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Rajiv Nathan

How To Become Instantly Memorable With New Connections

by / ⠀Blog Personal Branding / June 1, 2016

Last Summer I surveyed my Idea Lemon audience the following question, When you ask to meet someone for the first time (this could be a professional connection, a friendly encounter, or even a date) what do you typically suggest? -Let’s Grab Coffee -Let’s Grab A Drink -Other (Lunch, tea, Let the person pick) The poll results showed coffee coming back at 49%, followed by an alcoholic libation at…

6 Lessons From 4 Years In Business

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 12, 2016

Recently my business, Idea Lemon, celebrated its 4 year anniversary. I use the word ‘celebrated’ loosely because really that meant Linkedin notified me it had been 4 years since I first added Idea Lemon to my profile, and I looked up at my Cofounder, Martin, and said, “Hey, apparently its our 4 year anniversary today.” He replied with, “Oh really? Cool,” and we got back to work. While there…

What Really Matters When You Give A TED Talk

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / April 25, 2016

If you’ve ever dreamed of giving a TED/TEDx Talk, you’ve probably also dreamed of the potential fame that comes along with it. “People will bust down my door to interview me!” “I’ll get tons of business opportunities!” “I’ll be Youtube famous!”   Those things are certainly POSSIBLE, but let me feed you a truth sandwich and tell you that they aren’t likely. And that’s okay, because fame is…

3 Ways To Use Feedback Loops To Improve Your Performance

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / April 18, 2016

In the hustle of building a business, launching a side gig, or climbing the ranks at your company, it’s easy to compare yourself to others. “I’m not making as much as them” “They have a thousand more followers than me” “I’m not nearly as qualified as that person” These mindsets lead to self-doubt, but a lot of self-doubt stems from a deeper-rooted competition. A competition with ourselves. Someone…

How To Shake Boredom & Become The Smartest Person At Your Company

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Personal Branding Podcast / April 11, 2016

If you’re reading this right now, and it’s during the work day, there’s a preeeetttyy good chance it’s because you’re bored and searching for distractions. You know the boredom feeling well–You’re mindlessly scrolling Facebook on your phone, and then you open a new browser tab and type in “Facebook” only to realize you’re accessing Facebook in two places at the same time! It wasn’t always like this, though.…

How To Become A Leader If You Struggle With Perfectionism

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Personal Branding / March 28, 2016

I had a conversation with a friend recently about her career. She’s in a situation where she knows she has a ton of qualities that would make her a great leader at her company. The problem is, she’s a perfectionist, and this holds her back from ever voicing her ideas. This creates a fear of failure, and therefore she doesn’t strike while the iron’s hot. Does this sound…

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