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Here's How to Tell When It's Time to Quit

How to determine when you should pivot your start-up according to a Stanford University Professor

Why You Need To Find Your Tribe

Why finding like-minded supportive people in your life can become your super power
Chris Dessi

How to Be Motivated When Life is Insanely Difficult

It's been a remarkably awful year. A global pandemic, unscrupulous politicians, biased media pundits. You can be comfortable with being uncomfortable, but 2020 has been insanely difficult to motivate even the most resilient among us.
Chris Dessi

10 Daily Habits of The Most Confident People

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.
Chris Dessi Success

10 Unusual Ways to Manifest Success In Your Life

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

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

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
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 for Silverback Social

What a Year. A look back at 2014 for the Silverback Social team - Westchester Digital Summit, Baltimore Digital Summit, & clients like Legendary Pictures.

69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 15

Jimmy Mullin and I went to Mahopac High School together. Jimmy Mullen was a career military man, raising to the ranks of Major. Major James D Mullin passed suddenly in May of 2014. It's funny how you remember the littlest things about people.…

69 Day Giving Challenge – Day 14

This one may seem minor – but today’s gift was simply holding the door for one of my neighbors in Chappaqua. I was walking into Dunkin Donuts. When I opened the door, the guy must have been 15 feet from the door. I stepped back, re-opened…

69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 13

For months my wife Laura thought that the baby clothes that she has planned on giving to her friend Jen and my cousin Trish were gone forever. We thought we’d stored the clothes at my parent’s house. My Mother looked everywhere – gone…
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69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 12

Today’s gift is something that was very special for my wife. Laura is a schoolteacher in Brewster at CV Starr. One of the students in her school, Marilyn Ramirez a 3rd grader passed away suddenly from a brain aneurysm. Her family was ill prepared…
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69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 11

Today is another gem donated by ANOTHER generous Mahopac person (there are even more to come)!  Today it's Cathryn Iannotta Vincentz.  Cathy reached out to me via Facebook to see if she could give away free yoga classes. It's pretty incredible,…
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69 Day Gift Giving Challenge - Day 10

My gift today is more of an acknowledgement than anything. It's an acknowledgment that my Chief Marketing Officer at Silverback Social, John Zanzarella is one of the best dudes I know.  Frankly, he's been a gift for me in my career and my life.…
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69 Day Giving Challenge – Day 9

I'm blessed to have my own business, and make my own hours. The great thing about it is that I can come and go as I please. The bad thing is that I'm the worst boss I've ever worked for. As I write this it's 9:10pm and I'm still in the office.…
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69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 8

The gift giving bug has been passed around Facebook like wildfire.  After seeing yesterday's gift from my friend John Praino, another Mahopac guy - wrestling legend John Degl reached out to me to offer another gift.  So I posted this on Facebook. Dear…
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69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 7

The magic of giving for the sake of giving is that it's contagious.  This fact is becoming more and more apparent as I get deeper into my 69 day challenge.  All sorts of friends and family have been reaching out to me to offer gifts - largely…
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69 Day Giving Challenge – Day 6

This gift seems like a small one, but it went a long way. Let me explain. One of my best friends in the world is Anthony Pace. This is our second year making homemade wine together. We have a blast doing it. I still don't know how we really…