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In 2013, I struggled to get new clients into my funnel. My resume wasn’t getting enough attention it came to enjoy. I was targeting Program Management positions with no luck. My connections drained up.This happens to everybody as they move up the promotion pyramidI had two choices: Either I needed to up my game, or tune down and […]

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Fired from my job, what do I do?   I was working as a consultant at a startup. One of my team members was a brilliant manager named Jason (not his real name). Jason was not a 10x manager, but he was diligent and interested in his craft. He did everything right and he enjoyed his job. […]

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On a cold Christmas eve of 2007, I was chatting with my roomie who had been a professional contractor in Software Development for years.  And I was in awe with what I was hearing. The dialogue went down something like this: Me: You charge 500€ per day? You mean they actually pay you 10.000€ a month? That’s […]

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I had a coaching call the other day with Jason (not his real name)He’s an ambitious Solution Architect but he doesn’t like how his ambition is consistently overruled by his managers. He’s great at solving deep technical issues but he also has a broad experience in various parts of Tech World. He has both a specialist’s […]

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I used to be a book worm When I was 7, I would finish two 300+ pages a week.  When I was sick, I had lots of homework to do, that is.  I’m quite an extrovert person. Reading books were feeding my introvert side. I felt like I’m escaping into someone else’s world that they had the trouble to create.Reading books […]

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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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