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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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Powerful Reasons Why Wall Street Got it Wrong with Twitter

Two weeks ago I went on CNN to discuss my views on Twitter and Facebook's earnings. I explained that my agency only publishes social content on platforms that work for our clients. Right now the holy trinity is Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. If wall street analysts are watching the car race from home (viewing who is in the lead, and seeing the crowd's reaction) - than we're driving the car with our clients riding shot gun. We feel the bumps on the road, see the potholes ahead and can hear the dings in the engine.
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3 Powerful Reasons Why Some Smart Executives Hate Social Media

My brother calls Twitter "The Tweeter machine." He's 42. He's educated. Over educated, one could argue. He's a lawyer. He passed the bar exam. He's a partner in his law firm. He says "Tweeter Machine" in jest. Because I enjoy it. But - there doth be some truth behind those lies. He picks fun at himself before I can pick at him. Such a lame thing for an older brother to do. That's the tool of the younger sibling. But I digress.
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What Happens When Meerkat and Live Television Collide?

Yesterday I walked onto the set at Fox, logged into my Twitter account, and launched the hottest new APP launch since Twitter. It’s called Meerkat. It’s a pretty simple concept: Log into Meerkat via your Twitter account and stream live video to your followers.But, simple is hard. Simple is game-changing.
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7 Steps to Twitter Success for Small Business

Social media has changed the way people are doing business around the world. Ever evolving and largely free to get started, it can greatly impact small businesses. Sometimes allowing companies to leapfrog competition if done correctly. Twitter…
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3 Reasons Why Wall Street Got it Wrong with Twitter

On Monday I was asked to visit 30 Rock Studios and chat with the closing bell team on CNBC about Twitter's earnings. I'm "bullish" on Twitter stock. The analyst David Seaburg of Cowen and Company is obviously a very smart guy. In his view Twitter…
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President Barack Obama will win the Election, Here’s why:

Lately my direct messages have been reserved for messages from my Twitter followers who have incorrectly clicked on a link proclaiming things like “LMAO can’t believe ur in this facebook vid”…I know enough to never click on these links. These type of spammy messages are part of the social media territory, it’ also part of the reason why I don’t regularly check my direct messages. But yesterday I got a message that struck me. I received a direct message on Twitter from our very own President of the United States.
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Social Media is Dead.

The past two weeks have been unique. Last week I was in Syracuse, New York training a brilliant sales team at BlueRock Energy. The week before was spent hopping from borough to borough with the talented team at Vanguarde Consulting speaking with small business owners (save the Bronx due to a scheduling mix up).
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In Response: Cathryn Sloane’s Social Media Article

This afternoon I was perusing my Twitter feed when I came across Noah Malin’s Paper-li The Social Media Thinkers Daily. This is also where I discovered Cathryn Sloane’s post titled: Why Every Social Media Manager Should be Under 25.
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‘Ted’ Punch Line is Offensive to Those Living with Lou Gherig’s Disease (ALS)

Today I read something that has me troubled. According to an article penned by Katie Moisse of ABC News - A punch line from the movie “Ted” has people with Lou Gehrig’s disease crying foul. “From one man to another, I hope you get Lou Gehrig’s disease,” says Mark Wahlberg’s “John” — a quip some patients say crossed a line.