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Gravitate Towards People and Organizations That Appear to Have Good Luck

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The Rothchilds have another maxim: “Never do anything with an unlucky man or place.” That is to say, never have anything to do with a man or place which never succeeds, because, although a man may appear honest and intelligent, yet if he tries...

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The Importance of Finding and Creating Demand

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In 2000, I needed computer programmers in our company more than anything. At the time, however, it was exceedingly difficult to find a good computer programmer. I went through a lot of tough times trying to hire and keep computer programmers. Computer...

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The Top Five Ways to Be Positive (When Everyone and Everything around You Is Bringing You Down)

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Several years ago, a friend of mine said something to me that I thought was very interesting. His family had been in the real estate business for over 100 years and owned many properties that my friend, I assumed, could also take over if he really wanted...

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The Most Important Advice You Will Ever Receive

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I’ve been using the same driver to take me to and from the airport for years. The last time, the car he picked me up in was not as clean as it normally was. He also usually had a few chilled bottles of water waiting for me (and a Diet Coke). This time,...

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Do Not Stop Seeing Opportunity: Step Outside Your Mind’s Comfort Zone and Begin to Dream

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Several years ago, I was sitting with someone in Carl’s Steakhouse in Detroit coaching him about his job search. The person was telling me about how he wanted to get a job and start a new career. He was in his early 50s and hadn’t had a real job...

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How You Handle Chaos Will Determine Your Success or Failure

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Yesterday, I received a telephone call at 9:00 am from an employee who had been working for a recruiting company of ours for less than 72 hours and was giving notice before boarding an airplane. We had brought this particular employee out to work for...

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The Danger of Driving Sharp Bargains

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Every time I have ever seen someone drive a sharp bargain, it has ended up coming back at the person in some negative way. People who get paid more than they are worth, or who receive more benefit than they provide, always run into problems and have...

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Production Assistants-and Assessing Your Employer’s Needs

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Ninety percent of the people I have ever interviewed as a prospective employer never tried to determine the wants, requirements, and needs of our company. How can someone possibly obtain or do well in a job if he or she does not take the time to understand...

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Detroit Car Washes, Cash, Drug Dealers, and the Character of Your Goals

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Several years ago, I used to run an asphalt business out of Detroit, Michigan. I use the phrase “out of Detroit” loosely because in the eight years or so I was in the business, I only did a few asphalt jobs in the city of Detroit. Most of...

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Bad Manners, Rumors, and Your Career

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One of the risks you face as you progress in your career is rumors. People may make up various falsehoods and share incorrect (usually negative) information about you. These falsehoods can spread like wild fire and can literally destroy your career overnight....

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Avoid Sophisticated and Saturated Markets

By on Nov 24,2020

One of the biggest mistakes people make in their job searches is going after jobs in sophisticated markets. A sophisticated and saturated market is one that’s populated by a lot of people like you—with your qualifications, background, and so forth.

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