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The Magic Asphalt Sealer Tank

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When I was in college, my girlfriend had the annoying habit of periodically declaring that the dorms were too noisy for her to sleep. What this really meant was she had decided it was time for me to drive her to an industrial part of town so we could...

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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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Being in the Zone

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Nothing is more important to success in your career and life than being in the zone. The problem with most people, however, is that they are not in the zone; instead, they are merely doing what they and others think they should be doing. Most people...

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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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The Importance of Creating and Maintaining Value

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One of the questions that has bothered me for most of my life is this: “Why don’t certain people succeed?” The reason this question has bothered me so much is because I frequently see certain people around me who have achieved incredible...

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Bears, Foster Homes, Resourcefulness, Love, and Endless Opportunity

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When I was around 12 years old, my mother decided to take my 5-year-old sister and me on a trip from Detroit to northern Michigan. There was not a lot of planning involved, and all we knew was that we were going to be gone for two weeks. There was no...

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The Importance of Sharing

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The most happy and successful people in the world are masters of sharing. The most unhappy and consistently challenged people, both emotionally and financially, are poor at sharing. When you find people who are alone and miserable, in most cases they...

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Make Sure Your Life and Dreams Are Your Own

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When I was around 10 years old, my mother had a college friend, who brought over her son (who was my age) and he thought it would be amusing to take some of my mother’s lipstick and put it on.  Then he started putting some sort of mascara (or something...

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Always Ask and Observe: “How Long Have People Been Around?”

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There is one very easy and almost fail-safe way to evaluate companies, individuals, and various groups of people. It can save you a tremendous amount of worry in business deals and it can also ensure that you end up working in places that are likely...

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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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Why Aren’t There More American Day Laborers, Doctors, Engineers and Textile Workers?

By on Oct 19,2019

In this article Harrison explains the economic rule which says - your rewards will be in direct proportion to the value you provide. In your career if you are not providing enough value, the rule will catch up with you sooner or later. In contrast, if you are providing more value than you receive you will probably have a very good career. Companies that provide more value than they receive for their products generally end up flourishing. Companies that provide very little value generally end up going out of business. The law of economics that is always operating in the background is that you always need to give more than you take and be prepared to give.

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