3 Keys To Becoming A Master Networker

Michael K Career Development, Influence 2 Comments

To build influence, you must connect with people! However, despite countless resources that all provide advice on how to best connect with others, very few people still approach networking opportunities with the right mindset. Whether you’re about to have a face-to-face conversation or you just want to connect more socially with others online, here are three keys to keep in mind to help you achieve greater networking success: 1. Listen For What The Other Person Needs The first key to successful networking stems from the mindset you must possess if …

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Creating Your Ideal Week

Michael K Career Development, Personal Development, Productivity 4 Comments

“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Tony Robbins A few years ago, one of my online mentors—NY Times best-selling author, blogger and podcaster Michael Hyatt—shared an item on his blog that really helped me envision what a focused schedule truly looks like. In his blog post, Michael explained how he took an Excel spreadsheet and began creating what …

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Who’s Currently Mentoring You?

Michael K Career Development, Leadership, Personal Development, Productivity, Spirituality 1 Comment

Often, one of the biggest differences separating those who dream of success and those who actually achieve it is mentoring. Today, I want to introduce you to a few of the ongoing sources of mentorship currently in my life.  While this isn’t an exhaustive list, I’ve tried to capture (in no particular order) a list of eight and each related area of mentorship. Also, I’ve included some sample content for you to check out when you get a chance. Be sure to explore additional content from those listed beyond what …

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Six Steps To Delegating Effectively

Michael K Career Development, Leadership, Personal Development, Productivity 1 Comment

“If you want something done right, do it yourself.” It’s a phrase we’ve all heard before. On occasion, we may have internally thought it ourselves. The truth is there indeed will be times when you are truly the best person to accomplish a particular task. However, embracing this mindset long term is a sure fire way to create bottlenecks and produce burnout. You must realize that there is a direct correlation between the amount of burnout you experience and your level of leadership! Burnout is your body’s method of alerting …

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5 Entrepreneurial Lessons I Learned From Watching Shark Tank

Michael K Career Development, Productivity 5 Comments

Recently, I’ve become more and more fascinated with entrepreneurship. So it made sense that this past Friday, I sat down and joined in on what millions of Americans have been doing for years—watching ABC’s popular reality show “Shark Tank.” The show is interesting to say the least. It’s now even become a part of my regular DVR rotation at home. For those who have never watched an episode, here’s the show’s basic premise: Aspiring entrepreneurs get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pitch their business to a panel of “sharks”—five self-made multi-millionaires …

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