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By Pat Hammond

Step Away From the Mundane, Let Go of the Status Quo, Wake Up Your Ideas!

They say that doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.

Why copy what everyone else is doing when you can be the trendsetter?

  • Need a new product?
  • Trying to find a way to reach new customers?
  • Looking for a way to keep your current services fresh and relevant?

Just listen to your inner voice.

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May: Week 1 Notes

It's another light networking week here in Manchester, but that shouldn't stop you from keeping up with your networking goals.

Remember, networking isn't about collecting business cards and making contacts. You have to cultivate those contacts. Stay in touch, follow their blogs, re-Tweet their comments or simply pass along leads and connections.

When it's a slow networking week take the time to tend to the connections you already have and you will find that your network will start to growing stronger.

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New England Goal Setting, Personal and Professional Growth

Location: NH Metaphysical, 3 Sanborn Road, Londonderry
Date: 1st meetup Thursday, April 30th (see meetup.com site for details)

The Facts:

  • price: $20 for the first event Eliminating Self-Doubt, but price may vary by workshop. See specific event page for details
  • atmosphere: casual, professional, friendly, supportive
  • amenities: parking
  • content: workshop format, open discussion, personal development, networking
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Forge your own path. Be the person you are meant to be.

Employees work to fulfill other people's goals, but entrepreneurs pursue their own.

Write your own definition for success and create the steps to achieve it.

Remember, success doesn't have to be about money or fame, but it does have to be something that resonates with you.

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April: Week 5 Notes - Are You Meeting Your Networking Goals?

After a long hard winter, April seems like it's blown by in the blink of an eye. Now that we're officially 1/3rd of the way through the year it's time to look back and review your networking efforts.

Did you meet or exceed your networking goals?

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By Pat Hammond

Make a difference. Lend a hand. It really is that simple.

There comes a time when we all need a hand. Sometimes it's something as basic as someone holding a door for us, other times it's an actual commitment of time and skill. Whatever the situation, if you see someone struggling and you know you can help, lend them a hand.

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By Pat Hammond

April: Week 4 Notes - A Conversation with Michael Stricklen

As part of Queen City Buzz's on-going networking series I sat down for a 5-minute conversation with Michael Stricklen, organizer of Manchester's new NodeSchool group last week. It was really interesting for me as a pseudo-geek to meet someone who not only shared a similar vision for New Hampshire's tech community, but was actively working to achieve it. If you or someone you know is into scripting or server side programming pass the link along to them. NodeSchool is a great stand alone self-study program, but having the opportunity to learn Node locally with people who can answer questions and offer tips real time for free is priceless.

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By Pat Hammond

NodeSchool Manchester

Location: TBD
Date: TBD, (check their meetup.com page for details)

The Facts:

  • price: free
  • atmosphere: casual, professional, friendly, supportive
  • amenities: TBD based on venue
  • content: workshop format, independent study with group & mentor support, open discussion, networking
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By Pat Hammond

Why vs. Why Not?

Do you realize how many of your daily activities rely on habit?

Don't get me wrong, habits are great for things like brushing your teeth or mowing the lawn, but there's nothing innovative or exciting about doing the same thing over and over.

Shake it up a little. Instead of automatically asking why try why not.

Sometimes coming at a problem from a different perspective is all it takes to see the possibilities.

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April: Week 3 Notes

Okay, so it snowed this week, but next week is supposed to be sunny and warm and there are a ton of great meetings. Take the opportunity to get out of the office.

Featured Meetups:

Monday

New Hampshire WordPress Developers & Users: Heads up! This group is meeting on Monday this month. April's topic is Spring into Plugins and should be of interest to anyone who manages, uses or builds WordPress websites. For more information/RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/WordPressDevNH/

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