Do You Hear What I Hear?

What if I told you that someone was talking about you behind your back? Not just anyone, but one of your closest friends. Your confidant. This person knows about your insecurities, fears, and the fact that you count your chicken nuggets before you eat them. Here’s...

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Gelato and Standing Out

I’d like to think that I’m a gelato connoisseur after my husband and I had a trip of a lifetime visiting Italy (Florence, Venice, and Rome) a couple of years ago. We visited historic museums, ate amazing food, drank great wine, and overindulged in gelato. Our routine...

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Claim to be an Expert? Here’s How to Back it Up

There’s something about being a self-proclaimed “expert” that can sometimes make people think of a used car salesperson. Now, of course, you’re not pushing old metal, but the process of attracting clients is, in fact, sales—whether you like it or not. You’re selling...

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Feeling Stuck? Get Out of Your Own Way

Have you ever thought that maybe the biggest obstacle stopping you from reaching your goals is you? It's true: There are other roadblocks besides yourself that could be the blame. After all, there is never enough time in the day, you need more money to do the things...

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How to Brand Like a Human on LinkedIn

Personal branding is the Frisbee of career talk, but it's not a new concept. It's just something you need to grasp if you want to build a positive reputation and stand out to the right people. The problem with this Frisbee is that it has been thrown, flipped, and...

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3 Common Myths About Authenticity Debunked

Lately, there’s been a lot of emphasis on being “authentic.” People are making the term a part of their brand, and it’s a buzzword splattered all over social media. I don't dispute the importance of this topic, hence talking about it right now. But I worry that some...

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Self-Promotion vs. Personal Branding

The term “Self-promotion” is often interchanged with “personal branding,” but are they the same thing? Sure, they can seem like icky words, especially if selling is the least favorite part of your business. But they’re different and can help you connect with your...

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What I Learned About Information Overload

Many of us are information junkies (promise I mean that in the most endearing and non-judgmental way). You name the book, we read it. You name the course, we bought it. You name the influencer, we followed him or her. Sure, there are worse habits to have like...

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Behind the Rebrand – Edition #2: Can You Hear Me Now?

Have you ever had a phone conversation with someone and the connection was terrible? Between the static in the background and words coming in and out, you start squinting (not sure why we squint when we can’t hear) hoping to make out what the heck is being said. It’s...

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Behind the Rebrand – Edition #1: The Lessons in the Lesson

To be completely honest, I understand why “branding” gets such a bad reputation sometimes. There’s an overabundance of on-the-surface advice that doesn’t always mesh with “real-life.” This easily creates a disconnect between the goals you’re trying to accomplish...

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