Monthly Archives: October 2011

Fire Up Your Networking with the Two Pocket Rule

 This Simple Trick Helps Organize Your Contacts As I have been getting to know the Jacksonville, FL, community, I have attended hundreds of networking events, and this community takes its networking seriously. At most events, people pass around their business … Continue reading

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A Toxic Employee Can Destroy Your Workplace

Fired Up! Employees Make A Huge Difference In his book, Social Intelligence, Daniel  Goleman writes about recent brain research: “One person’s inner state affects and drives the other person….We. actually catch each other’s emotions like a cold.” The more significant the relationship is, the greater … Continue reading

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Stress Express Tip: Get Lost in Someone Else’s Life

Relieve Your Stress by Being  Present in the Moment When your life is too much to take, whether from business pressure or challenges at home, go visit a friend and be totally present for them.  Spend time helping prepare a meal, rebuilding a … Continue reading

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Fire Up Your Marketing with Genuine Testimonials

 Use Longer, Meaningful Testimonials for Impact We’ve all seen the phony sounding TV commercials with hackneyed phrases that don’t ring true. That is not good advertising. It turns us off. What is highly effective is the use of authentic customer … Continue reading

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Fire Up Your Communication with Clarification

Minimize the Stress of Conflict with Better Communication So often when colleagues are disagreeing with each other, they rarely listen to what the other is saying. In today’s world, we are all so busy, it’s rare that people give each other their … Continue reading

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Stress Express Tip: Complete What You Start

Get Fired Up By Handling Incompletions Right now, examine your life.  How many projects are you working on simultaneously? How many books have you started and not finished?  How about unfinished articles you are reading or writing?  All of those … Continue reading

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Stress Express Tip: Sick Days Are Legitimate

My husband got a bad cold a while back, after working long hours and battling  substantial stress. In the last decade, he has very seldom taken a sick day. But twice, he went to work, came back and went to bed. He just … Continue reading

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Fire Up Your Presentations

Whenever you stand up to speak, whether it’s for a 30 second self-introduction or a 2 hour sales presentation, remember to finish with Fired Up! enthusiasm. The close to your talk is critical. Continue reading

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Stress Express Tip: Eat Pistachios!

Pistachios Calm the Body When Under Stress Who knew? A  study done by Penn State documents that eating pistachio nuts calms the body while under acute stress. “A ten-year follow-up study of young men showed that those who had larger … Continue reading

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