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Michael began his swimming career at the age of 7He started swimming with his sisters. He would never go underwater because he was so scared. So, what did he do? Quit swimming, or stay where he is? No: he decided to swim backward.  Interesting enough, the first stroke that he ever mastered was the backstrokeAt that ripe age […]

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An angel appears in a puff of smoke to a man and says to him, “Because you have lived a good and virtuous life, I can offer you a gift: you can be the most handsome man in the world, or you can have infinite wisdom, or you can have limitless wealth.” Reflecting, the man says, […]

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“If you approach a negotiation thinking the other guy thinks like you, you are wrong.” – Chris Voss, Author of the best-seller “Never split the difference”. Whenever I meet a fellow independent consultant, I’m instantly curious about a lot of aspects of their professional life. Where they work, what are their rates, any area for collaboration…But […]

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This single magic technique solves procrastination AND keeps you aligned with your goalsThe BEST technique to Avoid Procrastination and stay on courseWhat if I told you that there is a magic tool that big corporations use, that makes their planning rock-solid?That you could use it for yourself and avoid procrastination and burn-out?A big reason for […]

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Nobody marries with a divorce in mind.  Yet 50% of marriages end up in divorce. Things will go south at a client. There will be disagreements. Passionate fights on the custody of blame. They seldom end well, do they? Sometimes it is vital to amputate a limp before the gangrene in it festers all body. […]

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Are you at the right company? Quick Jump Are you at the right company?Flag #1: If your career plan doesn’t fit company’s plan for YOU, it is the writing on the wall. Flag #2: You aren’t learning Flag #3: Company’s strategy is in conflict with your career aspirationsFlag #4: You aren’t surrounded by top performers Flag #5: Culture […]

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Is wanting to earn more evil? 😈😈I joined a gym and asked the trainer, “I want to impress beautiful girls, which machine should I use?”He said, “Try the ATM outside” To this day I’m still terrified to come off as a sales-y, valueless person who just wants more money. I’ve grown up in a collectivist, […]

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Being a PM is as easy as riding a bikeC’mon folks, it is easy 😊 Sometimes it is vital to connect with the people who are in the same hell 😊What frustrated you this week?

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Is the eternal seach of information harmful?There was once an old master in karate, talking wisdom into his pupil.- My dear pupil, have you seen the gulls flying by the setting sun and their wings seeming like flames?- Yes, my master, I have.- And a waterfall, spilling mightily over the stones without taking anything out […]

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Going from employee to self-employed is a life-altering decision. Consequently, it is crucial to understand the benefits and losses. Should Everybody Become Self-Employed? I am a big proponent of the idea “everybody who has the skills and experience to become self-employed”. However, this is an honest comparison with the true upsides and downsides. Everybody’s story […]

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