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Get Up Earlier. Sorry.

Yeah, I know. You didn’t want to hear this one. All the big business blogs and journals talk about how the most successful get more done by noon than most people do all day, and they do it by getting up earlier than the rest of us. It sure sounds impressive – and let’s face […]
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Don’t Constrain Yourself

Hopefully, you don’t know what it’s like to be in prison and have your options tightly constrained by an outside agency. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have any constraints. Laws, other people, responsibilities… these all constrain your actions by reducing your options for activity. And that’s a good thing – the restraints you’re under […]
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Your Real Teachers

Who are your real teachers and what lessons did they teach you? You will need to read to the end to find who mine are. My philosophy is this: “Education is great, but don’t let it hold you back.” (Sure, you can quote me on that) That statement appears to be more of truism today […]
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Birds Of A Feather

Today’s lesson isn’t the easiest one, but it remains important. You have to take the time and spend the effort to choose your friends wisely, and don’t let them get in the way of your dreams. One thing I realized long ago is that I had to leave some friends behind in order to achieve […]
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Helping Out

I was watching the news yesterday morning about how a Canadian corporation was helping out the victims of a recent storm that struck Canada. They were handing out hundred dollar food cards to help those who lost food in the power outage; however, they ran out and many people didn’t get cards even after waiting […]
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In Defense Of The Ego

You’ve surely heard it before – keep your ego in check. You don’t want to be the overbearing boss. And there’s merit to that notion. Who hasn’t dealt with the overachieving colleague who is constantly pushing their way as the only way? It’s not a lot of fun and can lead to all too much […]
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Be Wrong.

If you’re like most people, you like being right. And why wouldn’t you? It’s good to have an accurate view of the world around us, and it feels pretty great to be on the right side of an argument. There’s certainly nothing wrong with being right. However, there’s more to the story than just being […]
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