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11 Qualities of People With Amazing Emotional Intelligence

by / ⠀Career Advice / December 20, 2018

What makes some people more successful than others? Is it their intelligence? Their work ethic? Or, did they just run into a lucky streak? Of course, you’ll want to put your great work ethic forward. However, the truth is that if you want to succeed then you’ll need to have emotional intelligence. You’ll want to work to gain the qualities of people with amazing emotional intelligence.  As defined by…

The Most Respected Bosses Do These 12 Things

by / ⠀Career Advice / December 19, 2018

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or the CEO of an enterprise-level business, the key to your success will be in how you manage your employees. After all, it’s good for the bottom line since your management style will reduce turnover. Also, a better boss encourages employees to become more engaged, resulting in a profitability and productivity boost in your business. The most respected bosses do these 12 things.  Unfortunately,…

15 of The Most Common Interview Questions and Answers

by / ⠀Career Advice / December 19, 2018

Do you have an interview coming up? Yes, you do. Every time you meet someone new, you are in an interview. Each time you are catching up with the long-lost family or friends, you are in an interview. If you’re in an interview for a new work-related position, however, you may be anxious and nervous about making the right impression and a strong impression. One way to relax…

6 Content Marketing Trends You Need to Plan for in 2019

by / ⠀Career Advice / November 28, 2018

Working on the marketing team of a content marketing company means that every year around this time, I’m very aware of what is happening in the industry and what my team is preparing for in the upcoming year. Best case scenario, the upcoming trends are ones that we are already aware of and have been planning for. When you work in content marketing, you are in an industry that seems to…

The Secret Mindset of an Amazing Public Speaker

by / ⠀Career Advice / November 13, 2018

Becoming an amazing keynote speaker doesn’t just happen. Like anything else in life, it takes practice. You’ve all heard it — any great endeavor worth doing, is worth doing it well. Without special abilities, very few people will ever just sit down and play the piano. Even with much practice, many pianist are still lousy and it makes you cringe to hear them play. Rarely will someones first…

3 Steps to Starting Your First Freelance Business

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneurship / May 16, 2016

I’m not going to sugarcoat it, sell you rainbows and unicorns, or tell you that becoming an entrepreneur will make you instantly rich. And I’m definitely not going to tell you that it’s easy.  Starting your own business is HARD. The biggest component to success is a high risk tolerance. I have repeatedly struggled to find my footing, pay bills, and get everything set up before finally finding…

Here’s how to make money doing what you love in the 21st century

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneurship / May 13, 2016

To my fellow twenty-somethings: Do you consider yourself entitled? I ask because Time Magazine is calling us the “ME ME ME” generation. …and that pisses me off. The common line of thought is that our generation wants more than we “deserve,” that we’re not willing to work for it. Our elders compare us to generations of the past. We don’t have any grit or follow-through, they say. I…

6 Lessons From 4 Years In Business

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 12, 2016

Recently my business, Idea Lemon, celebrated its 4 year anniversary. I use the word ‘celebrated’ loosely because really that meant Linkedin notified me it had been 4 years since I first added Idea Lemon to my profile, and I looked up at my Cofounder, Martin, and said, “Hey, apparently its our 4 year anniversary today.” He replied with, “Oh really? Cool,” and we got back to work. While there…

What Really Matters When You Give A TED Talk

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / April 25, 2016

If you’ve ever dreamed of giving a TED/TEDx Talk, you’ve probably also dreamed of the potential fame that comes along with it. “People will bust down my door to interview me!” “I’ll get tons of business opportunities!” “I’ll be Youtube famous!”   Those things are certainly POSSIBLE, but let me feed you a truth sandwich and tell you that they aren’t likely. And that’s okay, because fame is…

3 Ways To Use Feedback Loops To Improve Your Performance

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / April 18, 2016

In the hustle of building a business, launching a side gig, or climbing the ranks at your company, it’s easy to compare yourself to others. “I’m not making as much as them” “They have a thousand more followers than me” “I’m not nearly as qualified as that person” These mindsets lead to self-doubt, but a lot of self-doubt stems from a deeper-rooted competition. A competition with ourselves. Someone…

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