Category Archives: LinkedIn Influencer

If You Don’t Fail, You Won’t Succeed

August 16, 2017 | LinkedIn Influencer

I’ve spent a lot of time recently talking about failure. It’s one of those words, just like sales, that gets a bad reputation. Failure isn’t a bad word! At one time or another in our lives we will be faced with the fear of failure. But if you don’t take that chance – take that first step forward, follow the path unknown – how do you know that you won’t succeed? After all – we need to understand failure to be able to measure success, don’t we? Failure is as a lesson that should catapult you into success – and…

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4 Things To Look For When You’re Job Hunting

July 20, 2017 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), LinkedIn Influencer

Whether you’re looking for a new job or switching careers, job hunting is a big deal ! Maybe you are experiencing conflict or you’ve achieved everything you can out of your current role. Maybe you’re just bored. Gone are the days where an employee sticks with one company for their entire career. Most people stick around for 2-3 years before moving on – that’s the hard truth. People often ask me – “I’m on the job hunt, what should I be looking for?” Here’s my advice. Company Culture Company culture can tell you a lot about how satisfied current employees…

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My 5 Essential Tips for Selling Anything to Anyone

January 24, 2017 | Create Your Success, LinkedIn Influencer

Most people don’t realize how important selling is—unless your paycheck depends on it! Every time I mention selling, I always hear, “It’s not for me”, “You have to have knack for sales”, or “I just can’t do sales” – but this can’t be farther from the truth.  Salespeople aren’t the only ones selling something. In my latest book, You Don’t Have to Be a Shark, the premise is simple: great salespeople are made, not born, and no one achieves success in life without knowing how to sell. Think of the last time you convinced your kids to finish their vegetables or…

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State of Technology: No Matter Your Industry, It’s Time to Take Cybersecurity Seriously

March 14, 2016 | LinkedIn Influencer

In this series, professionals debate the state – and future – of their industry. Read more here, then write your own #MyIndustry post).   I have been fascinated by cybersecurity and its ever changing state for over 30 years — it’s about time the rest of the world caught up!   We’re seeing more breaches, more endpoints, more technology, more connectivity. The key word is MORE. Given this level of interactivity, cybersecurity has experienced a surge over the past five years and shows no signs of slowing down.   At Herjavec Group, information security is what we do. We manage the security postures…

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Pain Is Temporary But So Is Accomplishment

February 1, 2016 | LinkedIn Influencer

In this series of posts, professionals reveal their best antidotes to work stress. Read the posts here, and then write your own (use #OutsideWork in the piece). I’ve never been a true believer in work-life balance. When you’re an entrepreneur, your business is like a newborn baby — you do whatever you can to keep it alive. You give your time, your energy, your focus. You’re all in and have to be comfortable to make sacrifices to watch your baby grow and thrive. To really see success as an entrepreneur, I believe you have to forget the idea of a work-life balance — at least in the…

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Why I Now Believe in Exploring Best-Case Scenarios

January 18, 2016 | LinkedIn Influencer

I wasn’t sure I had a New Year’s resolution this year. I’m not often in the habit of creating them let alone sharing them, but when I asked my Twitter followers for their insights, one particular theme struck a chord. Positivity is one of the key traits I depended on when I first started my own business — and now like many of you, it’s one of the areas I’m going to be focusing on in 2016. Now, let’s get one thing straight: I’m not walking around with a grey cloud over my head — generally, I am a pretty…

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Be the Boss: Stop Making Excuses and Be a Starter

November 2, 2015 | LinkedIn Influencer

I’m not embarrassed to admit that I started my first business out of necessity – I was fired, and had a mortgage payment to make. Even though it was out of necessity – I still had to find the courage to be my own boss. When you’re out today, think about how many small businesses you see and interact with. For each small business you see, someone made a courageous decision for it to exist. Whether it was to prove a point, to satisfy an itch, to beat the odds, to pursue a dream, or even to make ends meet,…

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Separating Top Performers From Those With Great Interview Skills

September 1, 2015 | LinkedIn Influencer

I often say that I’m successful now because I’ve made every mistake in the book. The key is I’ve learned from those mistakes and it’s rare — if ever — that I make the same one twice. The same applies to how I hire. I’ve hired for the person, for the job, as a favour — I’ve done it all —  but I can tell you that at the end of the day, it’s a balancing act to ensure you get the right mix of passion, drive, expertise, talent, and teamwork that will help your corporate environment flourish. At Herjavec Group, we…

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My Unofficial Mentor Opened My Eyes to my Potential as an Entrepreneur

August 13, 2015 | LinkedIn Influencer

In this series, professionals thank those who helped them reach where they are today. Read the posts here, then write your own. Use #ThankYourMentor and @mention your mentor when sharing. Be present to appreciate mentorship moments.  I understand that an interaction with a boss or colleague can lead to doors being opened, a pivot in your career goals or a newfound clarity that helps you get on the right path. That being said, I’ve always found “mentorship” to be a difficult topic to navigate… Are you coaching someone? Is it a formal relationship? Do you have to ask to have…

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State of Cybersecurity: A Radical Evolution 30 Years in the Making

June 10, 2015 | LinkedIn Influencer

In this series, professionals debate the state – and future – of their industry. Read all the posts here and write your own (use #MyIndustry in the body of your post). Cybersecurity has become such a hot topic these days that FINALLY my friends and family understand what I do. I’ve been involved in the security realm for more than 30 years but over the past decade, we have seen the threat landscape change in a very aggressive way. Information Security is the practice of defending information on the internet through the protection of networks and connected devices from unauthorized access,…

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