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The Etiquette of Social Media

Leonard Kim is the author of the book, The Etiquette of Social Media: How to Connect and Respond to Others in the World of Social Media. Description: 30% of College Admissions Officers found something online about an applicant that negatively impacted their college application. [1] More than two in five (43%) Hiring Managers found information online that caused them … Read more

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10 Things You Need to Do Before You Even Think of Building Your Personal (or Business) Brand

So many people do the right things in the wrong order, so they don’t get anywhere. But where would you be if you did things the right way? One of the biggest decisions that you will ever make in your life is when you take that moment and decide that it’s time to build your … Read more

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Defeat The Enemies to Your Success

We all have an idea of what success would look like to us. Some of us want big income and a career position that others admire; some of us want comfort with loved ones all around; some of us just want our kids to be happy and fulfilled; some of us want to make a … Read more

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Three Things Preventing You From True Influence

Wondering why you haven’t made it to the C-suite yet? This is it. I’ve been on two different sides of life. One where I had to claw my way through to almost be able to make a living. The other where I kind of created a system where it felt like everything was handed to … Read more

The LinkedIn Mistake That’s Hurting Your Career

The LinkedIn Mistake That’s Hurting Your Career

Why is your colleague earning an extra $1,000-plus a month while you’re still slaving away? It’s probably because you didn’t do this. Most people talk about how to avoid mistakes in theory. They say if you don’t do X, you won’t get Y. But how does it play out in real life? Let’s look at … Read more

How to Overcome the Biggest Obstacle Entrepreneurs Face

How to Overcome the Biggest Obstacle Entrepreneurs Face

Entrepreneurs make this mistake every day. Are you one of them? Over the last decade, I have seen hundreds of pitches–maybe even thousands. Some, I heard at networking events and others at startup competitions. Luckily, in controlled scenarios such as competitions, there is a time limit for each pitch. Otherwise, I would be pulling out … Read more

5 Reasons You Haven’t Yet Achieved Your Dreams

5 Reasons You Haven’t Yet Achieved Your Dreams

When you decide to chase something, what you decide to chase starts to run away. But what if there was a way to work around that? From Wile E. Coyote’s first appearance on Looney Tunes in 1949, this ambitious character had one goal in his life: to catch the Road Runner. Over that time, the … Read more

Things Millennials Should Know Before Taking Their Startup Public

Things Millennials Should Know Before Taking Their Startup Public

This guest post was written by Holly Whitman. If you’re of the new generation of millennials, then you’re probably already used to doing things your own way. While this is fine when it comes to developing creative branding, conceptualizing new ideas and even implementing your ideas, there are still a number of things you’ll want … Read more

This Is How Technology Is Empowering Mortgage Consumers

This Is How Technology Is Empowering Mortgage Consumers

Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, the mortgage industry has changed. But is it for the better or worse? Decades ago, when you needed a home loan you’d walk into your local bank and chat with your family banker. It was your lay of the land business transaction. But as with every industry, technology … Read more

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7 Website Tricks Every Marketer Needs to Know

You don’t need more traffic to get more customers. You just need to work on this. Did you know the average website only converts about 3 percent of visitors? So what about the other 97 percent of potential customers? Sadly, most people don’t do anything about them. Instead of showing you how to get more visitors, most … Read more