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Thinking of Giving Up Your Job Search? Try These 5 Things First

If you’re thinking of giving up your job search or frustrated by lack of results, this article is for you. I’m going to give you a few simple, practical things you should try before you give up on job hunting. My goal in this article is to (hopefully) convince you NOT to give up, and […]

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You Are NEVER Starting Over in Life

While weighing a business decision today, a negative/scary thought entered my head. I’m willing to bet MANY other people have felt the exact same way at least once so I want to share my experience and solution. Here’s what happened: I was considering a couple of options for a future business venture, and one of the ideas […]

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This Book Explains How to Get Rich Quickly

I’ve never done a book review on this blog, until now. I’ve read some great books that I probably should have reviewed. But this one book left me no choice. It’s that good.   The Millionaire Fastlane exposes the basic principles that define how much you’re earning and why. And if you want to earn more, it tells you […]

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50 Groundbreaking Startups and How They Began (Video)

I didn’t create this video but I found it invaluable and fascinating and wanted to share. It was shown to me yesterday.   The video is a 40 minute compilation of 50 startup founders discussing how they came up with their ideas. These are founders of top companies like Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Airbnb, and many […]

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Fear of Failure- What Would You Do if You Couldn’t Fail?

Ask yourself this question: what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? Start a company? Become a writer? Photographer? Whatever you decide, how close is it to what you’re currently doing? And if it’s not even in the same ballpark, it’s time to ask yourself why. Fear of failure is a pretty common reason holding people […]

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Why Does Time Go Faster As You Age?

Have you ever noticed that time seems to move faster as you get older? You’re about to find out why. Each summer probably felt like an eternity to you as a child. But if you are currently working as an adult, it’s likely that you’ve experienced each season or each year going by faster and faster. Let’s take […]

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5 Ways to Use Your Morning Commute to be Productive

Almost nobody enjoys commuting, but you can at least use the time to be productive so that you don’t feel like you’re wasting part of your day. These tips will help you make the most out of your morning commute whether you drive or take public transit. Be productive while commuting by car: 1. Buy […]

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How To Stay Motivated At Work- 4 Tips

We all go through ups and downs at work. If we didn’t have the bad days, we wouldn’t appreciate the great days. But this fact doesn’t make it any easier to stay motivated during a tough week. These tips have helped me, and hopefully they can help you stay motivated at work too. How to […]

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Your Time is Valuable- Here’s How to Act Like It

Your time is valuable, both in your career and your overall life. What can you do with this knowledge to directly improve your life though? How should the value of your time effect your decisions? And how highly should you value your time to begin with? Answering these questions will help you live a more […]

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What Are Your Career Goals?

Setting goals is extremely important, whether it’s career goals or personal goals. Let me first say that I’m not a huge fan of planning ahead and creating outlines, timelines, detailed project plans, etc. I prefer to just start doing things, and it usually works out quite well for me. So for all the folks like […]

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5 Tips for Avoiding Burn Out At Work

It’s normal to be tired at work occasionally or to feel burned out at work once in a while.  But you shouldn’t have to constantly feel this way. These 5 tips should help you avoid that “burned out” feeling in the future.  No matter where you work, these tips should be easy to implement and […]

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