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May 29, 2017

Today’s topic is a little different than what we've been discussing so far.

In this episode, I’m going to help you create a list of "Fun things to do when you are NOT working!"

Why is this important?

Because it helps you stay positive.

You see, when you are not working, it’s easy to slip into a funk or become depressed. Especially when everyone else in your house is off to school or work.

When I found myself unexpectedly unemployed in March 2009, this list helped me stay sane and focused. It literally saved me!

So don’t take this topic too lightly. Listen to today’s podcast and discover the things I have on my list. Plus, get additional suggestions that may spark new ideas for you!

Show highlights:

- One activity that can help you improve your career strategy. (I use this to strategize my next moves all the time!) (6:00)
- How to have fun while you’re networking. (6:27)
- How to create new business opportunities… AND having a blast at the same time. (7:07)
- Creative ways to take care of your body and soul… without spending a fortune on spas and wellness centers. (7:51)
- How to be a tourist without going on a trip! (9:01)

Ready to take action?

Grab a pen and a piece of paper, press the play button below… and start creating your own list today!

May 22, 2017

Most executives and professionals think it’s a lost opportunity if they cannot attend a conference in person.

But that’s a mistake.

Of course, attending in person is always the best option.. but there’s so much you can gain from an event even if you can’t be there!

And today’s podcast will show you how to do network from your office or your home.

Let’s face it, opportunities lay everywhere. You just need to be creative and figure out a way how to make the most of a situation.

Show highlights:

  • How to network with everybody in real time when you’re not physically there. (4:44)
  • One simple way to learn conference material without attending. (5:07)
  • What to do when you have a limited budget. (6:11)
  • The easiest way to meet with speakers and sponsors even if you can't buy the conference ticket. (6:53)

If you have commitments that prevent you from going, or your budget can’t cover the full expense…

Listen to this episode and find out how to network without attending!

And if you want to know what else can help you get your next job FAST…go to, take the free job landing quiz, and start your complimentary training today!

Start listening now!

May 15, 2017

Everyone needs to go on a business trip once in awhile.

Most people’s focus is solely on getting the work done… and have no idea how to leverage these trips for nurturing and expanding their networks.

Today’s episode will show how to do just that: Growing your network while you’re traveling, make meaningful connections with people in your industry… and make sure you're always in demand!

Show highlights:

  • One thing you should do before going on a business trip. (3:51)
  • How to make Facebook work for you when you’re in a new city. (4:35)
  • How to reach out to people you want to meet without feeling awkward. (5:33)
  • The REAL reason why breakfast is the most important meal of your day! (5:50)
  • How to make people remember you. (6:23)

And if you want to know what else can help you get your next job FAST…

Go to, take the free job landing quiz, and start your complimentary training today!

Start listening now.

May 8, 2017

Attending conferences helps you stay on the forefront of your industry… and it’s the best place to meet people who can help you move forward in your field.

In today’s podcast you’re going to find out what you should do BEFORE you attend any event and the best way to follow up with anyone you meet.

Applying what you hear today will enable you to genuinely nurture your network and keep it primed for when you need it most.

Show highlights:

  • The single most important thing you should do BEFORE going to any conference. (3:44)
  • How to use roster of speakers and sponsors to make meaningful connections. (4:46)
  • The most efficient way to use social media when preparing for a conference. (5:17)
  • How to “open the chat” with somebody you just met. (6:08)
  • What you should do on LinkedIn AFTER the conference. (6:49)
  • How to make people you meet at conferences remember you. (6:58)

Plus, to make sure you’ll always get your next job FAST… go to, take the free job landing quiz, and fill your knowledge gaps with the additional complimentary training!

Start listening now.

May 1, 2017

Does this describe you?

  1. a) You lunch at your desk every day and you’re always busy working.
  2. b) You never stop to do small talk with your colleagues.
  3. c)  You talk to the same 5 to 6 people at work every day.

If you find yourself doing any of the above… you are NOT connecting with your network as you should!

I see people do this all the time. And when they need to call somebody asking for a favour, they feel awkward… because they never reached out before!

Here’s the thing: Connecting with your network is extremely important to always keep it primed. It’s like putting money in the bank so you can withdraw (with interests!) when you need it most.

In today’s episode you’re going to find out three easy ways to connect with your network - in a truly genuine way!

Show highlights:

  • One simple (but extremely important!) thing you must do on your commute everyday that can have the biggest impact when connecting with your network. (03:32)
  • A “sneaky” way to connect with your network on Facebook. (This will set you apart from everyone else!) (04:52)
  • How to make reaching out to people dead easy and never feel awkward again. (05:47)

Plus, if you want to find out what else you should do, hop over to and take our quiz with your complimentary free training.

Every activity you do right now is helping you keep your network primed and stay competitive before you need it most.

Start listening now!