“Free” Education Resources for Pandemic Downtime

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Don’t be fooled by the title; nothing in the world is truly free. Energetically, there’s always an exchange. In the case of these resources, the trade will be your attention, focus, your intelligence and commitment to utilize what’s provided. The current pandemic is slowing the economy down and keeping people …

Networking for Long-Term Value

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Imagine yourself at a networking event. There you are, dressed in your best professional clothes because that’s what the advertisement suggested on Meetup.com. You’re standing at the front entrance. It’s about 45 minutes after the event started; you didn’t want to be the absolute first one to walk in without …

New Year’s Reflection, Resolutions & Goal-Setting

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At the New Year’s commencement, there tends to be a high energy, a flow for positive vibrations. Dancing. Much merry-making. Partying. While smitten with the highs, it’s important to recognize how we can ride this frequency’s waves so momentum isn’t lost, to truly achieve GSD (get shit done). The idea …

Ask Questions to Enhance Workshop Engagement

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A workshop differs from a presentation or lecture in the focus on the “work” in the “shop” the space creates. Some kind of effort is done that places the audience in a direct experience of the topic. In a workshop, the audience tends to leave with results from the activities …

The Value of Having a Business Card

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The business card is one of the most common resources for professionals and non-professional interests alike. I remember experimenting with a number of card designs during undergrad. I’d go to Vistaprint and toy with the options. Choosing different titles, seeing which resonated most. With a large stock available and card …

2 Ways to Have Empowered Meetings

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Meetings appear to be dry gatherings of little worth, but they can be useful opportunities to expand your influence for missions you resonate with. P.S. – Meetings don’t just happen in companies and can take many forms (masterminds, lunch out, the classic golf scene, impromptu) so it’s essential to know …

How to Apply Wakandan Philosophy to Amplify Self-Education

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The Black Panther movie needs no building up from this blog. I watched it twice and (don’t worry; no spoilers in this piece) enjoyed its story, nuances and found the work to be a valuable addition to the Panther’s universe, broadly introduced in the Avengers movie. If you haven’t watched …

1 Method to Increase Concentration & Avoid Self-Induced ADD

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The definition of ADD is: “a developmental disorder that is marked especially by persistent symptoms of inattention (such as distractibility, forgetfulness, or disorganization) or by symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity (such as fidgeting, speaking out of turn, or restlessness) or by symptoms of all three and that is not caused …

The 3 R’s of Effective Internships

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In past centuries, when someone wanted to develop a skill and had the opportunity, he or she would be introduced to a master craftsman. After an evaluation based on criteria including potential for the craft, discipline, overall “the right stuff,” the individual became an apprentice. An apprentice was a direct …

How to Answer This Very Important Interview Question

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If you’re not prepared, interview questions may feel like a grueling interrogation. While in the “hot seat,” you might be sweating, feeling gaseous and forgetting what you’ve practiced the night before. Interviewing is an in-depth experience that can be covered over several posts, which we’ll do over time. The important …