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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The Art of the Start

It’s no secret that starting is one of the hardest things you can ever do. My friend Jon Acuff says it well in his great book, Start. “You don’t need to go back in time to be awesome; you just have to start right now. Regretting that you didn’t start earlier is a great distraction […]

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Who Can Help Solve Your Problems?

I was going through some financial statements recently when I saw a charge from Netflix MOVIES for $7.99 a month. I’ve never signed up for Netflix, so I wondered what was up. It turns out it had been happening for a few months. So I called the phone number associated with the charge (assuming it […]

So You Want to Be a Writer? Do This.

I’ve been writing a lot of late. Finishing edits for next book. Writing a series on traveling the world over at my LinkedIn Influencer blog. Moaning in my journal about how much I miss eating dairy but then realizing how much better I feel when I don’t. Blah blah blah. Writing is a hard thing, and […]

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How to Write Your Way to Better Decisions

I’ve been listening via Audiobook to Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content, a book on free-writing that I’m not sure why it took me so long to find. I am devouring this thing. (As much as you can devour an audio book, I suppose). If I remember correctly, I […]

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How to Find Free Images Online

As a long-time blogger, I’m always on the hunt for places to find free photos on the Internet. I want cool, interesting, evocative images that don’t look like they were taken fifty years ago, and don’t look like everyone else has them. Even if you’re not a blogger, though, you may have use for using […]

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What a Dream Board Can Do for You

I’m not sure where I first heard of the idea of a dream board, but suffice to say the first time I heard about it I thought it sounded silly. A little Kindergarten-like. A little arts-and-craftsy. A little, well, not me.  But that was before Pinterest. Because with Pinterest, it turns out a dream board […]

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Why Non-Writers Should Learn to Free Write

I was listening to a good audiobook recently on the writing process called Accidental Genius. The premise of the whole book can basically be summed up in one sentence: Free writing does a body good.  The act of free writing (of putting down things on paper without thought to what you’re putting down, why, and […]

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