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The struggles of entrepreneurship – Heart to heart with Jane


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Jane lays is all out, by letting everyone know that entrepreneurship is not all “Unicorns and Rainbows.”

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12 Mind Tricks That Make People Like You And Help You Get Ahead

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.

Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.

None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you’ll only use that one with good reason. Continue reading 12 Mind Tricks That Make People Like You And Help You Get Ahead

Tic-Tac-Tag Makes Photo Booths Social

A new type of photo booth is popping up in Chicago that does not require a photo booth at all, instead it uses Instagram and Twitter to do the job for you.

It’s simple. Tic-Tac-Tag, sets up a cool looking printer-in-a-box at your event – very rustic and classic and is suitable for many types of occasions from weddings, to company parties, expos and more. Every event is set up with a specific event #hashtag (e.g. “#summerbash2015”) that you will ask your guests to post in their comments when uploading to their Instagram account or Twitter. Magically, the box will find the event specific #hashtag in real-time and instantly prints out your photos.

Photos will be displayed for your guests to enjoy and take home. These photos will be branded with your event so it makes for a great keepsake as well as a way to make non-attendees jealous.

For your next event take advantage of this service and add more social engagement with your guests.

You can find more information at www.tictactag.com.

Tykho radio – Designed by Marc Berthier

This is the item in the LEXON range that has won most prizes and had the most press attention. Chosen for the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art.

Way back in 1997—before iPods were invented, after boomboxes were a little out of style—Marc Berthier designed the Tykho radio for French brand Lexon, and the colorful silicone-covered audio box still holds up. Waterproof, with just a few intuituve buttons to maneuver, it works with soapy hands the shower, foody fingers in the kitchen, at a picnic, on the road, or anywhere you choose to tote it along for some fresh am/fm tunes.

LEXON Radios – Item 58003760

Life at Shell: Working Offshore and making change

Learn and follow how Michelle, Facilities Engineer, makes an impact in today’s society by gaining hands-on experience at an offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico and working with a global team of technical experts to provide innovative solutions.

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.
-William Pollard

Working with Shell is how Michelle finds success, what do you do? Let us know who you work for and what motivates you to continue on a day-to-day basis. What’s your drive? How do you find success? How do you better yourself and those around you?

An Oasis on the Web

If you ever need to just get away, but you find yourself stuck on your computer at work go to calm.com and enter an oasis of relaxing bliss. Give yourself 5 minutes a day to just shut everything around you out and meditate in the sights and sounds of tranquility. Think about where you are and where you want to be and reset your thoughts especially in the middle of the day. Try it now.

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Motivation is what makes us act

The importance of motivation in our lives can never be overstated. It is the singular most important factor that helps us achieve our goals. If we were devoid of any motivation our lives would remain stagnant. Mankind would not have reached where it is right now if it were not for motivation. Motivation is necessary for a person’s personal as well as professional life. There are many ways in which people can be motivated. It is motivation that causes any kind of human behaviour. Reasons for a person’s motivation can vary from one person to the next. It is the driving force behind every one of our actions. Continue reading Motivation is what makes us act

Entrepreneurs and Motivation: Is it worth it or should you just give up?

Harvard researchers have found that first-time entrepreneurs only have an 18% chance of succeeding. By mere observation alone, if you’re one of the brave people stepping out as an entrepreneur, you will face difficulties if you want to succeed. There are things you can do to help your business succeed, but there are also some things that you can focus on to help you personally. Continue reading Entrepreneurs and Motivation: Is it worth it or should you just give up?

Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

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Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help you fix that. As the sound expert demonstrates some useful vocal exercises and shares tips on how to speak with empathy, he offers his vision for a sonorous world of listening and understanding.

Julian Treasure studies sound and advises businesses on how best to use it.

Use The CLM 2 Floating Shelf To Make 20-Pound Objects Fly

The CLM 2 is a levitating display shelf that lets you make objects of all sorts look like they’re floating a few inches up in the air. It’s awesome. Simply set an item down on top of the floating disc and, boom, it’s immediately got that David Blaine magic going on. Continue reading Use The CLM 2 Floating Shelf To Make 20-Pound Objects Fly