My Success Story: How David Hassell Discovered His Purpose By Helping Others Achieve Theirs

August 27, 2014 6:00 am0 comments
My Success Story: How David Hassell Discovered His Purpose By Helping Others Achieve Theirs

I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. When I was about 13 or 14, I partnered with a friend to make specialty chocolates that we sold at school. We were successful until the partnership dissolved over an argument on how to use our profits. It was better than going belly up, and I learned my first valuable lesson about communication.

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My Success Story: How Ryan Jenkins Reignited His Motivation

July 17, 2014 6:00 am0 comments
My Success Story: How Ryan Jenkins Reignited His Motivation

I was in my car inside the company parking deck dreading going inside to start yet another workday. My soul screamed having to divorce my personality and passions every day before entering the doors of work.

Wasn’t I full of hope, energy, and creative ideas once? How did I get here? It’s as if I bought something I was super stoked about only to experience buyer’s remorse once I brought it home. Except my remorse was surrounding my career…my life.

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Mindreading 1.2: 10 More Questions To Take Your Team from 0 to 60

July 14, 2014 9:46 am0 comments
Mindreading 1.2: 10 More Questions To Take Your Team from 0 to 60

How do you discover what is going on in the minds of your employees? Ever wish that you had the power of mind-reading, or mental telepathy?

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My Success Story: How David Fisher Cut His Hands On Success and Strategy

May 3, 2014 8:00 am0 comments
My Success Story: How David Fisher Cut His Hands On Success and Strategy

There’s a common thought that the most important moments in your life happen without you realizing their meaning at the time.

That’s certainly true with one of the turning points in my career. I didn’t know it, but that day would go on to influence the direction of my entire professional life. Because that’s the day I walked out of a non-descript office on the north side of Chicago and became a knife salesman.

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5 Tips To Avoid Tax Fraud

April 14, 2014 12:00 pm0 comments
5 Tips To Avoid Tax Fraud

The tax deadline, April 15, is tomorrow. As last minute tax filers are preoccupied with filing their returns and gathering their documentation, cybercriminals will be lurking online, unleashing clever phishing scams and trying to steal personal data.

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Heartbleed Bug Threatens Two Thirds of the Web: How To Secure Your Business

April 11, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
Heartbleed Bug Threatens Two Thirds of the Web: How To Secure Your Business

Two out of every three web servers have been potentially compromised by a flaw in the encryption software OpenSSL.

Since the news broke on April 7th, webmasters have been in a mass scramble to correct the issue, which potentially leaves personal data open to any inquisitive hackers.

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4 Crucial Questions Your New Employees Ask Themselves After Their First Day On The Job

March 30, 2014 10:00 am0 comments
4 Crucial Questions Your New Employees Ask Themselves After Their First Day On The Job

You invested a lot of time, energy, and money bringing on that new employee. They show up on that first day ready for your orientation doing their best to disguise their nervous anxiety. Feeling a bit anxious yourself, you want to get them up and running as quickly as possible […]

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My Success Story: How Julie Austin Sold 500,000 Wrist Water Bottles in Over 20 Countries

March 29, 2014 8:00 am0 comments
My Success Story: How Julie Austin Sold 500,000 Wrist Water Bottles in Over 20 Countries

If you asked me fifteen years ago if I would be a manufacturer, I’m sure the thought would never have entered my mind. I was busy acting in TV commercials and hosting infomercials. You know, the ones that start out “Has this ever happened to you?” And then they solve whatever problem it is with a new gadget that someone invented.

As I said those words on camera, it never occurred to me that one day I would invent one of those products and solve a problem for someone else. The problem was dehydration and the solution would be swiggies, wrist water bottles.

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5 Books That Will Skyrocket Your Personal Development

March 23, 2014 9:30 am2 comments
5 Books That Will Skyrocket Your Personal Development

Books are transformative. Period. I bet much of the growth you’ve experienced has been a result of the books you’ve read. I can trace so much of my personal development to 5 specific books. I’ll never forget when I heard it. A reporter on the radio was sharing a recent […]

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5 Reasons Now Is The Best Time To Become An Entrepreneur

March 22, 2014 10:30 am1 comment
5 Reasons Now Is The Best Time To Become An Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is in the air. 54% of Millennials either want to start a business or have already started one according to a 2011 Kauffman Foundation Survey. In addition, 21% of freelancers are still enrolled in university. The barriers that discouraged previous generations’ entrepreneurial aspirations have all but crumbled for today’s […]

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On Its Eighth Birthday Twitter Lets You Find Your First Tweet

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On Its Eighth Birthday Twitter Lets You Find Your First Tweet

Twitter is celebrating its eighth birthday. The 140 character network that started as simple 140-character bursts of plain text today has become a network of connection and revolution. Over the years we have seen how Twitter has evolved to become a medium of self-expression for the common man in very […]

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If Your Business Wants to Market to Millennials, You Have to Read This [Book Review]

March 15, 2014 3:18 pm0 comments
If Your Business Wants to Market to Millennials, You Have to Read This [Book Review]

“Millennials require different marketing than other generations…Even brands with an older target demographic cannot neglect the Millennial generation, given their size and influence. The sooner that established brands can begin creating a relationship with Millennial consumers – even if by merely starting a dialogue – the better.” ~Jeff Fromm, Marketing […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Writing

March 14, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
The Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Writing

Resume writing is less than pleasant. You have to sum up years of work in to a few clever lines, make yourself look attractive, and maintain relevance in both your industry and the career field in general. Not to mention making yourself stand out among tens, hundreds, thousands of other applicants.

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This Comic Perfectly Captures Corporate Life Versus Startup Life

March 13, 2014 6:06 pm0 comments
This Comic Perfectly Captures Corporate Life Versus Startup Life

Saw this comic floating around on LinkedIn and thought it captured the corporate life versus the startup life perfectly. Having worked in the corporate world for almost 5 years now, I can honestly say that while I love my role, team, and projects, there are days where I feel like […]

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Meet & Greet: Alen Malkoc of Optyn, Marketing Made Simple

February 14, 2014 9:30 am0 comments
Meet & Greet: Alen Malkoc of Optyn, Marketing Made Simple

My whole life has always been a challenge of odds (perhaps another story for another day). My first dream was to become a professional soccer play and I came close a few times. I became an All-American in Junior College and 2 time national champion with soccer.

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Meet & Greet: Nick Bertolino of PipelineDeals, Simple and Useful CRM in the Cloud

February 7, 2014 7:46 am0 comments
Meet & Greet: Nick Bertolino of PipelineDeals, Simple and Useful CRM in the Cloud

My career has always been about solving problems with technology and making ideas happen. I enjoy nothing more than taking a concept, written on the back of a napkin, and bringing that idea to life in the form of software product, website or business.

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