If you're looking to unleash your ideas, schedule a creative retreat asap. You don't discover your best ideas behind your desk or pecking away at your keyboard. To shock the creative system into overdrive schedule a "creative retreat." This is a short, deliberate getaway to work on a problem and discover new ideas.
Embrace "I don't" to change behaviors. It's one of the most powerful phrases in your vocabulary. According to a recent study, "I don't" is up to eight times more effective than saying "I can't," and more than twice as effective as saying "no."
Here is a simple team building idea for the New Year. When you or a member of your team have an accomplishment, even a small one, log it on a piece of paper and stuff it in a bottle. At the end of the year have a party. Break open your bottle of accomplishments, and reminisce on all that you accomplished. Here's how the activity works.
How to get really famous. Here's a proven personal branding strategy to stand out, grow your audience, and make your mark. You can apply the ideas to your business to grow an outstanding personal brand.
Be right back. Last week I had laser eye surgery. The recovery is taking longer than expected. I've been advised to avoid screens for 2 weeks. I am taking a short pause from the blog, and will be back at it next week (knock on wood).
Public speaking is a thrill. It's like snowboarding. But to be a truly great speaker you've got to master it, just like snowboarding. You're not born an incredible orator. It takes training, practice, and the ability to pick yourself up when you fall down.
Busy has become a badge of honor. We reward people who work 80+ hours a week. We reward people who don't take breaks or time off work. We reward people who forgo sleep. We reward people who say, "I'm busy." But is being busy productive? Or more importantly, is being busy healthy? I am learning it's not.
"Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't."I don't know who said this quote, but it's stuck with me for several years. There's so much truth to it.
A personal brand is not a corporate brand. The brand building process is different. The outcomes are different. The goals are different. And this all stems from one simple reason: you can't compress a career and a personality into a nice shiny box.
There is nothing more intoxicating than selling a product or service that you are passionate about. It fuels you. It motivates you. It pushes you to fight and win. And that passion is exactly what drove Sticky Branding (the book) to be listed on the Globe and Mail Bestsellers List.
Skip New Year’s Resolutions, Focus On Goals and Habits
88% of people fail to achieve their New Year's Resolutions. Skip the resolutions. Focus on developing 1 Big Goal, 3-5 Secondary Goals, and the habits that will drive success. Make the New Year your best year ever.