Tagged: Real World

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Today is a great day!

Today is a great day! Today is a great day! Today is a great day! This is a sentence that someone once told me to repeat three times in the mirror with different intonations to start off each morning. Waking up might be the most difficult thing you’ll do all day, so sometimes you need to give yourself...

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Don’t keep Michael Jordan on the bench

Group assignments can be a challenge for college students. Your grade for the class is now in someone else’s hands, and most people do not react well when they feel that they have lost their sense of control over a situation. When your success is directly related to the actions of others, it can bring...

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Wear a necklace made of broccoli for one day

Okay, I know this sounds strange, but stay with me as I try to explain this piece of advice. When I was in elementary school, I found a book called Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days, written by Stephen Manes. As a pretty ambitious 3rd grader, I was intrigued. The story is about a...

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Don’t win an argument, but lose a friend

The art of debate is an important skill for us to develop as young people. Even if you never plan to enter a formal debate or speak on the floor of Congress, the same basic principles will help you win any debate, from extending your curfew with mom and dad to negotiating your starting salary and benefits...

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How can I become a more competitive candidate?

This is a sentence I make my students memorize: “How can I become a more competitive candidate for your internship program by Summer 2012?”  It’s amazing how often you can get exactly what you want if you just ask! Fill in whatever company name and timeline you want, but the basic structure is pretty simple. In the...

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What gets you charged?

We’ve all heard of the differences between Introverts and Extraverts. Introverts are quiet, bookish librarian-types, while extraverts are loud, outgoing risk-takers. Each of us falls somewhere along that spectrum. You could argue that we are born one way or another, or that our childhood experiences impact our current personality. (I think that you have complete...

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2 + 2 = 5

In college, you’re supposed to learn advanced math skills, and in your classes they will tell you that 2 + 2 = 4. But in business, and in life, 1 + 1 can sometimes equal 3, and 2 + 2 can sometimes equal 5. This is the concept of SYNERGY. Synergy is the idea that...

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How Are You?

How are you? That is one of the most common questions asked every day. When you ask it, do you really care how the other person is? Do you think that people really care when they ask you? “How are you?” is, while the most common question, also the most useless question. It’s an empty...

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Fake it ’til you Make it

What should you do on that first day of class? Or, really, any day of class? They say you only get one chance to make a first impression, so I want to help you make it count! If you have been following my previous posts, then you know you need to Wake Up and Show...

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The best four years of your life

Welcome to my blog! I’m a college student in my final year, about to graduate and enter “The Real World.” During that transition from home with your parents to off on your own workin’ for the man, we have four years of transitional time to figure out who we are and who we want to be.  I...

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