19. October 2010

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Going Viral – A Tip on Getting People to Share

Going Viral – A Tip on Getting People to Share

“How do I make ___ go viral?” It’s a common question out there in the land of marketing. Let me first tell you that NO ONE has the answer 100% figured out and if they tell you they do, run away because they are lying to you. Sure, there are fundamentals that work across the [...]

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18. October 2010

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The Benefits of Being a Hustler

The Benefits of Being a Hustler

Do you want to set yourself apart? Differentiate and be known for something more? Maybe you just want to be one of the few who moves from having an idea to actually making it become a reality. If so, you might want to consider becoming a hustler. I’m not talking about some shady guy in [...]

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15. October 2010

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Stop Waiting for Perfection

Stop Waiting for Perfection

Perfection is a myth. You’ll never be fully ready. You’ll never have all of it figured out. If you wait to have it just right, you’ll never start. And starting is the hardest but most important part. Strive for excellence but don’t let perfectionism be an excuse… because, let’s face it, it can be and [...]

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13. October 2010

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Reality is Subjective and Based On Our Perspective

Reality is Subjective and Based On Our Perspective

There were two men standing in the yard. One man says, it sure is bright out today. The other man says, it’s pretty dark out to me. Who is correct? Both. One man had his eyes open. The other had his eyes shut. Moral of the story? Perspective IS reality. We don’t live our lives [...]

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11. October 2010

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The Leadership and Influence Summit

The Leadership and Influence Summit

I’ve heard it said that the world doesn’t need more great leaders, the world needs more great people who lead. I believe in that statement and it’s precisely why I look for opportunities to equip others to better themselves and their leadership potential. The better we are, the more positive influence we create and the [...]

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10. October 2010

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The Eyes of an Effective Leader

The Eyes of an Effective Leader

Effective leaders have two sets of eyes. Eyes that look forward and eyes that look back. Most of us have heard about the first set, The Eyes of Vision, since vision and leadership go hand in hand. These eyes enable the leader to see ahead to a desired future or a chosen destination. The vision [...]

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9. October 2010

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Bridging the Gap Between Ordinary and Extraordinary

Bridging the Gap Between Ordinary and Extraordinary

There’s probably not a lot of us who wake up in the morning saying “I just want to be ordinary,” at least I hope not. Most of us have goals and dreams and aspirations of being more and doing more with our lives, work and careers. We have ambitions but in a lot of cases [...]

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5. October 2010

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The #1 Way to Get People Talking About You Is…

The #1 Way to Get People Talking About You Is…

…to do something worth talking about. Seriously. That’s how you do it. It’s simple but it’s not simplistic. “You” doesn’t have to be you personally, it can be your product, organization, service or idea. It’s about looking for ways to create moments of WOW for others. It’s taking risks and choosing to stand out versus [...]

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4. October 2010

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Pass The Salt: Living a Life of Influence

Pass The Salt: Living a Life of Influence

I heard a story about a minister who was making a wooden trellis to support a climbing vine. As he was pounding away, he noticed that a little boy was watching him. The youngster didn’t say a word, so the preacher kept on working, thinking the young man would leave. But he didn’t. Pleased at [...]

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1. October 2010

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Win a Book: Social Nation by Barry Libert

Win a Book: Social Nation by Barry Libert

There’s a new book out by Barry Libert that I want to share with you. It’s called Social Nation and it’s about using social media to Attract Customers, Motivate Employees, and Grow Your Business. I enjoyed it and think it will help you look at social media from a strategic point of view (which is [...]

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