Does Your LinkedIn Profile Pass the Seven Second Rule?

Does Your LinkedIn Profile Pass the Seven Second Rule?

You may already know it takes about seven seconds to make a good first impression, but are you considering this rule when it comes to your digital brand? LinkedIn is further putting this to the test with its new design. In case you haven’t noticed, LinkedIn has...

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About That Clean Slate

About That Clean Slate

Ah, the beginning of a new year brings on a renewed desire for new starts. New habits. New jobs. New weight loss goals. New travel plans. Everything new. We even clean up the house to bring in the new year (almost like preparing for a visit from a nosey mother-in-law...

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Is It Time to Push Through or Move On?

Is It Time to Push Through or Move On?

It took five years, seven hours, and six minutes to complete my first (and only) marathon on November 3, 2013. Sure, the five years wasn’t the actual race, but the time spent making it possible counts just the same. That unforgettable day almost didn’t happen, though....

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Stop Saying Failure Is Not an Option

Stop Saying Failure Is Not an Option

There's nothing like the quote "Failure is not an option" to get you amped-up when going after a new goal. You picture yourself running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, doing your best Rocky impression as the song Eye of the Tiger plays in your head....

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How Toxic Is Your “Busy”?

How Toxic Is Your “Busy”?

The toxic nature of chronic busyness is like carbon monoxide: you can't see it coming, and you may not smell it sneaking up on you, but you better be able to detect when it's in the air. Sure, it's natural for you to have a full life juggling your career and time with...

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How to Make Twitter Work for Your Personal Brand

How to Make Twitter Work for Your Personal Brand

If you asked me what I thought about Twitter a couple of years ago, I'd answer, "eh." What mostly came to mind was the cute little blue bird, celebrities, and 140-character tweets. (Oh, that and the fact that you could follow people or be followed, which seemed like a...

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