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I have been wondering for some time now why businesses that look great on paper, businesses that are well positioned to continue to thrive for the foreseeable future, fail.Before I go on, understand that I don't have any data to present. There's no white paper coming. I haven't spent the last twenty ...
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The Last Year

What if 2015 were your last year, your last chance at leaving your mark or doing something great or crossing out every item on your bucket list?What if you went another year without writing that book you have been thinking about for years?What if you went another year without taking that trip to Par ...
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The Last Year

What if 2014 were your last year, your last chance at leaving your mark or doing something great or crossing out every item on your bucket list?This has nothing to do with the Mayan calendar or the financial crisis, mind you. It’s just a simple what if question.What if you went another year with ...
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Three completely unrelated things came together this past week that individually weren’t all that fascinating but together formed a something  I think needs to be given form to.1. Fear. I was a guest panelist at Greenville’s Switching: Leaving Freelance for the Corporate ladder and ...
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Deathbed Confessions – Part 2: You Are Not Your Job

Part 2: Fear, career potholes and the weight of social shame.“I’m afraid to tell people that I am closing my business because I’m afraid of what they’ll think,” was one admission from a panelist.“My identity was so tied to my job/title that now that I am on my own, I’m not sure ...
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