Secrets from Great Networkers
by Marshall Brown - Dec, 2013
We all know that to succeed in business, one must have (and use) a network. We work hard to create a web of like-minded individuals that support us, defend us, and are there when we need a favor. Likewise, as we create and nurture these relationships, we need to be prepared to offer the same in return. Unfortunately, making contacts and turning business cards into a dependable rolodex of steadfast colleagues is easier said tha...
Use Positive Affirmations to Overcome Obstacles
by Marshall Brown - Aug, 2013
Life doesn’t always turn out how you plan it. Challenges are inevitable and problems may arise when you least expect it. Now, the decision is yours- whether you will allow the situation to dictate your life or if you will rise above the challenges, give yourself a few positive affirmations, and come out a winner. One of the most disappointing things an employee can face in his career is to feel unappreciated and forgotten....
How to Deal with the 5 Most Common Stressful Situations at Work
by Marshall Brown - Jun, 2013
Dealing with stress at work can drain your passion and productivity. Stress can badly affect your mood, work habits, and work relationships. No matter how much you try to control things at the office, there will be circumstances out of your reach. Whether you get stressed or not, it’s up to you. It all depends on how you handle the situation. To help you out, I’ve compiled some of the most common stressful situations at wo...
Bridging the Gap, Improving the Emotional Connection at Work
by Marshall Brown - Apr, 2013
Bridging the Gap, Improving the Emotional Connection at Work Overwork, anxiety and lack of challenge and recognition has colored the overall emotional connection of workers to their jobs during the economic recession of the past few years, according to a Towers Perrin study. Workers’ attitudes are going to need more than just an economic recovery to emerge feeling positive about their work life. Here are some pointers g...
Basic Tips On Creating a Powerful Resume
by Marshall Brown - Mar, 2013
Basic Tips On Creating a Powerful Resume Job hunting can be extremely difficult these days. On average, for every available position, there are about 5 job-seekers. That means if your resume is not focused, eye-catching, and up-to-date, it’s likely cast aside quickly. Here are some basic tips to help you develop a powerful resume and demonstrate your unique value. When creating a resume, you should assess your experienc...
How to Attract What You Do Want
by Marshall Brown - Sep, 2011
Over the last several years, I have been reading more and more about the law of attraction. I was first introduced by the concept with the movie, What the Bleep Do We Know, followed by, The Secret. I listened to speakers on the subject, read a few books and the like. Then about 4 years ago I was introduced to vision boards by two coaching colleagues of mine. As they will tell you, I fought the idea tooth and nail, but I fi...
9 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Association Career
by Marshall Brown - Oct, 2010
Are you a CEO who suddenly finds it necessary to reinvent your career due to the economy, layoff or merger? Or do these uncertain times simply inspire you to make a change? If so, you may wonder if you can make a fresh start without having to start over. The good news is, you can. Here’s how: 1. Feel your feelings. Get angry or frustrated or confused or scared or excited. It’s natural and healthy. No need for the...
Tips For Successful Networking
by Marshall Brown - Oct, 2010
* Be authentic. Be yourself. Don't be concerned about what others might think. (That is sometimes difficult, but you owe it to yourself to try it.) Be real. Don't try to be the "want to be" you. Let people see, and get to know, the real you. * Know what you have to offer. Start conversations with people and tell them what you have to offer. Be bold! Be fearless! Speak intelligently and have interesting things to say (abou...
Getting What You Want to Come to You
by Marshall Brown - Apr, 2010
KNOWING WHAT YOU WANT AND COMMITTING YOURSELF TO OBTAINING IT ARE FUNDAMENTAL TO ACHIEVING SUCCESS IN YOUR CAREER AND PERSONAL LIFE. Paul is one of those people at work you just love to hate—but can’t, really, because he’s so darned nice. Things seem to go so easily for him. He lands contracts, the head of the company pops in with interesting projects, and customers call him with huge orders. It’s as if he’s just kicking ba...
Characteristics Of A Successful Entrepreneur
by Marshall Brown - Mar, 2010
Entrepreneurs are people who will make decisions, take action, and think that they can control their own destinies. They are often motivated by a spirit of independence which leads them to believe that their success depends on raw effort and hard work, not luck. Studies have shown that successful entrepreneurs possess these characteristics: 1. Self-confidence This is that magical power of having confidence in oneself...
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