Handling Difficult People

Handling Difficult People

Handling Difficult People We all eventually find ourselves trying to improve our skills for handling difficult people. There is likely even someone you know who sets you off like an atomic bomb. Maybe they constantly criticize you, put you down in front of others, take credit for your good work, constantly kiss up to the boss, or can never admit they are wrong. That list could go … Continue reading

What to Include in a Resume

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Over the past 25 years I’ve helped countless co-workers, supervisors, fellow-students, my own students, friends, and family figure out what to include in a resume. I’ve also personally helped a few dozen people get hired based on a resume we wrote or rewrote together. After researching what works today (as part of updating my own resume), I decided it was time to write a blog post answering … Continue reading

How to Improve your Communication

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The world around you improves each time you ask yourself and others how to improve your communication abilities. Everyone knows how to communicate…right? The truth is everyone does communicate. However, some of us seem to do it better than others? If you’re anything like me, you want to put and keep yourself in the group of people who do communicate better than the average person. Especially when … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Quotes & Toast

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The tradition of the Thanksgiving Quotes and Toast exists in many forms in homes across the world. It is often as simple as a lone traveler thinking few quiet thoughts over a meal at a truck-stop. Sometimes, it coalesces from the hearts of soldiers, sailors, and airman who share a meal on foreign soils (god bless and thank you). Other times it takes on tradition across the … Continue reading

How to Negotiate (Priceless Fundamentals)

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Knowing how to negotiate is a key part of successfully executing strategy in pretty much every aspect of your life. The truth is that resources are limited. With limited resources, you’ll find that if you give out more than you take in, you’ll end up with less than when you started. In relationships, business, career, salary, sales, purchases, real estate, good deals and pretty much every other … Continue reading

Why am I always so angry?

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Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I always so angry”? Understanding why people find themselves asking that question is an issue for hiring authorities, HR types, supervisors, teachers, parents, civic leaders, and individuals alike. This hit home for me recently while I listened to helicopters hovering over my step-daughter’s school and our town. While El Segundo is by no means a small town, it is the … Continue reading

What is Strategy?

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What is Strategy? When we start wondering, “What is a Business Strategy”, we are usually playing around with a new or important idea. This leads us to question what exactly strategy is and what strategy will work best for our unique situation. We do this because we rightfully “want” to succeed. Be Warned Success is important and having a perfect strategy will make sure we don’t fail…right? … Continue reading

What is Relationship Marketing

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What is Relationship Marketing? First, it is nothing new. Relationship Marketing (in its basic forms) has been around since the beginning of human history. Truly successful businesses have always benefited from developing and nurturing healthy relationships within their target market. Dictionary.com defines it as, “a marketing strategy in which a company seeks to build long-term relationships with its customers by providing consistent satisfaction”. Wikipedia explains, “Relationship marketing … Continue reading

Difference between Helping and Enabling

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Difference between Helping and Enabling Relationship marketing requires a great deal of emotional intelligence. Lots of people get out there, and establish relationships with their target market only to find out months or years later that there is no reciprocation to be enjoyed. A large part of why and how this happens relates to the difference between helping customers and enabling them. When you help, you do … Continue reading

Questions to Ensure Business Plan Success

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Asking tough questions helps ensure business plan success. Starting a business is tough and making it grow successful is even tougher. If you took the time to make a plan, you realize good plans lay the foundation for successful businesses. If you want your success to last, get feedback on your plan early and often. The most objective (and often best) feedback comes from people who know … Continue reading

How to Interview – the Process & Elevator Speech

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How to Interview – the Process & Elevator Speech Tina asked: I applied for a job online at a really large company, got a missed call from someone from their HR department that If I am still interested in the position call her back. I am going to return her call. Should I be prepared for a phone interview? I mean, what is the process? do they … Continue reading

Find a Good Free PDF Editor

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Find a Good Free PDF Editor What is a Good Free PDF Editor? In one of the forums I frequent, I was given the chance to answer this question that may be helpful for others. So, I’m sharing it with you in a quick Q&A Post. To see others like this, select the Question and Answer Category from the group of categories in the sidebar of this … Continue reading

Find a Business Partner & Take Action

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Ron asked, “Where can I find a business partner? I’m 15 and excited about starting an internet company. Is partnering the best way? How do I take action on my idea?” Great questions Ron! Wanting to partner shows you are serious about making it happen. I love that you are asking how to take action!!! Great attitude. I’ve organized my response with headings that mostly match your … Continue reading

How do you get a blog?

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People often ask, “How do you get a blog?” Once someone explains the basics, building a website is not as hard as you may have previously thought. In this blog, I’ll walk you through the high level steps that you need to follow in order to set-up your own website. A true beginner should set a simple “dummy” site first. Build one for your cat if you … Continue reading

Do mean girls get the nice guys?

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A Question on Mean girls Kate Asked: “Is it true that the nicer you are to your partner, the less they respect you? Is that why all the mean girls get the nice guys?” Good Question Kate, I think it has more to do with what people are looking for. Nice guys are nice because they are trying to fill a need. This need may be social … Continue reading

Student Debt – Key to Choice of College?

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Student Debt – Key in College Decisions Tried and true advice regarding “Student Debt”. The borrower is the slave of the lender – Proverbs 22:7 A Guest Asked, “I need help deciding on a college!?” I need to make a final decision this week. Both of my options are close to home and I would live at home. Both are fairly cheap but money isn’t a big … Continue reading

Cindy asked, “How do you become a lecturer”?

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Cindy asked, “How do you become a lecturer”? I’m studying a criminology degree and at the minute I would like a job where I can continue learning about the subject. I figured a being a lecturer would allow this and I think I’d enjoy teaching people about something I think is really interesting and hope that they would also realize why it’s a really good subject. But … Continue reading