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How To Deal With Criticism | Day 14 #30DayBlogBlitz

I recently had somebody very close to me give me some pretty honest feedback. I can’t lie; it stung. Receiving criticism, or “feedback,” doesn’t typically feel good to any of us. I was certainly jammed up after this person gave me some of their raw thoughts about me. When we receive criticism, our brains perceive it as a threat to our…

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7 Habits of Highly Sociable People

I’m flipping through the Stephen Covey classic, the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and realizing that I don’t do many of the habits well. I tend to be more reactive than proactive. I tend to succumb to the emotions and urgency of the moment rather than “beginning with the end in mind.” So that’s depressing. But reading his book sent…

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Do This ONE Thing To Gain Confidence | Day 3 #30DayBlogBlitz

Living with two health professionals for so long gave me some interesting tools and ideas on how to live a healthier, happier life. Most of these fun facts have nothing to do with eating more vegetables. For example, when studying, elevate your feet to increase blood flow to your brain, and you’ll be more focused. What’s the best supplement to shorten the…

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A Better Way to Make Friends & Connections

I see a lot of networking and social skills advice that says, “Don’t go looking for something from people, rather, offer ways in which you can help them.” Sounds good, right? But the problem is that people use this as a hard and fast rule. Their tweeting everybody and their mother asking them how they can be of any assistance,…

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Building Self Confidence: 3 Things To Keep In Mind

I have no idea why, but I remember it so vividly. We were sitting at the kitchen table talking as we normally did – business, mindset and life stuff, when my sister Jill suddenly blurted out, “You know, sometimes you just have to look in the mirror and be like, ‘I’m the shit.’ I don’t know what else to tell…

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Want To Be More Interesting? Here’s 4 Tips.

About once or twice per year I meet up with a good friend of mine in a random city. Our meet-ups are never planned until the day of. We randomly find ourselves in the same city, grab some beers, exchange some good conversation, and then part ways until next time. He’s a real likable guy, and might be the most interesting…

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The Social Skill That Makes You More Likable

Originally Posted on Elite Daily This past weekend I went to a wedding in Dallas, TX. It was a great time. The wedding was at the beautiful W Hotel, the drinks were flowing, and everybody was looking good, feeling good. I often (sorta) joke that I am going to offer services to be a “professional plus one” at weddings for…

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Quit Playing Scared

I was talking with someone close to me recently, and she was telling me how she overheard a mutual friend asking, “So what’s Danny doing with his life? Is he like, going to get a job or something? Why isn’t he using his degree?” Comments like this light up me insecurities. “That’s a good question. What am I doing with my…

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2 Lessons In Leadership From MLK

On January 30, 1956 in Montgomery, Alabama a young preacher was giving a speech at his church. It was about 9:30 in the evening when he noticed some uneasiness amongst the people in the church. After watching several of his fellow ministers walk in-and-out repeatedly, he pulled one aside to figure out what was going on. The minister hesitantly shared…

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