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Start A Success Journal

I’ve kept a ‘Success Journal’ since 2005. It’s a fantastic resource for chronicling both the mundane and major accomplishments in your life.[[MORE]] Compliments you’ve received, athletic triumphs, work completed on the job, instances you ventured out of your comfort zone—-write it all down. Make a detailed entry of what you did and the date you …

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Artists are Best Served Creating LESS for the Public–Here’s Why:

Here’s a guest post I wrote for an art blog. Anyone who is in the business of producing products for public consumption should check it out. Forward it to friends, retweet it on twitter and throw in your .02. The following was posted here: http://www.theabundantartist.com/create-less-artwork/ ————————————————– Hard work is imperative for excellence in any endeavor, but …

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Decrease Your Website Load Time by 50% and Eradicate Spam. Here’s How

When I first heard that there was a technology start-up that “accidentally” discovered a way to shrink your webpage load times, I was intrigued. It’s quite a story, actually.  It starts in Silicon Valley…. http://thenextweb.com/industry/2011/06/07/cloudflare-a-website-security-product-accidentally-makes-sites-60-faster/ Details on Cloudfare available here. Read the fine print and do some reconnaissance to determine if the service is right …

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Increase Your Interpersonal and Social Intelligence

Perhaps the most pivotal concept in Social Psychology is the Fundamental Attribution Error. Understanding this concept can disabuse you of one of the most prevalent cognitive biases in social interaction. The Fundamental Attribution Error explains how we fall short when analyzing the behaviors of those around us. Fundamental Attribution Error: We attribute the behaviors of …

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Don’t Be A Statistic: How To Prevent Identity Theft (Part 2)

In Part 1, we covered some of the strategies to backup and recover your computer files. Now, let’s discuss how you can prevent data theft in the future. Tip 3: Intelligent Computer Use Internet Browsing: “Always check to see if the website you are logging into has the “https” prefix enabled BEFORE you enter your critical …

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**Book Release Coming Soon**

Within the next two weeks, I will be releasing my book: No Doesn’t Always Mean No—Strategies for Influencing Behavior and Winning Cooperation It will be available on this website.

More Free Stuff You’re Bound to Like

I stumbled on a fantastic “How-To” technology website last week. Here it is: http://www.freewaregenius.com It offers all of the (legally) free, open-source applications you might ever need for a wide range of projects including: * Converting MS-Word Documents to PDFs and other formats * Access to Magazine Subscriptions * Converting Video Files to DVD * …

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How to Overcome Shyness and Social Anxiety

The following is an excerpt from my book. Have you ever worried that a minor public gaffe would forever ruin your reputation? The following should be very comforting: In 2000, Social Psychologists Thomas Gilovich, Kenneth Savitsky, Victoria Husted Medvec coined a term to explain this sentiment: The Spotlight Effect. Spotlight Effect: We assume that our appearances …

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