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    7 Ways to Innovate and Prove You’re Worthy

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    The terrible truth of work is that almost anyone can do anything. I don’t want to make you paranoid, but open up the UCLA Extension course catalog, a MOOC or watch a few “how-to” YouTube videos, and you get my drift. Education and skills are the easiest things to acquire.

    Leaving out advanced neurosurgery, the …

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    24 Life Questions To Answer Before It’s Too Late

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    As a career coach and business communications expert, I often surprise people by knowing something about them that they have never told me – and maybe never told anyone else. I am not psychic. I am empathetic.

    When I ask you a question, and your brain re-routes it to give me an unrelated answer: I …

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    Did You Win a Grammy? Why Not?

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    Congratulations to everyone who won. And, congratulations to Kanye West who, persists in believing he is: “The One Who Decides What Is Sufficiently Creative to Win for Album of the Year.”

    Per the Huffington Post: “Kanye West nearly interrupted Beck after the rock star won Album of the Year over Beyonce. Many outlets including HuffPost …

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    What Would Tom Brady Say About You?

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    Last Sunday, my favorite comment by any of the many sportscasters was this: “Brady was unstoppable when the pressure was strongest.”

    What if we said that about you?

    Are you unstoppable when the pressure is the strongest?

    The strongest stress is when it all comes down to one action you must take in one moment, …

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    You, Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, and Seth Rogen?

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    “We made up all our lines,” Seth Rogen remembered of Apatow’s 2005 flick, “The 40-Year-Old-Virgin.” A lot of the stuff was just us talking to each other and trying to make each other laugh, knowing that we had the freedom to say whatever we wanted. It looks very natural, because we honestly didn’t know what …

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    The #1 Relationship Problem That Stalls Your Career

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    All of us have experienced “relationship” problems. You might have a problem with your girlfriend or boyfriend, life partner, parent, sibling, business partner, best friend, roommate, boss, coworker or even a neighbor. Really, given the number of people in your life, especially when you add your FB fame or any other cyber group you’re in: …

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    About Our Fight To Be Free of Fear

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    Be relentless. Be resilient. Be able to repair.

    Be ready to play hurt. Play tired. Play even with despair.

    Everything can change in one moment.

    Every thing passes. Every thing that is good and every thing that is bad does not last.

    What have we learned from the latest terror campaign acted out on Paris …

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    A Hot Tip To Advance Quickly in Your Career

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    What is it so hard to believe you should be the best you can be, and work for someone else? Why do so few people genuinely want to be employees? Why is it impossible to believe you can be a person with great self-worth who also respects the opportunity to work?

    Apparently, most Millennials believe …

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    Personal Branding Pledge 2015

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    I agree to be me

    I accept the obligations and honor of my authenticity

    I agree that this year, perhaps unlike any other

    I will not bother to be a shadow, a cipher or a ghost in my life

    I will not hobble myself with the expectations of another

    Even if I face a force …

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    Surprise! 90,000 Gifts for You!

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    Why would anyone want 90,000 gifts for Christmas or whatever your seasonal holiday is? Not even the greediest person would want 90,000 gifts, right? Not even the #1 person on Santa’s list, the nicest person who deserves the best of the season’s bounty wants 90,000 gifts. So where on earth is someone getting 90,000 gifts?…

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