5 Unorthodox Networking Tips

5 Unorthodox Networking Tips

Ditch the elevator pitch, business card swap, and other well-worn strategies Ditch your friends, colleagues and don’t hand out business cards if you want to be more successful at networking. Probably not what you expected to read, but sometimes you need to look beyond the tried and true networking practices to stand out. I read a great post from Undercover…

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Train Your Brain: How to Reduce Anxiety Through Mindfulness and Meditation

Train Your Brain: How to Reduce Anxiety Through Mindfulness and Meditation

Back in the 1960s Dr. Paul D. Maclean devised the Triune Brain model as a way to explain the brain’s evolution while reconciling rational human behavior with more primal and violent outbursts. The Triune Model suggests three parts to the brain: Reptilian (posterior, brain stem): the source of instincts Paleommamalian (mid-brain): the source of emotions Neomammalian (cortex): the source of…

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Why We Wait So Very Long To Do What Feels Right

Why We Wait So Very Long To Do What Feels Right

5 reasons we struggle to follow our true longings and how to honor them Throughout my 34 years of working, I’ve experienced one very chronic pattern. I’ve tended to wait far too long to do what I instinctively knew was right or deeply longed to do. Sometimes it was staying in the wrong business partnerships or relationships, or remaining in…

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Depression: The Key to Weight Loss?

Depression: The Key to Weight Loss?

Years ago in our family hedge fund business, we hired an assistant named Anne who was a terrific asset to the team and lots of fun to work with. We had a good time churning out projects. She was also very pretty (with gorgeous hair, electric blue eyes, and creamy skin) and maybe 50 pounds overweight. Anne wasn’t happy with…

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