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Create a Sense of Urgency

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When I first started selling asphalt repair services door-to-door, I heard one response an awful lot: “Let me think about it!” In fact, I heard this so often it became tiresome after a while. I could speak with 100 people in an evening and...

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Character-Building Thought Power

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In his book, Character-Building Thought Power, Ralph Waldo Trine draws a clear distinction between good and bad habits. In the process he raises questions as to whether we have control over habit forming and character building, or is it just a matter...

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Builders and Destroyers

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Several years ago, I wrote an article for BCG Attorney Search called “Builders and Destroyers”. In this article, I discussed the two types of people one may encounter inside a law firm: (1) People whose mission it is to build and improve things around...

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Push Yourself Outside Your Comfort Zone

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About ten years ago, an attorney who had been practicing about seven or eight years longer than me purchased his first house.  I remember congratulating him on the purchase, and his response shocked me at the time: “I am very happy with the house. ...

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Sick Crows, Your Attitude, and Being on the Winning Team

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Over the past week I have been witnessing something extremely unusual in my backyard. There is a crow outside, who appears to be ill – he’s not doing well at all. The crow appears to be infected with West Nile Virus. He wanders around appearing...

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Persist Until You Succeed

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Today I would like to share with you one of my favorite quotes. This quote is something that can change your life forever if you adopt the incredible power of it in your life: I will persist until I succeed. In the Orient young bulls are tested for the...

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Help and Promote Expansion

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Whenever I speak to other business owners and ask them how they are doing, one thing I hear over and over is the following: “Things are going well and we are expanding.” In fact, I hear this statement so often, it is difficult to believe....

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Focus on Doing – and Stop Talking about Those Who Are Doing

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Throughout my career I have learned that there are generally two types of people out there: First, there are those who are out there doing this or that and making things happen. These people typically put in years to perfect their craft, whether they...

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Improve When Others Are Not

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One of the more interesting experiences of my life occurred when I was about 13-years old and I was on an airplane headed to Spain to study for the summer with a group of high school students. The airplane had literally been held up about 20 minutes because...

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Release the Lack That You Feel, and Reach Your Full Potential

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Several years ago, I was working and living in a small, inexpensive city. At the time, I was renting a huge two-bedroom apartment that cost around $700 a month. I went out to dinner a few times a week, had lots of cable television channels, and drove...

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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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