice or otherwise – after working with hundreds of unemployed...
Smart Ways To Relaxify Your Office Space

Smart Ways To Relaxify Your Office Space

A strictly business oriented office space is not accommodating for everyone. Despite the prevailing opinion in the majority of the scholarly articles about office...
How are Millennials Changing the Business World

How are Millennials Changing the Business World

A shout-out to all the amazingly capable, courageous individuals out there who are, despite the current state of the economy, fighting for the ongoing...

How I Turned A Weakness Into A Strength With Social Media!

I have been an introvert all my life. Put me in a room full of people I don't know and I am uncomfortable. Further,...

20 Key Actions that Make You Happier and Healthier

Understanding the true meaning of  "less is more" is highly important to have clarity about where we are and where we want to go in...
Think Makeup Does Not Matter

Think Makeup Does Not Matter! Think Again! Makeup is A Flawless...

Prejudice does not wear makeup. It is naked and well alive in our society. Prejudice does not need foundation to hide imperfections. Prejudice does...

How the HAPPY WARRIOR Wins

It may sound like an academic question. It isn’t. Which of your personal assets make your colleagues, clients, team want to follow you? Is it...

Winners never quit and quitters never win…

Vince Lombardi was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American Football, but he also had an uncanny knack of providing some...
Essential Versus Important: The Life Changing Power of Less

Essential Versus Important: The Life Changing Power of Less

Have you ever found yourself saying, “The day got away from me?” You set goals; you have a strategy; you think know what’s most important. ...

How to prevent someone from stealing your ideas

One day, a colleague of mine, Leigh Fazzina, and I were talking about a topic which, at one point or another, many people in...
5-Top-Trends-in-Social-Media-2016

5 Top Trends in Social Media [2016]

DID YOU KNOW: AROUND 84% OF COMMUNICATION WILL BE VISUAL BY 2018? DID YOU KNOW: 95% OF B2B BUYERS PREFER SHORT, BITE-SIZED CONTENT DID YOU KNOW:...

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4 Steps to Start-Up Success

4 Steps to Start-Up Success

While sitting on the beach one day in Amelia Island, Florida, I noticed my children (6 and 5 at the time) frantically building something...
Find Your Voice, Your Words, Your Story!

Find Your Voice, Your Words, Your Story!

Just over a year ago I made a decision that has changed my life and the direction of my career. I was sitting on the...
How To Turn Visitors Into Customers Through Blogging

How To Turn Visitors Into Customers Through Blogging

According to 82% of marketers, blogging receives a positive ROI. I remember when I used to blog to promote a product, without actually generating any...
5 Ways To Boost Productivity Over The Festive Season

5 Ways To Boost Productivity Over The Festive Season

Did you know that 43% of UK workers feel as though their current job does not keep them engaged? Having a job whether it be...
Top Social Media Marketing Trends For 2017

Top Social Media Marketing Trends For 2017

There are 7.395 billion people in the world. 46% of the world’s population are internet users, and 31% are active Social Media users. The world...
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