From Experts: 4 Business Tips Every 20-Something Should Know

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One of Richard Dawkins brilliant quotes was when he said that all creatures that only learn through trial and error fail to compete against creatures that learn through mimicking and simulation. By that, Dawkins means you can succeed much faster if you mimic what successful people do, and avoid what they don`t do, instead of trying to figure it all out by yourself. For that, I`ve used real stories from some of the world`s most successful people … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Job Interview

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Many of us come to job interviews, hat in hand, hoping to please our perspective employer so they will hire us. Increasingly, however job candidates are waking up to the idea that the employer has a need as well and that the job interview should be more about finding compatibility between the two parties than about one coming to beg the other for a job. Confident, talented job seekers know that they are in demand and should not be afraid of … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Stop Putting Limits On Your Purpose-Driven Business

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Wow!  finally!  You got started. You found the courage to get started building a business, based around your purpose & calling and you are so happy and proud.   You can truly start to make a difference now, can’t you?  You can truly wake up feeling fulfilled and full of fun and adventure.  The birds are singing, the sun is shining and everything smells like roses, except it is not quite feeling all that great yet.  The money is not flowing as … [Read more...]

How to Make the Most Out of Your Company Meetings 

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Ah, meetings. Sometimes we listen, sometimes we don’t. For others, it’s a complete waste of time that takes up a huge chunk of their day where nothing has been accomplished. Did you know that hundreds of thousands of hours are wasted annually because of meetings? Only a small percentage of these meetings are actually productive while most are greeted with dread by most employees. As entrepreneurs, we know that our most valuable and non-renewable … [Read more...]

Do You Have a Big Enough Why?

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When starting an online business, it is easy to focus on all the hopes and dreams and visions of what will be… But then the every day gritty stuff shows up and I have to ask you… Do you have a big enough why to stay on course and win? When everyone you know is going out on the town and they all think you should join them but you know that you need to write that blog post, do you have a big enough why? When everyone you know glances up … [Read more...]

How I Went from Late to Work Every day to the Earliest One in the Office

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Besides, you’re an executive anyway, right? You continuously do what you’re doing as if there’s no meeting soon. You’ve been countlessly informed that the meeting was on a Friday at 11am. You know how the traffic gets especially on a Friday. Friday traffic jam plus terrible time management? Disaster. After arriving at the office, you’ve lost your credibility. Again. A potential client left frustrated. Your colleagues lose respect for you daily … [Read more...]

5 Elements of Emotionally Intelligent Negotiating

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You must never try to make all the money that’s in a deal. Let the other fellow make some money too, because if you have a reputation for always making all the money, you won’t have many deals.”  ~ J. Paul Getty ~ J.Paul Getty recognized a very fundamental aspect of successful negotiation, in that it needs to be seen as a win by both parties.  For any negotiation to be successful everyone involved must have something to gain and something to lose … [Read more...]

5 Crucial Emotional Intelligence Traits of Highly Effective Leaders

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No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” Theodore Roosevelt According to the World Economic Forum, Emotional Intelligence will be one of the top 10 job skills by 2020. Over the last decade there has been a huge increase in evidence that emotional intelligence is an important factor in leadership.  Numerous studies have shown a positive relationship between emotional intelligent leadership and employee satisfaction, … [Read more...]

Make Father’s Day a Forest Day

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Surprise Dad this year with an eco-friendly outing to a well-managed forest near you. More than 285 million acres of forests throughout the U.S. and Canada are certified to the independent, non-profit SFI Forest Management Standard (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

2 Years as an Entrepreneur – my 5 Biggest Lessons

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We either Win or we Learn. This is a mantra I’ve lived by for most of my life and it’s served me well, especially the last 2 years living in the mad world of Entrepreneurship. The strange, stressful, bitter-sweet, exhilarating world of being self-employed. Now if you know me, you’ll know I love to reflect. I love to analyze. I love to look back at my experiences and get curious. So, if I’m honest, I’m writing this … [Read more...]

Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex and Business

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence Eden Collinsworth has written a remarkable book about morality. Not preachy. Non- judgmental.  Extremely interesting.  It is a book whose time has come. Theft, greed, and other kinds of misbehavior grab  the headlines daily. It permeates every facet of our culture. Therefore, it seems time that to take … [Read more...]

10 Things to Do When Your Job Search Doesn’t Go As Planned

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The job search and interview process is not fun. Let’s call a spade a spade. In fact, it can be downright miserable. Not only are you hyper-conscious of your empty wallet, you’re putting yourself in a constant position of being evaluated, judged and critiqued. And when things don’t go as planned and you get passed over for whatever reason, it can be a big blow to your self-confidence. It’s difficult not to take the outcome personally, and you may … [Read more...]