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Podcast Now Live

Ever wondered how other people go the job they did? Or wondered what doing (fill in the blank) for a living might feel like? We’ve started interviewing interesting, productive, and successful people about their jobs, how they got to where they are, and a whole host of other questions that we find interesting and helpful. Go ahead and listen below...

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Free Book Tools

We will be building more Book Tools soon and now is the time to sign up to receive them. Head over to the Book Tools page and signup now! Wondering what Book Tools are? You can read a short description by clicking here.

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Know and Honor Your Goals

In the last post I talked about finding out the needs of the other party and how important that is in negotiations large and small. This post is a call to ?never forget your own goals!? If you allow your attention to be pulled off of your own goals and objectives and give up what you need you will be...

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What Do They Want

One of the hardest steps to learning successful negotiation is the paradox of knowing and honoring your goals while focusing on the other party?s needs at the same time. Why focus on their needs? Because that?s where successful negotiation begins and ends. If you can discover what they TRULY want and find a way to satisfy that need in the...

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Quotes for Motivation

How about a list of good quotes about ?sticking to it?? Here are a few that are worthy of posting ? Fall seven times; stand up eight. Japanese proverb You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you. Joseph Campbell The best time to plant a tree is 20 years...

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Baby Steps to a Better Life

“Baby steps get on the bus, baby steps down the aisle, baby steps …” – Bill Murray as Bob Wiley in “What About Bob?” If you suffer from work paralysis, your problem might be that you don?t know how to take “baby steps”. Just like you can’t eat an entire Thanksgiving dinner in one bite, or weed your yard with...

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The Paradox of Choice

I?m just finishing a skim read of Barry Schwartz’s book The Paradox of Choice. I’m sure if I read the entire book it would be very good. But appropriately, with everything going on in life right now ? I chose not to really dive into this particular book. Instead, I did my usual “skim” method on the book ? Speed...

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Olympic Lesson on Success

I was impressed by this recent article on American athlete’s success at Vancouver (from the Wall Street Journal of all places). A few things impressed me ? 1. How little money was spent to target a ?medals race? and yet how much success the team is having ? particularly in events not usually dominated by American athletes. 2. How Bode...

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Will Curiosity Kill My Brain?

I was listening to a podcast recently that mentioned the number of books in the Library of Congress in relation to what we can actually take in. The numbers were a bit old and a bit off. As best as I can tell there are now over 30 million cataloged books ? but over 140 million total items. You would...