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Overcoming Your Inner Critic

By Josh Linkner
"Stop pushing yourself," your angry four-inch tall shoulder-Devil whispers in your ear. "Let's blow off the day and hang on the couch. You'll never amount to much anyway." We all have that inner voice - the negative one that whispers fear, guilt, and laziness into our ears. The voice that tells us to take a break instead of forging ahead, to eat a candy bar instead of hitting the gym. The voice that holds us from reaching our full potential. Jim Harbaugh, the head coach for the University of Michigan's ...
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The power of a professional headshot

By Maria Murnane
Inlast week's postI said that for the overwhelming majority of authors, it's important to make an effort to connect with your fans. The same goes for having a good headshot. If you're selling millions of copies of your books each year, no need to read further. Almost daily I receive an email from an author asking me a variation of the same question: "How do I market my book?"; For those who have websites or author pages on Amazon (two things I've recommended in previous posts), I almost always ...
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The Destiny of Diversity

By Raquelle M. Zuzarte
As we bid adieu to summer and survive the frenzy of the fall schedule, let's take a moment to reflect on one of the biggest highlights of 2016 - the Rio Games. The Games heralded our quadrennial celebration of the human spirit and quest for greatness among the 10,000 athletes representing 207 nations from the Seychelles to the first ever Refugee Olympic team. The Games also represented an opportune time to reflect on the meaning of the word diversity in our fractured and fragile world. At Maracanã Stadium ...
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The Two Must-Have Beliefs of History-Makers

By Josh Linkner
What do world-class athletes, prolific artists, and business titans have in common? What traits are shared by Picasso and Jay Z, Mark Zuckerberg and Leonardo DaVinci, Serena Williams and Mozart? I've been reflecting on this a lot recently, becoming increasingly curious to discover the commonalities of the most successful people in history. What makes a Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bezos, or Dizzy Gillespie so darn good? My first instinct when trying to answer this question was natural talent. But I ...
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You Don't Believe

By Chris Capehart
Actions are the catalyst to cementing a new set of beliefs. Show me a person's actions and I'll show you his beliefs. Do I really believe in something if I won't act? I've constantly challenged myself with this this question. I've heard people talk about their dreams, talk about their beliefs and never take a single step towards them. I've even done it myself. If you are the person that sits around complaining all day about your job, family, financial status or the fact that you were meant to do 'x'(insert big ...
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Marketing tip: Include more than just your book in your book

By Maria Murnane
Have you ever finished reading a great book and thought to yourself,I would love to send a note to the author,only to find yourself at a loss for how to do so? In my opinion, by not including contact information at the end of their books, those authors are missing out on a wonderful opportunity to connect with their readers. Here are some other things you can include in your books to connect withyourreaders: 1)The first chapter of your next book: Including the first chapter ...
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An Unlikely Business Makeover

By Josh Linkner
What organization offers the absolute worst customer experience? National Customer Shame surveys list utility companies and budget airlines, wireless carriers and shipping companies. But the overwhelming winner: The good old DMV, The Department of Motor Vehicles. When you imagine walking in for your soul-crushing visit, you're instantly filled with dread. Long lines, rude service, bleak environment. The subject of jokes and parodies, we just assume that's the way it has to be. But Chad Price had a ...
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The 3 types of mentors you need

By Ryan Kahn
When you're looking for a job you'll need all the help you can get, no matter what level of experience you have. While an insider with the hiring manager's ear would be a huge advantage, that scenario isn't too likely. But you will need help from another kind of insider: a mentor. I know what you're thinking. How can you find a mentor if you don't already have a job? That's the good news. Mentors are everywhere-if you know where to look. Here are the three types of mentors you'll need: 1. The trusted ...
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Ask John: 10 Travel Hacks to Live Inspired on the Road

By John O'Leary
I know you travel a lot. So do I…. and I hate it! How do you stay so positive in the drudgery of your work trips? -Mary N. Mary, here are 10 things I try to do every time I travel: Eat healthier on the road. Don't watchtelevision in your hotel room. Lower your alcohol consumption. Get TSA prescreened. Check-in online 24 hours before flight. Carry-on your bags. Drink one cup of water for every 30 minutes in the air. Wash your hands frequently. View travel time as a gift to get ...
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#WEDay2016

By Craig Kielburger
Twenty years ago, Craig and Marc Kielburger boldly set out to change the world. At the age of 12, they realized their vision of a better world, free of poverty and started the hard work to make it a reality. A movement which started in their own communities soon bled into partnering with schools, inspiring kids at home, and even changing the way they make choices as consumers. WE is now one of the most influential social enterprise and non-profit movements in the world. WE Villages has resulted in more than 650 schools ...

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