Branding Leader, Author, TEDx Speaker, Thought Leadership, Social Media Expert
Too many think that if it doesn’t feel good – you’re not following your passion. Bull. If you have a vision and you know that you have to climb a mountain to get to the top, you’re taking the steps to land on your passion.
I don’t pretend to have all the answers. But lately I’ve been implementing a little trick that has helped me. I think it can help you too.
My agency is growing. We have amazing clients. We also produce a world class conference. The conference and the clients are synergistic events on paper. In execution they are at odds. One takes from the other in time, energy and sweat equity. I needed to clone myself, or find a solution.
I have lots of experience being out of work. It happened to me three times in a two-year span. Five times total throughout my career. I’m only 40, so that’s a pretty impressive streak.
Also – I split up a business partnership. I didn’t read the fine print of our contract. I battled my partner for almost a year. I made almost no money.
Three years ago I launched the first Westchester Digital Summit. Last month Forbes magazine called us one of the “Conferences That Will Keep You Ahead of Marketing Trends This Year.” We’ve hosted over 1000 executives in that time.
I’m an extrovert, and I understand the power of networking. What hurts me is to see introverts not capitalize on the opportunity of an event like the summit. So here are 15 practical tips you can use the next time you’re at an event. I hope you join us at this year’s summit and test them out.
What a Year. A look back at 2014 for the Silverback Social team – Westchester Digital Summit, Baltimore Digital Summit, & clients like Legendary Pictures.
Shawn’s team at his company GoodThink, Inc. have ensured that positive psychology no longer lives in the gray area of qualitative assumptions. They are creating a bedrock foundation of data that proves how we can become happier. And the quantitative results are profound.
Shawn told me “the truth that science is revealing is that small positive changes can change the trajectory of our life.”
Here are five small changes you can make to be happier. And they’re all free:
The military has a way of boiling everything down to its most eloquent and basic foundation. They teach newcomers to embrace, what they refer to as “the Suck.”
It’s that threshold where your body breaks down, and your mind takes over. If you’re weak-minded and ready to quit, your body will follow suit. If you’re expecting “the suck.” Then you welcome it. You embrace it. You won’t succumb to it, and you push yourself through it.
Here are 5 steps for embracing “the suck.”
I have no science to back my claims. No team of researchers trying to crack the code of why you keep getting in your own way. I only have my experiences, observations, and personal results to help you.
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