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How To Become Instantly Memorable With New Connections

by / ⠀Blog Personal Branding / June 1, 2016

Last Summer I surveyed my Idea Lemon audience the following question, When you ask to meet someone for the first time (this could be a professional connection, a friendly encounter, or even a date) what do you typically suggest? -Let’s Grab Coffee -Let’s Grab A Drink -Other (Lunch, tea, Let the person pick) The poll results showed coffee coming back at 49%, followed by an alcoholic libation at…

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…

How To Shake Boredom & Become The Smartest Person At Your Company

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Personal Branding Podcast / April 11, 2016

If you’re reading this right now, and it’s during the work day, there’s a preeeetttyy good chance it’s because you’re bored and searching for distractions. You know the boredom feeling well–You’re mindlessly scrolling Facebook on your phone, and then you open a new browser tab and type in “Facebook” only to realize you’re accessing Facebook in two places at the same time! It wasn’t always like this, though.…

How To Become A Leader If You Struggle With Perfectionism

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Personal Branding / March 28, 2016

I had a conversation with a friend recently about her career. She’s in a situation where she knows she has a ton of qualities that would make her a great leader at her company. The problem is, she’s a perfectionist, and this holds her back from ever voicing her ideas. This creates a fear of failure, and therefore she doesn’t strike while the iron’s hot. Does this sound…

Travel Hacking + What Travel Teaches You w/ Jared O’Toole

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Personal Branding Startup Advice Travel / January 11, 2016

Work from anywhere, becoming a digital nomad, and trying to live the Four Hour Work Week, Jared O’Toole my co-founder of Under30Experiences and Under30CEO joins us in this episode from Costa Rica. There is an iguana fight on my roof, we talk minimalism, travel hacking, mileage programs, credit card awards points, lifestyle design, and freedom businesses. This is a conversation between two friends and business partners that is…

Personal PR is about Leadership, not Grandstanding

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / May 24, 2014

Recently, Forbes published an article discussing why personal branding is vital to leadership development. The article contradicted the idea or stereotype that those who focus substantial time building their own reputations are really just self-absorbed brownnosers. Although this may be the case for some individuals, in general, nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that understanding who you are and how to communicate that ‘brand’…

Hacking Your Way To Becoming An Authority In Your Niche

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / April 3, 2014

So, you want to become an authority… Selling becomes far simpler when everyone in your niche views you as an authority. Think about it… What do people do in the face of authority? They listen and absorb information (assuming they are smart). They listen to every word the authority says. Almost instantly, their own beliefs on the talking point are affected by what they hear. They trust the…

7 Deadly Social Media Sins That Will Kill Your Personal Brand

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / February 25, 2014

 Until Facebook and its ilk came along and spoiled things, I had personal branding all figured out.  I could easily make any CEO, celebrity or celebrated author look and sound brilliant in traditional media.  As long as clients didn’t do anything horrifically embarrassing between board meetings, movie premieres and book releases, I made certain their reputations — and monetary worth — held up. Social media turned personal branding…

How to Be an Approachable Genius

by / ⠀Career Advice Personal Branding Startup Advice / November 1, 2013

Once, as a twentysomething, newly minted U.S. Marine Corps officer, I was asked by my commanding officer to fill in at a big staff meeting. I was eager to impress this room full of experienced, confident warriors. After all, this would be their first impression of me. I had to make it good. I was pretty proud of myself for working the word “tangential” into my presentation —…

10 Ways to Grow Your Personal Brand

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / August 24, 2013

As a young entrepreneur its essential to know how to promote yourself and your work if you want to be successful. If you want to be really successful then it’s crucial to understand how to grow your personal brand. Wikipedia defines a brand as Brand is the “name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s product distinct from those of other sellers” What’s important to…

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