background preloader

9 Keys to Business & Career Success

9 Keys to Business & Career Success
I'm fortunate enough to know a number of remarkably successful people. Regardless of industry or profession, they all share the same perspectives and beliefs. And they act on those beliefs: 1. Time doesn't fill me. I fill time. Deadlines and time frames establish parameters, but typically not in a good way. Forget deadlines, at least as a way to manage your activity. Average people allow time to impose its will on them; remarkable people impose their will on their time. 2. Some of your employees drive you nuts. You chose them. Think about the type of people you want to work with. Then change what you do so you can start attracting those people. Successful people are naturally drawn to successful people. 3. Dues aren't paid, past tense. No matter what you've done or accomplished in the past, you're never too good to roll up your sleeves, get dirty, and do the grunt work. Remarkably successful people never feel entitled--except to the fruits of their labor. 4. 5. Ask them why they failed. 6.

Related:  CoachingSelf ImprovementStartup

Advice for Listing Research Details on Your Resume Lauren Celano This post is based on content that has already appeared on the Propel Careers website and It is reproduced here with the author’s kind permission. When you apply to a job, the details listed on your resume provide your future employer with information about the type of job you are looking for. Everything matters—the key words you include, the way you phrase your accomplishments and experiences, how you order your bullet points, etc. These details build your brand. Brainstorming Doesn’t Really Work In the late nineteen-forties, Alex Osborn, a partner in the advertising agency B.B.D.O., decided to write a book in which he shared his creative secrets. At the time, B.B.D.O. was widely regarded as the most innovative firm on Madison Avenue. Born in 1888, Osborn had spent much of his career in Buffalo, where he started out working in newspapers, and his life at B.B.D.O. began when he teamed up with another young adman he’d met volunteering for the United War Work Campaign. By the forties, he was one of the industry’s grand old men, ready to pass on the lessons he’d learned.

How Small Businesses Can Compete With Fortune 500s - Gary Vaynerchuk It's no secret that the companies that I advise at VaynerMedia have a lot of resources. Probably a lot more than you do. So when I go on and on about how important content production is, you might very well think "whatever, Gary, that's easy for you to tell PepsiCo, but what am I supposed to do!?"

LED Lights Make Augmented Vision a Reality LED Lights Make Augmented Vision a Reality Okay, this is just freaky. We know LED lights are versatile enough to be used for practically anything, but LED contact lenses? Really?! Yes, as it turns out, really. Rumor Has It: iPad Mini launching in October? (video) June was cruel to the iPad, which saw its tablet competition grow fearsome. Microsoft showed off its Surface tablet, which is aimed squarely at stealing iPad lovers away with the lure of its keyboard case (though without pricing, launch date, or any real details, it's hard to know if the iPad has anything to fear). Not to be left behind, Google took the wraps off its much-rumored and ballyhooed 7-inch Nexus Tablet. All that excitement was enough to wake the dead; in this case, it reanimated the iPad Mini rumor, which had been laid to rest. Will Apple release an iPad Mini in October?

Is the Crowd a Feasible Design Partner? This is part of a series of posts examining the idea time and imagining our collective future. Tell us your wish for the future here and we'll bury it in a time capsule. Collaboration is a $1 billion industry and is projected to grow to $3.5 billion by 2016, according to an ABI Research study. In its wake, there’s much talk about share culture, much excitement about a rising maker culture, and much hope that design thinking and peer production are panacea to a world in crisis. Yet still we are a long way from knowing how to harness larger teams effectively. Of the many things that may work, I’d like to suggest four attributes that we should dare more in collaborative design.

Listen up – audio a massive boost for learning My sons find it amusing that my iPod Nano has no music but around 500 podcasts, many from In Our Time on Philosophy, History, Religion and Science. Why? Because I travel a lot and like to keep myself stimulated on trains, planes and in other non-places. Negative SEO with No Backlinks? A Case Study December 4, 2014 Something was seriously wrong with two of my clients’ sites. They weren’t suffering from Panda or Penguin issues. How to be a Superhero You will definitively end in a mental institution if you just go out tomorrow and start telling everyone that you are the latest superhero in town. To prove your point, you need a superpower. Just like costumes did, superpowers have certainly evolved lately. Anyone is strong, agile or fast and probably even plain invisibility is outdated. Beating today bad guys require quantum powers like space-time travel or healing mutation or even changing appearance at will or mind reading.

Top 20 Earth Pictures found on Stumble Upon Everybody knows that Stumbleupon is an great source for beautiful photography, nature, pets, arts and much more. They have millions of users and they are probably the most wide used source for finding quality content. Today, we collected 20 popular photographs from Stumbleupon. Most of them have been seen for more than million times each. We hope you’ll enjoy… Welcome to the Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking Welcome to the’s Virtual Crash Course resource page! We know not everyone can make a trip to the to experience how we teach design thinking. So, we created this online version of one of our most frequently sought after learning tools. Using the video, handouts, and facilitation tips below, we will take you step by step through the process of hosting or participating in a 90 minute design challenge.

Who Do You Want To Be? Create A Character Study For Your Ideal Self “I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.” ~Cary Grant

Related:  Design CompaniesBusiness Successbusiness informationProductivity