Life Lessons

Life Lessons

Do Not Blame the System or Others: Accept Responsibility

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Regardless of what’s wrong in our lives, most of us spend a good portion of our time blaming others for whatever situation we’re in. Every morning for the past several decades, I’ve read the newspaper and every morning I see numerous...

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Work, Details, Your Surroundings and Your Mind

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Yesterday, I was getting a haircut. Before I got the cut, the woman in the salon was washing my hair. As is typical in most salons, the woman also gave me a scalp massage for a minute or two while washing my hair. I was enjoying the scalp massage and...

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Phony Accident Scenes, Internal Affairs, Racial Discrimination, and Your Career

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One Friday evening in 2002, I decided to take a couple of our company’s prized employees out for dinner. We had had an excellent week and morale was pretty high within the company. We typically worked very hard and quite late every night of the...

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Are You Structured or Free Spirited?

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Around six months ago, I was going to meet with an important investment banker in Los Angeles. It was not an ordinary bank-type office because it was located high in a skyscraper, and was full of wood paneling, dark fabrics, oriental rugs–and there...

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Extraordinary Events Often Give Us the Most Important Lessons

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I believe that God and the universe have a way of letting us know that certain things we learn and are told at various times in our lives have more importance than others. I had an evening like this not too long ago. Some time ago, and after several...

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Always Ask and Observe: “How Long Have People Been Around”

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There is one very easy and almost fail-safe way to evaluate companies, individuals, and various groups of people. It can save you a tremendous amount of worry in business deals and it can also ensure that you end up working in places that are likely...

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How You Deal with Problems Will Determine the Quality of Your Life

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One of the things I have learned over the years is anyone can be up when things are going well. However, the real challenge is when things are not going well. All businesses and all relationships go through problems, and how you deal with problems will...

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Vested Interests: Ask Yourself, “Does This Really Serve Me?”

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One thing you often find is that there seem to be a great number of people out in the world whose chosen business is to make your life and circumstances, whatever they may be, seem much worse than they are. In fact, in your day-to-day life, you are probably...

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10 Powerful Lessons from a Turkish Rug Trader

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Several years ago, I was staying at a beautiful hotel on the beach on a small Greek island. The hotel was full of young people in their mid-20’s who appeared to be having the time of their lives. I had chatted with the receptionist several times...

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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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Employers Want to Hire You

By on Jan 05,2018

Whenever you attend an interview, remember that you are there because your prospective employer has already made an investment in calling you in. and really wants to hire you. Most people enter interview with negative preconceptions about their employers’ opinions and their own prospects, and ultimately bring about their own failures. Bringing such thoughts into an interview projects negative vibes, and signals a lack of enthusiasm and confidence to your employer. Always keep a positive outlook when walking into an interview.

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