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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Are You Not Entertained?

Are You Not Entertained?

  There's something about putting yourself out there that can make the most confident person uneasy and build confidence in someone who didn’t have it before. It's like a two-sided mirror that shows you exactly what you need to see when you need to see it. In the...

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The Ugly Truth About Selfies

The Ugly Truth About Selfies

I love having a good face day like the next person. But aside from checking if my hair and makeup are okay (or confirming my lunch remnants are not greeting people when I talk), my selfies usually stay offline. Have I posted a selfie on social media before? Yes, of...

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How to Elevate Your Brand with the Perfect Elevator Pitch

How to Elevate Your Brand with the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Why is it sometimes so hard to answer such a simple question like, “what do you do?” It can almost feel like that moment when you’re trying to recall your computer password and your brain goes completely blank. Yes, you should know it. And you do know it. But knowing...

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The Minimalist Guide to Networking on LinkedIn

The Minimalist Guide to Networking on LinkedIn

Networking can sometimes feel like a bad dream where you're forced to talk in front of a group of people naked. (Or is that public speaking?). Either way, it can be an awkward experience for many professionals, to say the least. Regardless of how you feel about...

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