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Position Yourself For Success While Working Your Current Job

Position Yourself For Success While Working Your Current Job | BUSINESS and more |

If you’re like me you can’t get into a conversation without mentioning your brand, or the importance of building and maintaining it. Sadly, these conversations aren’t only with entrepreneurs, so I get plenty of eyes that start to glaze over when I bring up the topic. It’s hard to explain to people that building and maintaining your personal brand isn’t just a skill that needs to be mastered by entrepreneurs. Even if you never plan on leaving your current job, increasing your profile often leads to promotions and bigger money. More likely though (you are reading Personal Branding Blog, right?) you plan on leaving your job at some point, if you haven’t already, and you’ll make for a much easier transition if you do a few simple things to build your brand before leaving...

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8 Steps to Getting What You Want… Without Formal Credentials

8 Steps to Getting What You Want… Without Formal Credentials | BUSINESS and more |

Michael Ellsberg has been a good friend since 2000.


In the last few years, he has made a study of self-study. How do the best in business do what they do? Using his findings, he has:


- Overcome a debilitating case of bipolar II (here’s how).
- Landed one of the most powerful literary agents in the world.
- Published not one but two books from major New York publishers, the second scoring a 6-figure advance.
- Found the woman of his dreams and married her.
- Built a well-followed blog on with zero prior blogging experience.


Most recently, Michael has interviewed the likes of fashion magnate Russell Simmons, Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz, Facebook founding president Sean Parker, WordPress lead developer Matt Mullenweg, and Pink Floyd songwriter and lead guitarist David Gilmour. Dozens of iconic figures pepper his list of case subjects.


Why? Because none of them graduated from college, and he wanted to learn how they educated themselves. His findings were then encapsulated in “The Education of Millionaires.”...

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