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3 Easy Steps to Take Back Control of Your Life’s Direction

It makes you feel helpless, doesn’t it? Being in a situation where you feel you have so little control over your life. Perhaps when the housing bubble burst, your finances, investments, and retirement nest egg went down the drain as well, and you’re finding it increasingly difficult to continue working and saving money. Or maybe you’ve gone through a gut-wrenching divorce that’s zapped all of your confidence and self-esteem. You feel like you’ve just entered the Twilight Zone. Whatever the situation you find yourself in, your future feels dim and it seems as if everything’s headed in the wrong direction. That’s tough when you’ve always been a go-getter, tackling everything life could throw at you. But now you’re finding it hard to press forward and […]

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10 steps to write the perfect elevator pitch

Having an elevator pitch ready is very critical not only for entrepreneurs but also for those looking to take the next step in their career. You never know when will you come across someone who could make a difference in your professional future, that’s why having your perfect elevator written and memorised is so necessary. If you follow these easy 10 steps you will be in a position to write your own perfect elevator pitch to take advantage of the next career opportunity you come across. 1. Understand what is an elevator pitch First of all, you need to understand what is an elevator pitch and when will you need one. The easiest way to understand the elevator pitch concept is imagining yourself in an […]

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Being the Lone Ranger

A month or two back, I had an experience in which I felt like I was lonely. I was out speaking to a group of students and had this feeling of disengagement and loneliness based on the response I was receiving from the students, and I began to question my mode of operation. Another example of this is when I made the choice that going out to bars and drinking every weekend was not the best use of my time at the age of 23. I had realized that working 60 hours in five days, followed by two nights of going out to the bars with friends on Friday night and Saturday night to “decompress” was not the best use of my weeks and my […]

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Top 5 Ways to Reverse A Negative First Impression

First impressions are long lasting and hence it can be tough to shift someone’s view after you’ve made a negative first impression. Sometimes, first impressions are so bad that it becomes nearly impossible to recover from those. When you are the leader of a team, then it becomes essential for you to create a positive impression on the minds of others. Great leaders are aware of the importance of building and maintain good working relationships. Can you get out of the hole of negative first impression? Is there any chance for you to maintain good relationship with someone by removing the image you crated at first place? The answer to these questions is yes, you surely can undo the damage once done. Have a look […]

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3 Simple Ways to Change the World for the Better

So you want to change the world. You’re not alone. Deep down, I think most people want to have a positive impact on society and make the world a better place for themselves and others. But it can seem like you need a lot of money to make significant changes, like Bill Gates or Elon Musk. Maybe you think things like, “I could never do that,” or “I’m not good enough.” Good news! You can change the world. You just have to think about it differently. 1. Focus on Your World There’s a popular quote by Ghandi that was proudly displayed on the wall of a museum I worked at for a couple of years. I saw it every day, and it’s the place to […]

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How to Fail, so you never Lose !

This is generally how we perceive failure, give or take a few minor details: We see a hole in our life and decide to fill it We dream of the day when we will achieve our goal We research, plan, strategize, agonizing on details for days We seek out our team/community/tribe/buyers/influencers/mentors We invest our blood, sweat and tears putting our plan to action We wait for the hole in our life to disappear We wait some more, after all we have done everything we could Slowly we come to accept the fact, that the hole’s not going anywhere, at least not right this moment Then, it is time to celebrate our Wins If you are asking what Wins, check this: We will never repeat the […]

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Do I Have To Pay Income Taxes On A Life Insurance Payout?

For many, the federal tax code is confusing and complex. In most cases, you are required to pay taxes according to the total annual income you earned. In theory, the U.S. tax laws are set up to favor low-income workers over high-income workers, and every working citizen is taxed on a case-by-case basis. However, it is important to understand the differences in the type of income you receive as you may not be required to pay taxes on everything. The government will tax your income at one of a few “marginal rates” each year, and these rates will fluctuate from year to year. While any unearned income you receive must be claimed as part of your gross income on the tax return, certain types of […]

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How Do I Get Him To Text Me Instead Of Me Texting Him All The Time?

It’s all too common. You’re texting with someone new but you notice that you’re the one who starts every conversation. Things feel a little one-sided, but you can fix! Here’s how to get him to message first1 Stop Texting Him First If you’re the one who always initiates conversation, you’re letting him know that you’ll always be there. What incentive does he have to pick up his phone and shoot you a message over text or Facebook if this is how it’s always been? So stop messaging him all the time. Don’t be reliable in that way. Of course, you might not hear from him immediately, but this gives him the chance to message you first. You definitely want to keep busy while you’re trying […]

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Can You Still Join the Military With a DUI?

For many young men and women in the United States, joining the military is their greatest aspiration. Serving in the U.S. Armed Forces is not only an honor but also an opportunity to gain valuable experience, lifetime benefits and the prestige of belonging to the finest defense organizations in the world. As such the U.S. Armed Forces tend to be very selective in terms of the criteria they establish for prospective service members. Certain life factors can prevent someone from joining the U.S. military, and a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can be one of them. It is important to remember that the branches of the armed services have traditionally followed a policy of zero tolerance with regard to substance abuse, and a […]

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How To Write A Demand Letter For Personal Injury Without Hiring A Lawyer?

The cost of filing and settling a personal injury lawsuit can be surprisingly high. After you have accounted for the cost of your legal counsel, you may be expected to pay thousands of dollars in exchange for representation. Of course, most personal injury attorneys do not charge for initial consultations or ongoing “maintenance” fees, and they will likely not bill you per hour. Instead, your attorney will generally require 25 to 35 percent of your case’s total award once the lawsuit is settled. While this financial arrangement can appear favorable for the plaintiff, depending on the nature of your claim and the complexities involved in negotiating a suitable settlement, your lawyer’s take-home salary can equal out to be $500 an hour or more. In many […]

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