Chris Dessi Success

10 Unusual Ways to Manifest Success In Your Life

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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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One Simple Life Hack to Help You Create Good Habits

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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.
Chris Dessi on unemployment

The No. 1 Thing You Need to Do Right Now If You're Unemployed

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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.
15 Tips for Introverts Networking That Will Blow Your Mind
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15 Simple Tips For Introverts Networking That Will Blow Your Mind

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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.
Silverback at Fortina
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What a Year for Silverback Social

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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.
Jane West
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This Female Marijuana Entrepreneur Is Sparking a Movement and Building an Empire

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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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5 Ways to Create Big Things On A Shoestring Budget

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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.

3 Business Books That Could Hurt Your Career--And What to Read Instead

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Certain popular business books, when interpreted incorrectly can backfire in serious ways
Chris Dessi Motivated
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10 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated Every. Single. Day.

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Everyone is motivated differently--but these ten simple methods to motivate yourself every day should cover all your bases.

5 Things You Say at Work That Make You Sound Old

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If your cultural references are outdated and you keep trying (poorly) to relate with Millennials, it could have a tangible effect on your career.

Why This Remarkable Brand Will Dominate This Year

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In 2006 Time Magazine named "You" the Person of The Year. Ten years later, "You" are the Brand of The Year. Personal brand building online for executives, employees and students will dominate 2016. It may have been cute two, three, four years ago to say, "I am a technological dummy," but it's not cute anymore. It's irresponsible.

10 Daily Habit of The Most Self Confident People

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I'm not here to patronize you. We know if you walk with better posture, force a fake smile, or get a new haircut you can trick your brain and boost your self-confidence. Perhaps for 20 minutes you'll think you're the next Richard Branson. I'm here to tell you there are proven ways to improve your self-confidence that will drive real, long lasting change in your life.
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Tom Shine

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Tom is a self made man. A person I admire and respect. While some of is peers are retiring. Tom Shine is just getting started.
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Jeff Pearlman

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Chris Dessi: How do you define success? Jeff Pearlman: It’s a funny question. Back when I was coming up, first at the University of Delaware, then at The Tennessean in Nashville, my answer would have been something like, “Making it to Sports Illustrated” or “having an SI cover story.”
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Bill LaRosa

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G. William LaRosa is not just my Uncle. He's my Godfather. I've idolized him for as long as I can remember. Recently, in the midst of a compelling conversation about business, I marveled how intelligent he is. He replied "I'm not that smart, I've just been around." I call that wisdom. It's my honor to share my Godfather's wisdom on this blog.