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Comedian Jim Carrey took a job as a janitor at a tire factory at age 15 when his father lost his job. He also worked as a security guard. To relieve his stress, he visited local comedy clubs, which instilled his love of comedy -- and prepared him for a blockbuster career. Everyone has to start somewhere. Like Jim Carrey, I
A big stack of my mail comes from frustrated people who have tried very hard to find jobs without success. With the slow economic recovery, it's still mighty tough out there. As I researched my last book, Use Your Head To Get Your Foot in the Door: Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You, I frequently heard concerns
As a kid, I practiced the art of negotiating daily with my parents and teachers. I continued to hone my skills as I grew, eventually buying a small struggling envelope company. Over decades as a business owner and salesman, I've probably spent as much time in negotiations as any other part of my job. I know you can't
"Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to." When Henry Ford said those oh-so-true words, he wasn't just talking about himself -- even though he is the epitome of determination. He went belly-up several times, but never lost sight of his goal.
When we were growing up, most of us learned to live by the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Not "as they do unto you," but "as you would have them do unto you." As working professionals, there is another manifestation of this rule, the Golden Rule for Networking. It should
Most people aim to do right; they just fail to pull the trigger. For whatever reason, they just don't have the wherewithal to finish the job. They are lacking discipline. "Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure," said the late motivational