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    Concentrate Your Effort Where You Can Grow Roots

    By Dec 15,2017

    At least once a month someone approaches me to speak about a business proposition that has absolutely nothing to do with what I do for a living. A few years ago, someone wanted me to work on building self-storage centers. A few years before that someone wanted me to help sell nutritional products. Years after I stopped practicing law, at least five people that I can remember approached me with plans to start law firms with them. For a step-by-step guide to transforming your career in just 44 days—including interviewing, where...

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    The Importance of Fitting In

    By Oct 30,2017

    One of the most persistent mistakes people make is not fitting in with their work environments. Fitting in enables you to both get and keep a job. In terms of what it takes to succeed in the long term, fitting in may actually be more important than your skill level. This little-known observation is lost on many people, and overlooking this can result in unhappy and unfulfilled careers. Conversely, being aware of this often results in very happy and fulfilling careers. The problem is that it is often the very best people and those with the best academics...

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    The Importance of Discipline

    By Dec 14,2017

    One of the most popular misconceptions in the world is that those who end up being the most successful somehow achieve this success through shortcuts, not through working hard. Each time someone is able to achieve incredible success without a lot of work and with some luck, multiple news stories are generated about it and the person becomes almost legendary for their instant success. For a step-by-step guide to transforming your career in just 44 days—including interviewing, where to find jobs people are not applying to, negotiating...

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    Being Against Something – and Your Job Search

    By Dec 12,2017

    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 others,...

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    Concentrate Your Effort Where You Can Grow Roots

    By Dec 15,2017

    At least once a month someone approaches me to speak about a business proposition that has absolutely nothing to do with what I do for a living. A few years ago, someone wanted me to work on building self-storage centers. A few years before that someone wanted me to help sell nutritional products. Years after I stopped practicing law, at least five people that I can remember approached me with plans to start law firms with them. While I am always interested in learning about new things, none of these proposals are related to the work I do. If...

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Job Market 19 Comments 

The Importance of Fitting In

By Oct 30,2017

One of the most persistent mistakes people make is not fitting in with their work environments. Fitting in enables you to both get and keep a job. In terms of what it takes to succeed in the long term, fitting in may actually be more important than your...

continue reading >>

Goal Setting 7 Comments 

The Importance of Discipline

By Dec 14,2017

One of the most popular misconceptions in the world is that those who end up being the most successful somehow achieve this success through shortcuts, not through working hard. Each time someone is able to achieve incredible success without a lot of...

continue reading >>

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Four Beliefs That Are Keeping You Immobilized in Your Career and Life

By Nov 01,2017

If you were suddenly told you were a professional boxer and were expected to get into a ring and fight night after night, you would probably get quite discouraged. At some point, you would probably stop fighting altogether. You would get into the ring...

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