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Looking for work? Uncommon resume tips. Really!

January 21st, 2010 No comments

If you’re searching for a job, you’ve probably seen all the tips, tricks, and advice you can stomach.  This bunch has a bit of a different spin on things.  As an added plus, it is written in a down-to-earth style that doesn’t talk down to you.

Resume tips

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What’s in a number?

January 20th, 2010 No comments

We are overwhelmed with statistics nowadays.  This is up, that is down, and there is little change over there.  At the end of the day, however, our lives frequently impacted more by local statistics than by national averages.

The site below gives some insight into just how those numbers play out.  For instance, who would have thought your likelihood for getting Alzheimer’s  is four times higher if you live in Arkansas rather than New York.

Life Expectancy

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Progress

January 19th, 2010 No comments

We get better at the things we do often.  We all know this.  But we, as humans, tend to miss gradual changes.  Whether for better or for worse, small changes have a way of building up over time.  Here’s a fun example:

Progress

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

January 18th, 2010 No comments

Waterfall

Images are powerful.  They can can move our thoughts and emotions instantly into another direction.  Their effects, positive or negative, can seem almost magical.

Most of us grow up listening to relatives waxing nostalgic about images from their past.  We observe, politely, dimly aware that our personal experience is very different from those reminiscing about the image.  Although we’re present, participating in some level of the conversation, we’re not engaged at the same level.  As we grow older, we tend to collect our own images, and slowly begin to understand the difference in perspective.

The same is true for images related to your goals.

Images that inspire, stimulate, and motivate you might have zero effect on others.  Likewise, inspirational topics for others might not move you at all.  Collecting images related to your goals, images that stimulate and motivate you, is the most important thing you can do to reach your goals. Our goal software, single-step, helps you do just that.

If you’re not making the progress you’d like on your New Year’s Resolution, perhaps you just haven’t found the image that touches you in the right way yet.

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Beauty

January 16th, 2010 No comments

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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preface to The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

January 15th, 2010 No comments

The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.

– John Maynard Keynes

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Two Week Milestone – Resolutions for 2010

January 14th, 2010 No comments

How is your resolution coming along?  You’re now two weeks into 2010.  Have you been consistent?  If so, are you starting to form habits around your new activities?

If not, have you gained any insight into what is keeping you from changing?  Remember, personal growth is a journey, not a sprint.  If things are going exactly how you like, don’t beat yourself up.  Stop, take a minute to analyze what is going on, make a plan to accomodate what you’ve learned, and get back to it.

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Dare mighty things

January 13th, 2010 No comments

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

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Keep your feet moving

January 12th, 2010 No comments

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

– Samuel Johnson

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Ask yourself

January 11th, 2010 No comments

What can you do today to make it the best day of the year?  Is there someone you can call?  Is there someone you could help?  Is there a message you could deliver?

You know best what is important to you.  You understand your relationships, your work, your life.  It is up to you to reach out and take a active part in making things better.

What can you do today?

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