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    What’s Your Time Really Worth?

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    Everyone wants to make more money, right?

    The reasons why people want to make more money are as varied as the number of people on the planet.

    The challenge is… How do you insure you are getting what you are worth?

    And, the sub-question is… How do you value your time properly so that you …

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    So, You Need to Make $1000 Quickly

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    How would you go about doing it?

    Assuming you need to earn it legally.

    And, I’ll throw in that you should do so within ethical and moral bounds too.

    So, how will you make $1000 quickly

    Think about it for a minute. Now think about it for another minute.

    How will you do it? Where…
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    Are We Negotiating?

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    The simple answer is yes.

    The slightly more complex answer is always.

    As noted in this post I wrote about Microsoft’s Kati Quigley and her thoughts on Everyday Negotiation it is not necessary to be a natural born negotiator.

    Some people are born this way. If you happen to be one of them … congratulations. …

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    So, You Want to Be a Futurist?

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    Where do you start?

    How do you know when you’re done?

    This second question is supposed to be funny. I hope you at least smiled.

    I think the best way to start is by reading and watching what known and renowned futurists in your industry are doing. Also, by diving deep into areas where you …

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    When to Use The 2 Minute Rule

    When you are in a heated discussion there is a tried and true technique to help get things back on track.

    It’s called The Two Minute Rule.

    I heard about this in Ray Dalio’s seminal book Principles. If you haven’t heard of Ray Dalio that’s OK. But, you should know he built a $160 billion …

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    Work The Problem

    In the movie and the book “The Martian“ the main character Mark Watney has a running monologue with himself where he says a lot of things to help us, the reader and viewer, to be able to follow along. He talks about being a Space Pirate and flying like Ironman and that space does not …

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    Get Mad About The Right Things

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    Check yourself.

    Ask yourself this one question and then take a moment to really think about your answer.

    Are you getting mad about the right things?

    Then take it two steps deeper with these follow-on questions.

    Are you getting mad about things that you have control over? Are you getting mad about things you don’t…
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    Three Ways to Avoid Self Sabotage

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    There are times in our careers where we accidentally and sometimes intentionally set ourselves up for failure. At these moments of self sabotage there are a lot of reasons why you may be doing this: some may be psychological while others might have more deeply rooted issues related to them. I’m not going to try …

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    Soft Skills in the Age of Automation

    For my first post of 2018 I wanted to start you off with three things that will help you more in your career than possibly anything else you’ve read in the past five years that I’ve been writing these posts.

    Let’s talk about soft skills.

    Soft Skills are critical for career success in the Age …

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    Three Things to Consider Before Saying Yes

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    Before you say yes and sign on the dotted line think about these three things

    It’s the end of the year and for some companies it’s hiring season.

    And yes … the smart companies do use this time to seek out great people. And, smart candidates use this time to seek enlightened companies.

    Both the …

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