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    Some People Like to Fail

    The shocking, surprising, and sad fact is that few people do have fire in their belly from passion and curiosity. There are many reasons why:

    They don’t want the stress of success.

    They are comfortable where they are, and they don’t want to change their work, geographic location, colleagues, or much of anything else.

    They …

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    Kill the Fear of Following Your Passion

    You have to passionately want to differentiate yourself from others. You must be inflamed about this idea. Not just because I want it for you but because you can’t imagine doing anything but going for it.

    The shocking, surprising, and sad fact is that few people do have fire in their belly from passion and …

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    Take Calculated Risks

    Work Risk

    There is a saying among old cowboys out West: “One man with courage is the majority.”

    When I write about courage, intestinal fortitude, guts, and boldness to differentiate yourself, it’s not to encourage you to do stupid, risky things. I’m not looking for the daredevil mentality that causes you to rappel off the Brooklyn Bridge …

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    How to Overcome Your Insecurities

    Are you insecure at times? Of course you are, because this is how we keep checks and balances over our daily behavior. As a practicing career coach, I see this personality trait every day. And because about 70% of my clients are in transition, I see it more than others do. I remember that when …

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    Is Fear a Part of Your Professional Life?

    During my work with job seekers or those contemplating a job/career change, I evaluate the amount of fear that drives—or paralyzes—my clients. To some extent, all of them exhibit fear originated by some threat—or so they perceive. For a person out of a job, that feeling is not only a perception but also, unfortunately, a …

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    Watch Your Language!

    Words are powerful, and whether you utter them aloud or to yourself, they create emotion.  They determine how you and others feel.  I’m sure you have heard the saying, “Sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you?” Don’t believe this for a second.  There are more people lying on a …

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    Fear Will Leave You Breathless and Stupid

    I was driving to work this morning listening to a great track by Sufjan Stevens… reminiscing about my “musical” days in college. I played guitar for a long time and have just recently put it aside for other hobbies and activities. I want you to know that I have never… ever… ever talked about this …

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