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33 Are You Someone Who Can or Someone Who Will?

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Four very long days, tens of hours hunting down candidates, hundreds of phone calls, a half dozen interviews, and one excellent hire. That was my week.

After all my years of recruiting, I have become very good at identifying people who can do the job. I can assess skills, aptitude, professionalism, communication skills, outward attitude, and behavior as well as anyone.

Yeah, I can claim the title ‘expert’ in identifying those who can.

What I still cannot identify with any high level of accuracy are those who will.

Will you work hard?

Will you consistently turn out high levels of the right activity?

Will you be just as productive when you’re in a horrible mood? When you feel lousy?

Will you be an ambassador for your work?

Will you be a leader and a supportive co-worker?

Will is more important than can. It’s more important than talent, too. A moderately skilled person who will is able to outperform a gifted person who won’t.
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2 10 Powerful Tips For Generating Great Ideas

At times, it’s hard to get the creative process started. Other times, we can get stymied by all of the information that we’ve taken in.

If you have ever had trouble coming up with new ideas – or experienced creative block, these 10 Power Tips will get you on the road to generating tons of new, fresh ideas.

1. Diligently Collect Information

To use and process information more efficiently than other people do, you have to gather and save information more efficiently than other people do. Makes sense, right?

Here’s the deal. Most people might read an article and get an idea from it that applies to a project they’re currently working on. Then what do they do? They make a metal note of it and go on with their day. They might remember it and do something with it later, or they may not.

If you want to routinely turn out high quality and high quantity content, you need to keep track of that information permanently – not only for whatever short-term project you’re working on, but also for future projects you haven’t even thought of yet.

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4 Business Sucks Because You’re Not Sold

You Sold?

The reason most people fail in selling is simply because they don’t believe in what they’re selling – or who they represent.

Remember: No customer is ever sold until the salesperson is sold.

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This week I was talking on the phone with one of my blog readers (yes, I do that sometimes) and we were talking about some of the things that are going on in his company.
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When To Walk Away from It All


A lot of us are busy. 12 hour work days and 6 or 7 day work weeks aren’t really that uncommon anymore. That’s why one of my pet peeves is people who bitch excessively about being soooo busy.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind someone saying, “Man! Things have been busy at the office lately.” That’s fine…and probably a lead-in to an interesting conversation. What I’m talking about are those people who go on and on complaining and sighing about their super-hectic schedule as if no one else on the planet has ever been as busy as they are. You know who I mean.

That being said, I have been soooo busy lately. (Sigh!)

Kidding, kidding…
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The 8 Qualities of People Who Crush Their Goals

If you have ever fallen short of a goal that was important to you, I know how you feel. You feel like you made your best effort, but you still fell on your face. It’s frustrating, confusing, and a blow to your ego. I get it.

The problem is that it’s very easy to get bogged down in over-planning, procrastination, and self-doubt. These things are time and energy suckers. You can literally waste days, weeks, and months living in this world – and not realize it until it’s too late.

Good news. You could be just one or two small adjustments away from turning the corner and crushing your goals.

Here are eight qualities that exist in people who routinely do just that. Adopt these qualities and watch how your performance improves.
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