• Featured 47 Comments 

    Never Measure Yourself against Perfection

    By Dec 09,2022

    When I was in high school, one of the happiest kids I knew was an excellent athlete whom I’ll call Bill. He was very intelligent and always had the best looking girlfriends. He eventually ended up marrying his high school sweetheart. Bill was from a relatively small town in Michigan, and he ended up going to our private boarding school, where he was surrounded by a lot of very high achievers. I think the type of people he met there really must have changed his perspective. Some of the kids he played baseball with in high school went on to

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  • Job Market 6 Comments 

    The Kick-Ass Marketing Secret of the Most Successful Job Applicants and Employees

    By Sep 20,2022

    I’ve been going to conferences for one thing or another at least a couple times a year for the past several years. I’ve spent thousands of dollars attending marketing-related conferences. If I go to one more conference where someone talks about USPs (Unique Selling Propositions), I will probably get up and leave. I’m going to teach you in the next few minutes what the best marketing minds in the world would charge you thousands of dollars to tell you about how to market yourself. You will learn how...

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    Give the World What It Wants

    By Nov 07,2022

    One of the most fundamental laws in the human and animal kingdom is that you must contribute to the world in order to survive. Species that do not contribute effectively to the world are typically eliminated by evolution. People who do not contribute effectively to the world are unemployed or under-employed. A major key to the success we experience in our lives, then, will be in direct proportion to how much we contribute. In most cases, the people who are the most powerful, wealthy, and famous are the people in society who contribute the most. Conversely,...

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  • Finding a Job 15 Comments 

    If My Boss Gets Mad at Me or I Get a Poor Review, Does This Mean I Should Look for a New Job?

    By Dec 07,2022

    Fortunate are the people who find themselves in situations where their bosses are demanding of them. I say this in all seriousness and for several reasons. At the outset, I want to caution you: this article is not for the faint of heart. It’s for individuals who take their careers and lives seriously. You have chosen to be part of the working world and put the futures of individuals and companies on the line based on the quality of your skills. So it’s time you faced some cold, hard truths. When I was younger, I attended a very demanding...

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  • How to Succeed 5 Comments 

    Police Chases, Foreclosures and Access to Information

    By Nov 25,2022

    About three years ago, my mother’s boyfriend Dave started calling me and threatening to come out to California from Detroit and kill me unless I made my mother sign her house over to him. My mother had moved away from Michigan to be close to my sister in Rochester, New York, a few months previously and had left her house vacant back in Michigan. From what I understood at the time, she had stopped speaking with Dave–but I really could not be sure. The messages on my answering machine would ramble on sometimes for several minutes....

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Job Market 6 Comments 

The Kick-Ass Marketing Secret of the Most Successful Job Applicants and Employees

By Sep 20,2022

I’ve been going to conferences for one thing or another at least a couple times a year for the past several years. I’ve spent thousands of dollars attending marketing-related conferences. If I go to one more conference...

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Goal Setting Leave a Comment 

Give the World What It Wants

By Nov 07,2022

One of the most fundamental laws in the human and animal kingdom is that you must contribute to the world in order to survive. Species that do not contribute effectively to the world are typically eliminated by evolution. People who do not contribute...

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Staying Positive 3 Comments 

Seek Out Environments, Conditions, and People That Create Positive Beliefs in Yourself

By Nov 14,2022

Recently, my 5-year-old daughter finished applying to kindergarten. I never had to apply to kindergarten; instead, I just went to the local school in my neighborhood in Detroit that anyone could attend.  In California, there are charter schools and many...

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BCG Attorney Search, founded by Harrison Barnes, leads the legal recruiting industry in placing top associates and partners in premier law firms, bringing a high level of service and commitment to excellence within the legal world. Harrison has been an attorney, legal recruiter, and career coach for over 20 plus years, and it is indeed his passion in life. Read More…

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