Getting Ahead

Getting Ahead

Vitamins, Oprah, and the Importance of Taking Action Right Away

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    For some reason, I have started getting calls from India around 11:00 each morning from a company trying to sell me mail-order drugs. They always lead off with telling me that they have Viagra, Cialis, and related stuff. I have never ordered...

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To Innovate You Need to Make Your Own Rules

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One of the benefits of being an outsider is not being weighed down by the same social mores, rules, customs, and other restraints as the dominant group. Throughout history it has often been outsiders who have made the greatest inventions, innovations,...

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Avoid Sophisticated and Saturated Markets

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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. If...

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Emotions and Our Careers

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Around 4:00 p.m. each day in New York, there is a shift change among cabs. During the shift change, the cab drivers have to return the cabs to dispatch and give them to another driver. Between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. yesterday, I stood in front of a big office...

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Change Your Perception of the World and You Will Change Your Life

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   [LSD] is “one of the two or three most important things I’ve done in my life” – Steve Jobs Steve Jobs once faulted Bill Gates for not taking LSD when younger: He’d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram...

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Career Tests

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You need to discover your core skill set or those most compelling gifts you have that make you stand out. Being able to identify your gifts will help you transform your life and your career. I have put together a series of free career tests you can use...

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Our Habits Determine the Outcome of Our Lives

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When I was younger, I was reasonably good at tennis and would have been capable of being an exceptional player if I had developed the correct habits. By the age of 15 I had developed a serve so strong that even professional tennis players had difficulty...

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Feedback

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When I was 18-years old I started an asphalt sealing business. My second asphalt sealing job was for the Chief Financial Officer of a Fortune 100 company. He lived on a giant hill in a tony suburb outside of Detroit. When I went door-to-door selling my...

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Move Toward the Light

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There is a story I heard some time ago about a man named Rabbi Akiva, who lived in Palestine. He was considered an extremely good person and also a sage. He became the greatest scholar of his time (he lived in the second century) through his consistency....

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Do Not Create Too Many Rules

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One of the biggest mistakes people make when they are looking for a job, working in a job, and in life is this: They have too many rules. They have rules about the jobs they can apply for. They have rules about how they apply for jobs. They have rules...

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Job Market

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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