Can You Be Too Helpful?

Be forewarned: This post is not one in which I (attempt) to impart the limited wisdom I have gained from my life. Instead, it’s a post in which I ask for wisdom from you wise ones. The Background: My friend Adam Grant is the youngest tenured professor at Wharton. This means he knows business. (He […]

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How to Unsend an Email

Like many of you, I get a lot of emails. And, like many of you, a lot of those emails are asks or pitches for things. Some are good, some are not so good. This week, I got one of the latter kind. It wasn’t no-good-terrible-bad, but it had some key flaws. In response, I […]

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How to Create Peace in Stress

  Usually, we don’t see the peace around us. Instead, we bury our heads in work and play and family and life-life-life and sometimes – only sometimes – do we raise our head and really see the world around us for the calm that it really offers. We may know that living in the present […]

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A Free Copy of My Ebook: How to Fundraise on Social Media

The ebook I came out with last year, How to Fundraise on Social Media, just launched on Amazon. It’s a niche topic, so this won’t apply to all of you who read ClaireDiazOrtiz.com. However, if this is something that interests you, and you’d be interested in getting a free copy in exchange for an (honest) […]

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What Can You Quit Today?

“Every single Thursday, I quit something.” – Bob Goff   My friend, Bob Goff, is crazy. In an amazing way, of course. He is one of the most accomplished people I have ever met. He runs a law firm and a non-profit organization (yes, both), serves as the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Uganda (yes, […]

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Three Keys to Blogging for Profit

I’ve talked before about how blogging has been one of the most important components of my career over the years, and I love hearing stories of how others have incorporated blogging into their professional lives. Recently I had the chance to read Ruth Soukup‘s new ebook, How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul). It’s a […]

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How Goals Can Help You Define Success

Interested in setting annual goals? Every December, Michael Hyatt opens up his popular course, Best Year Ever. I highly recommend it. Watch three FREE videos from him about goal-setting here. It’s no secret that I love me some productivity hacks. So last year, I was all smiles when I stumbled upon a wonderful productivity resource: the […]

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The Art of Disappointing Others

I don’t think I’m only one who lives in fear of disappointing others. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that my fear of disappointing others has led on a number of occasions to bad decisions, overwork, and ultimate (yes) disappointment. (Yes, I said eventual disappointment. Turns out that when you try to avoid […]

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A Free Downloadable Guide to Setting Up Your Own Blog

It’s September! Are you shocked? I am. Apparently, the end of August didn’t tip me off. It never does, I tell you.  I’m here to tell you today how much I love blogging. I love it. Love. Love. Most of my current professional life, in fact, in some way started with the blog I started […]

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The Superpower of the Personal Touch

This is a guest post by Jeff Becker, a sales professional and entrepreneur. Currently, he works as an Account Executive @ LinkedIn and is also the Co-Founder of earhoox. Superpowers in the traditional sense might be neat, but until I am accidentally soaked in a chemical spill and suddenly know your tweets before they trend, (aka precognition, see […]

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