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10 Tips for Leading Effective Virtual Meetings

business career leadership Mar 20, 2020

Are you needing to stay connected to your team? Online virtual meetings will be our new normal for a while. Interviews have not moved into the online space, so you'll want to make the same powerful impression virtually as you would in person. Also, distributed teams are having to consider how to maintain good working relationships with their colleagues, as well as, how to collaborate effectively in online workshops and have online meetings. 

So, whether you're interviewing or...

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When to Turn Your Side-Hustle Into Your Full-Time Gig

business career Mar 11, 2020

Have you been sitting at your desk daydreaming about long lazy days working for yourself, calling the shots, and doing what you love? If you already started some type of side-hustle and are wondering when's the best time to turn your part-time hustle into a full-time gig, then you'll want to check out my latest segment on AM Northwest Morning Show.

 Here are the highlights for you:

  1. Be honest with yourself and assess if you're truly ready to shift from an employee mindset to an...
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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

business career Dec 10, 2019

It's that time of year. Time to acknowledge your team, reward your staff, celebrate your clients, thank you mentors, and to spread a little love to those who have supported you and had your back in 2019.

If you want to do more than just get a stack of gift cards (which aren't always a bad gift idea), here are a few ideas that may make a bigger impact.

1. Stationery

I know we've grown accustomed to connecting via text and email because it's the easiest way to stay in touch in our...

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The Art of Getting Things Done (Part 3)

business career mindset Sep 29, 2019

Today is Part 3 of my series on The Art of Getting Things Done. If you missed Parts 1 and 2, go back and get read those posts to gain even more tools that will support you into preparing yourself for a productive 2020.

While I'm all about setting goals and creating your vision for the new year, when it comes to being productive and taking action to achieve those goals, you need something more......you need a process or a systems! 

The Problem with Stopping at Goal Setting

The problem...

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The Art of Getting Things Done (Part 2)

business career Sep 16, 2019

Welcome back to my series on being more productive and getting things done. Last week in Part 1, I shared how to kill those distractions that keep you from getting things done throughout the day.

In this post, I want to talk about why slaying your dragons will give you the momentum you need for a productive day. 

While it’s easy to start the day with low hanging fruit, like those easy simple task such as checking your email, the most productive people focus on getting their...

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The Art of Getting Things Done (Part 1)

business career mindset Sep 09, 2019

I'm often asked how I'm able to get so much done. The assumption is I don't sleep or have a staff of people supporting my every move. While I do have support in my business, and get plenty of sleep, the truth is I've just figured out how to be as efficiently productive as I can possible be. 

Part of being productive is knowing the difference between busy work (like searching social media or going through emails) and profit generating or career building work (like reaching out to...

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How the Clothing You Wear Can Put You On the Path to Success

When I work with speakers, coaches, entrepreneurs, and executives on creating a powerful professional image, it’s because they’ve either been told or they’ve come to understand that an effective brand is essential to showcase their knowledge and skills. They know that cultivating an overall image includes (but extends beyond) what you wear, your attitude, how you show up, the strength of your communication skills (verbal and non-verbal), and your digital footprint. They or...

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Mastering Your LinkedIn Profile

brand business career Aug 20, 2019

Are you familiar with that famous line "all the world's a stage" from Shakespeare's famous play "As You Like It?"

That line has held many interpretations over the years, but never has it had more significance then in the social media world we live in today. We are truly ALL on stage via our social media accounts, for all the world to see, and how you show up in those spaces can have a significant impact on your brand, business and career.

Companies have become rather sophisticated...

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Never Forget....

business career purpose May 27, 2019

Veterans and Memorial Day have significant meaning for me because they remind me of my Father's service to his country and that I miss him terribly. My Dad fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars and received several medals of honor including a Purple Heart for being one of the estimated 351,794 men and women who were wounded or killed in that war. I'm so grateful he made it home and was able to share his life and life's lessons with me up until he left us in 2012.

You may not know...

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The Importance of Constructing a Professional Narrative

brand business career Apr 10, 2019
In today's society there's a greater need for connection, authenticity and real relationships, primarily because social media has kept us at arms length.
 
Many of us are also experiencing information overload, which is anesthetizing us to the information we receive. As a result, it's hard to stand out, get noticed and rise above the white noise of the other 8 million people in the digital space.
 
So how do you make your mark and send a message to your tribe of people? You...
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