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The Question I Almost Didn't Ask And How It Changed My Life

Posted on April 26, 2020 at 6:57 PM Comments comments (85)

So many people never ask themselves what they want. Maybe it's because they think they have everything already, or because they're afraid it's too late. But if we don't ask ourselves what we want, there's no way we'll ever know if our dreams are possible, or what it would take to achieve them. Until recently, that was my story. I was living an amazing, beautiful life, and I didn't feel I deserved to even contemplate anything more. This talk is about why I decided to finally ask myself that question, and what happened when I did. Although Rita Wilson is well-known as an actress and film producer, her most recent projects have all been connected to her passion for music...

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Posted on May 19, 2018 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

"If Only I Learned Earlier"

Posted on May 6, 2018 at 2:49 PM Comments comments (0)

These are the 2 fastest ways to get promoted

Posted on May 1, 2017 at 12:09 AM Comments comments (0)

Ready for that promotion you've been dreaming of?
"It's going to take work," says Suzy Welch, a best-selling management author and CNBC contributor, but it's certainly within reach.
Welch shares the two fastest ways to get promoted without appearing overly ambitious.

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Work-Health Balance: 7 Guideposts To Help Take Care of Yours

Posted on August 21, 2016 at 6:44 PM Comments comments (130)

We talk a lot about work-life balance these days, but what about work-health balance? When we refer to our work, we often say we’re giving it our “all” or giving “one hundred and fifty percent.” These are admirable sentiments in theory, but what percentage of the pie of life are you reserving for yourself – especially with regard to your health?...

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Is Solitude a Key Element of Creativity?

Posted on March 20, 2016 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Charles Dickens didn’t just have a great mind, he had great calves as well. On any given day, Dickens averaged 12+ miles of walking through the lush Kent countryside or the bustling streets of Victorian London.

One particularly dreary night in October of 1857, Dickens set out to escape his increasingly disharmonious marriage, walking from his home in Central London to his house in Kent—a 30-mile trip that would eventually be repeated (in reverse) by his character Pip in Great Expectations. In fact, many moments from Dickens’ solitary walks later ended up as fodder for his work.

“There are details in Dickens’ descriptions—a window, or a railing, or the keyhole of a door—which he endows with demoniac life. The things seem more actual than things really are,” explains critic G.K Chesterton in Charles Dickens: A Critical Study.

“Indeed, that degree of realism does not exist in reality: it is the unbearable realism of a dream. And this kind of realism can only be gained by walking dreamingly in a place; it cannot be gained by walking observantly.”...

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Your Network’s Structure Matters More than Its Size

Posted on March 6, 2016 at 6:41 PM Comments comments (112)

A recent study by Schlesinger Associates for Augure found that 75% of marketers consider finding the right influencers the most challenging aspect of an influencer marketing strategy. Perhaps that’s due to a misguided approach in which the size of someone’s following is treated as the primary benchmark of their influence.

New research shows that you only need handful of influencers to give the impression that everyone is talking about your brand.

Researchers at the University of Southern California recently uncovered the majority illusion, a paradox within social networks that makes some ideas, behaviors, or attributes appear widespread even when they are not. Since we can’t keep an eye on what the entire world is up to, we’re limited to witnessing what our social network says and does. At times, well-connected members within our network can skew our perception of how common an idea or behavior actually is...

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10 ways to have a better conversation

Posted on February 28, 2016 at 5:04 PM Comments comments (0)

When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don't converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. "Go out, talk to people, listen to people," she says. "And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed."

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How frustration can make us more creative

Posted on February 20, 2016 at 5:49 PM Comments comments (1)

Challenges and problems can derail your creative process ... or they can make you more creative than ever. In the surprising story behind the best-selling solo piano album of all time, Tim Harford may just convince you of the advantages of having to work with a little mess.

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100 Best Motivational Quotes to Inspire Anyone

Posted on September 13, 2015 at 6:53 PM Comments comments (1)

Need a little inspiration? Need a quick burst of self motivation?
Here you go:
  1. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Henry David Thoreau
  2. "If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary." Jim Rohn
  3. "Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life-think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success." Swami Vivekananda
  4. "If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do." Anonymous  ....

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