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Three Jobs That Aren’t Worth Your Time

  “…to work at McDonald’s…seemed like an act of surrender; I never even considered it as a possibility.”   Decoded, Jay-Z In his book “Decoded” rap artist-turned-entertainment mogul Shawn Carter also known as Jay-Z describes working at McDonald’s as the ultimate form of surrender.  I think that it’s less about McDonald’s, but more about the type […]

The Shortest Route to a C-Level Position

The Chief Executive Officer is the pinnacle of success in the business world.  And if their salaries compared to that of their average employees are any indicator, it’s a fun club in which to belong.  In 1980, it was estimated that top U.S. executives earned approximately 42 times the earnings of their workers.  By 2010, […]

Three Ways to Get a Raise Without Asking

  Image Credit: Wikiphoto Perform a Google search on “How to Get a Raise” and you will find literally hundreds of thousands of pages of information about conducting research, scheduling an appointment with your boss and practicing your negotiation skills. I can remember requesting the ‘may I have a raise please boss?’ appointment a year […]

Want More Business? Try Volunteering!

“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” – Margaret Thatcher When I was in 10th grade, I began attending a small Catholic high school in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.  The school required all sophomores to perform 20 volunteer hours […]

Try A Little Selfishness?

To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate. – Michael Jordan Sister:  “Are you on your way to your nephew’s soccer game?” Me:     “No, I’m not going.  I have […]