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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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Want Better Office Culture? Have More Fun and Shorter Meetings.

Trying to create better office culture? On episode #21 of The Next 24 Hours, you’ll hear practical ways to do just that. Does your workplace ever feel divided between teams or dead in…

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Change Management is the New Leadership

Change is the new normal, and change management is the new leadership. Every company and every organization that I’ve worked with in the past few years has been undergoing major change due to…

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In 2019, the Power of Advertising is in the People

Advertising—in the traditional sense—doesn’t work anymore. Have you noticed? In general, trends in 2019 don’t start because executives sat in a conference room somewhere and came up with a campaign—they grow organically among…

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In 20 Years as a Speaker, This Was my Greatest Honor

PHOTO: (L-R) Trustee Lev Kubiak, President Michael Victor, Curtis Zimmerman, Cole Prots, Taylor Cavaretta, Rachel Hull and Maddie Weitz. WHEN THE PHONE RANG Last fall, the phone rang in my office. I was…

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What the Military Taught Me About Living in Excellence

If it weren’t for the courageous men and women in uniform who serve in our Armed Forces, none of us would be able to live the dream to the same extent that we…

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How to Get a Great Recommendation that Makes You Stand Out from the Crowd

If you want to move forward in your career, in your educational journey, or with your business, there is one thing that will propel you forward more than all the rest—and it’s not…

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Why Generosity in the Workplace Has the Power to Change Lives

How do we keep people in our lives? How do we create a culture of generosity in the workplace, people who love being around us, and who love working for our companies? With…

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This is Why Your Office Feels Lifeless (And How to Fix It)

Does your office feel lifeless? While I’m all for making changes to create the life you want to be living, I believe that powerful changes can happen within office cultures to make work…

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Mental Health on Campus Starts with New Student Orientation.

New student orientation sets the tone for students’ comfort at their new school and teaches them that this is either a place to be real about their mental health on campus—or a place…

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What Teenagers Tell Us About the Future of Marketing

If you think that you are in control of your job or your business, you’re wrong. And if you’re in marketing, branding, advertising, or business development, and you sit in offices to brainstorm…

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The Amazing Thing that Happens When You Push Past Discomfort

I often hear my teenagers say that they can’t talk to someone because it would be “too awkward.” While it may be just a phase for them, I think we have a society-wide…

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7 Ways To Become A Valuable Employee In An Ever-Changing Workplace

Wondering how to become a valuable employee—the kind who is top of mind when promotions come up and who survives major staff cuts? It all boils down to your relationship with change. Whatever…

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