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The Secret to Connecting with Influential People Online

July 30, 2012

When I went to the World Domination Summit a few weeks ago, I had a list of about a dozen people I wanted to meet. Most were well-known bloggers who write about my content areas: careers & entrepreneurship, writing and travel. And guess what? In most cases, those people wanted to connect with me, too. […]

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How I Decide Whether to Follow You on Twitter

January 29, 2012

This video was originally part of my new social media course, Make Your Own Luck. (That course, by the way, starts March 5. A third of the spots are taken, so if you want one, sign up now!) But then I realized this would be helpful to many of you, too. So consider this your […]

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99Designs: A Fun Way to Get Your Stuff Designed

August 26, 2011

I tried 99Designs for the first time this week, and it’s going straight onto my hack list of awesome digital tools. If you haven’t heard of 99Designs, it’s a site where you can launch a contest to design whatever you need — a website, banner for your site, logo, book cover, etc. You explain what […]

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Creating the Life You Want to Live

August 22, 2011

The universe sends us opportunities when we least expect it. Sometimes those opportunities are veiled as disappointments, and sometimes we miss them altogether. But when we recognize them and jump, an amazing thing happens: the opportunities multiply. Which is why, when an appealing client came my way recently, I decided to go for it. Not […]

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Don’t wait for a brush with death to pursue what matters

December 20, 2010

One of my new favorite blogs is Chris Guillebeau’s The Art of Non-Conformity. Partly because I loved his book. Chris writes a lot about travel, but his main theme is living an unconventional life. Chris had a post a week or two ago that really resonated with me — so I’m figuring it will resonate […]

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