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Companies Must be Remarkable but Individuals can be Whatever they Want

On Thursday I wrote that Seth Godin only likes to do something if he can do it “really well” which is consistent with his message to companies to be “remarkable”.  Now while

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Be Informed and Save Money

People who are informed make better decisions in life which usually end up making their lives easier and saving themselves a lot of money.  When I need to make an educated decision,

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Get Lucky Like Michael Phelps by Being Grateful

Michael Phelps is the talk of the 2008 Summer Olympics.  He won 8 Gold medals which is unheard of in the Olympics.  Michael was not handed the Gold medals for showing up, he earned

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Be a Professional by Acting Like a Beginner Like Michael Jordan

When you start doing something new such as playing a sport and you enjoy it, you try really hard to get good at it.  You practice day and night and play against the best people out there just

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10 Ways to Retain Your Podcast Listeners

I  have been listening to a lot of podcasts lately between my 2 and half hours of commuting per day and any other times during the day that I am doing something that doesn’t require

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Make People Happy and Get Treated Like a God

Yesterday I was out of town on a site visit to a few hotels that a client of mine is considering for a conference in December.  Before I went I found a caterer in that city that

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Use Your Connections to Get Lucky

  I had the unfortunate experience of having to rush to the emergency room 2 Friday nights in a row and have learned a very valuable lesson:  Use any connections you have whenever

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The Mexican Fisherman Took The Road Less Traveled

There is a famous story that I have been thinking about lately of a Businessman who meets a Mexican man fishing on a little boat.  It’s a great story that makes you think about

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Never Do Anything Again Without a List

I have been thinking a lot lately about wasting time and how to stop doing it. I think that it might be me trying to make up for all the time I wasted in my life up until now. Thinking back

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Get Lucky by Working Towards a Four Hour Work Week

This past week I read, (well actually listened to) Tim Ferriss’ book, The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich.  I have been meaning to read this book

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How to Get Things Done With No Time

Have you ever had multiple things to do and a limited amount of time to do them?   Who knows?  Maybe you’ll fly through the tasks and have some free time at the end.  When you organize

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Is a Silver Medalist The 2nd Winner or the 1st Loser?

Jerry Seinfeld has a bit about how winning a bronze medal in the Olympics is better that winning a silver medal in the same event. Everyone knows that gold is the best. It means that you are the winner

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How Bad Luck Can Turn into Good Luck

  David spent his whole childhood dreaming of joining the army as a fighter pilot. Everything he did in school and his social life was specifically for the purpose of enhancing his chance of achieving

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Can You Introduce Me to 300 People?

  Picture is from http://www.flickr.com/photos/ms_abitibi/1462557669/ Sociologists estimate that the average person knows 300 people by name. Thinking about this, I probably know a whole lot more

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25 Ways to Clear Your Head

Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ulriccollette/2207539987 When you are stuck in a situation and you just can’t think, whether it is writer’s block or a high amount of stress, there is always

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Kick Yourself in the Pants and Get Motivated

  To continue writing about the “Get Rich” seminar that I attended in Atlanta, I’d like to give some of my thoughts about “get rich” types of seminars. At the seminar, a nice gentleman

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Now is Your Chance But So Is Tomorrow

In my last article I mentioned that I was at a “get rich” seminar in Atlanta. One thing that the speaker repeated over and over was that now is the only chance to capitalize on the foreclosure market.

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Just F’N Google It

I just got back from Atlanta, GA where I was working at a tradeshow that my company produces. The show took place at the Georgia International Convention Center by the Atlanta International Airport.

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Don’t Wait for Opportunity to Knock

This morning I was reading “Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men, One Message” By Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump on my subway ride to work. The book is basically these two great business minds

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Get Lucky in a Recession

I was just skimming through my rss reader when an article by Lazy at www.lazymanandmoney.com hit me.  The title, “Why a Recession Doesn’t Have To Hurt” is what really caught my interest.  He pretty

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Lucky People Take the Loss

  A year and a half ago I was shopping for my first car ever.  I never needed one until then because I live in New York City and parking is impossible and public transportation is faster and more convenient

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Ask Everyone for a Second Opinion

Second opinions are more than just for doctors or auto mechanics. You can ask a second opinion from any company or organization in almost any situation. When calling an airline, cable or phone company

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Avoid Foreclosures by Being Realistic

A big part of the American dream is to own a nice house to live in and raise your family. I remember learning in college how the United States made home ownership possible for the average American by

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Get Lucky by Following the Leader

When starting a business, most people think that they need to think of an idea that has never been done before and will blow the world out of the water. They think that unless you have something that

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Dreaming Has a Low ROI

Last week I was riding the Long Island Rail Road on the way to a meeting and I noticed a great ad for CareerBuilder.com. It said “Dreaming has a low ROI” (Return On Investment) . I thought this

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Get Lucky by Becoming Best Friends with Technical Support

I love Dilbert Comics… Unfortunately, Tech Support like this is way too common.   This morning I got an email telling me that my office’s server for our email and website was at 90% capacity

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Get Lucky by Saving a Penny

Everyone has heard the saying, “a penny saved, is a penny earned”. I know I grew up hearing it. I always took it too literally and thought of it as just being pennies. I often thought to myself,

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To Dump Or Not To Dump: Passing Work Over To Your Employees

 Here is a cute business lesson I heard a while ago: A crow was sitting atop a ladder, doing nothing all day long. A small rabbit saw the crow and asked him, “Can I also sit like you and do nothing

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I Hope You Dance Like Nobody is Watching

This past week while I was driving, I was listening to the radio and the song I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack came on. It’s a nice sounding song but it is one of those that you tune out and use as

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Get Lucky by Taking Baby Steps

My one year old daughter just took her first couple of steps recently and it is an amazing site to see. To see how much effort and determination she puts into each movement of her foot while trying to

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