Archive for July, 2008

Be a networking superstar – 10 tips

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Networking No matter what domain you find yourself - business owner, job seeker or business development, it is imperative that you network your way to success.  Below are 10 tips that may support your growth toward "master networker":

  1. Keep in mind that networking is about being genuine and authentic, building trust and relationships, and seeing how you can help others.

  2. Ask yourself what your goals are in participating in networking meetings so that you    Read More

The Last Lecture – Thank you Randy

Friday, July 25th, 2008

RandyPausch The world lost a great spirit and an inspiring example of living life to its fullest.  Randy Pausch, the amazing instructor who became famous for his "Last Lecture" passed away today at 47 from pancreatic cancer. Click here for the story reported by ABC News.

If you haven't yet watched his Last Lecture, I encourage you to do so now.  Your life will (hopefully) be forever changed. 

You were born to be great.

YES, you can!

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Don’t spend a fortune on business cards!

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Vistaprint_logo You decide that it's time to start your own business...be the captain of your own ship...put your fate in your own hands.  You decide on your product.  You spend countless hours deciding on the most brilliant and appropriate name for your company.  You invest days and weeks developing your business plan.  You get your investment capital and finally, it's time to purchase your basic marketing materials.

There is nothing more exciting than seeing your business cards for the first time!  Wow! you've    Read More

You only have 90 days to get your first promotion

Monday, July 21st, 2008

New job Congratulations!  You just landed that great new job and you're sitting in the catbird seat, right? 

Maybe....

A lot depends on what you do now and in the next 90 days.

For many folks, getting a new job means it's time for a break.  After all, the company will probably cut you some slack for at least 30 days, right? That means you have 30 days (at least) to breathe, right?

Not so fast.

If you take that attitude, you may as well begin looking    Read More