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The Importance of Disconnecting from Your Work

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Some of the happiest, most well-adjusted, and most effective people I know are also people who have a profound ability to disconnect from their work. They can disconnect rapidly and put themselves in another state of mind that does not involve work. Some...

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Mike Tyson, Distractions, Your Career and Life

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I saw the most interesting documentary on Mike Tyson recently, James Toback’s Tyson. A review of the film in Time magazine relates: At first he was a variation on the proverbial 97-pound weakling: an overweight street kid from the Bedford-Stuyvesant...

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Why You Should Work Weekends and Holidays

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I cannot tell you how many people have ruined their careers by having the wrong attitude when it comes to working weekends and holidays. Although you may consider your work just a job, if you send this message to your superiors, you will be in trouble...

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Induction, Deduction, and Your Career

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When you look at the way something has been in the past to draw conclusions about the way something always will be, or always is, you are using inductive reasoning. A standard example of induction would be: All grass examined thus far is green. This...

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The Greater Your Purpose, the Greater the Obstacles You Will Face

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Several years ago, I had a girlfriend who had an older sister who was nothing short of incredible. She was a world-class swimmer and had set countless records in the state. She had times in swimming that would easily have qualified her for the Olympics,...

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Do Not Be Influenced by Others’ Negative Opinions of You

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I have kept a journal for years. Today I opened the journal and found a quote that I had written down on July 4, 2002. I had written this quote down because at the time I had just gotten out of a relationship in which the person I was with had decided...

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How to Answer the “Do You Have Any Questions for Me?” Interview Question

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Generally, at the end of an interview, the interviewer will ask something along the lines of, “Do you have any questions for us?” It is very important that you always ask questions in an interview when given the opportunity. Incredibly, the most...

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Seven Reasons People Never Have the Successful Careers They Are Capable of

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A lawyer told me last night that most of the other attorneys she knows are looking to do something other than practice law. Lawyers are one of the most fascinating breeds of people I know. The ones who go to the top law schools and start in jobs with...

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Pay Attention to the Details

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One of the most important things you can do in your career, business, and life is pay attention to details. With very few exceptions, the most successful people I have met always have an extraordinary ability to pay attention to even the smallest details....

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My Trip to the Playboy Mansion: The Importance of Challenging Convention

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A couple of years ago, I received a telephone call from a friend of mine who is a pretty well known business motivational speaker, that he had gotten some tickets to a party at the Playboy Mansion. I figured that there was no way in hell my wife would...

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The Importance of Fitting In

By on Jun 13,2024

The ability to fit into your work environment is among the most important parts of obtaining and retaining a job, even more so than your skill level. Fitting in means nothing more than being comfortable in one’s work environment, and making others similarly comfortable. Employers want to hire people who will embrace their approach to business and the world on physical and moral levels, so you must strive to fit in with their worldview.

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