Why the World Needs You to Be an Authentic Leader

Why the World Needs You to Be an Authentic Leader

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When I first started out online, I spent a lot of time looking for the insider tips, tricks, and secrets to getting myself noticed. And I quickly learned something – as I’m sure you have too. There is no one secret. As much as I love the blogosphere, it also has its downsides. Like not-so-subtly suggesting that there are easy answers, sure-fire guru...

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5 Ways Tribe Conference Taught Me to Be a Better Leader

5 Ways Tribe Conference Taught Me to Be a Better Leader

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You’re a good person, right? You generally treat people well, your intentions are good… heck, you probably even pay your taxes on time and avoid speeding whenever the cops are watching. And that ought to count for something, right? Ok – so that’s a little tongue-in-cheek. But the point is that it’s pretty easy to be “passively good.” I’m not saying I’m...

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Urgent vs Important: Why Choosing Wrong Can Derail Your Dreams

Urgent vs Important: Why Choosing Wrong Can Derail Your Dreams

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See if this story sounds familiar. You’re totally exhausted after a busy, action-packed day. Throughout the day, you fielded dozens of emails, took and placed more phone calls than you can count, helped everyone who asked for help – and handled everything else that popped up. You were crazy busy nearly every second. As your day winds down and afternoon begins...

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The Surprising Truth About Building Authority: Crushing the Stereotype

The Surprising Truth About Building Authority: Crushing the Stereotype

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No doubt you’ve heard the expression, “ignorance is bliss.” Is it? Seriously? I mean really… bliss? BLISS? Maybe during a week-long tequila-soaked bender in Cancun you might want to forget your troubles and responsibilities and go loco for a while. In that case, ignorance might be bliss. Until you get home and check your email. But ignorance isn’t...

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Confession of a Lifelong Salesman: The Two Faces of Persuasion

Confession of a Lifelong Salesman: The Two Faces of Persuasion

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I have a confession to make. I haven’t always been as comfortable in my own skin as I might let on. For years I’ve been at odds with myself. Having spent over 20 years in sales and marketing, I’ve walked the line between my area of expertise and my moral compass. I love working in sales. Properly done, it’s a challenging and fulfilling profession that benefits all...

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You Already Know Enough To Succeed

You Already Know Enough To Succeed

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  Do me a favor. Read this post quickly – then go do something enthusiastically. Take action. Execute. There is a world of difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it. -Bill Phillips. Those words from Bill Phillips both motivate and haunt me. What do they do for you? Do they remind you of a time when you chose to be a person of action, took on...

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How to Overcome Adversity and Steal Its Power

How to Overcome Adversity and Steal Its Power

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Does it ever seem like you have more adversity in your life than other people do? As if everyone around you is having an easier time of things than you are? You begin to feel sorry for yourself and think, “Why does this stuff always happen to ME?” It seems as if even though you continue to endure punch after punch and still keep your feet under you – life...

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How to Build Credibility by Using an Email Interview

How to Build Credibility by Using an Email Interview

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As an entrepreneur, you’re always on the lookout for creative ways to build credibility for your business in order to make it more visible and more successful. If you’re doing it right, the content you publish on your website promotes engagement with your customers and eventually leads to sales. So it goes to follow that your goal should be to regularly produce...

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How to Make Your Call to Action 55% More Effective

How to Make Your Call to Action 55% More Effective

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As a business person who makes a living marketing and selling your products and services, you wind up making a lot of requests of others, don’t you? Read this… Click here… Share this… Buy this… Sometimes they cheerfully do what you ask, sometimes they reluctantly do what you ask, sometimes they ignore you, and other times they tell you to...

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