The Career Signal You Always Read Wrong

April 6, 2017

  You took a risk It didn’t work out the way you had planned or the way you had hoped. You may even believe that you have failed. You didn’t. You misread a signal. You reached a place on your journey where success paused for a moment to yield to wait for new information. Failure […]

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If You Want To Succeed Buy These Pretty Shoes

April 5, 2017

  To believe the experts – success is easy. The reality is different. All you need to do is… Motivate yourself every day. Take care of yourself every day. Don’t listen to the naysayers every day. Die trying every day. Act – Adapt – Repeat… Every. Day. If you think that is easy… I have a […]

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Fear Is All In Your Head – Literally

April 4, 2017

(image from Amazon.com)   Fear not only keeps us from breaking out of our personal status quo, it gives us reasons not to. “If I do this, the boss will get mad,” we think. or “If we change this, the client will do that.” Because our brain is a highly efficient machine, it will try […]

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Ignore What You Do Best

April 3, 2017

    Ignore what you do best… …it’s a trap. If you have been doing your work the same way for years it’s because you’ve become trapped in your own experience. Experience builds confidence. But confidence defies exploration. The only way out is to explore novel alternatives. Innovation will set you free. ~ m    

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Sermons After Church – The End

April 2, 2017

    “Death is placed at the end of life so that it can be prepared for most conveniently.” ~ Kozma Prutkov  

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via TED: When NOT To Use An Expert

April 1, 2017

Here’s the link: How To Use Experts – And When Not To  

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Here’s Why You’re Stuck

March 31, 2017

(image from google:life archive) There is only one reason why things are not turning out the way you thought they would. Inertia It’s not really your fault. The gurus preach that all we need is a list. The reality is that your goals – if you have them – are impotent. They aren’t strong enough […]

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How To Change Their Minds

March 30, 2017

  It’s easy to agree. It makes you a hero. It makes your colleagues feel good. But sometimes – often – the way to make things change for the better is to do what is uncomfortable. You will never change people’s minds by telling them what they want to hear. ~ m  

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Here Are The Steps No One Talks About…

March 29, 2017

(image from nasa)   Everyone tells you that the first step is the hardest. Yes, the first step is difficult… It’s hard to break loose. It’s scary to carve your own path. To make that first step and to announce to the world that there’s a better way – that you see things that other’s can’t see is […]

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How To Make Your Content King

March 28, 2017

  No one can read your content if they don’t know it exists. No one can buy your stuff if they don’t know about it. Marketing is not the answer for the same reason – you can’t market to a blind audience. You need a patron… …someone who believes in your work – who believes in […]

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