Monthly Archives: February 2013

Harness the Power of the Pause

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I’m excited to share this guest post by Mark Hopkins to celebrate the launch of his book, Shortcut to Prosperity: 10 Entrepreneurial Habits and a Roadmap For An Exceptional Career. Mark is a gifted writer with powerful and actionable strategies for anyone looking for greater success and satisfaction. We live in a world that communicates in small bursts and at the speed of light. Because of the flood of information we are inundated with, we jump from receiving to reacting, without even a moment of pause between the two. But it is in that moment that you can change relationships …

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Networking Not Working? 6 Strategies for the Intrepid Schmoozer

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Ask any leader about the keys to business success, and ‘relationships’ will likely be among his or her  top responses. Business gets done through people. Collaboration is king. And partnerships can lead to profits. But strong, productive relationships don’t magically appear. They are nurtured and cultivated over time. And they had to begin somewhere… frequently through networking. I envy others for whom networking comes so naturally – the ones who are gregarious, witty, and confident in any group or setting.  They make it look easy. But for many of us, networking is an effort – and an uncomfortable one at …

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Auditing Antidotes: 10 Ideas for Reconnecting, Revitalizing, and Recommitting

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Last week, I shared with you how a yoga instructor’s admonition “don’t just audit your practice” prompted me to consider how the act of auditing happens in all dimensions of life… including work. But let’s be honest. Life and energy are in constant flux and flow. It’s only natural that some days we feel more engaged, passionate, and plugged in than others. The problem creeps in when we experience a sustained period of distancing ourselves from work, insulating ourselves from a sense of responsibility and accountability for what happens, and missing a visceral connection to the good, bad, or ugly …

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Are You Just Auditing? 3 Sure-Fire Signs

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During a recent early morning yoga class, the instructor admonished the group with five words that have haunted me ever since: “Don’t just audit your practice.” I was guilty as charged… but not just at yoga. How frequently do we audit other dimensions of life – relationships, even work? In an educational setting, auditing a class involves: signing up to be a passive bystander; being there in body but not having any responsibility to actively contribute; attending generally for the purpose of evaluation and judgment. How frequently do you find yourself auditing work? This might be a tough question to …

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