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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.
Chris Dessi

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.

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.
Chris Dessi Mindset
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How to Be 10% Better in 2020

I'm an avid reader. It's the best way I know to "sharpen my axe"and continuously improve. Last year I read 40 books. Included among them is a favorite that I've read three times already. Carol Dweck's Mindset: "The New Psychology of Success.

How the Most Self-Disciplined People Create Remarkable Results

You're disciplined. I get it. You focus on keeping yourself motivated. You stay healthy. You even seek new ways to be successful in your career. Self-discipline is a cornerstone of your life. Mine too. Also like you, I want to get better at it. So recently I decided to consult the most disciplined person I know: Jason Van Camp is the founder and chairman of Mission 6 Zero. The company specializes in performance enhancement. Jason is also a West Point graduate, a Green Beret, and a great human being. I recently connected with Jason to learn secrets to self-discipline. He shared seven daily habits that keep this Green Beret sharp, in tune, and over-performing on a consistent basis.
Chris Dessi

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation. In the middle of what felt like my most stressful month of my life, my most senior employee resigned. While I was complaining about the debacle to an entrepreneur friend, he called me out: "Get comfortable with the feeling that you have right now." Confused, I asked, "What feeling?" He replied, "Feeling uncomfortable. Get comfortable feeling uncomfortable." He stopped me in my tracks. He was right. We all need to get more comfortable with being uncomfortable. We're soft! Here are 7 ways to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, according to one of the toughest and most resilient people I know, Green Beret Jason Van Camp.
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Tom Shine

Tom is a self made man. A person I admire and respect. While some of is peers are retiring. Tom Shine is just getting started.
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Jeff Pearlman

Chris Dessi: How do you define success? Jeff Pearlman: It’s a funny question. Back when I was coming up, first at the University of Delaware, then at The Tennessean in Nashville, my answer would have been something like, “Making it to Sports Illustrated” or “having an SI cover story.”
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Lisa Besserman

Everyone has different methods that to lead to their success, especially entrepreneurs. For me, the most important daily quality is being flexible. There have been times where I’ve had to fly to a different continent on a moment’s notice, extend a trip for weeks at a time, or drop everything to solve a time sensitive issue. It’s being able to address these unexpected turns that has allowed me to become the entrepreneur I am today. I guess you can say my “rhythm” is embracing the unexpected and being flexible in times of uncertainty. I work better at night, so I generally go to bed at around 1am and start the day around 9am, answering emails in bed. Working from home has its advantages.
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John Hall

John Hall is one of the most powerful people in media who you've never met. He's the master mind behind Influence and Co. Forbes recently listed them as one of "America's Most Promising Companies." If you want to be a thought leader, John is the gatekeeper. When meeting John in person you'd never know the power this one man can wield. He's filled with humility, and charming reverence. Get him on a stage, and he will rock you to the core. John and his team are at the tip of the "thought leader" wave. Surfing the edge where the wave of new and compelling is breaking. Crashing down on old, and dusty John's team are trailblazers.
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Tim Flannery

The guy is an intellectual powerhouse, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University Maryland. I'm proud to call the guy a friend, and I'm enjoying watching his star rise. He arguably has the best answer to my "how do you define success" question of any interviewee.
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Todd Marks

Todd is a confident guy. He's continued to be confident throughout his career. He's built one of the most successful companies in Maryland. Which is why I thought he's be a perfect candidate to profile in these success interviews. Please welcome, Todd "Doc" Marks.
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Raymond A. Sanseverino

Today I have a special treat for you. Ray has been gracious with his time, his answers, and his life story. Ray inspires me. I'm sure he'll do the same for you. Enjoy.