• Featured 3 Comments 

    Your Commitment Needs to Defy Explanation

    By Jul 23,2019

    My mother lives in a retirement community in Rochester, New York, next door to a woman who was once attacked by an axe murderer. This woman, one of my mother’s best friends, has been through one of the most horrific and unusual tragedies I can imagine. One day, the woman’s husband woke up for work, took a shower, got dressed and went downstairs to prepare a cup of coffee. As he stood there making his cup of coffee, he collapsed and died. Apparently he had been attacked with an axe while he slept, had bled profusely, was missing part...

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  • Job Market 6 Comments 

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

    By May 20,2019

    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 to position yourself for...

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  • Goal Setting 10 Comments 

    Ask Yourself Empowering Questions

    By Jun 21,2019

    The power of the questions we ask ourselves determines the power we have in our lives. It’s estimated that approximately 60,000 thoughts cross our minds daily. It’s what we do with these thoughts that determines our level of happiness, success, and achievement in the world. When negative thoughts cross your mind, do not allow yourself to wallow in them. You need to turn those negative thoughts into positive ones. The best way to do this is by asking yourself empowering questions. I want to tell you a story about one of the most remarkable placements...

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  • Finding a Job 4 Comments 

    How to Write a Resume People Actually Will Read

    By Jun 22,2019

    Your résumé is an extremely important document. There are entire books written about how to craft them. I have written at least one myself. There are scores of résumé consultants, companies, and others that will work on your résumé for a fee. Hiring one of these services can be useful and can improve your résumé. Nevertheless, most résumés can improve dramatically by following the below advice. Some standard advice that you should follow includes: Make sure there are no typos or grammatical mistakes. Try to keep the résumé to one page. Use...

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  • How to Succeed 1 Comment 

    Your Career and Life Is about Getting “Let In”

    By Jul 20,2019

    One Saturday night when I was around 14, one of my neighbors,  a 16-year-old boy who was a well-liked athlete at the local high school, went out with friends to a local party, got very drunk, and had someone give him a ride home.  How drunk was he? He was so drunk he somehow walked into his neighbor’s house through the front door, instead of his own.  The owner of the house awoke, and, greatly alarmed, pulled a pistol out of his nightstand, went downstairs, and shot the boy in the head, killing him instantly. As soon as the lights

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Job Market 6 Comments 

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

By May 20,2019

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...

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Goal Setting 10 Comments 

Ask Yourself Empowering Questions

By Jun 21,2019

The power of the questions we ask ourselves determines the power we have in our lives. It’s estimated that approximately 60,000 thoughts cross our minds daily. It’s what we do with these thoughts that determines our level of happiness, success, and...

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Staying Positive 8 Comments 

Frustration, Rejection, Sylvester Stallone, and Rocky

By Jul 09,2019

A few weeks ago, I interviewed a guy for a job, and he has been e-mailing me every few days since the interview. He was highly qualified for the position and had great credentials. I have decided that I am not going to hire him and I will tell you why: The...

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