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    Vitamins, Oprah, and the Importance of Taking Action Right Away

    By Mar 26,2015

    For some reason, I have started getting calls from India around 11:00 each morning from a company trying to sell me mail-order drugs. They always lead off with telling me that they have Viagra, Cialis, and related stuff. I have never ordered drugs from India—and have not had the pleasure of trying Viagra or Cialis—but have started to enjoy the phone calls. A few days ago, I asked the caller if they could send me some morphine. “Yes, we can. Would you like it in 15, 20, 30, 60, 100,

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    You Need to Be Able to Close

    By Feb 04,2015

    The ability to ‘‘close’‘ and get the sale is the most important skill in selling. It’s something that few people know how to do. Many people can get a consumer, an employer, or others to the cusp of making a purchasing or a hiring decision; however, it’s the final ‘‘push’‘ that makes all the difference. It takes a tremendous amount of skill to sell yourself and get a job. It takes a tremendous amount of skill to go from someone who a potential employer will consider for the job to someone who is hired. Your job in...

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    Ferraris Crashing Into Poles and the Importance of Focus in Your Life and Career

    By Mar 18,2015

    I read another article about someone in Los Angeles crashing a Ferrari into a pole today. The car was split in half. The driver of the Ferrari was Charles Lewis, a famous mixed martial arts fighter whose car spun out of control while he was racing a Porsche. Lewis’ Ferrari was split in two after hitting a pole. Tragically, he was killed. Right in front of my house several years ago there was another famous Ferrari crash. In February of 2006, Stefan Eriksson, a Swedish entrepreneur, lost control of his $1,000,000 Ferrari Enzo sports...

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    Learn Something From the Upper and Lower Class: Do Not Be Paralyzed by Others’ Opinions

    By Feb 23,2015

    A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whom timidity prevented from making a first effort; who, if they could have been induced to begin, would in all probability have gone to great lengths in the career of fame. The fact is that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through the best we can. It will not do to be perpetually calculating risks and adjusting nice changes; it...

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    Cheap Beer, Overpriced Chocolate, and Being Visible and Approachable

    By Mar 27,2015

    For some reason, I have started receiving a number of invitations from local stores to go and spend an evening looking at stuff—”new fall collections,” for example. It could be women’s shoes, beds and bedding, or other wares; whatever the merchandise, the invitations just keep coming. They come by mail. The stores call our house. And, lest I think I am special, the stores advertise these events to the public at large through the newspaper and their websites. I have only attended one of these events so far, at a clothing...

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Job Market 7 Comments 

You Need to Be Able to Close

By Feb 04,2015

The ability to ‘‘close’‘ and get the sale is the most important skill in selling. It’s something that few people know how to do. Many people can get a consumer, an employer, or others to the cusp of making a purchasing or a hiring decision;...

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Goal Setting 1 Comment 

Ferraris Crashing Into Poles and the Importance of Focus in Your Life and Career

By Mar 18,2015

I read another article about someone in Los Angeles crashing a Ferrari into a pole today. The car was split in half. The driver of the Ferrari was Charles Lewis, a famous mixed martial arts fighter whose car spun out of control while he was racing...

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Staying Positive 6 Comments 

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

By Mar 20,2015

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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