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Being Creative
Christy Castaneda

How to Use Mindfulness to Boost Creativity

You’ve probably heard about mindfulness, and maybe you even have a regular mindfulness practice. But did you know that mindfulness is useful not just for keeping you calm and focused, it can stimulate your creativity and open up your thinking? If you’re interested in reaching your creative potential, here’s how mindfulness can give you a

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Entrepreneurship
Jean-Pierre Fallou

6 Tips for Becoming an Entrepreneur Later in Life

6 Tips for Becoming an Entreprenuer later in Life is not limited by age, and you can start a successful business at any stage of your life. However, becoming an entrepreneur later in life has its own unique challenges. Consider these tips for starting a business as a senior: Avoid allowing others to limit your

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Career
Jean-Pierre Fallou

14 Career Tips to Help You Brush Up on Your Soft Skills

For many job hunters, describing their soft skills can be the hardest part of applying for a new position. You’re prepared to send your transcripts and discuss your sales record, but how do you prove that you’re a team player or early adopter? In case you don’t already know, hard skills are the job-specific education

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Brain Training
Jean-Pierre Fallou

Keep Your Brain Healthy in Just 5 Minutes a Day

You look after your body, stay as fit as you can and make time for a healthy lifestyle, right? It’s just as important to keep your brain healthy too if you want to deal better with stress, be more productive, and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia later in life. The good news

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Attacking Goals
Christy Castaneda

5 Reasons Why Prioritizing Your Own Needs Isn’t Selfish

Being selfless is a wonderful attribute. However, consistently giving more of yourself than you have to offer is a societal pitfall. Are you always taking care of others: their needs, their wants, their everything? Then it’s time to take a step back and see to your own needs. Taking care of yourself isn’t a selfish

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Brain Training
Jean-Pierre Fallou

3 Ways to Supercharge Your Brain Power Through Exercise

Supercharge Your Brain Power Through Exercise is good for your physical health, but did you know it’s also good for your brain? The latest neurological research has shown that there is a so-called ‘magic protein’ called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) that has the power to supercharge your brain and improve your memory. And it is

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Entrepreneurship
Jean-Pierre Fallou

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is the creation or extraction of value.[1][2][3] With this definition, entrepreneurship is viewed as change, generally entailing risk beyond what is normally encountered in starting a business, which may include other values than simply economic ones. More narrow definitions have described entrepreneurship as the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often

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Career
Jean-Pierre Fallou

High-Paying Creative Jobs

Whether you’re a user experience designer or marketing director, creative professionals with in-demand skills and experience have many job opportunities in the current employment market. Here’s a look at just some high-paying creative jobs, according to the latest Robert Half Salary Guide for marketing and creative professionals: User experience (UX) director UX directors oversee user experience for

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Tony Jackson - Voiceover
Tony Jackson

People are good

The world can have us believing that everything is on fire and that everyone is out to get us. Generally speaking, people have good intentions and mean well. Find me on social: @TonyJacksonVO

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Career
Jean-Pierre Fallou

7 Online Marketing Jobs

As a new graduate, if you’re looking for a job in 7 online marketing jobs, there are a variety of careers you could choose. Whether you’re looking towards business and management or if your career goals are aimed more at the creative field, opportunities abound.  Whatever your focus is in marketing, there is something for you

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General
Tracy Tanner

Social Distancing | Distance Learning | 6’ Apart

Moment by moment, national, state, and city officials are announcing new directives changing the course of our daily lives. Most recently a large majority of corporations, educational institutions, and other entities have made decisions to work remotely. Remote, in this instance, means to work from home, that is, if our workforce is equipped to do

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Other News

The Digital Marketplace

Digital transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, fundamentally changing how you operate and deliver value to customers. It’s also a cultural change that requires organizations to continually challenge the status quo, experiment, and get comfortable with failure. The Digital Marketplace encompasses all exchange of goods and services including

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Think Networking is Hard? Relax and Try Something Different

Author Wayne Yoshida Principal Technical Writer | Contributing Editor | Senior Technical Writer | LinkedIn Optimizer Writer | Author | Magazine Columnist ________________________________________________________ Whenever anyone says “networking is hard,” I always tell them to look at it from a different angle. I tell them about a conversation I had with my retired elementary school teacher

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What is Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain Technology is a distributed database that is shared among the nodes of a computer network. Our speaker Neil Sahota will talk to us about the technology. As a database, a blockchain stores information electronically in digital format. Blockchains are best known for their crucial role in cryptocurrency systems, such as Bitcoin, for maintaining a

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The Ever-Growing Knowledge Metaverse is an immersive world built from the ground up to help and inspire. Through a world combining the real world around us with digital information, plus the addition of an XR-enabled universe, a network of users across thousands of locations, the knowledge metaverse is being created as a digital grassroots movement. Learn About The Metaverse and its Business Drivers Entrepreneurship Opportunities including Designing and Applications VR, AR, AI, and Digital Twins Examples from Las Vegas and IBM Lidar Scanning and its Educational & Commercial Applications Avatars
The Ever-Growing Knowledge Metaverse

The Ever-Growing Knowledge Metaverse is an immersive world built from the ground up to help and inspire. Through a world combining the real world around us with digital information, plus the addition of an XR-enabled universe, a network of users across thousands of locations, the knowledge metaverse is being created as a digital grassroots movement.

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Do This to Level Up Your Customer-Experience Management Game

CX has become a lead indicator of performance, change and company culture, but what are the best ways of fueling a passion for it among employees? By Phil Prosser March 15, 2022 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In February of 2020, Harvard Business Review published an article by Rob Markey that included

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Marketing and Manufacturing Collaboration

By DeVerges Jones My marketing career has spanned several decades. In many instances departmental/divisional silos still exist. While collaboration is talked about a lot in some cases it is not practiced. However, it is improving and the need for team work and collaboration is still very important. While several things have evolved – notice I did not use changed most basic

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Introduction to the Series – Emerging Workforce 2022

Dr. Cathleen Greiner, PhD, in her role as Regional Director, Business & Entrepreneurship Sector of the OC Community Colleges, is focused on upskilling, reskilling, and preparing our students and the community for the future of work. REGISTRATION We have an exciting 3-Part Series, entitled Emerging Workforce 2022, beginning this month that focuses on new and

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Global business school to link Akron, California and Ghana students

West Side Education News & Notes GREATER AKRON — Global Ties Akron, The University of Ghana and Kolena Corp. will use a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, funded by the U.S. Department of State, to create The University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) Global Online Collaboratory Hub (The Hub), which will link

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When We Think of a Great Leader…

Introduction When I think of a great leader… [fill in the blank] There have been moments in my career where I just knew that my manager or even a colleague had it dialed in. They were really good at leading while others may not have had that “it” factor. So what differentiates one from another.

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Ubuntu Leadership: Leading with Humanity

I attended a LinkedIn live event this week run by the Humanity Vibe Zone forum, (Charisse Fontes, Maria Vargas, and Andrea K. Summers) discussing how we lead with Humanity. They quickly unwrapped the concept that leaders must lead with humanity especially in the current times. Many of us have been leading with humanity for some

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4 Societal Norms You Must Break to Be True to Yourself

When is a rule, not a rule? We grow up thinking many things are set in stone. There are rules all around us. Some for fire safety. Some to protect our possessions. Some to keep things the way they’ve always been. What becomes more complicated is the idea of societal norms. A societal norm is

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Kolena Corporation Corporation
What Determines the Interest Rate on your Small Business Loan

I was speaking to my banker friend Christopher awhile ago and I asked him what is the first question you hear a lot when working with small business?  He told me that the question that comes up alot is “What is the interest rate?”.   As we talked, Christopher told me that there are many factors

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Overall Qualities of an Exceptional Nurse Leader

We often think about leadership from a corporate executive perspective. However, there are leaders in our everyday lives, outside of corporate America, that can make a huge impact on the people they serve. The following was extracted from an article entitled, 7 Leadership Styles In Nursing: How Do They Impact You? The bulleted list below

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Leading Differently

We all talk about leading but what will it to approach leading differently today? A conference held in the UK a few years ago was summarized in this Forbes article. Surprisingly these techniques hold true today. How to Lead Differently, by Sally Percy, outlines three concepts to effectively lead differently given the circumstances of the

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Las Vegas eLearning Company | The Future of Work with Kolena
Opposites Attract

You may have heard the phrase, “opposites attract”. Some believe in this concept from a relationship perspective and others don’t. Where did this phrase comes from and how it applies in business is the focus in this blog. In 1785, French physicist Charles Augustin de Coulomb (https://www.britannica.com/biography/Charles-Augustin-de-Coulomb) developed an experimental law which stated that like

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The Benefits of Having a Mentor

Have you ever thought about having a mentor? Mentors can be useful for many people; students, employees, entrepreneurs, or even just in your personal lives. Below are some of the main benefits of having a mentor. They’ll Give You Advice As you work towards achieving your goals, chances are your mentor will have some advice

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Las Vegas eLearning Company | The Future of Work with Kolena
Why Is Mentorship Important?

Maybe you’ve been struggling a bit in life, and a friend or family member has suggested that you try out a mentor. You might be hesitant, wondering why a mentor is even important. But mentorship is important for several of the following reasons. Mentors Provide Knowledge No matter who you are or what field you

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Las Vegas eLearning Company | The Future of Work with Kolena
The Benefits of Being a Mentor

Have you ever thought about being a mentor? It might seem like a lot of work (and it is), but becoming a mentor can be a truly rewarding experience, and there are many benefits to becoming a mentor. You’ll Become A Better Communicator As a mentor, you’ll be communicating with people frequently. Although you likely

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Kolena Corporation
Leaders: Think BOLD! Be BOLD!

I’ve had the honor to share my life experiences over the past two years in speaking with college students and educational professionals. This has provided me an additional framework of confidence that was needed to persevere in times of turbulence. Based on my core message, my hope has been and continues to be to inspire

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Kolena Corporation Corporation
5 Steps to Changing Your Money Mindset with EFT

You might have heard of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) that has been used for years to help in everything from anxiety to pain relief. But did you know that EFT can also be used to change your money mindset and set you up for financial success? It might sound crazy on the first hearing but

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