Staying Positive

Staying Positive

Understand Your Ultimate Goal

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Several years ago, I was living in New York City and taking the subway to work every single day. Like many young people, I’d been taught somewhere along the line that this was “the place” to work and where the most sophisticated work...

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How to Manage Crisis

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One of the scariest things for any of us is being in crisis. A crisis can be defined several ways. It can be: the loss of a job a divorce a traumatic injury a death the alienation of a loved one due to a fight or disagreement a severe illness or even...

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Stop Punishing Yourself

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When I was growing up, one of my childhood friends was continually reminded by very serious Christian parents that any sort of physical contact with the opposite sex outside of marriage was wrong. His parents promised all sorts of evil that would befall...

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Top 8 Things You Must Remember When Everything Goes Wrong

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Several years ago, I had an asphalt customer in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, by the Country Club of Detroit that I did work for each year. He had a beautiful multimillion dollar home, an extremely attractive wife and two beautiful children. Typically, I...

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Helpers and Non-Helpers

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In the book All I Want Is Everything, Marion Preminger discusses the viewpoint of her husband, a missionary doctor in Africa: “Albert Schweitzer says there are two kinds of people. There are helpers, and there are non-helpers. I thank God he allowed...

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The Pygmalion Effect and Setting Incredible Expectations for Your Career and Life

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In your life, have you ever been around people who set either extremely high or extremely low expectations for you? It’s important that you surround yourself with people who believe in you and what you can achieve. It is equally important that...

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Frustration, Rejection, Sylvester Stallone, and Rocky

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A few weeks ago, I interviewed a guy for a job, and he has been e-mailing me every few days since the interview. He was highly qualified for the position and had great credentials. I have decided that I am not going to hire him and I will tell you why: The...

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Change Your Identity and Change Your Life

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Once people decide someone is a certain type of person, it is generally very difficult to change peoples’ minds. We make up our mind that someone is: Not smart Smart Unsophisticated Low class High class Interesting Boring … and so forth and then,...

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Ships, Relativity and Your Happiness

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A few months ago, I found myself sitting in a shipyard getting ready to look at a couple of ships. The particular ship I was going to look at next had originally been used to ferry crew back and forth to oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. It had three huge...

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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...

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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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