These four tips can help keep your customers happy and loyal.Read More
Channel your inner wild animal for greater focus at work.
Followers--not only leaders--are the foundation for success in every business.Read More
Research confirms that monotasking--and not multitasking--is the secret to getting things done.Read More
Whether I’m painting, writing, or playing a new song on the guitar, I’ve always found peace and solace in the arts. But like most creative people, there have often been times where I simply can’t find the inspiration to put paint to paper, or pick to strings. As someone who values work-life harmony and building bliss in all spheres of my life, it can be particularly difficult when my creative outlets feel less accessible.Read More
The New York Times recently reported how many companies, brand ambassadors, celebrities, and even journalists purchased "fake" Twitter followers as a means to inflate their social media numbers. Many claimed to be pressured by social media firms, but the results were a PR black-eye that could possibly damage their public reputation.Read More
Placing principle over profits can lead to dedicated employees and customer loyalty.Read More
Greek philosophers taught valuable lessons on how to live that are still powerful today to keep us motivated in our business.
Here are my five favorite ancient words of wisdom and how you could utilize them for today:Read More
Have you ever found yourself feeding off of someone else’s negative energy? Or, have you found yourself avoiding a person because of the negativity they bring into every conversation.
As humans, we often hold on to negative thoughts and experiences more than the positive ones? Why is that?
No matter what industry or profession you’re in, there will come a time when simply doing the work won’t cut it. If you’re truly in search of professional growth, you have to put yourself in a position where others can see you and hear what you have to offer in the way you want them to. Now more than ever, we have the opportunity to become visible to a large audience by way of the internet and connections we make therein, and it would be unfortunate to miss the opportunity for lack of branding expertise. But it’s easy to get swept up in social media to wear masks or to put on airs in an effort to get the attention of peers or thought leaders in your field. Unfortunately, pretending to be something you’re not will not only hurt your credibility in the long run, but you won’t attain from the result you desire. Instead you can end up being perceived as less authentic, which creates an environment where people won’t relate to you.Read More
A company's mission statement tells you why they do what they do. They are often short, punchy, with plenty of actions words that provide a sense of direction and help the company stand out in a crowded market.Read More
Did you know fashion designer Vera Wang started her label at the age of 40? However you define success, getting there is never a guarantee, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a try. Any of us, whether parenting, going back to school, climbing a corporate ladder, or starting a business of their own, can speak of challenges and discouraging moments, but that is what makes the journey all the more interesting. What’s more, your success doesn’t necessarily happen right out school or at an early age, it can happen any time. Reaching your personal state of success is far less about what you’ve accomplished than it is about what you’ve learned along the way, and the skills and strategies you can share with others in your field.Read More
Name a successful person and odds are he or she has a deep history of failure.
Henry Ford's first two car companies went under. James Dyson suffered through more than 5,000 failed prototypes before he created the first working Dyson vacuum. J.K. Rowling's first Harry Potter book was rejected repeatedly by publishers. Michael Jordan likes to point out that he missed 9,000 shots during his NBA career and lost almost 300 games.Read More
Mentoring is a two-way street. We need to seek mentors for ourselves to achieve our goals, but we also need to look for people to mentor. Becoming a mentor requires both people in the relationship to buy in to the process to ensure it will meet the goals of the mentee.Read More
Many of us routinely set personal goals -- we may want to get in better shape, save more money, or learn a new skill.Read More
What does success mean to you? Do you have a picture-perfect vision of what that success will look like? Have you talked about your goals with others?Read More
They say it's always better to give than to receive. While that may be true for the most part, it doesn't always apply to gratitude.Read More