• Featured 2 Comments 

    Do What You Want to Do, Not What You Think You Should Do

    By Aug 04,2015

    I know two men who worked in New York City, each of whom made millions of dollars and immediately quit their jobs, taking up completely different careers as gas station owners in New Jersey. I learned about one of these men when I was in college, and I heard about the other man several years later, when I was a recruiter. For the past several years, I have puzzled over the stories of these two men because the similarities between them just seemed so unbelievable. One man had originally been a financial trader with a bunch of Ivy League degrees.He...

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  • Job Market 6 Comments 

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

    By Jul 08,2015

    I’ve been going to conferences for one thing or another at least a couple times a year for the past several years. I’ve spent thousands of dollars attending marketing-related conferences. If I go to one more conference where someone talks about USPs (Unique Selling Propositions), I will probably get up and leave. I’m going to teach you in the next few minutes what the best marketing minds in the world would charge you thousands of dollars to tell you about how to market yourself. You will learn how to position yourself...

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  • Goal Setting 4 Comments 

    Are You a Value Creator or Value Extractor?

    By Jul 31,2015

    When I was in my third year of college, I applied to some special accelerated program at the University of Chicago Business School, which would have allowed me to graduate from business school and complete my undergraduate degree in a total of five years–instead of the six years this normally would have required. At the time I was a very good student and I had also been running an asphalt business for the previous several years. I had started the business from scratch and believed that I would have no issue whatsoever getting into this...

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  • Finding a Job 1 Comment 

    How to Talk About Other Interviews in Your Interviews

    By Jul 29,2015

    One of the questions I receive quite often from people I work with is whether or not they should talk about other interviews while they are interviewing with a potential employer. Let me emphasize one thing: This is one of the more important questions you will ever be asked in an interview. Regardless of your qualifications, how you respond to this question will have a direct bearing on whether or not you receive an offer from the employer. Be very careful how you answer it. At the outset, it’s important to point out you don’t...

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  • How to Succeed 5 Comments 

    The Most Important Person You Communicate With is Yourself

    By Aug 03,2015

    “The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven” -John Milton Several years ago, I was home after graduating from college and I met a guy who was friends with my girlfriend’s brother. He had graduated from Yale University a year or two before and was driving a truck all around Detroit delivering meat to restaurants. He typically drove this meat truck from 4:00am until noon each day. He got paid in cash at the end of each day by his boss. He’d been the first person from the public school he had attended to go...

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Job Market 6 Comments 

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

By Jul 08,2015

I’ve been going to conferences for one thing or another at least a couple times a year for the past several years. I’ve spent thousands of dollars attending marketing-related conferences. If I go to one more conference where someone...

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Goal Setting 4 Comments 

Are You a Value Creator or Value Extractor?

By Jul 31,2015

When I was in my third year of college, I applied to some special accelerated program at the University of Chicago Business School, which would have allowed me to graduate from business school and complete my undergraduate degree in a total of five...

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Staying Positive 6 Comments 

See Your Connection With Others and Not the Differences

By Jul 25,2015

When I was in first grade, an older woman with glasses came down to our classroom and gathered a few students including myself. She proceeded to sit all of us on a bench and ask us questions covering a variety of topics. She told us that we were the...

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