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5 Tips to Move From Talk to Action

Tired woman are sleeping

As an ambitious person, I’ve definitely had times where I bit off more than I could chew. I’ve learned humbly through a number of experiences that the excitement and enthusiasm of a new opportunity can often lead to me overcommitting my time and energy.

Here are 5 ideas that i’ve learned that have keep me focused on delivering great work with a limited schedule.

1) Don’t Overcommit

It’s so easy to overcommit your time when you are excited about the multitude of opportunities, projects, and causes out there. By focusing your energy and time on projects that align with your goals and values, you’ll be able to do less but accomplish more.

 

2) Take Extra Time to Make Important Decisions

Taking a day or a week to decide on whether or not to pursue a new opportunity is perfectly fine. You want to think through all of the actions that are required and evaluate whether or not you really have capacity to handle it.

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Surfing Through Life

Surfing

I was listening to an audiobook this morning and I heard a great quote in reference to a surfing trip the author had been on:

“The best surfer is the one having the most fun”

This is true not only in surfing but also in life and your career. Love what you do. Have fun with it and when things get tough, take a breath.

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Be Extraordinary

Extraordinary-people

Being great is no longer enough.

Employers, clients, investors, and the world are looking for more from you. They don’t want you to simply be good or even great. They want you to be extraordinary. To reinvent, reimagine, and recreate the world. To redefine the solution to problems and find even better ways to solve it.

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2014 Intentions and My “Stop Doing” List

2013 was an incredible year. Full of new experiences, a new job, and a lot of self discovery. The word that I used to set my intention and goals for 2013 was “fun”. I wanted to have fun with my work, projects, and in life. That meant taking more risks, letting loose, and having a laugh when things went south. I definitely did a lot of that.

Now as 2013 has come to a close, I’m refocusing my energy and intentions on a new word for 2014. I’m going to borrow a word from a friend of mine because I love it and really resonates with me for this year. The word is “thrive”. This year, I’m going to focus on thriving in every aspect of my life including my career (of course), my relationships, my community and my goals.

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IBM Video Campaign: Smarter Marketing

I was at a BCAMA Breakfast Speaker Series event this morning and I had the pleasure of hearing a number of senior level marketers speak on the topic of “Re-inventing the Role of a Senior Marketer“,

One of the speakers Geraldine Tenten, Director of Marketing for IBM Canada had a fantastic presentation on how the CMO role is changing. My favorite part of her talk was the videos that IBM developed for its business solutions customers to understand how to be smarter at marketing. I love these videos because they are highly educational and relevant to marketers today.

Check out the videos below.

Smarter Marketing: Meet your customer

Smarter Marketing: Know your customer

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