Archive for March 2010

Avoiding Burnout

While flipping through headlines with Feedly (ok, while ‘x’ing out dozens of articles in the blink of an eye, without reading them, using Feedly), I stopped at this Life Hack article: 11 Simple Ways To Avoid Burnout All great ideas, but it was #5 that made me laugh. Write a Manifesto Wow, I typically use…

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Emotional Butterflies and How To Tame Them

The most common question I hear from people seeking public speaking advice in and outside of my Toastmasters’ groups is “How do I get rid of the butterflies I feel every time I go to speak?” My answer is the same every time. In the eyes of the other person I see either a look…

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Which Card Do I use to Pay Attention?

If you could pay attention through payments on a special card, what would your balance look like? Overdrawn? Creditors beating down your door? The word attention comes from a Greek word which means “to attend". To me that really brings home the fact that paying attention to something is not the passive act many have…

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The Legend and Lesson of GoldenBuddhaSchmutz

In the realm of personal branding there are two camps: One believes that you create a personal brand through the way you dress, cut your hair, pad your resume and all that nonsense which ends up giving the concept of personal branding a bad name. The other sees personal branding as a process of revelation.…

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