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How to Find a Great Mentor at Any Stage of Your Career

07/10/2016 MadCash Central 0

Have you ever had your mind blown by a little kid’s wisdom?

More often than not, they tend to have surprisingly astute yet simple observations in life. (Case in point — noting to my Dad, at age two, that my Mom “keeps the money in her purse” when I was told he couldn’t buy a toy I wanted.)

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8 Tips for Giving Great Peer Feedback

05/10/2016 MadCash Central 0

The last constructive criticism I received was from my cat. After presenting her with the organic, gluten-free food that I’d spent arguably too much money on, she refused to eat it. 

Can you believe that? Does she even care that I consulted blogs and veterinarians about the best diet to put her on? Unfortunately, we’re not great at communicating feedback to each other because we’re of different species.

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How to Make the Most of Your To-Do List: 7 Styles to Try

27/09/2016 MadCash Central 0

In my family, memory is an asset.

It’s not that we’re senile. It’s just that our minds move too quickly. We’re so busy jumping ahead to whatever’s next that we forget what we were doing in the first place.

So if we want to remember anything, we have to write it down. We are a to-do list family.

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How to Get People to Actually Listen to You

26/09/2016 MadCash Central 0

By now, you may have heard of a musical called Hamilton.

In you haven’t, here’s a rundown: Since its Broadway debut in August 2015, people can’t get enough of it. They’re paying upwards of $500 for crappy seats, and close to $3,000 for good ones. It won a Pulitzer, a Grammy and 11 Tony Awards. Its composer and original star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is now a celebrity.

In other words: People are listening to this stuff.

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How Networking Can Help Your Small Business Grow [Free Guide]

26/09/2016 MadCash Central 0

Networking is not just about meeting people, it’s about meeting the right people — the people who can help you move your business or career forward. 

Whether you’re looking for referrals, word-of-mouth support, co-promotional opportunities, or just business advice, knowing how to build relationships and make the most of networking opportunities is key.

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17 Great Conversation Starters to Break the Ice at Networking Events

14/09/2016 MadCash Central 0

With fall on its way, the countdown to November’s INBOUND 2016 event is in full-swing. Every year, thousands of marketers and their peers gather to learn, inspire, and network.

That last one — networking — gets a lot of us pretty excited. After all, it’s how 85% of people say they’ve landed a job. And personally, if I’m really into an event and I’m feeling super energetic, I love to network. But I don’t always feel so peppy. Then what?

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Are You Addicted to Work? [Flowchart]

07/09/2016 MadCash Central 0

How many of you out there wrestle with the urge to work outside of normal working hours?

If you have a hard time taking a break from work to the point where your physical and mental health are on the decline, it’s very possible you’re actually addicted to work. And you wouldn’t be alone: 27% of workers claim to be workaholics, and an estimated 10% might be clinically considered work addicts.

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7 Ways You’re Letting Guilt Sabotage Your Work

06/09/2016 MadCash Central 0

When was the last time you felt bad about something you did — or didn’t do?

For me, it happened about 30 minutes prior to typing this sentence. I left the house later than I had planned, because I allowed extra time for my workout. I felt guilty for dedicating time to my own stuff, when I knew I had a looming deadline.

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6 Negotiation Strategies Every Marketer Should Know

02/09/2016 MadCash Central 0

There’s a reason why we love TV courtroom dramas. Beyond the shocking objections and confessions, it seems like there’s constant screentime for strong, powerful arguments.

As marketers, that last part is especially exciting. Whether we know it or not, we are unabashed nerds for all things negotiation — and it’s a skill that all of us should master.

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Are You Actually a Good Listener? [Flowchart]

02/09/2016 MadCash Central 0

When you listen to someone speak, are you really listening to them … or are you listening to the voice in your head?

Hearing someone and listening to someone are two very different things. It’s all too common for people to wait for their turn to speak or think about what to say next instead of truly listening to someone. 

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How to Attract, Hire & Train the Best Marketers for Your Team [Free Ebook]

25/08/2016 MadCash Central 0

Hiring marketers for your company is not an easy job. Ironically, a lot of it is actually about marketing to potential candidates. But the best marketer’s out there know when they’re being marketed to, and are therefore tuning out the old-school recruiting noise.

Those copy-pasted job descriptions filled with buzzwords and new challenges aren’t going to suffice anymore, which is why HubSpot Academy and Udemy for Business teamed up to bring you: How to Hire and Train Marketing All-Stars.

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A Workaholic’s Guide to Relaxing on Vacation [Infographic]

19/08/2016 MadCash Central 0

There’s a big difference between having a strong work ethic and being a workaholic.

When you have a strong work ethic, it means you have a strong sense of responsibility, you put in your best effort, and you care about the quality of your work — but you also cut yourself a break every once in a while to recharge.

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How to Become a Respected Influencer in Your Industry [New Ebook]

16/08/2016 MadCash Central 0

Whether we realise it or not, our brains are wired to pay more attention to a select handful of voices in a crowd. It might be a celebrity setting a new fashion trend, a business leader announcing a new viewpoint on company culture, or a brand unveiling new innovative product designs.

If it’s an area we’re interested in, we automatically listen to some voices more than others.

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7 Ways to Build Credibility When You’re a New Leader

11/08/2016 MadCash Central 0

Not too long ago, my alma mater asked me to give a talk about “what comes next” after business school. I was to address a group of MBA candidates about the discomfort of figuring out what to do with this fabulous new degree, and how to embrace the path to leadership. And in the process of preparing for it, I came across some pretty dismal statistics about the workplace.

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13 Networking Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

09/08/2016 MadCash Central 0

When done right, networking is an incredibly valuable investment of every professional’s time and effort. It helps us make meaningful business connections, get feedback, and advance our careers. And best of all, it pays significant dividends over time.

So why does it seem so unpleasant sometimes?