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    Admit It… You NEED Help

    For some the very idea of asking for help is tantamount to admitting failure.

    Hint: It’s NOT!

    There is no shame in asking for help.

    Whether it’s asking for directions or asking for clarification.

    Just Ask!

    When you ask for help you will stand out in your career. People will know you take the time …

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    What FWP Are You Trying to Solve?

    Where FWP means First World Problem.

    If you aren’t solving a FWP you might be wasting your time.

    Sure, there are inventors and innovators out there making things you never knew you needed.

    Think iPod (and before that the Sony Walkman).

    But, for most people that are willing to spend their hard earned money they …

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    Why You Should Be Concerned About Time Famine

    The struggle is real.

    And, it’s getting worse every day.

    The struggle I’m talking about is … The battle with time.

    Time Famine noun. Across a society, a lack of free or leisure time. c2004 via Double-Tongued Dictionary

    Like Land … They’re Not Making Any More Time

    While this is not 100% true about land …

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    Why You Should Document Your Failures

    Do you do this today?

    Do you take the time to document your failures?

    Or, do you sweep past them?

    My recommendation … take the time!

    It’s not to memorialize them or make them part of your LinkedIn profile (but, they may be useful for interviews and mentoring). Rather, document your failures to learn from …

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    OMG I just made a HUGE error

    What do you do when you make a huge mistake at work?

    Well, just like in your personal life, there are a few tips and tricks and best practices for dealing with errors. But, it really comes down to one thing.

    Some errors are simple:

    Calling somebody by the wrong name in front of others.…
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    Freedom to Stand Out in Your Career

    As we come upon the Fourth of July there has never been a time that Freedom has never been more on top of peoples minds

    If you live in the USA there are many days that freedom is taken for granted.

    We have the freedom to:

    Change jobs at will Move to a new city…
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    You Can Expect What You Inspect

    The things you care about you will pay attention to.

    That’s the point of this post.

    There is an old saying from the manufacturing and statistical process control world that says you can expect what you inspect.

    Which, if you have read Dr. Stephen Covey’s books, you may recognize this as one of his seven …

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    Ask One Question to Help You Set Your Priorities

    Warning: This will come across as harsh.

    Being that this is the graduation season this might be the most critical nugget you (or someone you know) needs to put their career on the right path. By asking The One Question you may be able to set your career on the perfect trajectory. But, at what …

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    Things we Learned From the Circus

    The Greatest Show on Earth!

    Just Closed Forever!

    Last week the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed down for good.

    This circus was older than baseball, it was older than most things you may know of and hold near and dear to your heart.

    The end of the circus is a bit sad, …

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    The Gig Economy and The Rise of the Uber-Specialists

    Does the gig economy encourage the rise of the Uber Specialist?

    Where Uber Specialist means a person with deep and specific skills.

    Note: This has NOTHING to do with the car service.

    Effectively this is the market and model for independent consultants since the dawn of time. Where someone has a unique skill that people …

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