Measuring effort vs. measuring progress

Remember in high school when we learned that the best way to set a goal is by making it SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound) to ensure our success? What we didn’t learn is SMART goals don’t work when venturing into new territory. Do you think Albert Einstein wrote down: “I will uncover the theory of relativity…

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Salary Negotiation 101: 4 tips you need to know

There are a ton of salary negotiation techniques out there. Here are the ones that will give you the best return on your investment: 1. Know Your Benchmarks TrueCar is a service that gives consumers the “true value” of a car they’re buying and on average they save almost $4k over someone walking in off…

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3 Phone Interview Tips That Will Land You A Second Interview

In order to nail your phone interview, there are three phone interview tips that determine your success: Your voice Your answers to questions The questions you ask back to the interviewer Let’s address each one individually: YOUR VOICE First open up your phone and go to the voice recorder app on your phone (Voice Memos on iPhone,…

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How to find a job you love

When looking for a job you love, everyone follows the same advice: Use your network Apply on job boards Search on Yelp/Glassdoor for companies people love This is a waste of your time. You will find an okay job, but you won’t find a GREAT job. There are three elements that make a job awesome: Location…

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Pick a boss. Not a job.

2 years ago I landed an awesome gig in Munich, Germany. It was an all-expenses paid assignment, the job description sounded awesome, and I would be living in Europe! What! I couldn’t have asked for a better dream job. Unfortunately, my boss was a first-time manager. He overloaded me with busy work, didn’t let me…

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Habits of Least Resistance

So I’m at the dentist a few years ago and he’s doing his thing — shoving his fingers in my mouth, probing, using that sucking thing which always catches on my cheek and he tells me the usual: “You need to floss more.” And of course I know this, he tells me every time. And I try….

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