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12 Survival Principles For Career and Business Success!

“These are times that try men’s soul’s. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.” Thomas Paine, from The Crisis (1776-7)

I can certainly personally relate to the trying times over the past few years, as they have tried my soul as well as the souls of many others…


Added by Deborah Shane on August 12, 2011 at 9:34am — 3 Comments

Lady Gaga Knows Her Brand, Do You?


I recently returned from a  visit with my brother Glenn and his family and we decided the day of Lady Gaga’s show to go! We got two awesome seats that they apparently released the day of and off we went to St Pete Times Arena in Tampa to join the “little monsters” and become two of them for the night!


Coming from an…


Added by Deborah Shane on May 26, 2011 at 8:08pm — 1 Comment

Value Who You Are and What you Do-It Matters and Counts!

This excerpt is from my new book: Career Transition-make the shift-your 5 steps to successful career reinvention

“Confidence is contagious” Vince Lombardi

Why do we devalue ourselves so much? Like what we have done and accomplished is not that important compared to… Continue

Added by Deborah Shane on April 23, 2011 at 7:53am — 2 Comments

What You Do With The NO Can Inspire The Yes!


“Trust only movement.  Life happens at the level of events, not of words.  Trust movement”.  Alfred Adler

There is nothing more power provoking than action. Doing things that create energy, intention and movement are always better than being still, stuck and stagnant.


What would have…


Added by Deborah Shane on April 5, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

25 Ways to Prospect and Build Your Brand

I spent two decades in broadcast radio sales and management with some of the top media companies. I was an award winning new business salesperson because I was a great prospector and networker. As I look back now, I realize that I was building my professional brand at the same time. I didn’t know that then.

The first principle in the sales process is prospecting.

Finding new customers on a continual basis is so important today as attrition percentages skyrocket, due to our…


Added by Deborah Shane on March 29, 2011 at 7:22am — 1 Comment

25 Ways to Prospect for New Business

Inspire rather than push the sale by being serve centric rather than sales centric”

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Did you know that the prolific author Charles Dickens (1812-1870) created a 5 step sales training manual for the ‘sales associates that he hired to go out door…


Added by Deborah Shane on January 14, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

6 Qualities for Sustaining Your Success Mindset


I’ve been writing a series of posts about What’s Your Big Picture for Next Year.  We started with an overall review,  continued with the…


Added by Deborah Shane on January 5, 2011 at 9:18am — 3 Comments

An Awesome Attitude Can Make a BIG Difference

How important is attitude?

There is an expression that “when you look at challenge differently, it starts looking different to you”. There are a few people lately that are amazing examples to me of “attitude in action” in dealing with their own life altering situations. They are going through personal and professional crisis that really can try a person’s faith and… Continue

Added by Deborah Shane on December 9, 2010 at 5:03pm — 7 Comments

Relentless Change-Relentless Changer

A key theme running through my mind and writing lately is ” relentless change-relentless changer” and it’s affect and impact on our

lives and business. Continual movement, activity, momentum like a

waterfall is the norm!

I have featured this theme on my blog with these recent articles: Career…


Added by Deborah Shane on November 30, 2010 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

The Relentlessly Changing World of Work

The new world of work is characterized by ‘relentless change’. Technology and social media have changed and shifted how we send and communicate information, as well as how we get and receive information.

We must become ‘relentless changers’ in order to keep up, stay ahead of trends and innovate.

How do we become ‘relentless changers’?

First, we commit to becoming…


Added by Deborah Shane on October 23, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

How Does Relevance Impact Your Career Image?

How has age bias in the workplace affected you? I’m hearing from a lot of people about this.

According to Ellen Alcorn, Monster Contributing writer, “It’s the fastest-growing category of complaints received by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In fiscal year 2008, the EEOC received 24,582…


Added by Deborah Shane on September 4, 2010 at 12:14pm — 1 Comment

Getting Out of the Corridor and Into Action

Are you in “The Corridor”?

The Corridor is what I call a holding, resting, waiting, thinking, decision making place before transitioning and moving into another place or space.

There are two Merryman Webster Online definitions for this term that defines the place and what happens there:

a : a passageway (as in a hotel or office building) into which compartments or rooms open-(this is the holding, waiting,… Continue

Added by Deborah Shane on August 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Usability Your Grandma Can Appreciate

Today, I learned yet again just how some small businesses know that they need to embrace the new technologies and media’s, and just how thirsty they are for more knowledge on why and how to.

The need to help them is big and the potential and possibilities that they see in it are even bigger.

My colleague…


Added by Deborah Shane on July 29, 2010 at 11:58am — 3 Comments

Gnosis (no-sis) When You Just Know & Trust

The Greek’s call it Gnosis (no-sis): “subjective, non-rational, non verbal, feeling tinged…


Added by Deborah Shane on July 23, 2010 at 8:36am — 4 Comments

Don't Be Afraid to Change

Women have the opportunity to make a BIG difference and change things NOW! We are a majority, coveted demographic and powerful economic force.

52% of the work force

60% of college students

66% of global spending

51.3 % of global wealth

starting businesses 2 to 1

51% of all management,…


Added by Deborah Shane on July 18, 2010 at 8:14am — 3 Comments

4 Truths I have Learned from Transitioning

I am writing a book about my career transition in 2006, that is still unfolding and developing. Through this reflective process, I am seeing so clearly that transition is always in motion even if you are in the

same industry and company for a long time.

When things outside of us change, we are changing too. Most times we are not even aware, unless it’s some tumultuous turn of events. I can

remember being on such a…


Added by Deborah Shane on July 8, 2010 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

The Value of Your Career Vision

For women who are in career exploration or job search, vision can play a BIG part in defining and articulating what and which career you want. Defining your vision helps you direct your job search efforts to careers and jobs where you will be the most happy and successful. Vision is a quality that can make or break who gets a job.

Vision is viewed as the most…


Added by Deborah Shane on May 13, 2010 at 8:36am — No Comments

5 Ideas That Can Accelerate Your Leadership Now!

“Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do” Max De Pree

I was very inspired by the people and presenters at our recent “Empowering Women in Leadership” event. We covered and discussed growing into your potential, influence vs. authority, leadership defined through personal, business and family and the future of how women…


Added by Deborah Shane on May 11, 2010 at 1:22pm — No Comments


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