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The Power of Personal Branding and the Business of Being You

January 27, 2015 1 Comment
The Power of Personal Branding and the Business of Being You

What is a business or brand without a reputation? How well-known and regarded is this reputation and is it helping or hurting the organization? Without name recognition (good or bad) a business goes no where. It ceases to exist in the mind of the consumer. Did you know that, today, your personal brand is every […]

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YouTube’s SmarterEveryDay Takes On Facebook: 6 Tips for Fighting Digital Piracy

January 20, 2015 0 Comments
YouTube’s SmarterEveryDay Takes On Facebook: 6 Tips for Fighting Digital Piracy

Emerging Online Feud Between Popular YouTube Channel, Smarter Every Day, and Facebook over Bauer Media Group’s Unauthorized Use of Intellectual Property Prompts Video Entrepreneur Magazine Executive Editor to Issue Six Tips for Combating Digital Piracy Rife Among Abusers of Video Hosting Platforms L. Scott Harrell, Video Entrepreneur Magazine’s Executive Editor, wrote about the public row […]

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I am Looking for a Virtual Assistant – Apply Within!

January 7, 2015 1 Comment
I am Looking for a Virtual Assistant – Apply Within!

UPDATE: The VA vacancy has been filled! Thank you to everyone who showed interest and applied; there were some really excellent candidates in a very short amount of time. I want to especially thank those of you who shared my post with others. It was a huge help! I’m currently looking for a full-time virtual […]

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[Video] Scuba Diving with Bull Sharks in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico!

January 5, 2015 0 Comments
[Video] Scuba Diving with Bull Sharks in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico!

I live in Cozumel, Mexico and have been diving, both professionally and recreationally for almost 30 years – my first bull shark dive experience is absolutely a stand out among 2000+ dives! Four very experienced divers and I headed to Playa Del Carmen to scuba dive with bull sharks; I had heard about this dive so […]

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FAA Green-lights Commercial UAV Drone Use for 6 Hollywood Film Production Companies

September 27, 2014 3 Comments
FAA Green-lights Commercial UAV Drone Use for 6 Hollywood Film Production Companies

On September 25, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted an exemption to its ban on commercial drone use to six movie and television production companies. Negotiations for a similar exemption with a seventh company, Flying-Cam Inc., are currently pending. The waiver will allow the companies to use for filming use unmanned aerial drones within […]

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How Teatro Degollado Almost Ruined My Vacation in Guadalajara, Mexico

September 21, 2014 1 Comment
How Teatro Degollado Almost Ruined My Vacation in Guadalajara, Mexico

Things are finally settling down now after our epic vacation to Guadalajara, Mexico specifically for El Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y la Charrería and to see the beautiful state of Jalisco (the birthplace of tequila). Looking back, our week and a half there was pretty spectacular, but there was an instance during our visit that continues to […]

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Some of You Are Being Unfriended on Facebook. It’s Me, Not You.

August 18, 2014 7 Comments
Some of You Are Being Unfriended on Facebook. It’s Me, Not You.

OK. I really debated with myself about whether or not I should post this or not, especially because it only applies to my current Facebook connections. In the end, my decision to post this came down to my consideration of other people’s feelings; undeniably, some people get a bit freaked out when they’ve found out they […]

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Back in Startup Mode. Time For A New Direction.

August 16, 2014 4 Comments
Back in Startup Mode. Time For A New Direction.

Don’t let them fool you, semi-retirement isn’t all that it is cracked up to be. I was never fully able to relax knowing that I’d eventually have to either find a J-O-B or get cracking on another business startup sooner rather than later to ensure that I’d maintain an uninterrupted stream of income. My options […]

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Using Apps to Overcome Writer’s Block

July 4, 2014 0 Comments
Using Apps to Overcome Writer’s Block

I just tried out this tool on a website called Write or Die (http://writeordie.com/) as I have been trying to get over some writer’s block I’ve been experiencing lately. I took the challenge to write 500 words in less than 15 minutes. Write or Die features a “consequence mode” that kicks in whenever your writing slows […]

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Building Rapport to Get What You Want – Secrets from an Elite FBI Boss

April 22, 2014 0 Comments
Building Rapport to Get What You Want – Secrets from an Elite FBI Boss

My wife remarked the other day, that I am able to strike up a long and deep conversation with just about any stranger I meet. Specifically, Julie was laughing about how much personal information this one particular lady had just shared with me and, admittedly, it was some pretty shocking stuff. Getting people to tell […]

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