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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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.
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10 Years Later: Remembering Sean Lugano on September 11th

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This time of year, I have an ugly habit to obsessively review video of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. It’s the same thing every year. I watch the first plane hit, then the second, then I watch the towers collapse. Over and over. I try to find new angles that I may have missed last year. I relive every moment, I usually cry. I pick at the scab, and let it bleed a little each year.
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Jeter Gets 3,000th Hit…goes 5 for 5 in Yankees’ win

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Some days are better than others. Some days stick with you. Some days, you can’t wrap your head around events and circumstances; the world seems to unfold magically. Dad throwing out the first pitch Dad throwing out the first pitch Saturday July 9th was one of those days. So I’m going to do my best to share with you exactly what happened.
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Father’s Day

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When I was in 8th grade I barked at my Dad over something foolish, ran to my room, and locked the door. He knocked the door off its hinges without even slowing his pace. From that day forward I was no longer allowed to have a lock on my door. I deserved it. I was being a smart mouth, and I knew it.
Chris Dessi's Mother Pat Dessi
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Happy Mother’s Day to My Mother Pat Dessi

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Mother’s Day just came to a close (phew). After spending the day with my gorgeous wife, two beautiful little girls, and Mother & Father I felt it was appropriate to take a minute and acknowledge my amazing Mother. For those that know her, this post is a no brainer. Mom is truly amazing. A colleague recently poked fun at my business partner and dear friend Anthony Zarro and Myself for being “Mamma’s boys”….we both embraced the term, and agreed that our admiration for our Mothers runs deep. Maybe it’s an Italian thing, or maybe it’s a parent thing (when you finally become a parent you start to realize just how special these women are). Personally I think the world is a better place with my Mother in it.
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A Mother’s Day Tribute

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As I write this, I’m sitting on the floor in JFK airport. Oddly enough, I’m not traveling anywhere. I’m here to pick up my father in-law Anthony Guiglotto. I’m happy to hang out at the airport to wait for him. He’s a supremely good guy, and I love him. Since the first moment I met him he’s welcomed me into his family (I started dating his daughter 7 years ago this past weekend).
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If You Wished Me a Happy Birthday on Facebook, This is a MUST READ: Birthday Wish Superlatives

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Yesterday I received an amazing amount of warm Birthday wishes from friends via Facebook. So, as the week winds down, I’d like to hand out some Birthday Wish superlatives….because I can.
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What I’ve Learned:

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In Esquire magazine they have a section dedicated to something called “What I’ve Learned“. This is my favorite section of the magazine. You can gobble up some poignant tips on life in those pages. The format is very simple, conversational even. It’s assumed that you already understand where this person is coming from – whether they be an actor, politician, or civilian. Some are humorous, and some are tearjerkers. Mostly they follow the same pattern regarding commentary by the featured personality regarding the following topics: Sex, Death, Parenting, Faith, Aging, Power, Money.
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Teaching, Giving Back, and Why My Mother Pat Dessi is the Best Human Being I know

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This is a monumental year for our family. This year, my mother Pat Dessi will retire from her chosen profession as an educator.
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An Open Letter to My Unborn Daughter

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Dear Olivia, Tomorrow we finally get to meet you. I want you to know a few things before we meet: