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.
Silverback at Fortina
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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 25

I feel silly posting another gift that happened while getting coffee - I think this may be my 5th or 6th gift that's happened in a Starbucks or a Dunkin Donuts.  I guess it's apparent that I enjoy my daily jolt of caffeine. America, and Chris…
Silverback at Fortina

69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 24

Last night was fantastic.  We had our annual Silverback Social Holiday Party.  It was doubly special because we had it at my favorite restaurant Fortina Pizza. I'm a simple man. They have simple fare. Pizze. Yum. Good friends, great colleagues,…
Chris Maloney & the Dessi Girls

69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 23

I'm lucky in my work that I get to meet many amazing people. One of those people was an intern for us at Silverback Social named Chris Maloney. Chris is an MBA Candidate at Fordham & Marine Corps Officer. He's a  U.S. Marine, Pilot VMGR-452…

69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 22

We have incredible clients at Silverback Social. One of those clients Bluerock energy are partners with the Brooklyn Nets.  A few weeks ago they offered my wife Laura and I free tickets to the game.  While at the game we had a small incident…

69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 21

I love my friends. They inspire me daily. Recently with the giving challenge I've been hearing from new and old friends alike - all offering something. Today I get to share one of those gifts.  My friend Matt Tauber reached out to me and sent…

69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 20

Friends, are rare. Well, truly good friends are rare. Even rarer still is to make good friends late in life. We all have our crew of people we've grown up with, gone to high school & college with etc, but it's been my experience that it's…

69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 19

The past week has been a tough one for my parents. Today (Saturday), after spending some time with my daughters, I headed up to my parents home.  I hung out with my Dad. It helped to allow my mother some time to get out and grocery shop.  Today…

69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 18

I’m heading home today from a few days in Texas. This morning a car service picked me up. My driver was awesome. A father of 5 kids retired Army veteran - just a fantastic all around guy. We discussed some of his best customers (Tom Hanks),…

69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 17

Today I was the keynote speaker at Wilson Associates Dallas Points of Excellence Awards luncheon. I spoke for about ½ hour. At the conclusion of my speech I explained to the audience what I’m doing here for my 69 day challenge. Then I asked…

69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 16

I've been in Texas for a few days this week. Today I took a cab ride with a gentleman named John. We started chatting when I noticed the unique messaging on the roof of John’s cab (see photo).  I enjoyed that he took the time to write positive…