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Bad Brand Reputation? 7 Ways to Turn a Booing Crowd into Raving Fans

Need to reverse a bad brand reputation—and fast? Read on for the hottest tips in the industry. I once was next to Vanilla Ice at a booth at a National Association for Campus…

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How to Reverse Your Employee Turnover Rate and Eliminate Front-Line Frustration

Employee turnover rate is an increasing issue in today’s economy, especially for corporations that rely on front-line employees to interface with customers. Here’s how to reverse turnover rates and connect all levels of…

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Yes, You Should Invest in Yourself, but Not Because Your Life is About You.

I want you to invest in yourself.  I want you to take time and think about the life you’re living and why you’re on the planet.  I want you to be a rockstar…

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When you Find Yourself in a New Stage of Life, Step into the Spotlight

You’re in a new situation, and you feel like life as you knew it has given way to a dark empty stage of unknowns, and an audience is waiting with bated breath to…

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Your Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal, and the Decisions You Make Today Matter.

Your life is a live performance, and the small decisions you make every day have an irreversible effect on the trajectory of your life. I’m not talking about reckless decisions that have obvious,…

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The Opposite of Micromanaging: Your Key to Being a Better Parent and Leader

Are you struggling to help your kids or your employees become more independent?  Whether you’re a parent or you lead people in another capacity, your job is not to micromanage—it’s the opposite of…

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What New College Students Need to Hear More Than Anything

The transition from high school to college is no small thing. 18-year-olds go from living with their parents and being among the oldest and most experienced kids at their school to being a…

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Dear Parents Dropping Your Kids Off at College: You Did the Best You Could.

Dear Parents of incoming College First-Years, First of all, congratulations. It’s easy to get lost in all the last-minute shopping and packing and the emotions of your child getting ready to leave the…

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You Can’t Get Where You Want to Go If You Keep Demonstrating What You Already Know

Some people get to a passable level of performance and think that they’ve “arrived.” Other people think that once they get to a certain level, they’ll feel like they’ve arrived, but even once…

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Yes, You Have Permission To Cut the Crazymakers Out of Your Life

You could have the most successful career, the most beautiful home, the best clothes and even endless passion for what you do—but here’s a newsflash: If you don’t have good people in your…

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Are Material Things Sabotaging Your Success?

What is determining your success? While the script in your head (what you believe about yourself) and acting with passion (what you do about what you believe about yourself) are the two most…

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This One Quality Determines Success More Than Natural Talent

Talent is a total myth. Study after study has shown that aside from literal physical advantages that one person’s height and weight may have over another in a sport, practice—not inborn talent—leads to…

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Do You Need to Write a New Script For Your Life?

There is an invisible force at work controlling every decision you make. It determined the job that you have, the relationships that you’re in, where you live, and what you think about. It…

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Why I’m Really Not Kidding When I Say that I’m Living the Dream

I am well aware that when most people say that they’re “living the dream,” they’re saying it sarcastically. They say it when someone asks how they’re doing and they’re working a job they…

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This is What’s Really Causing the Retail Apocalypse (It’s Not Amazon)

Want to make it out of the retail apocalypse alive? It’s time to stop blaming Amazon and start focusing on your customer experience. If any part of your business is brick-and-mortar, there is…

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5 Ways to Avoid the Summer Slump

For many of us, the dog days of summer aren’t a particularly motivated time of the year. It’s hot and humid in many parts of the country, so much so that we start…

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Curiosity Advertising Knows That If They’re Not Having Fun, They’re Doing it Wrong

“If we’re not having fun, we’re doing it wrong,” he told me as we passed by the bobbleheads of his team members. Five minutes after I met Matt Fischer, I knew I had…

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Forget the Corporate Ladder: It’s Time to Put You First in Your Career.

When it comes to navigating your career, it’s almost never a straight climb up the corporate ladder. There are always hard decisions to make, goals to reconsider and challenges to overcome.  Maybe you…

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