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Connection Economy and the Implications of Scarcity

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Labeling our economic conditions sets the stage for how we’ll choose to communicate, sell, and serve. Many refer to our most recent economic climate as a service economy and others, as a connection economy. From my experiences I see relevance for both labels, and honestly, the two have a few similarities. Both should spark deeper

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your picture

Your Picture, Your Vision, Your Image Is a Thousand Words

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No, it is not that selfie you just snapped. What you picture, what you think or say about a picture will create the path that you follow. What is your picture? Many of us have a camera in our hand or within arm’s reach. We snap photos of people, buildings, animals, and other cool things.

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different personalities

Different Personalities Require Emotional Labor

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Working with different personalities can feel like a strain. It is true of all workplaces. Sometimes it is a peer, sometimes a boss, and as a supervisor it can be working with a direct report. Do you struggle with one or more different personalities? Important Factors First, and perhaps most importantly, you are not alone.

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your brand

What Is Important About Your Brand

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Brand matters. Even the most elementary marketer knows the importance of brand. Whether it is your individual brand, your department, or an entire organization your brand matters. Logo and Brand When it comes to brands there is a lot at play. We can consider things like quality, consistency, and even a feeling of fellowship. Make

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mindful decisions

Mindful Decisions When The Decision Really Counts

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Businesses and individuals alike struggle with decisions. Whether you have the tea berry ice cream cone or the chocolate isn’t a huge decision. In life or business though, decisions are often tougher. Are you making mindful decisions? Past Reflections The first and perhaps biggest trouble spot with decision making is the reflection on the past.

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career decisions

Career Decisions, Life Decisions, and Things That Move Us

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Many willingly admit that it is hard to pick a career path during your mid to late teenage years. Even people with decades of experience are making important career decisions. How do you make good choices? Available Advice Advice is always available. Everything from, do what your love and don’t worry about the money, to

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why cooperation

Why Cooperation Is The Better Path

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A popular workplace complaint. People can’t seem to get along. Often the trend is to take a different position, go against the flow, cause some havoc and get noticed. Have you considered why cooperation beats opposition? Everyday Challenges Diversity challenges us every day. When you break it down the real challenge with diversity is that

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commodity services

Commodity Services And The Race To The Bottom

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Everyone wants a good price. In fact, everyone wants the best price. It is seldom that someone wants to spend more than their neighbor or competition for a similar product or service. Have you ever felt like commodity services are really a race to the bottom? Price Strategy Many selling efforts consider the basic economics

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constructive contributions

Constructive Contributions Are Valuable In The Workplace

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Conditioning plays a role in much of what we do. As children or young adults many have learned to keep quiet, to not say anything, and just sit back and observe. However, it is constructive contributions that will have an impact on your future. Speak Up, Listen, Contribute Many people are afraid to speak up.

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scarcity

Why Scarcity Should Be An Abundant Career Philosophy

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Influence and persuasion are popular topics in consultative sales. Today it seems we often must have a good reason to make a business deal. There must be a need, but what really closes the sale? Scarcity may be the nugget you’re missing, especially related to your career. Philosophy of Scarcity There has been a lot

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