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Asking for Help, How Not to Morph into a Parasite

In business building or job searching, one of the most important things you can do to increase your success is network.  Not just attend events and exchange cards, really connect, share, provide value and ask for help. That last part can lead to valuable information, knowledge and contacts or it can brand you as a …

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Just Ask For Help Already

  I love tomatoes.  My favorite food in the summer is a salad made with avocados, black olives and tomatoes.  I love picking tomatoes off the vine and eating them like an apple for a snack.  I also make a killer cucumber and tomato salad.   For these reasons, I need fresh tomatoes.  Yes, it is …

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The 1 Thing To Do RIGHT NOW To Recharge, Launch or Boost Your Career, Business or Job Search

I am going to let you in on a very powerful secret.  It is something that you can do immediately upon reading it that will literally change the game.   Imagine people helping you, willingly and with joy, find that right job or connect you to the right clients.   And it will start to …

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Job Block – Can’t See the Forest for the Trees

What I often discover when talking to clients about their current situations and thoughts about how they want to move forward is one of two things:   Tunnel Vision Forest Syndrome   Their tunnel vision is a self-imposed captivity of only being able to see themselves in their current position.   The forest syndrome is …

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Want Help – Follow 2 Simple Steps

I have a friend that bought a house earlier this year.  We have pretty much converted the whole house into something new and, well quite frankly, it looks great.  Painted every room, decorating, staining and putting up trim, redoing kitchen cabinets, putting up backsplash, new light fixtures – top to bottom we are transforming that …

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It Is A Favor – Not An Obligation

I heard a very disturbing conversation yesterday and of course I have to share. A woman was telling her friend about the renovation to her home and was complaining about how long it took and the lack of response from the person performing the service. I would have been okay with the constant, nagging, whinny …

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Be Clear In Your Head Before You Open Your Mouth

It is a running joke in my family that I am terrible about asking for help.  I hate it, absolutely hate it.  I had an amazing father that instilled in me that I could do pretty much anything I wanted to do on my own with my own little two hands and when I put …

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You Can’t Fix People With Duct Tape

I’m a fixer.  By nature, by profession by instinct – I am a fixer.  It has taken me a long time to realize that this part of me is not a curse but rather a blessing – but the struggle is learning how to use it effectively.  Oh, if only you could use duct tape …

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Fixers Beware Of Emotional Poaching

My best friend told me on more than one occasion that I am a “fixer”. I can’t help it, I come from a long line of fixers – it is genetic. You have to understand that fixers are, on the most part, people who want to help others; giving something unconditionally in order that the …

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Kindness Should Not Be The Exception

My friend is moving out of state, and I am happy for her, but not happy about it at all. I am going to miss my friend so in a selfish way I am not happy; however, the job that moved her husband out of state is a great opportunity for him. So even with …

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