Know When to Say When.

“I’m on it.” “Sure, I’ll have it done by the end of the day.” “Absolutely, I’m happy to take that on for you.” Our default reply is, “yes” to each and every request that comes across our desks. But should we say “yes” when we really mean “no?” It’s a fatal trap that we all […]

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How Much Do You Get Paid?

I guess it’s the age-old question—how much does the guy in the next cube make? Is his paycheck more than mine? But we don’t ask right? Because it’s taboo and all sorts of madness would break lose if we walked around the office wearing t-shirts that screamed our salaries to everyone. It’s a funny kind […]

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You Can Love Your Career.

Some people will tell you that your resume is the most important thing that you can build. But what are we really building? Do you ever ask yourself, “is this all that I have?” “Is this all that my life will become?” It’s no surprise that our careers play a part in building our legacies. […]

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Warriors Win.

Business is war and you better fight to near death if you want to win. Waking up and driving to work can be sort of a death wish. We’re all barely surviving a framework of business that pushes people to behave in very deceitful and cutthroat ways. I can’t imagine how many people are “thrown […]

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Get Power from Uncomfortable Situations.

So you messed up big time. Maybe it’s because you botched a presentation, a pitch to the board was overruled unanimously, or you didn’t deliver on a tight (or even unreasonable) deadline. We all play the game and business as usual presents stressful, complicated, and uncomfortable situations. Anxiety, nervousness, and trepidation—it happens to the best […]

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One Hit Wonder

Don’t Become a One Hit Wonder.

One-hit wonders. They are, in some ways, part of the human experience. We love them right? I mean come on, who didn’t sing along to “Play that Funky Music,” by Wild Cherry? One-hit wonders make us smile and might represent some of our fondest entertainment memories. Just like entertainers, there are brands that literally come […]

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