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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 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.
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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Why You Need to Stop Asking For Permission

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I had lunch with a friend today. She told me she wished there were other people in her industry that used social media to promote what they were doing. I told her to be the first. I told her not to ask for permission and do it. She cringed at first, and but after she saw the beads of sweat build up on my upper lip and realized that I was dead serious with my advice she perked up. Here's what I told her:
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10 Powerful Things You Need to Do Alone

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There are many major decisions in life where you should consult the wisest people you know. There are other, profound things you need to do on your own. Your success hinges on being able to trust your personal intellect and intuition. Looking to your own abilities to guide you through your most pivotal life moments. Here are ten things you should trust to nobody other than yourself:
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The One Surprising Time It's Acceptable to be Naked at Work

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So I was in this, co-working law firm-ish looking office's conference room. I was starting to feel self conscious. Did I mention I was naked? Well, not totally naked. Pretty close. I had on boxers. But that's not why I was feeling self conscious. What made me self conscious was the fact that I was in the conference room with 50 year old-ish Hasidic Jewish Father of 6 children.
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The Most Powerful Thing I've Ever Learned

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I'm letting go today. I have nobody to impress. My Dad already dug me pretty well, and I never needed to show him the splashy stuff. My whole life, if I was in pain, all he ever wanted me to do was to put my head on his chest, and let it out.
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I'm Addicted To Crossfit - Here's What You Need To Know

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I crave it. No judgement. Full support. No business. No family. No spouses. Just blood sweat and tears for one hour. I'd argue it's meditative. All the commotion of our lives blocked out. All the responsibilities are gone. All the focus is on our form, execution and effort. We don't think about the presentation tomorrow. Or taking the kids to the doctor appointment, or the nagging client.
Dessi Family
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We'll Get Together Then, Dad

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I miss you Daddy, I love you Daddy. Thank you for your love, your guidance, and your affection. I miss you more than I could have imagined. Thank you for teaching me how to be a good Father. A good man. Happy Father's Day Daddy. I love you.
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Happy Mother's Day to My Wife Laura

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I'm not sure when I first fell in love with you. It may have been when we first met when I was 5. Or it may have been that time I told you I was going to marry you while on our first date. We were only dating 10 months when I asked for your hand. How well can you know a person after less than a year? But I knew.

A Funny Little Story About a Seriously Big Mistake

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In September of 1997, I was in graduate school at NYU. I was living in Queens, NY sleeping on a twin bed in my brother's living room. He was in Law school at St. Johns. My father had help me to get admitted into graduate school. I felt like a fraud. I studied harder than I'd ever studied before.
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20 Inspirational Quotes to Kickstart the New Year

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This morning I woke up early. Like really early. The kind of…