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    Shake Things Up, Do What’s Best for You, and Be Grateful

    By Nov 30,2021

    Several years ago, in the few days before Christmas and New Year’s Eve, I went home from Los Angeles to Detroit to see my family. At the time, I was practicing law and also working as a law professor. I had brought a bunch of final exams home with me to grade and sat there grading papers and tallying up my students’ final grades for the class for a week or so. I was not having a good week. I had been working nonstop without a vacation for probably more than two years while practicing law. During that time, I

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  • Job Market 17 Comments 

    Choose Your Negotiations Wisely

    By Nov 15,2021

    Many years ago, I hired a very successful and well-known recruiter to work for our company. This recruiter was a “superstar” sort of recruiter, who generated millions of dollars in fees wherever he went. Prior to hiring this recruiter, I had spent a few weeks getting to know him over several dinners and trips to his hometown. I got to know his significant other, spent time in his home, and he in mine. By the time I was ready to make him an offer, I was very happy about hiring him and his future with our recruiting firm.

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  • Goal Setting 7 Comments 

    Setting Goals Is Their Attainment

    By Nov 04,2021

    Every year in January, I do all sorts of goal setting. I set goals for what I’m going to do over the next year. I do this in a lot of ways, but sometimes I dig out old tapes and CD programs I’ve accumulated throughout the years and listen to them to get fired up. I’ve been setting goals since the first of January and it’s unlikely I’ll be done before the end of January. These goals are just covering the year 2010. I figure I’m going to spend at least 10% of 2010 setting goals. The thing about in-depth

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  • Finding a Job 4 Comments 

    The Importance of Asking the Right Questions, Self-Improvement, and Perception

    By Nov 29,2021

    There is a famous story that comes from Buddhism, about a mother who loses her child. The Buddha was known not only as an enlightened individual but also as someone with the ability to bring the dead back to life. One day a woman approaches the Buddha, begging that he bring back her child from the dead. “I hear you are compassionate,” she says. “Please bring my child back to life.” Seeing the woman’s despair, the Buddha says, “Please go and find me a mustard seed from a household where no one has died; then I...

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  • How to Succeed 1 Comment 

    Shake Things Up, Do What’s Best for You, and Be Grateful

    By Nov 30,2021

    Several years ago, in the few days before Christmas and New Year’s Eve, I went home from Los Angeles to Detroit to see my family. At the time, I was practicing law and also working as a law professor. I had brought a bunch of final exams home with me to grade and sat there grading papers and tallying up my students’ final grades for the class for a week or so. I was not having a good week. I had been working nonstop without a vacation for probably more than two years while practicing law. During that time, I

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Job Market 17 Comments 

Choose Your Negotiations Wisely

By Nov 15,2021

Many years ago, I hired a very successful and well-known recruiter to work for our company. This recruiter was a “superstar” sort of recruiter, who generated millions of dollars in fees wherever he went. Prior to hiring this recruiter, I...

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Goal Setting 7 Comments 

Setting Goals Is Their Attainment

By Nov 04,2021

Every year in January, I do all sorts of goal setting. I set goals for what I’m going to do over the next year. I do this in a lot of ways, but sometimes I dig out old tapes and CD programs I’ve accumulated throughout the years and listen...

continue reading >>

Staying Positive 25 Comments 

Depression, Health, Boredom, Interesting People, and Self-Esteem

By Nov 26,2021

I remember my first encounters with the self-improvement industry when I was younger. In many areas of the United States, people look at self-improvement as something that is absolutely crazy. That is how the people around me viewed it when I was growing...

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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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