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9 Things You Need To Stop Doing If You Want To Be Successful

Earl Nightingale, American motivational speaker and author, once said, “We become what we think about.” Perhaps truer words have never been spoken. The human mind is an incredible thing, and having the right attitude and mindset has routinely been stated by…

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Three (Unprofessional) Ways to Get Ahead at Work

The world is filled with advice about how to do things at work better or differently so that you’ll get noticed, and in faster-than-due time, get ahead. Much of such advice is excellent. Lord knows, I’ve offered up my fair…

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Think twice about a pic with your CV

London – A beautiful woman can use her looks for many things – but getting a job, it seems, is not one of them. Including a photo with a job application is less likely to lead to an interview for…

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Best Advice: Listen More Than You Talk

In the past two years, I have shared some of the best advice I ever received from my mum and my business mentor, Sir Freddie Laker. This year, I thought I would share a simple tip from another person who…

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Best Advice: Start With Your Passions, Grow Through Hard Work

The best advice I ever received came from my parents, who encouraged me to work hard and pursue my early love of math. This was great advice for two reasons. First, it led me to do something I really loved….

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Best Advice: 95% of Your Pain Is Caused By Your Own Stupidity

Do you ever get caught in a downward spiral? Situations at work (or at home) where someone or something causes problems that impact you? Then you need the 95% Rule, the best advice I got from a friend and mentor,…

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Best Advice: What Happened After I Overheard Someone Call Me Too Negative

“She’s so negative,” I heard them say. Always one for a bit of juicy gossip, I pedaled my bike stealthily behind where two colleagues were talking. We were at an offsite meeting, spending the afternoon outside and enjoying ourselves. “The…

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Best Advice: How I Learned to Focus My Energy on Positive Things

The best advice I ever received came at the moment I needed it most: “Only spend your time on positive things.” I was just starting up my own business and giving it all. I saw opportunities everywhere, I promised things…

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Best Advice: Numbers Lie. Don’t Focus On The Bottom Line.

Growing up, my friends called me a “human calculator.” I was obsessed with numbers and often spent time in high school analyzing stocks or counting cards in Atlantic City. I studied statistics and economics in school and began my career…

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Best Advice: How a Cold Email Can Land You Funding

Someone once told me, “If you ask for money, you get advice. If you ask for advice, you get money.” Those words changed the entire course of my career. They helped me launch my startup Kiip, acquire several rounds of…

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