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Set Limits

When recruiters say they are looking for someone entrepreneurial they don’t mean someone used to calling the shots for him or her self. They usually mean someone who is ready to work endless hours for low pay and no recognition. It is clear that being the boss compensates entrepreneurs for the hours they put in […]

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Imposter Syndrome

I know many folks who are afraid to go home at night. They don’t stay late because they are very busy. They just don’t want to be seen leaving, as though going home at all was a sign of weakness. I know others who never say no to any request, no matter how inane or […]

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Want Not, Want Not

At the risk of sounding trite, the key to lacking nothing is not wanting anything. Of course, this is not practical or within the realm of consideration for most people in an affluent society. How do I make it applicable to you? Simple. This is not an all or nothing game — bet it all […]

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What Goes Around Comes Around

I want to state unequivocally that I believe good karma and bad karma both come back to you. This is not a statement of faith so much as an observation about the way things work. You may be able to step on the neck of a boss now and then but if you make a […]

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Setting Your Own Value & Relocation

Let’s be perfectly clear about one thing: your mission as an employee is first and foremost to maximize profits for one person – you! That means getting the most possible revenue and subtracting the least possible expense. When considering changing jobs, I don’t always reckon risk and reward the same way headhunters do. I may […]