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Success for The Family Business

Non-family businesses can learn a lot from family businesses, says Henry Hutcheson, a certified Family Business Advisor and founder of Family Business USA consultancy. “Family businesses outperformed non-family businesses during the boom years leading up to the 2008 recession, and during the 2001 and 2008 recession years,” he says, citing a recent Harvard Business Review…

Career Burnout: The Root Cause is Loss of Purpose

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Physician and mindful living expert Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD has a unique perspective to discuss career burnout; not only is she a neurologist specializing in mind-body medicine, but she also used the mindfulness-based techniques she teaches to heal herself from career burnout as a physician. Career burnout is characterized clinically by loss of passion,…

Four Emerging Concepts + Trends in Social Media Marketing

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When Beyoncé released her self-titled album late last year, she didn’t go through any of the traditional promotional means, which she called boring. Instead, she simply posted a video featuring the new album cover and pictures of her with the caption “Surprise!” on Instagram. That was enough for Beyoncé, one of the best-selling music artists…

Spreading the ‘Good News’ of Sound Financial Planning

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These days, if you want the kind of prosperity, peace, and hope in your life for which the Bible is a guide, you need sound financial advice, says “Money Minister” C. Ernie Nivens, author of Baker’s Dozen: 13 Insights from Highly Successful Financial Advisors. “I can’t tell you how many clients have had a look…

The Modern Mommy

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 69.9 percent of women working have children under age 18. Pew Research Center also reports that 40 percent of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family. This leaves many hardworking moms…

The Most Rewarding Marketing Mistake I Ever Made

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Recently, a colleague asked me, “What was the most rewarding mistake you ever made in business?” It’s a great question, and I quickly had an answer for him because it was an incredibly painful mistake. However, it proved to be an invaluable lesson that has served me well in the years since. I’m sharing so…

Power Connecting (aka Networking) for Introverts

Recently Susan Roane, author of How to Work a Room, contacted me when she heard about my forthcoming book on how to be a power connector. We had a great conversation in which she told me that the number one question people ask is, “I’m shy—how do I network?” Most psychologists agree that anywhere from…

10 Strategies To Stop Procrastinating

It all begins with action Resolve to get started or just take a step. Motivation gets you started but habits keep you going Identify the one or two habits that are in your way and try to replace them with something more productive. If your habit is to check your email when you come home…

F-E-A-R

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Photo by Thomas Lefebvre Fear.  We all have it.  Fear.  We all have it.  It’s what keeps us from walking up to a fluffy brown bear while on a hike and attempting to rub its adorable tummy.  But there is such a thing as too much fear.  Debilitating fear. I believe we are in the middle of…