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Why Successful People Take 10 Years to 'Succeed Overnight'

Why Successful People Take 10 Years to 'Succeed Overnight' | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
There's a reason why this 10-years-to-overnight-success pattern shows up over and over. And it's not just about working hard.
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Anita's curator insight, June 3, 2016 10:46 PM
Excellent points on how starting small and continuing can create enormous positive impact.
Adele Taylor's curator insight, June 5, 2016 6:17 PM
The methods of being successful, what works and what doesn't.
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We all have to start small... - Social Media Slant

We all have to start small... - Social Media Slant | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
April is a special month for Social Media Slant. Three years ago, I launched this blog with one idea in mind: Helping small business owners and solo-preneurs figure out the basics of social media. Based

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, April 13, 2016 4:08 PM

I have worked with many small businesses and solo-preneurs in my career. Most of them feel small and invisible because Forbes and Mashable have never featured them. 

 

Let me tell you why you don't them to have your hard work validated...

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Think you're average? No, you're not

Think you're average? No, you're not | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it

When Todd Rose was 21 years old, he was a high-school dropout struggling to support his wife and two small children on state benefits. He had done 10 minimum-wage jobs in two years.

"My favourite job was administering enemas to elderly people, because this meant I was allowed to drive around, rather than being stuck behind a desk or stamping aluminium on the factory floor," he says. "My father-in-law told me I was lazy, and I can't blame him. If this was my daughter, I'd be the same."

Today, aged 41, he's a Harvard professor with a string of accolades to his name, still happily married, with both kids at college. "So I didn't mess them up," he says with a smile - and one hopes his relationship with his in-laws is less fraught these days.


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How to stand out from the crowd.

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T Rob's curator insight, February 29, 2016 7:08 AM

Not a big fan but this makes sense.

u.grow's curator insight, March 4, 2016 8:44 AM

How to stand out from the crowd.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, March 9, 2016 7:31 PM

How to stand out from the crowd.

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10 Daily Habits of the Most Confident People

10 Daily Habits of the Most Confident People | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it

 

I'm not here to patronize you.  We know if you walk with better posture, force a fake smile, or get a new haircut you can trick your brain and boost your self-confidence.  Perhaps for 20 minutes you'll think you're the next Richard Branson. 

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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HOME GIRAFFE's curator insight, February 1, 2016 4:11 AM

A great little article I wanted to share with you

Adele Taylor's curator insight, February 1, 2016 3:50 PM

I can imagine that a lot of people will read this and think that they are good ideas but just don't have the time.

You can always find time when you need to...

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, February 5, 2016 8:44 AM

Great Habits

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Performance Management: We Won’t Fix the Problem by Ignoring It

Performance Management: We Won’t Fix the Problem by Ignoring It | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it

To meet this goal, a performance management system must provide some way to determine how employees are performing relative to their co-workers. Yet there is currently a trend in HR to “fix” performance management by eliminating the use of methods that compare employees based on performance.


This makes no sense since this is the very thing senior business leaders want from performance management!

 

The 2 performance management methods:


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 5, 2014 7:49 PM

When I ask business leaders in large companies what they want from performance management systems, the answer usually includes “identify the top performers in the company.”

Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 5, 2014 8:29 PM

If we want to fix performance management, we must create methods that accurately classify employees based on past performance in a way that maximizes their future performance and retention.  Rating employees to fit a bell-curve distribution is nonsensical, but identifying your top 10% of performers makes a lot of sense.

Ian Berry's curator insight, August 7, 2014 1:47 AM

Performance management like people management is dead. The question to ask of all performance systems Does our system inspire and make it simple for people to bring their best to their work? Any answer other than a resounding yes means system must be improved.

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Tweeting for Your Success

Tweeting for Your Success | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
Why is Twitter key to your success?With more than 140 million active users (over 60% of whom are mobile users), 400 million Tweets sent per day, and over 400 million monthly unique visitors to

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Martin Gysler's comment, December 30, 2012 6:35 PM
Is amen an idea... ;-)
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Catherine Luense's curator insight, January 25, 2013 6:16 AM

A must read!

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Tony Robbins: Want Success? Rewire Your Mind.

Tony Robbins: Want Success? Rewire Your Mind. | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it
The multi-faceted billionaire talks about mental and physical ways to change your mindset on this episode of "The Pursuit."

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How to Whistle While You Work

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I like being happy. I like it so much that I’ve made more than a few difficult career decisions in order to avoid things that make me unhappy — things like working with people who treat me badly, long days trotting after carrots that always seem to hang just out of reach, and countless hours on planes, trains, and buses. Each “I would prefer not to” came at a professional and financial cost. But, hey, I figured, I’ve only got one life.

So you can imagine the dismay I felt upon reading The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success (Harper One, 2016), by Emma Seppälä. In it, Seppälä, the science director of Stanford School of Medicine’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, argues that the pursuit of happiness is actually a key to achieving professional success — not an obstacle to it.

Unlike much of the literature about happiness at work, The Happiness Track doesn’t approach its subject from an organizational perspective. There are no free lunches on offer. Instead, Seppälä focuses on six personal “strategies for attaining happiness and fulfillment [that] may, in fact, be the key to thriving professionally.” If you’re familiar with the discipline of Positive Psychology, it’s likely that you’ll have run across these ideas before: be in the moment; nurture your resilience; manage your energy; access your creativity; be good to yourself; be compassionate.


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In The Happiness Track, Emma Seppälä describes six strategies that will make you happier and more successful at work.

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Maggie Lawlor's curator insight, March 8, 2016 8:17 PM

In The Happiness Track, Emma Seppälä describes six strategies that will make you happier and more successful at work.

Dodd Carmichael's curator insight, March 9, 2016 9:22 AM

In The Happiness Track, Emma Seppälä describes six strategies that will make you happier and more successful at work.

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In The Happiness Track, Emma Seppälä describes six strategies that will make you happier and more successful at work.

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How This Founder Grew His Company From 10 to 400 Employees in a Single Year

How This Founder Grew His Company From 10 to 400 Employees in a Single Year | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it

One of the hardest things for any entrepreneur to figure out (after how to make money) is building a healthy, focused, powerful company culture.

 

It's easier said than done, especially in today's world of outsourcing, teams that live across the country from each other, virtual assistants, etc.

 

However, I've seen, time and again, that when a company knows how to make money AND gets their culture right, they're pretty much guaranteed to succeed. One without the other doesn't last long.

To drill down into the magic of doing this, I invited my good friend Gunnar Lovelace onto The School of Greatness.

 

Gunnar is the founder of the super-successful online warehouse of health foods at wholesale prices, Thrive Market.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 23, 2016 4:39 PM

The key to creating incredible culture at a company is to attract the best talent and employees who are aligned with the purpose behind the work.

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17 Ways to Know You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

17 Ways to Know You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it

Being an entrepreneur is hard. Really hard.

 

You put everything on the line: your talent, your creativity, your ideas, your money, and yet you still do it, sometimes again and again.

 

That's why your friends often don't understand. (Sometimes even your family doesn't understand.)

 

"Why don't you just play it safe and get a job?" they ask. The next time people ask, show them this.

 

Here's why you're an entrepreneur:


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Oliver Durrer's comment, October 23, 2014 8:39 AM
Beautiful. Thanks for this gem!
Oliver Durrer's curator insight, October 23, 2014 8:50 AM

Great reasons to explain to anyone why you are an entrepreneur. It is not about fame or getting rich quick. It's about having to (rather than just wanting to) contribute, make a dent in the universe, realize your dream helping others realize their dreams. Following your purpose with passion equals developing your full potential and live your dream. Live, learn and contribute!

"You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give." (falsely attributed to Winston Churchill)
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Biggest Moments in Social Media Marketing [infographic]

Biggest Moments in Social Media Marketing [infographic] | The Twinkie Awards | Scoop.it

Check out and research the Wins and Fails of 2012 for Social Media Marketing in this infographic...


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Tom Malbon's curator insight, February 8, 2013 6:57 AM

Great infographic!

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Biggest Moments in Social Media Marketing [infographic]

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