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Avoid the Envy of Others

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I am sure you have heard about how Sam Walton used to drive around in an old pickup truck—despite being worth billions of dollars. Warren Buffet lives in a house not worth more than $200,000 and has lived there for thirty-plus years. He also works in...

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See the Connection, Not the Differences

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There is a famous story about Charles Darwin hiking through the countryside in England with his friend: “There’s an abundance of clover here,” observed Darwin. “This district must have many widows.” The two strolled on, Darwin enjoying the country...

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Ask Yourself Empowering Questions

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The power of the questions we ask ourselves determines the power we have in our lives. It’s estimated that approximately 60,000 thoughts cross our minds daily. It’s what we do with these thoughts that determines our level of happiness, success, and...

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Bullies and Your Career

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My first job out of law school was working for the area’s only federal district judge in a small courthouse in northern Michigan. The courthouse was in a post office building, and to get inside of the courthouse, you needed to pass through an x-ray...

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The Sun Does Not Always Shine Forever

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One of the best pieces of advice I ever heard was: “The sun does not always shine forever.” I don’t remember who the person was, or even when I heard it, but the words were so powerful I will never forget them. What this meant to me was...

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Above Life’s Turmoil

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Above Life’s Turmoil by James Allen is an excellent book that will help you confront the truth of who you are. The message of the book is timeless and asks you to look inside of yourself and change instead of trying to change external conditions...

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Common Sense: How to Exercise It

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“Enthusiasm is as brittle as crystal, but common sense is durable as brass.” Blanchard Yorimoto-Tashi, one of the greatest statesmen that Japan has ever produced, presents some of his precepts in his book Common Sense: How To Exercise It. To...

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The Foot-in-the-Door Phenomenon and Your Job Search

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One of the most powerful and important things you can do to get a job or achieve anything in life is learn how to just get your foot in the door. Once you are able to get your foot in the door, everything changes. My entire life, I have seen firsthand...

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Resist the Temptation to Cut Corners in Your Career

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All over Las Vegas and Los Angeles are these billboards that say “Get The Lap Band!” These lap bands are surgical procedures wherein they cut a person open and tie a band around an area of the stomach in order to constrict its size. The idea...

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Police Chases, Foreclosures and Access to Information

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About three years ago, my mother’s boyfriend Dave started calling me and threatening to come out to California from Detroit and kill me unless I made my mother sign her house over to him. My mother had moved away from Michigan to be close to my...

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The Kick-Ass Marketing Secret of the Most Successful Job Applicants and Employees

By on Mar 31,2020

Just as a Unique Selling Position (USP) is important to sell a product, your own USP is vital for marketing yourself to potential employers. You must define your USP before even creating your resume, as it comprises the basic product that you are trying to sell in your interview. Focus your USP on a specific niche, for which there is market demand, and make it thoroughly persuasive.

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