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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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What a Year. A look back at 2014 for the Silverback Social team - Westchester Digital Summit, Baltimore Digital Summit, & clients like Legendary Pictures.
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I've been an entrepreneur for 5 years. After being an entrepreneur for 2 years, I was broke. I had spent those first 2 years as an entrepreneur making less money than I had made when I was in my first job out of graduate school. Much less.
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Three years ago Jane West was a mid-level corporate manager, housewife and mother of two. Today West is sparking a movement and building an empire. Named one of the "Most Influential People in Cannabis" by the International Business Times. West has been featured in Fortune Magazine, Newsweek, and Fast Company. She's a savvy businesswoman for sure.
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While I admire those who do big things with big budgets, I worship those unicorns that do big things with small budgets. It's no secret that money makes most things easier, but when budgets are tight creativity thrives.
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I use their CoSchedule Headline Analyzer to ensure every headline on my blog is compelling. I use their Wordpress plugin on this blog. CoSchedule has a Drag-And-Drop Marketing Calendar. It's so beautiful and simple.
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How to Create a Wordpress Blog In 15 Minutes or Less
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I'm a voracious reader. I'm also an entrepreneur. These books have recently helped me with everything I do. I hope they can help you too.
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I've been interviewing the most successful people I know. I'm also pulling together their wisdom, and including it all in my next book. Stay tuned. Here are 9 Powerful lessons they've taught me.
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Yesterday James Altucher wrote a great post, titled "The One Score That Can Improve Your Writing with a Single Click" In the post James notes one important fact. The F-K Score of your writing sometimes dictates it's success. He notes: "The Flesch-Kincaid Score was calculated to determine at what grade level you are writing for. If your score is 10, you are writing for a 10th grade level. If your score is 12 you are writing at a 12th grade level. And so on." James also notes that great works of literature, score low on the F-K Score. "Heart of Darkness" scored 6th grade reading level. Hemingway's "Old Man and the Sea" scored a 4th grade reading level. Shocking.
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Yesterday I walked onto the set at Fox, logged into my Twitter account, and launched the hottest new APP launch since Twitter. It’s called Meerkat. It’s a pretty simple concept: Log into Meerkat via your Twitter account and stream live video to your followers.But, simple is hard. Simple is game-changing.