How to Succeed

How to Succeed

The Importance of Being Extraordinary

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Several years ago I was giving a speech at a law school that I think is ranked about number 25 or so in the United States. I was the only speaker and at least 100 law students had turned up to hear me speak to them about the job market. At the time, the...

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Rules, Your Nature, and Your Career

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I went into the basement today, and without realizing it, I pulled out an old list of goals and rules I created for myself around 15 years ago. I remember writing them down as I was completing a yearlong clerkship with a federal judge and preparing to...

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Are You Visual, Auditory, or Kinesthetic?

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You have probably heard before that people tend to be visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. In my experience, this is true and it is something you can generally pick up on within just a few minutes of meeting the average person. Understanding whether or not...

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You Need to Be Seen as an Authority

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Several years ago I learned about the power of authority while operating an asphalt business in Michigan. When I initially started the company, it was called something like “Barnes Asphalt Service” or something along those lines. When I showed...

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You Need to Be in the Right Environment

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For the past several years my wife and I have kept a saltwater aquarium. We did not get one of these intentionally, but when we moved into a new house several years ago, it had a saltwater tank built into the living room wall. Outside, there was a huge...

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Never Have Secrets

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I am going to share with you a story I have been warned I could go to jail for repeating. More than a decade ago, my ex-wife was working for one of the most powerful men in the entertainment industry and spent most of her time on his Beverly Hills estate....

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Putting Yourself Out There and Your Heart, Body and Soul

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I started my career selling asphalt maintenance door-to-door in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Not only did I sell the service, but I did the work myself and then, over the course of several years, built up the business. In fact, it was something I planned...

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You Need Connections to Make the Most of Your Career

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Several years ago I went to a seminar on public speaking and publishing held at a hotel near the Los Angeles Airport.  From what I remember, there were two ticket levels for the seminar—a ”standard” level and a ”VIP” level. ...

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Career Advice from Aristotle

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Aristotle loved studying argumentation and the methods of appeal used to convince someone of a given idea. Aristotle believed that people can be persuaded by the following means: Ethos (an appeal to credibility) Pathos (an appeal to emotions) Logos...

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First Class Airline Lounges and What Your Employer or Potential Employer Wants

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Several years ago, I was getting a massage on an airplane and I started to feel extremely lightheaded. A few moments later, I was lying on my back on the floor of the airplane, and the woman who had been giving me a massage had grabbed my feet and was...

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Job Market

Socrates and Your Job Search

By on Aug 07,2019

In your job search you must question assumptions, find new ways of doing things, and consistently find new ways to search. You will be better off the more you seek out and adopt new job search techniques; your career is too important for you to be stuck in traditional ways of thinking. You must open your mind, and ensure that you are doing everything within your power to view your job search in a way that grants you more opportunities, not fewer.

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