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How To Stay Focused On Your Goals During Thanksgiving

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On average, we will consume more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat during Thanksgiving Day.

Yes, believe me I totally understand how delicious the turkey is, your Momma’s pie, and that Martha Stewart sweet potato recipe, but listen, those calories can quickly turn into excess pounds if you aren’t careful.

What does this have to do with personal branding? Everything.

When you know you are not feeling and looking your best, you shy away from your true potential. When your suit feels extra tight, you feel self-conscious and your clients will notice. You can’t rock your brand in 2015 if you are feeling guilty from splurging during the holiday season.

We buy from people confident in their abilities and their ideas. We buy from people who let their inner light shine out into their outer bodies. So if you go overboard this Thanksgiving and the holiday season, you will be paying for it down the line.

How do you enjoy Thanksgiving and all it has to offer while also getting rid of the guilt that comes with it?

Here are a few ways to stay focused on your goals during the Thanksgiving break:

  1. Meals with fewer calories.
    If you are the one in charge of the cooking, you already have an easier job since you are in charge of how many calories are in each meal. If you are buying things from the store be sure to read the labels so you know exactly what you are putting in your body. Extra sugar and calories can sneak in by accident if you aren’t paying attention. If you’re not cooking, offer to bring a meal or two to help out the host. This way, you save them more work and you also get to bring a meal that will help your waistline. It’s a win-win all around.
  1. Sign up for a fitness class.
    Most gyms have discounts around the holiday season for people preparing for 2015. Demonstrate that you’re a leader and you care about your health by signing up early. When you take charge of your life, this demonstrates to the people around you that you are a go-getter and you will do anything to stay on top of your game.
  1. Savor every single bite.
    Make sure to snack every so often during Thanksgiving Day. Not eating all day and then splurging during the main course is a guaranteed way to overeat. When you do finally eat dinner, focus on enjoying every single bite. This will help you slow down, enjoy every second and really be in the moment. Also be sure to appreciate the people you are with and the joy they have brought to your life. That is more filling than any food you’ll eat.
  1. Spend time thanking everyone in your life.
    This applies to not just your family, but also your customers, clients, friends, people in your industry, and anyone you simply want to say “Thank You” to.Take some time to pick out or design some branded Thank You cards. Write a personal note to everyone you want to thank this year. This will not only remind people of your time together and how much you have helped them, but it will also put the whole holiday season into perspective.

Once you take advantage of these useful tips, your only concern this Thanksgiving season should be what head turning outfit you’ll be wearing to your holiday festivities.

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5 Keys To Making An Awesome First Impression For Your Brand

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We’ve all heard the saying you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. When you think about it, there are many ways you make an impression. Your website, marketing materials, business cards, office space, verbal communication and even your personal image all make an impression? What kind of first impression does your brand make?

Guarding your brand image is a must. Even on a tight budget, any money spent on creating the right image is to your advantage. Ream more »

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Aligning Your Inner Worth to Create Brand Prosperity

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Sometimes being in business is uncomfortable.

You have to put Your face and Your name out there.

It can feel like your business almost represents your worth as a person. If you aren’t getting hired it can feel like you’re not worthy of being hired.

This is where so much of our discomfort comes from: You want to align your business with your inner worth, but you don’t always feel worthy. Ream more »

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Branding, Relationships, Engagement, and How it All Works Together

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Building a brand can be just like dating.

You know how dating goes: there is some initial courting, getting to know each other, see if you can benefit each other’s lives long-term. To woo someone, you would never just go on one date and say that is enough, you have to continue to talk to each other.

Branding and customer engagement are no different. You can’t get customers and clients to buy from you until you create context and a relationship with them. You can’t simply just explain what you do and expect them to hire you right away, instead you have to do a little business courting. Ream more »

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Break Out Of Average And Create An Experience

 

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Have you ever been car shopping?

If you shop at any average dealership, you will always get an average experience. However, let’s say you decide to upgrade to a luxury car this year. As soon as you walk into the dealership, you smell freshly baked cookies and an enthusiastic salesman. He takes his time with you and listens to all of your concerns and questions while he walks you through all of the models you are interested in. Ream more »

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Outward Display of Your Inner Brand

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Do you ever feel like people just don’t get you when they meet you?

You try everything you can to make a good first impression, but you get the sense that they aren’t absolutely floored by how amazing you are. They give you a vague answer about a possible follow up, and you wonder how you could make them see how great you are instantly instead of later on. Ream more »

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Personality Does Matter

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Whether you like it or not, every business has it’s own personality. It can be formal, traditional, hip or an array of other styles. The reality is that for most businesses, this brand personality is underutilized or extremely boring. A large part of this problem stems from trying to fit in with current trends. When you blend in with the rest of your market, what leverage do you then have to differentiate yourself and start attracting your ideal clients? Actually how do they see you at all amongst the sea of your competition? Ream more »

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6 Ways to Access Your Creative Genius

We all have the ability to think creatively. It’s learning how to do it that matters.

Here are 6 ways you can instantly unlock your natural creativity and create success on your terms.

1. Think Like A Child.  As adults we tend to think more conditionally in order to show how clever we are. But, as children, we were spontaneous and a lot more creative in our thinking. To re-capture your childhood curiosity, allow yourself to just wonder at things, to be completely present in the here and now, and to detach yourself from what you thought was real.

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