Finding Your Passion: Date Your Career Before You Marry It

Too many people jump into careers they think they will be happy with. They take out student loans, invest years in grad school, and study for hundreds of hours accumulating certifications they’ll never use. Now they’re too deep into debt and too many years into their career to make a change. It doesn’t have to be like…

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How To Gain Influence At Work

You’re a fresh grad. New to the workforce, full of passion, and excited to start contributing to your team. There’s only one problem; No one will listen to your ideas. I see this happen all the time. Smart individuals getting frustrated at work. Sometimes they become jaded and sulk. Other times they end up leaving…

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Resume with No Experience

If you’re currently in the market for a job or internship you may have been slapped with the cold reality. You can’t get a job because you have no experience. You can’t get experience because you have no job. It’s a vicious circle. I was in your position. I know the feeling. People would look at…

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How To Remember Someone’s Name

There is nothing more endearing, charming, and impressive than remembering someone’s name. It is a proven fact that no word elicits such a positive response, such a feeling of euphoria and acceptance, than hearing one’s own name. Despite this powerful psychological tool, almost everyone is terrible at remembering names. How many times have you been…

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Why You Should Always Negotiate

When I was in senior year of high school, I helped my friend to negotiate the price on his first car. A pristine condition Jeep Wrangler, known for its mudding pedigree. The car was in excellent condition, but priced a bit high for its value: $16,500 for it’s mileage and year. My friend and I,…

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