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Video: Accepting Opportunities from “What is success…and why you might have it already?

September 30th, 2014 Comments off

A New Paradigm of Success from “What is success…and why you might have it already? 

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Now, I’m also not telling you to ignore opportunities that come your way. Because, the fact is, sometimes these opportunities that happen to fall in our lap, are what can lead to something like this. Just by shear dumb luck. Just being in the right place at the right time. So, don’t stop looking for opportunities that preset themselves. Those are great gifts that you’re given. You happen to meet that right person here at CareerCamp. You happen to sit down at coffee next to someone who has a great idea that ties in perfectly with your idea. You happen to meet the right mate for your spouse. I look back and I met my wife on the first night of Fall semester of my freshman year in college through shear dumb luck — and we’ve been married for 26 years. Any — there are so many different ways that could have just blown apart and we never would have met, but the opportunity presented itself and it has been a wonderful opportunity. So, don’t ignore those opportunities when they present themselves. Sometimes we think, oh I can’t take that job because that’s too much of a change. No. Think about it. You owe it to yourself to at least think about it. Maybe it’s in a different industry. Maybe it’s a slightly different type of work. Maybe someone has seen in you something you don’t see in yourself. At least investigate it. At least check it out and say. “Oh, maybe I could do this.” That is where your true power in success comes from. It’s by following those opportunities that present themselves.

Noted: 5 Habits Of Relentless Entrepreneurs via Small Business Trends

September 7th, 2014 Comments off

5 Habits Of Relentless Entrepreneurs via Small Business Trends

5 Habits Of Relentless Entrepreneurs via Small Business Trends

Anyone can start a business, but it’s hard to be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are achievers but their achievements don’t come without pitfalls. What makes entrepreneurs tick? What is it about them that makes them so ambitious, confident, and, well…different from others? Let’s find out.

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Noted: The Physics of Productivity: Newton’s Laws of Getting Stuff Done via Lifehacker

September 3rd, 2014 Comments off

I often use the concept of inertia when helping people with their career, but this article takes it a much higher level. — Douglas

The Physics of Productivity: Newton’s Laws of Getting Stuff Done via Lifehacker

The Physics of Productivity: Newton's Laws of Getting Stuff Done via Lifehacker

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, which described the three laws of motion and redefined the way the world looked at physics and science. These laws also work well as an interesting analogy for increasing your productivity, simplifying your work, and improving your life.

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Noted: How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work via Fast Company

September 2nd, 2014 Comments off

Noted: How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work via Fast Company

Noted: How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work via Fast Company

If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental epidemic that the scientific community calls “sitting disease.”

But unlike many other illnesses that require a team of doctors, the cure is in our own hands–or feet, rather–and all we have to do is take a walk.

Last week we challenged readers, and ourselves, to restore some energy, focus, and creativity by taking either a 20-minute lunchtime walk or two 15-minute mid-morning and mid-afternoon walks each day.

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Noted: “Note And Vote”: How Google Ventures Avoids Groupthink In Meetings via Fast Company

August 29th, 2014 Comments off

“Note And Vote”: How Google Ventures Avoids Groupthink In Meetings via Fast Company

You know when a meeting turns into a complete waste of time? Maybe you’re trying to come up with ideas, or make a decision. Before anyone realizes it, the meeting starts to suck.

Meetings want to suck. Two of their favorite suckiness tactics are group brainstorming and group negotiation. Give them half a chance, and they’ll waste your time, sap your energy, and leave you with poor ideas and a watered-down decision. But meetings don’t have to be that way.

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Noted: Op-Ed: America, say goodbye to the Era of Big Work via The Los Angeles Times

August 26th, 2014 Comments off

Noted: Op-Ed: America, say goodbye to the Era of Big Work via The Los Angeles Times

Op-Ed: America, say goodbye to the Era of Big Work via The Los Angeles Times

For much of the past century, the Era of Big Work — the 40-hour workweek and its employer-provided benefits — were the foundation of our economy. That was then. Now, independent work is the new normal.

Freelancers, independent contractors and temp workers are on their way to making up the majority of the U.S. labor force. They number 42 million, or one-third of all workers in the nation. That figure is expected to rise to 40% — some 60 million people — by the end of the decade.

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Noted: Debunking The Myth That Jerk Bosses Get Results via Fast Company

August 7th, 2014 Comments off

Debunking The Myth That Jerk Bosses Get Results via Fast Company

Debunking The Myth That Jerk Bosses Get Results via Fast Company

Over the years we’ve seen some shining examples of notorious brutes pretty much killing it. From examining their managerial style and their success, one might correlate the two and conclude that being a jerk is the best way to get stuff done.

Don’t fall for it.

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Noted: 15 Best Brainstorming And Mind-Mapping Tech Tools For Every Creative Mind via Lifehack

August 4th, 2014 Comments off

15 Best Brainstorming And Mind-Mapping Tech Tools For Every Creative Mind via Lifehack

15 Best Brainstorming And Mind-Mapping Tech Tools For Every Creative Mind via Lifehack

In order to be able to see a relationship between various ideas and information, we use mind mapping. This includes gathering thoughts, coming up with new ideas, project planning, and more to solve problems or have novel ideas. Today I compiled thea list of 15 mind-mapping tech tools that will help every creative mind be even more creative. If you like one particular tool I check out sites like Techradar, PCmag, Techriggs and CNET that have many insightful user reviews to get more information.

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Noted: LinkedIn Has Quietly Rolled Out A “Follow” Button To Millions Of Members via ReadWrite

August 4th, 2014 Comments off

LinkedIn Has Quietly Rolled Out A “Follow” Button To Millions Of Members via ReadWrite

LinkedIn Has Quietly Rolled Out A

A gigantic change is quietly sweeping through LinkedIn. Millions of members now have a “Follow” button, a feature that promises to transform how we think about our interactions on the professional network.

ReadWrite has found, and LinkedIn has confirmed to us, that a far broader set of users can now broadcast their activity to followers who don’t need to formally connect with them to see what they’re doing.

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Noted: Brainstorming Doesn’t Work; Try This Technique Instead via Fast Company

July 29th, 2014 Comments off

Brainstorming Doesn’t Work; Try This Technique Instead via Fast Company

I found that brainstorming within a Google Doc when people are dispersed geographically can yield some similar results to this tip, probably for the same reasons. It is certainly worth trying out the next time you need to generate some new, great, ideas.

Douglas E. Welch

Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead via Fast Company

Brainstorming, in its current form and by many metrics, doesn’t work as well as the frequency of “team brainstorming meetings” would suggests it does.

EARLY IDEAS TEND TO HAVE DISPROPORTIONATE INFLUENCE OVER THE REST OF THE CONVERSATION.

Sharing ideas in groups isn’t the problem, it’s the “out-loud” part that, ironically, leads to groupthink, instead of unique ideas. “As sexy as brainstorming is, with people popping like champagne with ideas, what actually happens is when one person is talking you’re not thinking of your own ideas,” Leigh Thompson, a management professor at the Kellogg School, told Fast Company. “Sub-consciously you’re already assimilating to my ideas.”

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