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The Power of Saying ‘No’ in Business

In the movie 'Yes Man' Jim Carrey's perpetually negative character attends a positivity seminar and becomes brainwashed into pursuing an exclusively affirmative life which leads him...

How To Amplify Your Content to Your Target Audience and Generate...

Having a successful online business means that you need to be actively using social media to share your content with an audience that generates...

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...

Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Working from Home

To tell you the truth, I am entirely happy with having been a home-based businesswoman for about eight years now. Increasingly, more women are...

Why Your Success is Not a Straight Line: A Lesson in...

We choose to climb mountains, not because they’re easy, but because they’re hard.  We choose our careers, not because they’re easy, but because they’re hard.  What’...

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...

When We Hit the Mental Wall

You know you’re smart. You know on any given day you’re able to figure it out. But today, just for today, your brain is...

2016: THE Why – What – Who – How – When

2016.  It’s not that far away – excited? I certainly am although I’m going to finish 2015 strongly first. While we close off 2015 and...
How To Reach a Business Meeting Perfection

How To Reach a Business Meeting Perfection

Is there a person in this world who loves business meetings? Highly unlikely, to be honest; even when they are not stressful and exhausting,...
What is “Leadership” to you

What is “Leadership” to you?

This is a question that I will ask students when I start teaching the Leadership in Complex Environments course at UBC Okanagan this coming...

Choose Simple, Go Deep

I read this suggestion the other day. It made my skin crawl. Write down 10 things you would like to do differently in 2016, the...

How To Be A Chief Energy Officer

Aetna has a Chief Mindfulness Officer. Corporate Consultants are rebranding themselves as Chief Inspiration Officers. Tony Schwartz, author of The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working:...

Take Off Your Heels! Don’t Get Caught Flat-Footed!

  Many professional women have become sick of playing politics, working hard and receiving little or unequal return for their efforts. They have “kicked off...
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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...

Why It’s So Important To Tell “Your Story”

Since before writing was invented, humans shared stories orally.  Ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Indians and others told their stories and created myths and legends through...
My Other Favorite F-Words

My Other Favorite F-Words

End of year. Facebook is concocting “Favorite Moments of 2016” videos for its users. Fun. Frivolous. 2 F-words I love. The easy ones. I recently read...

How Do You Manage Your 5/5/5?

Hustle and hubbub at the DMEXCO tradeshow in Cologne. As I enter a large tent a little off to the side, the noise subsides....
Creating And Building Long Term Clients

LinkedIn Relationships: Creating And Building Long Term Clients

DID YOU KNOW: 80% OF B2B SOCIAL MEDIA LEADS COME FROM LINKEDIN? Having a LinkedIn profile doesn’t mean you are just representing yourself; you are...

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...

Book Review: Leading Digital or Clinging to Old Models?

In their new book “Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation”, the authors Didier Bonnet, George Westerman and Andrew McAfee, demonstrate how true digital...

Google ‘Plastic’ – really realer than real? Get real

Virtual Reality is so last year. Who says? Google do. They have just rewritten the rule book by launching the World's first 'actual reality' headset called...

Business Networking – Day 4 of the Summit

In 12 hours’ time, we’ll be going live with Day 4 of the FREE Business Networking Online Summit. I hope you’ll join us.  We continue...

#TechTuesday: How to Drive Traffic Using Photo’s and PDF’s

Have you ever wanted to send a potential customer to URL about a great piece of content from someone else, but still want them...
#BREXIT: The Future is Bright – If We’re Bold

#BREXIT: The Future is Bright – If We’re Bold

There is much uncertainty, fear and hysteria circulating around the world at present in light of the recent UK referendum where #BREXIT won.  Here’s...

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...
6 Social Media Tips And Tricks To Get Your Online Sale

6 Social Media Tips And Tricks To Get Your Online Sale

DID YOU KNOW: 71% OF CONSUMERS WHO HAVE HAD A GOOD SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICE EXPERIENCE WITH A BRAND ARE LIKELY TO RECOMMEND IT TO...

Matt Damon shows us how to give a sh*t and still...

Several months ago I wrote a lighthearted piece about how social media could have been a contributory factor in the Kim Kardashian jewellery heist...

A chapter in my life… and what I learned

Have you ever wondered what it means to live an extraordinary life? Is an extraordinary life the same as success in life? I was a business...

Is communication the most important soft skill?

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” - Peter Drucker Is communication the most important soft skill? I believe it is,...
The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

Since the days of the ancient Greek historian Pliny, humans have been fascinated by the mighty elephant.  Pliny once wrote that the elephant was...

12 Habits to Finish 2015 Strong and Begin 2016 Stronger

The end of 2015 is approaching and with it comes the closure of an old chapter in everyone's life. The new year is around...
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 To Find An Email Address In 60 Seconds

How To Find An Email Address In 60 Seconds

Did you know: you are 6x more likely to get a click-through from an email marketing campaign, than you are from a tweet? Finding an...
How to Spread Your Business with More Significance

How to Spread Your Business with More Significance

While starting a business everyone does a lot of research. People often take consultation of their experienced colleagues or even hire business professionals for...
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,...

5 Basic Things You Must Know Before Starting A Home Business

These are the basic things that must be considered before going into home/online business. Adequate care about them will result in successful startup of...

Wat Failure Really Means For Your Success And Purpose In Life

There's a lot of information on the web today written by well meaning teachers which implies that failure is something bad but you just...

Information Missing from Entrepreneurs Pitches 11

We are at the end of our Business Model Canvas and of our education about the boxes that will help you to mitigate or...
The Step-By-Step Guide To Writing A Small Business Blog

The Step-By-Step Guide To Writing A Small Business Blog

  According to Traffic Generation Cafe, once you write between 21-54 blog posts, you actually increase traffic by up to 30%. The above statistic is extremely...

‘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...
5 Online Tools for a Quick, Targeted Job Search

5 Online Tools for a Quick, Targeted Job Search

Shorten Your Job Search by Leveraging these Internet Tools to their Fullest Targeted research can offer a tremendous advantage when it comes to executing a...

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...

100 Reasons why You Haven’t Being Promoted and What To Do...

You have worked 10 years in an establishment but you have never been promoted, why? You work very hard, but your efforts hardly get noticed...
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...
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...
5 Benefits of Promotional Products for Small Businesses

5 Benefits of Promotional Products for Small Businesses

Promotional merchandise has a long history in corporate world. The trend started in Coshocton, Ohio as a joint venture of an innovative printer and...

Don’t Ask for Favors, do Favors

Do you ask your friends or clients for favors? This subject came up in a discussion with a group of consultants.  The specific question was:...

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...

The Tracks of Your Career – which songs sum up your...

What songs define your '9 to 5'? Are you more 'Whistle while you Work' or are you simply 'Working for the Weekend'? I've been a 'Slave to the Wage' for...

Kindness is good for business….. and life

Does kindness make a difference? In business?  In life? Absolutely! Going the extra mile. Giving a helping hand. Willingly sharing our knowledge. Sharing our resources. Responding to others. Being a good...

‘Black Mirror’​ is a stark warning about the perils of Technology...

The Netflix hit 'Black Mirror' provides a dark and dystopian view of an alternative World dominated by our dependence on the array of smart...

How to Get out of SAME OLD SAME OLD

The pressure is brutal. To know, to have answers, to offer fresh ideas. Chances are, you have been hired for your job because you will...

7 Things to Avoid on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great professional social network (the best actually) but it is only as good as the person who is using it. The biggest...
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:...

17 Ways To Increase Traffic To Your Website

ARE YOU ONE OF THE 46% OF SMALL BUSINESSES THAT DON’T HAVE A WEBSITE? I was shocked to read that only 54% of small businesses...
The Reasons For and Against Joining Co-Working Space

The Reasons For and Against Joining Co-Working Space

Co-working offices are popping up across the globe, and they seem to have a high appeal in the eyes of modern businessmen. But are...
Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience During Your Job Search

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience During Your Job...

Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and are hoping a return to Corporate America will provide...

In Praise Of Sacred Time

It's that time of year. Beyond the hustle and bustle, we settle into moments of sacred time. Related: Gratitude and Thanksgiving Sacred time. We stop and remember...

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...

Best Times To Post On Social Media

Do you know the best times to post on social media for each specific network? Social media is great, but it will only provide results...
Your Personal Product Launch Checklist

[2017 SUCCESS KIT] Your Personal Product Launch Checklist

DID YOU KNOW THAT AROUND 85% OF NEW PRODUCTS FAIL? HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL WENT AS FAR AS SAYING THAT THIS NUMBER CAN RISE TO...
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...

False modesty sucks

Muhammad Ali. The Greatest. And confident enough to say it. As he was famously quoted, "it ain't bragging if it's true". So why do...

IQ vs EQ – which makes you more successful?

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 Emotional Intelligence (EQ) plays...

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...

Do Your Hear With Your Third Ear?

I have always loved the notion of a Third Eye. According to chakra symbology, the Third Eye sits right in the center of our forehead....

Beyond Transactional

New York City veteran newscaster Joe Scarborough calls out Hillary Clinton on twitter after her victory speech, the night of her primary wins in...

5 Crucial Blogging Mistake Newbies Should Avoid

Newbies are the bloodline to the blogging community. Without them, internet is a place of ghosts. This article focus towards the mistakes these newbies...

Why You Need To Have A Powerful Executive Summary

Why You Need To Have A Powerful Executive Summary One of the first big hurdles any aspiring entrepreneur will face is securing enough funding to...

Artist Behind The Viral ‘Antisocial’ Work Talks Social Media

"My project 'Antisocial' has been going viral this week... which is very ironic since it points out the flaws of each social network" - Mike Campau is...

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Gratitude and Thanksgiving

November 26 was Thanksgiving Day in America – that long celebrated annual holiday weekend filled with the quintessential American delights of stuffed turkey, pumpkin pie...

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear, Including This!

As I was driving to work the other day, the morning talk show on the local radio station was asking recent graduates to call...

Who called the LinkedIn Police?

Last week I wrote a serious social commentary piece about whether oversharing on social platforms could lead to serious consequences. In that article, I...
How to Spread Your Business with More Significance

How to Spread Your Business with More Significance

While starting a business everyone does a lot of research. People often take consultation of their experienced colleagues or even hire business professionals for...

6 Secrets Successful People Know About Emotional Competence

Words spoken cannot be unsaid. A few years ago I was in a meeting with a cross-functional leadership team and my boss (who seemed...
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