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Leadership Mantra: Potential.

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Potential is a tool for action!

 

How many times have I heard, “it has tremendous potential”, you can imagine, on numerous occasions. Yet many years later, the huge potential has brought forth a mouse!

 

Why?

 

For the simple reason that the potential has remained unrealized and unused, because there never was any concrete action.

 

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Mastering The Uncomfortable Art Of Personal Branding

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The personal branding should be a central concern of everyone today. Indeed, being active on social media, this aspect is increasingly important ... think about it [note mg]

 

Whether interviewing for a job or making a presentation, weaving a strong personal narrative could be the one thing that keeps you on top. Here are a few tips to turning on your personal branding story without turning off your audience.

 

I was recently chatting with an up-and-coming professional speaker about some of the best presenters I've seen on stage. I immediately launched into an unplanned sales pitch for Gary Vaynerchuk, or Gary Vee, as many of us know him online.

 

Read more: http://www.fastcompany.com/1823437/mastering-the-uncomfortable-art-of-personal-branding


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33 Ways To Get And Maintain Motivation

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Motivation is a wonderful state. Here are 33 simple tips for instantly getting motivated.

 

Being motivated is a wonderful state of your being. In that state your body leverages huge amounts of energy. Your emotional field is totally balanced, physically you’re able to climb the Everest and mentally you understand the whole Universe in a split of a second.

 

I know you know the feeling. The good news is that you can re-create this state pretty much whenever you want. Here are 33 tips to help you get and stay motivated. By the way, if you’re into long lists, you may also check this one: 100 Ways To Live A Better Life.

 

Read more: http://www.dragosroua.com/33-ways-to-get-and-keep-yourself-motivated/


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TODAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Commitment.

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Commitment always makes the difference between success and failure.

Sometimes I wonder what the word "commitment" really means to each other.

What I know is that we must commit ourselves everyday to keep our faith in our capabilities and to meet our personal commitments, family and work, it’s a permanent job.

 

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Martin Gysler's comment, February 14, 2012 4:30 AM
I'm glad you like my Leadership Mantra and thank you to spreading it to your online world. Cheers and a great day. Martin
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The Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest

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Is Pinterest a social media more? That's the question I ask myself every time when a new platform appears on the net. Regarding Pinterest, I think there is actually a reflection to make for all who are active in marketing. This awesome guide will give you some ideas, how you can use it to your advantage. [note Martin Gysler]

 

HGTV. Nordstrom. West Elm. ModCloth. Those are some of the big name retailers who are using Pinterest to drive significant traffic to their retail websites. In fact, Pinterest has become so popular it is driving more traffic than Google+ to retailers’ sites.

 

I think it is safe to say that as marketers it’s time to take this social network site seriously. But what exactly is Pinterest? And how do you use it to promote your business or brand?

 

Well, this guide will help you get started.

 

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Pinterest is becoming a social network site for sharing interesting images you find online. Think of it as an image-based social bookmarking tool like delicious.com…but with a better community.

 

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Finding Balance in the Age of Digital Overload

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When the Author Dean Whitney says: "You need a “system” you can trust" I think it is right. Today we have so many information so that we really need a system [note Martin Gysler]

 

It's a new year and a great time to talk about goals and balance. If you are like me, your work is always with you. You wake up and check your email on the computer and if you're not near the computer, the iPhone or Blackberry is always within reach. As digital information becomes more accessible so to does our ability to communicate. For every actionable email there seems to be 10 emails with useful information and 100 useless cc's and spam emails. Then there’s the rest of life: mental, spiritual and physical realities. Our real world relationships, our dreams and our health needs to be in balance with all this digital information. Without proper and directed focus, years can go by without making significant progress.

 

Your life goals don’t ask you for permission to use “push notifications”

 

S.U.D.S or “Seemingly Unimportant Decisions”. Everyday we need to make hundreds, even thousands of decisions. From what to wear, eat, what time to get up, exercise, which emails to reply to, what to read, and how to spend our time. The problem is that all the really important and beneficial tasks don't bug you if you don’t perform them....


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Gamification: Motivation and Engagement

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What’s Game Good For?


Before we can talk about applying game mechanics to anything, we need to understand what a game actually us. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a game as “a form or spell of play or sport, esp. a competitive one played according to rules and decided by skill, strength or luck.”

 

That’s pretty hard to digest as a something you can say to a decision maker! However, if we break it down further we can start to get at some core ideas that should help. Play and sport are all activities or tasks. Played is not a strong word in the corporate world. It conjures images of nerds playing quake after hours on the corporate network. So instead, how about we use completed.

 

Rules Can Be Starting Points

Next, rules. We all have rules, but it is not something you hear people talking about in businesses. Instead, we could say parameters or guidelines. All projects have parameters or guidelines...

 

Read more: http://osakabentures.com/2012/01/gamification-motivation-and-engagement/


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The deeper root

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It is 3am and you wake up suddenly, hearing the beating of your heart echoing in your ears. The clock ticks slowly by your bed, and darkness blankets your windows.

 

“How am I going to do this?” you say to yourself.

 

Finding a way to make your mortgage payment, living through a tense day at the office with an unreasonable manager or hitting the pavement to look for clients feels like too much.

 

Your stomach tightens. The air thickens in your lungs as you feel pressure on your chest like a slow vise.

 

Thoughts quickly turn into poison, and they flood your body with fear.

 

After a fitful attempt to go back to sleep, you wake up, go downstairs and make a cup of coffee. Bad television or cute YouTube videos take the edge off of your anxiety. You are thankful for your Facebook friend in London who is awake and willing to banter with you...


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Stop Asking for Permission

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I visited New York City with my mom and younger sister recently. We were walking near Battery Park when we saw a man wearing a clown wig and playing a ukulele- making up songs as people walked by.

 

It was this man, Freddy Harrington.

 

To onlookers he was a street musician, a comedian entertaining passers by. But he spoke of things much deeper.

 

In this video interview, you learn that he is not merely a street musician trying to make a couple bucks to survive, but a high school science teacher with a much deeper message. His message?...


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11 Tips You Can Use Today to Develop Outstanding Content for Your Blog

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How often should I post on my blog?... How long should my posts be?... Can I have other people write articles for me?... How far can I stray from my chosen topic?

 

How do I create incredible content that attracts hundreds of comments and shares? How do I keep people coming back to read everything I publish?

 

At some point, all bloggers have these and dozens of other questions about developing content. Maybe you’re struggling with some of them right now.

 

As we gear up for the launch of our new blog Expert Enough as part of the Million Dollar Blog Project, we’ve been thinking a lot about content strategy. I’m going to share our content strategy for the new blog later in this post, but first, here are 11 of my top tips for developing outstanding content for your blog:


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Excellent thanks for sharing this today.
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12 Most Intriguing Success, Business, and Life Strategies I’ve Learned From Dogs

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“The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged a dog down to his.” – James Thurber


Whether it began 15,000 years ago when dogs scavenged for refuse at campsites of Paleolithic man, at some point in this long relationship with humans, dogs decided that being near us was an advantage.

 

Clearly, most of us felt the same way.

 

What is rather amusing, though, is that we spend a great deal of time and money training our dogs when I suspect we could learn far more from our dogs than they could ever learn from us.


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Three Management Gurus Explain Management

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A great post. I think a lot of manager should read and applied these advice. Unfortunately we live in a world where the human side is often forget, and the message in in this post is strong to change that situation. [note mg]

 

Michael Hammer in his book "Agenda" talks about modern managers driven by an economy that is more than ever controlled by the customer. "Managers are rediscovering that business is about execution."

 

He reminds us of the seriousness of watching the cash flow, fulfilling (rather than just getting) orders and the need to go beyond product ideas and focus more on product development.

 

The role of managers is to help their company "devise products and services that satisfy customers and then create and deliver them in a profitable way that satisfies shareholders"...

 

Read more: http://rictownsend.blogspot.com/2012/03/three-management-gurus-explain.html#comment-form


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How To Save You From Yourself

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First we make our habits, then our habits make us. Charles C. Noble

 

It’s not unusual for intelligent people to get themselves stuck in a deep rut in life. By rut, I mean a somewhat extended period of time flooded with low motivation, poor moods, negative thinking patterns, and little or no productivity.

 

A rut like this can be extremely difficult to get out of. I’ve been there several times, so I know that rediscovering productivity and finding the motivation to delve into anything even remotely challenging can seem nearly impossible. However, we must eventually come to our senses and realize that there’s no point in going through life feeling unmotivated, tired, stressed out, and unhealthy. Misery is, after all, a choice.

 

Escaping the bounds of a deeply-grooved rut requires nothing more than some willpower, a good plan, and the resolve to take immediate action. Most ruts are caused by a lack of self-care – for example, little to no exercise, sub-par nutrition, zero personal reflection, insufficient sleep, etc.

 

Read more: http://www.marcandangel.com/2009/07/27/how-to-save-you-from-yourself/


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How to Convert a Facebook Personal Profile to a Fan Page

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Maybe some of you have wondered whether this approach was possible and if so, how to go about it, here is the guide that should put you on the right track. [note MG]

 

After reading Mike Sansone’s blog about how he was inspired by my act to leave Facebook, but chose to convert his personal page to a fan page instead of deletion, I was inspired to create this how-to do it post. Facebook has what they call a “help section” on this, but as usual, it’s completely unhelpful. Before I dive into the few steps it takes to do this, see what you think (left):


So, as you can see, it never really answers the question on how to convert my personal account to a Facebook page. I don’t know about you but Help sections on websites that don’t actually answer the question, I find quite frustrating.

 

Anyway, enough of my rant, here’s how you do it

 

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Leveraging Twitter for Your Freelance Business

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As a freelancer, twitter is without doubt an important tool to spread your word across the web. If you need advices about how you can do it, this post is perfect for you. [note Martin Gysler]

 

Social media applications such as Twitter can be effectively utilized as a tool for freelancers like yourself to promote your services. In a time when the world is connected through the internet, failing to employ such a simple strategy to connect with your potential and existing clients is a waste of opportunity. Remember that you are promoting to the rest of the world each time you post something in Twitter.

 

The content then, is what matters. You can update your existing clients on your latest projects and network with freelancers like yourself. In your Twitter, you may link your followers to your professional blog where they can further explore your work and even better, re-tweet it to their own network. All these can bring you more business in the long run as these people go on to recommend you to potential clients.

 

Here are five possible ways to make good use of Twitter for your freelance business:...

 

Read more: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/tips-leverage-twitter-for-freelance-business/


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Content Marketing Boot Camp: Everything You Wanted To Know In One Post

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Wow, an amazing post about Content Marketing. From; "What Is Content Marketing" to "Content Strategy Best Practices By Successful Brands". All what you need to know to start or improve your know-how in this area. A must read post, of sure! [notre Martin Gysler]

 

An offline marketing expert recently asked me for a crash course in content marketing through social media. She’d built a powerful personal brand over the years and wanted to take her analog educational resources and research and leverage them online.

 

The answers to her question, “What is this content marketing business, and how do I get started?” are smattered across the web. So, I compiled a “boot camp” style reading list for her, things we’d written, curated, or analyzed, drawing from work by experts like Brian Clark and Dan Zarrella. And, in true content marketing fashion, I figured why not publish that list?

 

Even if you’re a seasoned veteran, sometimes it’s nice to review the basics. Revisiting content marketing boot camp was a great exercise for me; I hope it is for you, too.

 

Ten hut!

 

Read more: http://contently.com/blog/content-marketing-boot-camp-everything-you-wanted-to-know-in-one-post/


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How Millionaires Approach Social Media

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I’ve interviewed over 50 business owners who have a million-dollar net worth or more. As a blogger and podcaster I am always so curious as to how they use social media in their businesses.


If I were to generalize, most of the millionaires I interview use social media, or at least have someone in their company use it. But they are very clear on what it can and cannot do for them.

 

Social media is just the newest marketing avenue, just like cold calling, direct mail or networking. Social media helps you find people who might need you, and provides a way to introduce yourself. It also helps others find and recommend you. The easy-to-share aspects of social media make it hard for a business to ignore.

 

Here are a few tips, straight from millionaires, themselves on how they handle their social media.

 

Get clear on what you want out of social media...

 

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How to Believe You Can Do Anything

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The phrase “You can do it if you just believe” has become so watered down to the point that people just roll their eyes when they hear it. They’ve tried it and it just doesn’t work for them.


Here are just a few quotes on the subject.

 

“To succeed, we must first believe that we can.” - Michael Korda

 

“Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.” -Mark Victor Hansen

 

“Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve." - Mary Kay Ash

 

“You have to believe in yourself” – Sun Tzu

 

“Believe that you will succeed, and you will." - Dale Carnegie

 

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, he can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

 

Notice how they are all saying essentially the same thing, that if you believe it, you can do it.
Well, let me just say I wholeheartedly agree, but I think they left out one very important part and that is:

 

How do you believe?

 

Read the full article: http://briankim.net/blog/2006/08/how-to-believe-you-can-do-anything


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7 Steps to Incredible Personal Productivity

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Practical advice to turn an average workday into an incredibly productive day.

 

Occasionally you need to go the extra mile. Sometimes you need to complete a major project, tackle a task you’ve put off, or just knock out a ton of work in one day.

 

Here’s the best way to turn a normal workday into an incredibly productive workday:

 

1. Let everyone know. Interruptions destroy focus and kill productivity. So are the guilt trips your family "sometimes unintentionally" lay on you. Let coworkers and family know you’re planning a “project day.” Tell key customers too. Announce you will be tied up on, say, Tuesday, and that you will respond to calls and emails on Thursday. Let people know who to contact in an emergency. Some will get with you before Tuesday, and the rest will make a mental note you’re not available. In either case, you’re covered...


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The Mother of All Excuses – I CAN’T

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Making excuses is a bad habit that anyone can slip into. I’ve done it, you’ve done it, and now it’s time to get passed it. Sometimes we make excuses because we are trying to be polite, or at least that’s what we tell ourselves. Maybe somebody invites us to do something that we really don’t want to do. So, we politely say, “I would really like to, but I just can’t today.”

 

Why do we do that? Why not just say, “No thanks”?

 

The funny thing about making excuses is that we can always come up with excuses for why we do it. That’s pathetic when you think about it. If we want other people to be honest with us, shouldn’t we start by respecting others enough to be honest with them?..


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50 Steps to Establishing a Consistent Social Media Practice

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You’ve told the boss that you’re going to implement social media stuff for your organization, and in your mind, you’ve decided that means an account on Twitter and a blog. Maybe there’s a bit more to it than that. For instance, what are your goals? Are you there to show customers and prospective new customers that you care? Are you there to solve customer issues? Are you building awareness and attempting new forms of digital marketing? Knowing this up front makes a world of difference.

 

In the mean time, here are some things you might consider for when it comes time to implement. They range from ideas for starting out, things to augment your efforts with, writing ideas, next steps, and metrics...


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