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3 Micro Tips for LinkedIn Networking

Sometimes you walk down the road not because you have a place to be, but just because the road is there. If you want a road to walk on LinkedIn, Catriona Pollard shares three little tips in an article for the CEO Magazine. Step one is to have a completed profile; when it comes to your professional genius, leave absolutely nothing a mystery. Step two is to use LinkedIn to follow up with anyone you ...

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A Useful Trick to Find a Mentor outside Your Network

What if you are looking to develop a skill that does not really exist in your organization, or is unavailable to you? Jo Miller suggests a relatively simple answer in an article for Mashable. She says you should go to a seminar and speak up. A frustrating reality for many presenters is that they hit their Q&A phase only to be met by crickets from the audience, or worse, some jerk asks a non-question that ...

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4 Ways to Network When You’re Not Looking for a Job

If you think the whole purpose of networking is for people to escape boring jobs, then you are totally missing the point. Networking can elevate your skills and resources to make you stronger even in a job where you are already happy. Elizabeth Gore shares four tips at Motto to network in any context. To begin with, the people you stand to forge the strongest relationships with are the ones you see walk past you ...

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4 Tips to Network with People outside Your Industry

If you only know people within your industry—or only people within your business—you may not be able to expand your perspective as much as if you had branched into other industries. But it is not too late. Dorie Clark shares some tips to network across industries in an article for Harvard Business Review. Begin by taking inventory of your existing network. Who are your core people, and who are the next 50ish satellite connections in ...

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How to Network Outside Your Company

As Rakia Reynolds wisely says in an article for Forbes, “Your network is your net worth.” It is the sum of your knowledge and capabilities, so you should treat it with appropriate seriousness. For instance, one successful business leader makes a point of either meeting at least one new person or strengthening an existing relationship per month, and she also does one good thing for someone in her network weekly. Any tactics applied systematically like ...

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6 Steps to Turn Strangers into Connections

People talk to only an estimated 2 to 3 percent of the strangers that pass them by. No, this is not a shocking statistic; they are strangers, after all. But imagine how much you could expand your network by talking a little more at work events! Stephanie Vozza shares six tips to make the most of “stranger things” in an article for Fast Company. In the first place, look approachable. Do not keep your eyes ...

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Mindset Secrets to Achieve Your Goals Faster

In an article for Entrepreneur, Scott Hansen shares a few small tips to achieve your goals sooner than later. It starts by getting really clear about what you want in the big-picture sense, even getting clear about you how expect that goal to change your life. After that, Hansen says to write down that goal, but to write it in a way that it sounds like you have already achieved it. (“I am so happy ...

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3 Elements of Building Determination

Nobody likes a quitter, except for the winners who triumph over them. In a post for Mental Toughness Trainer, Craig Sigl describes the three ingredients you need to feel and maintain fierce determination toward a goal. Firstly, there has to be a strong decision made to pursue the goal; wishy-washiness is no foundation at all. Second, there has to be a passionate and emotional reason why you want to obtain that goal, so that you ...

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4 Ways to Persevere Toward Goals

Cece Suwal and Mark Brener share four ways to stay the course toward goals, no matter how much junk has accumulated on the tracks. For instance, they say to stay “rationally optimistic,” which means acknowledging that problems can arise but not letting it ruin your outlook. In fact, embrace your setbacks as the learning opportunities that they are. And remember that you are not a robot, and there is such a thing as being too ...

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Little Tips to Hit Your Goals for the Year

Not every aspect of hitting your goals demands a paradigm-shifting rethink of your life. Sometimes, you just want little tips like, “Use an action planner!” which is what Alyssa Gregory offers in an article for the Balance. She also reminds you that an app exists for everything now, including goal-setting, so pick one out that aligns with what you would like to do. Then make sure you build enough time into your schedule that you ...

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