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Articles for the entrepreneur.

How to Not Make Phone Calls

We can all learn by the actions and non-actions of others.  Maybe you can gleam something  from my last week of non-action, procrastination and self-talks I had this past week on the subject of making phone calls. I am currently … Continue reading

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Following Up with Finesse

An old adage says that 80 percent of success is just showing up. But how do you accomplish that other 20 percent – particularly following a networking event like a trade show or membership meeting? What comes after collecting a … Continue reading

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NETWORK WITH CONFIDENCE

One of the largest obstacles to tackle in networking is the natural, self-conscious concern of rejection. “Why would someone take the time out of his or her busy schedule to help me?” is a question most newbie networkers ask.  Networking … Continue reading

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Recognizing Strengths

“Never apologize for talent. Talent is a gift!” – Madame Morrible, Wicked In the Broadway hit Wicked, Madame Morrible, the professor who becomes a mentor to both of the heroines, comments that one of her many talents is discovering and … Continue reading

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Word of Mouth: Networking as Marketing?

Networking is undoubtedly an important professional activity, but could you use it for marketing – or even as your sole means of marketing? By harnessing word of mouth’s power while providing a quality good or service with potential to help … Continue reading

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Making time for the ideal sales week

If you were to outline the ideal sales week, what would it look like? That’s a question S. Anthony Iannarino, president and chief sales officer of Solutions Staffing, tackled on his sales blog, and his insights were wonderful. Iannarino’s suggestions … Continue reading

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LEARNING YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE

Have you ever encountered a boss whose approach to power and leadership baffled you?  According to Harvard Business Review, one’s instincts where power is concerned – both giving and receiving it – stem from conditioning in one’s life since childhood, … Continue reading

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Making the most of your mornings

Is getting out of bed the hardest part of your day? Most people aren’t naturally what you’d call a “morning person” – the types who are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed upon rising at the sound of their alarm clock. Just because it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Self-discipline Is A Bitch To Accomplish Consistently

   Self-discipline =  is the product of persisted willpower. Whereas willpower is the strength and ability to carryout a certain task, self-discipline is the ability to use it routinely and even automatically (as if through reflex).   An analogy for … Continue reading

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Expand Your Vision

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” – George Bernard Shaw If there is one characteristic that sets leaders apart from the rest of the crowd, it’s vision … Continue reading

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