How to Really Master Any Skill

by Blair Evan Ball March 2, 2017

What is the tipping point for mastery? Is it the 10,000 hours that author Malcolm Gladwell professes in his book outlier? Malcolm Gladwell gave us the 10,000-Hour Rule. In 2008, Malcolm Gladwell published his New York Times bestseller, Outliers. It’s within this book — based largely on the research of Anders Ericsson — that Gladwell […]

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7 Critical Skills to Navigate the Social Media Maze

by Blair Evan Ball February 23, 2017

“If a group of children goes for a walk, which child determines the speed of the entire group?” When I ask this question during my presentations they will always reply and say, “The slowest child.” Exactly. Your “slowest kid” is your weakest key skill. It sets the speed at which you move ahead in your life […]

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Top 10 Overused Buzzwords on LinkedIn Profiles

by Blair Evan Ball February 16, 2017

Have you looked at your LinkedIn profile recently? Do you regularly change the words on your resume, LinkedIn profile or Company page to match the market? New Year. New You! If you’re hoping for a job change in 2017, that move usually starts with updating your resume and LinkedIn profile. Before you start to freshen things […]

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You Determine Your Own Destiny

by Blair Evan Ball February 6, 2017

Is your destiny waiting to happen? Are you settling for a life ordinary? Too many people whine about not having the life they want. The main reason people fall short of their own expectations is the same reason most companies fail to achieve their objectives: poor planning and execution. In fact, I am amazed at […]

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LinkedIn Ranks Top 10 Jobs of 2017

by Blair Evan Ball January 30, 2017

Are you looking to change jobs or career? Maybe someone you are close to is looking for a change. With the advancement of technology, jobs are rapidly changing to match their environment. Social Media career leader LinkedIn is taking the lead. Workers are switching jobs at an accelerating rate and more than twice as often […]

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Why You Need a Social Media Calendar

by Blair Evan Ball January 25, 2017

Do you use a social media calendar? Have you used other calendars? How many times do you get up in the morning, stare at your phone or computer screen, and wonder aloud, “What the heck am I going to write about and post today on social media?” Too many times to mention, I bet. It’s only […]

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10 Reasons Why Multitasking is Killing Your Productivity

by Blair Evan Ball January 19, 2017

Do you multitask? Do you feel it makes your more or less productive? The multitasking myth We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner, checking social media while in another conversation at lunch. In today’s society, doing just one thing at a time seems downright […]

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Is Desire or Fear Driving Your Social Media

by Blair Evan Ball January 12, 2017

Do you desire gain? More than you fear loss? Fear or Desire Like the little boy in this photo, desire drives him to reach for what he wants. He doesn’t consider the Fear of falling although that’s a real possibility. We have an emotional association for everything that we attach to pleasure or pain. Many […]

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5 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

by Blair Evan Ball January 6, 2017

What is the “comfort zone” exactly? Why is it that we tend to get comfortable with the familiar and our routines, but when we’re introduced to new and interesting things, the glimmer fades so quickly? I remember when Social Media first came on the scene. I instinctively knew it could have a profound affect on […]

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Complacency is the Gift to Your Competitors in 2017

by Blair Evan Ball December 29, 2016

When you were younger and pictured yourself at this point in your life, did you picture the life you are living right NOW? You work hard every single day, maybe each day even harder than the last…so do your efforts match what you have to show for it? “The primary reason for failure is that […]

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