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Fear of Rejection: Don’t Let It Stand in the Way of Your Success

Back in 1994 I authored the first edition of my book The World’s Best Known Marketing Secret. I was out promoting the book and trying to get bookstores to carry it. Back then, one of the ways to do that was to go to bookstores and
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5 Apps To Help You Swing Back Into Productivity Mode

A look at the best new apps designed to help you stay on top of email, keep your to-do lists streamlined, type on the go, and even wake up more easily.....When thinking about getting more done, popular apps such as Evernote and Dropbox come to mind
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7 Tools of Entrepreneurial Awesomeness

As part of the UC Santa Barbara's Distinguished Lecture Series, Emmy Award winner Seth Epstein and current Founder and CEO ofSocialStay, described seven practical, hands-on techniques entrepreneurs can use to enhance their overall awesomeness
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The magic of Coach K

Last week, I told you about the remarkable athletic performances I witnessed at the London Olympic Games. My wife tells me that it's a good thing that the Summer Olympics are held only every four years, or I would have to quit my day job to keep
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Why Being Busy Can Keep You From Getting Ahead

I’m a list person. Call me OCD, a micro-manager, what have you—but jotting down to-dos is my lifeline. Every time I do, I get a momentary sense of relief, a mind-cleanse, as I spit out all my commitments on paper. But that wave of
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The LEGO story

This is the story of a simple carpenter who only dreamed of making the best toys. It is the story of the colourful small building blocks that we are all so familiar with. What most of us do not know is the person behind it, the entrepreneur who
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Super secrets to becoming a superachiever

Because I do a lot of public speaking, I have developed a deep appreciation for top-notch speakers.So when I was brainstorming and looking for a real show-stopper to address a group of business people I am mentoring, I asked Darren Hardy, publisher
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Should YOU Spend Your Time and Money in a Networking Group

There are many reasons why people join networking groups. The most obvious – and what makes them remain in these same groups year after year – is that the relationships they make in these groups lead to their getting more
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5 Contrarian Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs

There's something special about entrepreneurs whose startups take off and those whose stay small--starting with how they begin. In studying successful entrepreneurs for my new book, Breakthrough Branding, I was struck by a series
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The power of we

A famous organist was performing a concert on a huge antique organ in front of a large audience. The bellows were hand-pumped by a boy seated behind a screen, unseen by any in the vast audito­rium. The first part of the performance went very