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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 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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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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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:
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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."
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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. Here are 7 ways to finally create your breakout year
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You're disciplined. I get it. You focus on keeping yourself motivated. You stay healthy. You even seek new ways to be successful in your career. Self-discipline is a cornerstone of your life. Mine too. Also like you, I want to get better at it. So recently I decided to consult the most disciplined person I know: Jason Van Camp is the founder and chairman of Mission 6 Zero. The company specializes in performance enhancement. Jason is also a West Point graduate, a Green Beret, and a great human being. I recently connected with Jason to learn secrets to self-discipline. He shared seven daily habits that keep this Green Beret sharp, in tune, and over-performing on a consistent basis.
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When I was younger I was obsessed with companies like Sharper Image. I would peruse the isles to discover new and compelling products to buy for friends and family. While discussing this obsession with a friend recently, I decided I'd seek out and share a new generation of interesting products with you here. So here it goes. Here are 20 insanely weird and unique gifts/products from killer start-ups.
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I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation. In the middle of what felt like my most stressful month of my life, my most senior employee resigned. While I was complaining about the debacle to an entrepreneur friend, he called me out: "Get comfortable with the feeling that you have right now." Confused, I asked, "What feeling?" He replied, "Feeling uncomfortable. Get comfortable feeling uncomfortable." He stopped me in my tracks. He was right. We all need to get more comfortable with being uncomfortable. We're soft! Here are 7 ways to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, according to one of the toughest and most resilient people I know, Green Beret Jason Van Camp.
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Motivation can be a fickle concept. We're all go-getters at some point. We're also all slackers at other times. Admit it... When we're confronted with unrealistic demands, how will we react? Can we sustain optimal performance? Sometimes, yes. Mostly, nope. If you're reading this, you should have a general understanding of how to do well at work. What I'm more interested in, and what I think will help you more, is reaching excellence in life. How can we create a life where excellence becomes our default? And is it even possible? I'm going to share six ways to be the best version of you.
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Last week I sat down with former Green Beret, and NFL player Nate Boyer. We were on the phone to talk about his involvement in Mission6Zero, as well as his important work with not for profits. I was very curious about how a guy like Nate had accomplished so much in such a short period of time. We spent a great deal of time discussing his unique approach to networking. More on that in a minute
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How can we define a path to freedom, success and fulfillment? What is the true secret to success? Why do we find ourselves working so hard, yet feeling so unfulfilled?