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.
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We All Have Our Breaking Point

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It was 2007, and I worked at Azoogle (now, defunct). At the time, a multi–million dollar ad network. We ruled the tooth whitening, colon cleansing, date getting, and ring tone peddling portion of the Internet.
5 Simple Steps to Success by Chris Dessi
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5 Simple Steps to Success

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I was unceremoniously fired in 2009 from my job at Buddy Media. When it happened I was so stunned I couldn’t speak. Literally. No words. Nothing.
Pat Dessi
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I Love You Mom: A Mother’s Day Tribute

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Mom embodies, the true ideal of “through sickness and in health.” Mom is the thankless soldier, taking on the burden of the entire troop. Her head is bloodied, but unbowed.
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I'm a Loser

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I’m a loser. Really, I am. I’ve had my ass kicked so many times I’ve stopped counting. I’ve been fired more times than I care to remember. Three times in less than two years in fact. I have scars. Deep ugly jagged cuts that at times have left me bleeding on the ground. That’s precisely why I win in business. It’s also exactly why my company performs 10X better than our competition. Because I've had my ass kicked I do things differently.
Chris Dessi Catalyst Week
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3 Steps to Achieving Greatness

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A few weeks ago I gave a speech during Catalyst Week. My agency…
Chris Dessi Catalyst Week
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Baby Steps

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I’m not a runner – but I’m training for the New York City Marathon. I’m doing it to raise moneyand awareness for a horrible disease that my father is living with called ALS(Lou Gehrig’s disease). I’ve been training since the first week in July. I started slowly. Only 3 miles on the first day. Concluding the first week with 16 miles under my belt (it hurt). Last week I completed 43 miles of training (I felt great)
Chris Dessi Catalyst Week
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ING New York City Marathon: Running for Dad (Strike out ALS)

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Recently I was at a family party chatting with my Uncle Joe. We were discussing the progress of my training to run in this years ING New York City Marathon. I’m running with the ALS Association to raise money for Joe’s baby brother, and my Father Adrian.
Chris Dessi Catalyst Week
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One Dollar Difference: Donate Today to Support Adrian Dessi, and the Fight Against ALS

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This fall I’m running in the ING NYC Marathon. My first marathon! I’m running to raise money to support the battle against ALS. More importantly, at my core, I’m doing to honor my father – Adrian Dessi.
Chris Dessi Catalyst Week
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In Business, Hugs Matter. Seriously.

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I love to hug. Really, I do. I’m pretty good at it too- at least my daughters seem to think so. I thought I was up there in “hugger ranking” until last week when I met a special guy named Martin Rubin. Marty Rubin of Spectramedia Marty Rubin of Spectremedia I met Marty at an event where I was invited to speak. I was there to speak about social media to the good folks at the New Jersey Bank Marketing Association. My good friend Scott Agnoli, VP of Marketing with Investors Bank had invited me, and requested that I help educate the people in the audience, but I was the one who walked away with the biggest lesson. Let me explain:
Chris Dessi Catalyst Week
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Shawn Anchor: The Happy Secret to Better Work – 21 Days of Happy

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Oh mamma – I’m motivated. I love when I feel this way. Scratch that, I A-D-O-R-E when I feel this way. Today I watched aTED talk which came to me via my friend Alyssa Bronander. Alyssa sent me this video of Shawn Anchor last week in an email where she was also sending me birthday wishes. A double whammy of good Karma.