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Can Tidying Up Really Be Life-Changing?

After seeing a variety of posts and articles about The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. It had been on the NYT Bestseller List for 24 weeks (30 as of this writing), but still, I was skeptical...
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Intentional Working and Living: Beyond Productivity Tools


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What are the best networking events to attend?

The short answer? Whichever ones have the potential to be a success in multiple ways. If you’ve read my book, you know I’m not a big fan of most traditional networking events. However, there are certain instances where they can be incredibly valuable if properly leveraged. If you’re considering...
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The Best Conference of the Year for Entrepreneurs: MastermindTalks (and a recap of all 20+ presentations)

For the second year in a row, I attended what will almost certainly be my favorite conference of the year. MastermindTalks, the brainchild of Jayson Gaignard, is unique in that it delivers both transformational content AND superb networking. Most of the conferences I attend are focused around a particular...
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Revisiting My Book Release One Month Later

Since the release of my book, Networking Is Not Working, on May 5, I’ve been on a crazy ride. A fun kind of crazy. I’ve been blessed with the support of friends and people from my network, and had many opportunities to promote the book. I sold 5,001 copies...
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Press, Articles and Interviews for Networking Is Not Working

It has been one week since Networking Is Not Working was released. We are still #1 in a few categories on Amazon and I am incredibly grateful for all of your support. I’ve received some great press and have had the honor of sharing my thoughts about the book...
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On Being a Fraud

I just made the decision to delay the release of my book by one week (until May 5). While I’m certain this is not the most devastating news you have heard today, I still wanted to provide an update and explain why. A lot of work goes into prepping...
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Are You a Connector, or Just Well-connected?

I am constantly meeting professionals who boast about their “network” or Rolodex, and promise that they can connect me to just about anyone. They say that if I look at their LinkedIn connections and see someone who could help me, they’ll “try” to make an introduction. The funny thing...
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Don’t Look For Business Love At Networking Events (Part II)

We all know how difficult it is to find someone at networking events who takes a long-term approach to developing mutually beneficial relationships (If you don’t, check out Part 1.) Like nightclubs, it is possible to meet good people with good intentions at these events. But when we do go...
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Don’t Look For (Business) Love At Networking Events

Attending networking events where you don’t know many of the people there, no longer seems like an effective way to meet other like-minded professionals. I have always approached meeting folks at these events with a long-term perspective. Primarily, to learn more about them and explore whether or not we...
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