Getting Ahead

Getting Ahead

Police Chases, Foreclosures and Access to Information

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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...

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Suffering Lies in Your Perception of the Fact and Not the Fact Itself

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Any suffering that you are experiencing in the world lies in your perception of the person, place, or thing you are experiencing and not in the person, place, or thing itself. This is one of the most fundamentally important statements you will ever encounter...

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10 Powerful Lessons from a Turkish Rug Trader

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Several years ago, I was staying at a beautiful hotel on the beach on a small Greek island. The hotel was full of young people in their mid-20’s who appeared to be having the time of their lives. I had chatted with the receptionist several times...

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Do Not Be Arrogant

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The longer I have been on this earth, the more I have come to realize that the most arrogant people are often the most uncertain of themselves. Out of insecurity, many people decide that it is important to project an image that they are better than others,...

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The Benefits of Being Unemployed and Doing Nothing

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A few years ago, I was on an airplane and was seated next to a woman who appeared to be in her mid-40s. It turned out she had started a well-known business and was married to a well-known business tycoon. For most of the five-hour flight we went back...

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Control Your Environment

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Have you ever known someone whose life seems to go wrong at every turn? I have known several people like this. Here are some examples of things that have gone wrong for them: They sign up for a course in school, forget they are enrolled, and get an F...

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He Who Sees True Opportunities Shall Always Prosper

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People lose their jobs. Often people are released, even from the best jobs they might have ever had. People may find themselves in a position where they cannot find a job that is as good as the one they lost. What is important, however, is what people...

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The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches

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The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches by Joe Karbo is one of the best-selling books of all time. You may have seen the advertisement for this book in Popular Science and other magazines in which it ran for years. The advertisement went into some detail as...

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A Message to Garcia and Your Career

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One of the most inspiring true stories I have ever read is A Message to Garcia, by Elbert Hubbard. It is a short essay that discusses the initiative of a soldier who is assigned a difficult mission of delivering a message and comes through, completing...

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

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

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Just as a Unique Selling Position (USP) is important to sell a product, your own USP is vital for marketing yourself to potential employers. You must define your USP before even creating your resume, as it comprises the basic product that you are trying to sell in your interview. Focus your USP on a specific niche, for which there is market demand, and make it thoroughly persuasive.

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