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    Understand the Nature of People, Jobs and the Environments You Commit To

    By Oct 22,2014

    Several years ago a long-term relationship I was in ended and I felt absolutely terrible: the person I was with could not stop fraternizing with other men. At least a few times a week, she would be out with a different man and say it was related to work. We lived together and she would come home late – sometimes she would make excuses that she was staying with friends and would not come home at all. Eventually, I was so angry about this all the time that the relationship ended. One of

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    Employers Want to Hire You

    By Oct 09,2014

    One of the most important things for you to realize when looking for a job and you see a position advertised is this: the employer wants to hire you. If the position is advertised, the employer is actually desperate to hire you. When I say ”desperate,” I mean the employer wants you yesterday, not today. The employer is losing money, or has a need that is really “calling out” when they start advertising jobs. A few years ago, I was running a company that was growing like crazy. We couldn’t hire or bring people...

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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.  I plan on living here the rest of my life.” I just looked him up and he is still living there. At the time, I purchased a house of equivalent value in the exact same neighborhood he did.  I sold my house within

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    Being Against Something — and Your Job Search

    By Oct 18,2014

    When I was in college, I decided to start an anti-drug and alcohol-abuse organization. I affiliated with a giant group called BACCHUS (Better Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students), and one year I got funding in the amount of nearly $200,000 from the University of Chicago to bring Bill Bennett (the former “Drug Czar”) to speak to the students. In fact, I made such a presentation to the student counsel one year that they gave me over 35% of the student activities budget to bring in famous speakers and...

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    What Society’s Greatest Leaders Show Us About Work

    By Oct 13,2014

    Growing up, I was always watching boxing on television. I will never forgot watching Muhammad Ali knock out numerous people and chant that he was the “king of the world” and the “greatest boxer of all time”. There is an excitement watching greatness and seeing people who seem to defy the odds wind up completely on top. I remember watching Muhammad Ali fight Leon Spinks. I was with a babysitter on February 15, 1978, watching the fight on a small black and white television on a coffee table in our living room. The babysitter and I were...

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Job Market 3 Comments 

Employers Want to Hire You

By Oct 09,2014

One of the most important things for you to realize when looking for a job and you see a position advertised is this: the employer wants to hire you. If the position is advertised, the employer is actually desperate to hire you. When I say ”desperate,”...

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Goal Setting 1 Comment 

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...

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Top 8 Things You Must Remember When Everything Goes Wrong

By Sep 29,2014

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,...

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