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[6 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 6,984 views]
Don’t Be An Average Joe, Be A Champion!

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“The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no one else is looking.”

I wanted to write something that would motivate those of you who are taking the time to read this post. For many people, the paths we […]

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[15 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 9,707 views]
Become a Quitter at Quitting

Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images | Life.com

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”

In my last post “Put Two Feet In” I mentioned that we must be quitters at quitting. I will […]

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[31 Jul 2010 | One Comment | 7,770 views]
Put Two Feet In…

Photo by Flickr User klorrainegraham
I’ve officially worked my first “real” job for 4 weeks now. It hasn’t been the smoothest of rides so far (I’ll explain later). Oh yeah, and did I mention that the pay is commission only as well? The fact that it’s commission only doesn’t bother me. In fact, the job itself […]

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[11 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 7,481 views]
You’re Not Ready to Succeed Until You Believe

Photo by Flickr User Pixelinthebox
I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.
For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any […]

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[10 May 2010 | 3 Comments | 8,895 views]
Making Difficult Decisions in Difficult Times

Photo by Flickr User jtravism

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.”
-Flora Whittemore

I have really been troubled the last few months. It seems as though the direction my life is headed in is uncertain. I hate not knowing what’s going to happen, where I’m going to to be, and who […]

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[17 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 5,684 views]
To Wake Up with a Smile

When I woke up this morning I checked my emails in my bed with my iPhone (a habit that I’ve developed since getting one). Someone visited my site and used the contact page to send me an email. This morning was the first time, in a while, that I was able to start the day […]

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[20 Mar 2010 | One Comment | 5,897 views]
There is ALWAYS Somebody Looking…

Photo by Flickr user dip108

Would you agree with the statement that there is ALWAYS somebody looking? You probably read that sentence and asked yourself, looking for what? Keep on reading and then figure out whether you agree with the statement or not.
People are always looking. Looking for opportunities. Opportunities to better their financial standing, […]

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[13 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 3,650 views]
What is the Key to Staying Motivated?

Being and staying motivated is difficult for many of us in today’s society especially when the economy is horrible. Many of us have lost a job or are currently unemployed, are strapped for cash, and everything we had planned for our future just isn’t turning out the way we had expected them to. I could […]

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[9 Mar 2010 | 3 Comments | 8,273 views]
So Much Depends On…GPA?

I hope you caught my attempt at referencing William Carlos Williams The Red Wheelbarrow in the title. ANYWAYS…back to the point.
Since graduating I have been applying and interviewing to various positions in multiple companies. Much to my dismay I have been playing the waiting game like many of my friends and other college graduates around […]

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[24 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 4,742 views]
I Graduated, Turned 23, What Now?

This post is a long over due. It’s 2:00 a.m. and I can’t sleep so I decided to write about my graduation and post graduation thoughts.
The graduation ceremony/commencement was at 9:00 a.m. on December 12, 2009. We [business majors] and engineers were bundled together for the first morning slot of graduation in Mott Gym. […]