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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.

How to Destroy All Negativity Destroying Your Life Right Now

I don't have all the answers, and I don't have any secrets to tell you. What I do have are anchors that have guided me through rough patches. I had a suspicion that they were helping me before this fever dream of a year. Now I'm sure of it.
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How to Kill The Guilt of Your Unlived life

When you need help, help another. When you need compassion, be compassionate. When you need love, give it freely. When you crave connection, reach out. When you can't go on any longer, encourage someone. When you need understanding, listen. When you're angry, try to understand.
Chris Dessi's Grandfather

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
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Why You Need To Find Your Tribe

Why finding like-minded supportive people in your life can become your super power
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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How to Know You're On the Right Path

Two years ago, my Father had come home from the hospital and was settling in for the evening. Leaving his room that night, I kissed him and told him I loved him. He called to me. "Christopher!" I turned, standing in the doorway and replied: "yeah Dad?" He said, "keep up the good work." I replied, "ok, Dad." I sort of chuckled to myself at the absurdity of the comment. No context. A simple directive. I didn't think much of it and went about my evening. Those would be the last words my Father would ever speak to me. It's difficult to write that sentence. It was two years ago, and as I write this I can feel a deep swell of emotion in my chest. I used to run from that emotion. Dad was ill for six years. I didn't allow myself to feel the terror of his terminal diagnosis of ALS-Lou Gehrig's disease. I drank a scotch to numb the pain. I worked too much to avoid speaking about my pain with my wife. I lost myself.
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10 Powerful Things You Need to Do Alone

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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10 Unexpected Habits To Radically Improve Your Life

Platitudes won't help you. I know, I've tried to implement them all. They're frustrating. Go for it! Live for today! Stay motivated! No kidding.
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Happy Mother's Day to My Wife Laura

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.
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20 Inspirational Quotes to Kickstart the New Year

This morning I woke up early. Like really early. The kind of awesome early when (if you have kids) you can relish the time it takes to brew a hot cup of coffee, sit down at the computer and be to your own thoughts. I took some time to meditate…
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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 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…
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5 Things My Grandpa Taught Me That Will Change Your Life

He replied from his bed “good morning.” Those would be his last words. That evening Papa passed away. It was 16 years ago today.