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Month: November 2017

ASK FOR A SLAP IN THE FACE

ASK FOR A SLAP IN THE FACE

If you show somebody a piece of your work and you ask them “What do you think?”, they will probably say it’s okay because they don’t want to offend you. Next time, instead of asking if it’s right, ask them what’s wrong. they may not say what you want to hear, but the chances are they will give you a truthful criticism. Truth hurts, but in the long run it’s better than a pat on the back. by PAUL ARDEN…

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HOW FAILURE IS THE WAY FORWARD

HOW FAILURE IS THE WAY FORWARD

I really mean it when I say: I was fortunate. I graduate college in 2007, just in time for the financial collapse and great recession, and attempted to enter the worst job market in more than eighty years. Around the same time, I found out that the person who was subletting one of the rooms in my apartment hadn’t paid any rent for three months. When confronted about this, she cried and then disappeared, leaving my other roommate and me…

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HOW NEVER GIVE UP

HOW NEVER GIVE UP

The great law of nature is that it never stops. There is no end. Just when you think you’ve successfully navigated one obstacle, another emerges. But that’s what keeps life interesting. And as you’re starting to see, that’s what creates opportunities. Life is a process of breaking through these impediments. A series of fortified lines that we must break through. Each time, you’ll learn something. Each time you’ll develop strength, wisdom, and perspective. Each time a little more of the…

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