Decide What to Be and Go Be It (The Avett Brothers on Your Career)

Ever heard a song that gave you chills? One minute you’re listening in pure enjoyment and then something so profound comes through the music that the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. That’s what happened to me recently when I attended an Avett Brothers concert. I’d listened to their songs in the…

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Your Job Promotion can Starve You (and how to get full)

I’ve taken a new position before just for the bigger title and paycheck. Each time I’ve been rewarded with this tremendous buzz and sense of satisfaction. Forget the good working relationships, just the intoxicating feeling alone was amazing. Then like clock-work, something else would start settling in. It was this gnawing hunger. I wasn’t satisfied,…

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Meet Your Career’s Worst Enemy: Rational Thought

I once had a boss that said his job was to make excellent decisions on bad data. This didn’t make sense to me at the time. How could you ever make a good decision that you’re confident in without having good data first? It seems like you’d just be relying on luck. And that’s no…

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Here’s Why You Should Lay It on the Line at the Office

I’d planned a big night out with my wife at one of my favorite music venues, the Charleston Music Hall. We were headed to a Gillian Welch concert. Gillian is a modern day folk musician that has some amazingly hauntingly beautiful lyrics and music. She has quite a musical pedigree with a Grammy and lots…

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Ever Been Embarrassed by a Brain Fart at Work? (How to become the Idea King)

Ever had a brain fart at work? It seems like it always happens when you’re out of ideas and the pressure is on: Your boss comes to you and demands another $10 million in savings for the year (and you’ve only got 6-months left to go). You’ve lost your biggest customer and you’re going to…

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Here’s My Dream for Your Career

Did you know that Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech was originally titled “Normalcy, Never Again.”? In fact, the first drafts of his speech never included the phrase “I have a dream”? Turns out the entire “I have a dream” part of the speech was improvised. That’s right…improvised in front of 200,000 people…

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See What Experiencing Freedom is Like (Video)

Want to see what experiencing freedom is really like? Then don’t miss this video below. When I watched this I didn’t find it scary or intimidating like with so many other extreme videos. I sat in awe and felt inspired. It might be because even though you’re looking out of the door of a airplane…

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The Ticking Time Bomb of Grinding Your Teeth at Work (and 5 Ways to Get Relief)

  What do you do when just walking into your office causes you to clinch your teeth? That’s what I heard from a client recently, and I knew exactly what she meant because I’d had the same problem. When I used to live in NYC, I had a very stressful job that led me to…

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Hating Your Job Costs You Money…here’s what to do next

Do you hate your job, but find that you’re trapped because your entire standard of living is based upon your salary? This is exactly the dilemma my client faced. He loves the dinners out, weekend adventures, exciting vacations, the car, and the house. But he hates his job. His work day is a nightmare, and…

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How Stress Makes Your Brain Shrink [Infographic]

I learned early in my career how powerful information can be. I’ve seen it used to demonstrate incredible results, prove important points, and be the lynchpin to obtaining critical funding for projects. But sadly it seems that at work, information is often used in a boring, overwhelming, and uninspiring way. Often the message gets lost…

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