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    What Your Lack of Personal Intelligence Costs You

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    When people think about lowering their bills, a lot of small purchases become suspect. Your daily Starbucks habit, at $32 per gallon if you calculated it that way, is an easy mark. A lot of people cut the cable, start eating most meals at home and buy a space heater rather than warm up the …

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    Start Your Naughty List Now

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    How could it be coming on the end of the year? Where did this year go? Is that how you feel?

    Are you looking back and thinking where did you go wrong?

    Do you have a sense that this year could have been so much bigger for you?

    If you are looking back with some …

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    Today’s Very Bad Rap On Millennials’ Reputation

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    Harvard University Institute of Politics reports that most Millennials will not bother to vote in the midterm elections. According to Fox News, Millennials are too busy “looking hot” or “depending on the government” to vote, and they should be discouraged from going to the polls to vote for their interests.

    Millennials? Could this be true? …

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    Fear Your High School Reunion!

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    Last Saturday night I was the “plus one” at a high school reunion, where people were frankly in shock. It had been 30 years – 30 years! – since they’d all been together at Lakeland Regional High in Wanaque, New Jersey.

    How will you account for three decades that start the moment you begin life, …

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    Why You Need a Lifeguard to Get a Promotion

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    No matter where you live and where you want to work, there’s probably an ocean between you and what you want. No, I don’t mean the vast body of water that covers 71% of the planet. It’s not that you live in the UK and want to work in the US. Not that kind of …

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    What You Don’t Know About Yourself is Shocking

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    This coming weekend, I give the only personal branding boot camp on campus at UCLA. There might be a seat or two left, so if you are in Los Angeles, you might want to come. Why?

    If you have failed to get the job you love or you are failing in the career you thought …

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    Take The Long Way Home – Here’s Why

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    If you always do what you’ve always done, you’re probably going to get what you’ve always gotten. Job seekers and other people with vision or ambition can’t afford to waste a moment of their travels. Even the ordinary commute can be changed-up to increase the potential for a positively life-changing connection.

    Two little rules: Take …

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    If You Can Do This, You Win

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    What does everyone want more of?

    Think about the power you would wield, if you knew the answer. What if you knew what everyone secretly and truly wants? What is it that they’re not saying aloud to anyone, but keeping as a dark secret?

    Go one step further and imagine if you could DELIVER what …

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    A Surprising Physical Secret Behind Intelligent Thinking

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    Tapping, typing and swiping give you instant access to all kinds of things you want. For example today on Buzzfeed, I tapped open a list of 37 ways to hack IKEA furniture so it looks a little less like IKEA furniture. I typed up a list on Workflowy, to organize the assets of a new …

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    Why You Should Do the Worst First

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    “My dad taught me an important lesson. If you rehearse every maneuver ahead of time, people don’t panic when things get really intense.” So says, Peter Hancock, CEO of AIG when discussing how competitive sailing led to his management philosophy.

    The worst is likely the last thing you want to think about when you are …

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