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Discretion, Not Snobbery

Social acceptance ranks among the highest of human needs. Which is why's it's natural to want to say yes to everybody. However, your time is the most precious commodity you have. And if you don't set .
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How to Observe Your Future Self

ATTENTION ANYONE UNDER 25! If you're a “young blade, " as my Grandma likes to say, you need to take a good look at the veterans of your industry. And I suggest: Meet them. Observe them Hang ..
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9 Ways to Become an Expert

1. The sculpture is inside the stone. Don't just decide to “become" THEE expert on (x). Instead, figure out what you are inherently the expert ON; then tell everyone about it! SO, ASK YOURSELF: .
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27 Things to Do FIRST

1. First, ante up. Because you've got to pay your dues. 2. First, choose roles. Because you need a foundation. 3. First, think about the fourth sale. Because it's not really a sale - it's a ..
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A Few Incomplete Sentences That Need Revision

1. “If you build it, they will come. " ORIGINATOR: Kevin Costner, Field of Dreams. WHY IT'S INCOMPLETE: because just building it is not enough. You've got to get people talking about it. A ..
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18 Things Learned From 18 Smart People

1. MARK VICTOR HANSEN: Free enterprise means, “The more enterprising you are, the freer you are!"  a. What are you doing TODAY to increase your freedom TOMORROW? 2. T. S. ELLIOT: The Nobel ..
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25 Passion-Finding Questions to Invite Someone to Talk About ..

When people start talking ABOUT or get on the topic OF their passion, it's interesting to note the changes in their communication patterns. They get excited. Their eyes light up. They become more ..
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Boundaries Are Saviors

Social acceptance ranks among the highest of human needs. Which is why it's natural to want to say yes to everybody. Still, your time is the most precious commodity you have. And if you don't set ..
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Building Boundary Muscles

THINK ABOUT THIS: What causes boundary violations? Well. . . Maybe you don't want to say no. Because you believe in serendipity. Because you're not good at saying no. Maybe you don't want to hurt ..
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To Put Others at Ease, Start With Yourself

Calm is approachable. So, if you want to become more approachable to others, start by being calmer yourself. See, when you're at ease with yourself, other people will feel the same. And as a ..
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Childlike Not Childish

Everyone loves kids. Because kids are fun and creative and positive and playful. Which makes them approachable. And what's cool is, any time an adult comes in contact with a kid, those attributes ..
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How to Answer a Question

While attending Miami University, I was a Marketing Major. The first piece of advice I remember from my professor, Mrs. Young was: "In Marketing, the answer to every question is always ‘Well, ..
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10 Ways to Reverse the Momentum of an Overly Aggressive Or ..

FACT: You will encounter challenging people. They might come in the form of strangers. They might come in the form of customers. They might EVEN come in the form of colleagues or friends! They will ..
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How One Word Can Make You Sound Like a Good Listener

"Honey, I got fired this afternoon. " "Wow. " "Boss, I lost the Gregory Account today. . . " "Wow. " "Dude, I'm thinking about moving to Pamplona!" "Wow. " "Yes, um, your airline recently lost both ..
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A 39 Step Crash Course on Creativity

1. Eliminate the following sentences from your vocabulary: *But I've never been creative! *I'm a left-brain person. . . *Creativity doesn't run in my family! *I work in a job that doesn't require ..
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Creativity is Magnetic

OK, so, maybe you're not an extrovert.   Maybe you're not the life of the party. And maybe you're not the type of person who can just talk to anybody. Does that mean you're headed up ..
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Creativity is the Ultimate Form of Active Listening - Part 1

You're a creative professional. You make a living off your ideas. Your ideas are your major source of income. So, naturally, you want to have as many ideas as possible, right? Absolutely.   The ..
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Creativity is the Ultimate Form of Active Listening - Part 2

In the first post of this series, we explored a list of things, forces, people and situations to “actively listen to" so you could grow your creative practice. Next, let's work ..
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Creativity is the Ultimate Form of Active Listening - Part 3

Well? Are your creative ears big enough yet? If not, go back and read parts one and two of this series, in which we explored a list of things to listen to (and NOT to listen to) for maximum creative ..
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Creativity Secret - Credit Will Find You

DID YOU KNOW. . . That Einstein's Theory of Relativity sat in his mind (and his notebook) for ten years before it saw the light of day? DID YOU KNOW. . . That Marcian Hoff's Intel processor took ..
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Creativity Means Detach From Outcomes

When you're writing. . . When you're creating art. . . When you're brainstorming. . . REMEMBER THREE WORDS: detach from outcomes. For five reasons: 1. When you detach from outcomes, you relax more. .
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Seriously, What Are You Waiting For?

Here's the story of two inventors. During the late 1800's, they had almost identical ideas for this AMAZING new transmitting device called “The Telephone. " You can probably guess who ONE of ..
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How Far Do Your Thoughts Travel?

Edward DeBono once said, “The measure of a great thinker is how far his thoughts travel. " I call this “Idea Reach. " And if you're a creative professional, thought leader or ..
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Eight Ideas That Changed the World

So I just came across a book from 1959 called Ideas That Became Big Business, by Clinton Woods. It was a buck. How could I not buy it? I finally finished it today. And it might be the most ..
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Learn How to Spot Opportunities

CONSIDER THIS PHRASE: “Opportunity only knocks once. " OK. Now, let me tell you why that's a big, fat LIE. See, opportunity knocks all the time. All day. All afternoon. All night. THE ..
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