Goal Setting

Goal Setting

Visualize Where You Are Going: Think Big

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Some time ago I saw a movie called The Secret. Afterward, I read the book, which essentially professes you need to visualize where you are going in order to get there. A famous book quoted in The Secret is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Anthony...

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The Importance of Productivity, Focus, and Measurement

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When I was in school, I would study at least a couple of hours each day in the library. While there, I noticed that the best students were always very focused. They were not distracted like poorer students were. A poor student looks around and looks...

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Focus, Instead of Going Unconscious

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I used to live in a house that had a room overlooking my neighbors’ backyard. I had a little exercise area with an elliptical machine and a StairMaster set up in one corner of the room, and whenever I would exercise, I could look directly out to...

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Seize Every Opportunity That Comes Your Way

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Around 5:30 p.m. one April day, I was walking down a hall in the University of Virginia Law School with a classmate. The school was pretty much abandoned, but we noticed a large meeting taking place in one of the classrooms. I didn’t know it then,...

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Play Each Day Like It Is Your Most Important

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Most people never do their work the best way they can. To be successful you need to make every single day at work, every single interview, and every single job you apply for the most important one ever. I want to propose to you a relationship with your...

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Create Rules that Make You Feel Successful, Not Unsuccessful

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I attended a private high school named Cranbrook-Kingswood. There was a lot of competition to get accepted. A couple of years before I started there, the founder of Little Caesar’s Pizza, Mike Ilitch, made a large donation to the school with instructions...

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Never Stop Improving

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Even when a bird stands still, we sense it has wings. — Anonymous The meaning of this to me (and it may be different for you) is that you can choose to be whoever you want to be in this life. You can constantly be improving and you can take yourself...

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Learn from Every Experience You Have Ever Had

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One of the greatest things you can do for yourself is to learn from every single experience you have ever had. Each and every day you are having experiences, and you choose what to do with them. The wisest people are the ones who see every experience...

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Ferraris Crashing Into Poles and the Importance of Focus in Your Life and Career

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I read another article about someone in Los Angeles crashing a Ferrari into a pole today. The car was split in half. The driver of the Ferrari was Charles Lewis, a famous mixed martial arts fighter whose car spun out of control while he was racing...

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Treating Your Career Like a Small Business

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No one seems to take the time to consider that their careers are businesses. Your career is no different than any small business. You have a product (you) that you’re selling to your audience (your employer). You need to run your career exactly...

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Job Market

The Dangers of Getting Jobs Through Friends

By on Dec 21,2021

Despite the obvious advantages, getting jobs through a friend or relative may ultimately harm you. When you do so, you risk lowering your colleagues’ opinions of you, who may see your connections as evidence that you lack the skills to get your position on your own merits. Nonetheless, there are situations in which it is acceptable to take advantage of such connections, but you must be on your guard; make sure that the job you get is a good fit, and one in which you would perform well regardless of your connections.

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