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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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    Why Your Left Hand Hates Your Right Hand

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    In a typical population, left-handers make up about 15%.  Of course, not every population is typical.

    Among the five designers of the first Apple computer, four are left-hand dominant. Three of the last five presidents are left-handed. In a group of alcoholics, left-handers triple their typical representation.

    So, your left hand might have a lot …

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    How To Value Yourself So Others Will, Too

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    Twice each year, I give a personal branding boot camp on campus at UCLA. The single hardest part of camp will be helping each participant appreciate themselves. Appreciating yourself is a weird concept for most people. We are used to talking about our strengths and weaknesses. We are comfortable talking about our hard and soft …

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    Why the Good Survive and the Best Enjoy Success

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    I believe there’s a list in the universe like the one we believe Santa keeps all year. At his annual retreat with senior elves, Santa wrestles with finite resources he allocates at the end of Q4, among all the good boys and girls. At work, the good get to come back next year, and keep …

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    Why Your Boss Probably Hates You

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    As a career coach specializing in communication, I’m presented with a wide spectrum of work stories. Some end in, “I don’t know why my boss hates me.”  Variations on this are:

    My supervisor hates me The project manager hates me The recruiter seemed to hate me Everybody at work hates me

    Of course, hate is …

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