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Stop Blaming Other People

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I'm sorryWhen you blame someone else for something, no matter what it is, you’re protecting yourself from being wrong or at fault.

When you say you’re sorry and take ownership of the situation, the common misconception is that it makes you look weak or powerless. When actually, saying you’re sorry humanizes you and makes you more likeable.

It’s easy to blame others, it’s hard to blame ourselves.

Understanding this is imperative to you making it in this world. It’s a scary place out there and you need to have thick skin if you want to make it. You have to own up to your mistakes. Take responsibility for when things go wrong, don’t point out where others messed up, shut up and fix it yourself. If you get the reputation as the person who takes responsibility, who gets things done, and isn’t afraid of being wrong, you’re grooming yourself to be a leader.

When you blame others for something, it gives you nothing to do about it. Once you blame yourself, you now have something to work on. In the book Bounce it talks about how world class athletes sometimes feel lost when they win, because they have nothing
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11 Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Online Brand

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Google Places

  1. Write a review for a book you read on Amazon.
  2. Claim your company’s Google Place Page.

8 Tips for Search Engine Optimization

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Increase your rankings in search engines1.  The most important goal for search engine optimization is to get prominent websites to link to your website.  The more links, the more important your site, and up you climb the Google search results page.

2.  Semantic URL’s – Whatever the page is about, have those keywords in the URL.  Example:  The page on our website that talks about “Podcast” looks like this: http://jephmaystruck.com/podcast/

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12 Twitter Sharing Strategies

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Contrary to popular belief, no one cares what you’re doing. Ok that’s a bit harsh but seriously, stop Tweeting about yourself. The secret to Twitter is no secret at all, talk to others, that’s it.

Talk to someone, reply, retweet, engage, ask someone a question, disagree with someone, do something!  Just don’t keep Tweeting about what you are doing and start showing interest in what everyone else is doing.

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4 Reasons Why Your Website Should be on WordPress

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1.  SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

For search engine optimization purposes WordPress is second to none.  The “All in One SEO pack” simplifies your efforts on making sure your site is optimized.

2.  Mobile Capable

You don’t have to worry about your site looking good on a smartphone with the WordPress Mobile Pack. (This will be much more important when mobile browser usage increases in Saskatchewan)

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4 Things You Should Never do on Facebook

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1.  Mass inviting of friends

C’mon I shouldn’t have to tell you this, but inviting a bunch of people from your area to be your friend because it’s going to benefit you at your new job is just lazy.  Once you send them a message about your “new job” that “remove from friends” button just got a lot bigger.

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Did you leave caps lock on?  Is it your first time on Facebook?  Yes, you want to get our attention, we can see that, but typing in all caps makes it sound like you’re yelling (go on, try reading a message in all caps with a small voice, it feels weird) Most people upon seeing a message in all caps chuckle to themselves then ignore the message.

3.  Creating a fan page for the sole purpose of creating a fan page

If you don’t have a clear idea or goal in mind about why you are starting a Facebook group or fan page then don’t do it (or do it and don’t invite anyone).  Nothing is more mind-numbingly obvious that you have no clue how to market to people then inviting me to your fan page to give me
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