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Time Management Mastery
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Time Management Mastery

Time management mastery is a course that teaches people how to manage their time better. It is an online course that can be taken by anyone who has a computer and internet access. This course provides tips and strategies to help people get more done in less time. It also helps them prioritize their tasks so they can work on what really matters most at the moment. In our day-to-day lives, we are constantly juggling tasks and managing our time.

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How Personal Development in Business Leads to a More Competitive Company
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How Personal Development in Business Leads to a More Competitive Company

What is Personal Development? Personal development is about understanding yourself and your motivations to live a more fulfilling life. It’s also about building up the skills and knowledge that will enable you to achieve your goals. It is an ongoing process of self-discovery through which people strive to improve themselves in various aspects of their lives, including emotional and spiritual growth, physical health and wellness, intellectual growth, and career success.

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How to Achieve Your Goals and Live a Productive Life By Developing Habits
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How to Achieve Your Goals and Live a Productive Life By Developing Habits

What are Habits and Why are They Important? Habits are a way of life. They are the things we do without thinking, over and over again. Habits have been shown to have a significant impact on our productivity and success. A habit is something that you have done so often that it has become automatic — it just happens without you having to think about it first. In other words, habits start as deliberate actions but eventually become automatic as they become part of your routine or lifestyle.

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A Good Plan Starts With a Good Analysis
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A Good Plan Starts With a Good Analysis

There is no undo button in real life and it is inconvenient. If you become too consumed with the ease of technology, then it can be frustrating when you do make blunders that can’t be deleted or erased with the push of a button or the tap of a finger. Instead, we have to deal with it the hard way. A blunder is a misstep that creates unsavory circumstances. Dealing with the fallout from this takes a great deal of time and effort, but most of all, it requires a clear head.

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An Analysis of The Frame Of Mind
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An Analysis of The Frame Of Mind

Without the right frame of mind, you cannot achieve your goals. This doesn’t mean that the right mindset is all you need. What marketers value most is how you can find motivation from within so that you can tackle obstacles in the way of achieving your goal. For someone to be hopeful about the future, they must have some optimism. Be careful not to confuse optimism with delusion. This could be detrimental to anyone.

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Every day brings new opportunities
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Every day brings new opportunities

Every day brings new opportunities and every day we undeniably ignore them. We can’t be expected to participate in everything that comes our way, but regrets creep upon us and all we can think about is what might have been. The mind likes to wander at the most inconvenient times. In hindsight, you might find yourself over-analyzing the situation, which means you’d probably see that the grass is greener on the other side.

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Everyone Has the Ability to Become Better
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Everyone Has the Ability to Become Better

Some people are useless, that’s how we see them, right? Or maybe that’s how they see themselves. You can be your own worst enemy and it’s not a good position to stay in. Growth can’t be fostered if there is no inclination to grow. A plant needs to be weathered and fed in the right conditions before it can blossom. Everyone, at some point in their life, needed to be cared for, but at what point should that end.

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How to Explore New Career Options
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How to Explore New Career Options

You hate it. Your current career is no longer exciting, perhaps it never was. You have lost the zeal to stick it out and you are stuck in a daze of routine. At some point in everyone’s life, they will encounter a moment like this. It is inevitable. Sometimes they need a boost to spice things up in the working romance, but if the symptoms persist, then you need to get rid of the cause – your job!

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How to Increase Productivity When You Have Deadlines
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How to Increase Productivity When You Have Deadlines

Stepping into quicksand is an unsavoury experience. First, you are unaware of where you’ve misplaced yourself until you feel yourself slipping down and sinking into unknown depths. Slowly, you will be dragged down and you can’t escape. All that’s left is the blanket of darkness. That’s what it feels like to be in a mental rut. Losing the will and motivation to do something is a difficult thing to face when you have deadlines and targets to hit.

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In Times Of Crisis Know Your Strengths
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In Times Of Crisis Know Your Strengths

Everyone has a different level of tolerance for stressful situations. You might find that what is stressful of you might be a mild inconvenience for another person. Understanding that variation in temperament can make or break the way we handle the situations we find ourselves in. You are the only person who is control of your circumstances because only you control your actions. With noise and additional stressors focused around you, it will complicate matters.

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Subtle Signs of Toxic Behaviors
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Subtle Signs of Toxic Behaviors

How can you recognize when there’s mold on food? Mold starts out as spores that travel in the air and make their way onto your precious food. They feast on what they can and eventually, colored spots appear and you can easily detect infected items. Without knowing what to look for, you just might take a bite out of something harmful. The same can be said for the people in your lives.

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What Is Independence?
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What Is Independence?

True independence is self-governance. It is about being completely self-reliant. However, in a world where staying connected to everyone is important, we lend ourselves to many other groups and organizations. It is worth wondering how we define independence. Mental independence is freedom of the mind. It just might be the most important form of autonomy. An unshackled mind will have all doors open to you. The problem is that we live in the influencer age.

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How To Reduce Burnout In A Competitive workplace
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How To Reduce Burnout In A Competitive workplace

Working hard for your money is not a new concept. It’s one that is buried deep into our minds. We are transfixed by the idea of the hustle and a plethora of side hustles. Every now and again it is best for us to take some time to step back. This is just to reduce the burnout we all seem to face at least one point in our lives. Stress is inevitable.

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Seeking Sanctuary From Work
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Seeking Sanctuary From Work

You might be there physically, but you aren’t there mentally. At this point work is like painstaking clockwork – you mind and heart just is not invented in what is going on. Obviously, a good workplace needs its workers to be actively performing as opposed to drifting through the office aimlessly. If you feel like you do not want to be there it could be because of the tension in the atmosphere.

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Why Running Away From Our Problems Isn't The Best Solution
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Why Running Away From Our Problems Isn't The Best Solution

How quickly can you run away from your problems? How often do you find yourself going off in the opposite direction? Running from the things that challenge us won’t help us. When we ignore the obstacles in our path, we only hold ourselves back. Detachment is one of the main reasons why we run away from our problems. Sometimes it’s a physical one. Feeling stuck in one place is a reason to relocate.

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Productivity & Planning
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Productivity & Planning

We are always rushing to start our day, aren’t we? It’s difficult to find the time to get everything off of our checklist, especially in the morning. Everything that we do in our morning routine sets us up to be confident throughout the day. A cup of coffee to keep us sharp, a hearty breakfast to give us energy, and a polished look to give us a boost of confidence helps us tremendously.

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Celebrate Success & Failure
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Celebrate Success & Failure

It’s easy to acknowledge success because, unlike failure, they don’t wound the ego. In the space of entrepreneurship and career independence, there is a lot of personal investment into the general success of a business. Meeting goals, accomplishing milestones, and running past the finish line are the things that let us know when we are on the right track. Failure lets us know what we were unable to achieve. It may be easy to acknowledge a win and acknowledge the lessons from a failure, but it isn’t a natural human tendency to celebrate the times we fall.

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Moving The Goalpost
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Moving The Goalpost

Setting goals are important to establishing a pathway in life and business, but everyone struggles with maintaining the consistency of those goals. A system that is too rigid doesn’t allow for necessary changes to take place when circumstances change, but a relaxed system can make deadlines and goals too flexible. Maintaining a balance between the two seems difficult. While moving the goalpost can be seen as a negative because it allows for complacency, it also marks an ability to reevaluate priorities.

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Your Business Succeeds When You Do
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Your Business Succeeds When You Do

Invest in your personal growth and your business will too. Not coaching that makes you think you feel good, but coaching and programs that help you get things done. Track your resources and know where to allocate them. Personal growth is a phrase that has been championed throughout the current pandemic. We are advised to use our spare time to invest in ourselves so we can become better, improve our skills, sharpen our minds, and develop ourselves.

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Micromanaging Time
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Micromanaging Time

Freelancers are plagued without enough problems when it comes to working as a solopreneur, but one question constantly arises: how does one work with clients who micromanage? The truth is… you don’t. At that point, it isn’t a professional environment because freelancers have constant invasion by a pestering client. Across the board, from the experienced to the inexperienced, freelancers could all benefit from better client management systems. The most important thing a client needs to have in place is a contract.

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Confidence Brings Clarity
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Confidence Brings Clarity

Entrepreneurship is something that is constantly testing your confidence. Are you confident in your choices and your skills? There is no way you can accurately predict your future. There is no certainty with anything you do in life, but building a business is especially harrowing because it is tied to our financial security. The prospect of not being able to provide for yourself or your family is frightening which is why the perception of security from a steady job is so alluring.

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Managing Your Time
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Managing Your Time

Do you hear that? The sirens are going off because you have too much to do and too little time. Does that sound familiar? It happens to everyone and we usually think it’s because we have a hard time sticking to boundaries and procrastination, but chronic time-wasting actually has deeper roots. It stems from the need for businesses to embark on an ongoing journey of busyness. It’s not enough that we have goals, but there is an incessant need to do it all and to do it quickly.

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Procrastination & Productivity
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Procrastination & Productivity

Why do we wait until the last minute? Nothing hampers your productivity like not doing what you intend to do. As it turns out, procrastination is rooted in the same things that make up productive. We stop doing something when it becomes stressful, challenging or if there is tension around it. We try to avoid it as much as possible because it makes us uncomfortable. Productivity is driven by overcoming these challenges.

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Stop Focusing On Your Competitors
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Stop Focusing On Your Competitors

Is business really a competition? If so, what do you get from participating and how exactly do you win. You need to ask yourself if you are putting too much energy into your competitors. This takes time away from getting real work done. Pondering on the what-ifs that hound you after you embark on the slippery slope of campaign yourself to others. Don’t be fooled. Measuring yourself against your competitors will allow you to see where you are in your industry, but this can hold you back from your own progression.

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Humans Under Construction
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Humans Under Construction

Personal development is always a priority for anyone who wants to improve their lives, but perhaps the practical nature of it has become muddied, It’s difficult between skill-building, self-care, spirituality and personal development. Are they all aspects of personal development or are they something all together? More importantly, how does this affect your business? The definition depends on how you believe you can improve yourself and what you need to do to achieve your personal goals.

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Building Confidence After A Breakdown
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Building Confidence After A Breakdown

When your current career isn’t in the best shape, then you are going to take a hit financially and mentally. Combatting this starts with building your confidence. Anyone’s sense of self is shattered and can be called into question after knowing your chosen path has undesirable circumstances. When you’re surrounded by negativity, it eventually starts to make its way to you. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been fired, forced or removed from a project: the feeling isn’t a good one.

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Hope Is Essential To Success
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Hope Is Essential To Success

Hopefulness and business exist in the same space. The current ecosystem in a state where most small and medium-sized organisations are struggling to stay open. This trickles down to the small teams and individuals who depend on that to survive. The choice to embark on a journey of entrepreneurship is a risky one. It always was and always will be. This journey is wrought with uncertain times, fluctuations in revenue and crippling doubt.

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Learning Through Observation
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Learning Through Observation

Social learning is a concept spearheaded by Albert Bandura. He believed that learning is can be experienced through mere observation. It does not necessarily affect behavior but it allows humans to know what to do. At the center of the theory, he posited that the internal mental state of persons must be taken into consideration. If we were to learn solely from our own actions, that would detrimental because our learning process would be long and tedious.

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Time After Time
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Time After Time

When you are hyper-focused on your business or your career, it is easy to get wrapped up in a never-ending to-do list. How can you keep up with the demands of your work? Well, it all comes down to managing your time properly. There are many simple things you can do to make the most of your precious time. KNOW HOW YOU ARE SPENDING YOUR TIME. Before you even make cuts on your activities, look at how you are spending your time.

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Essentialist Living For A Better Life
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Essentialist Living For A Better Life

Essentialism is not to be confused with minimalism. Rather than removing the luxuries of life, essentialism removes the unnecessary elements in life. While it is like minimalism, essentialism can be a much easier practice to transition into intentional living. This applies not only to material possessions. Rather than just try to limit the number of physical things owned, looking at simplifying processes can be an aid to rescue the mind from clutter.

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Handling A Hostile Interview
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Handling A Hostile Interview

A hostile interviewer has an agenda. The pretext for the interview might already give that away, but always keep that in mind. Their goal is not to make you look good in the eyes of the audience. To be in a situation like that, you need to understand that you can’t take the situation personally. Removing your ego from this will help you navigate the rough process successfully. There are some cases where you might not know the circumstances until you are being interrogated.

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The Best Of Everything
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The Best Of Everything

You can have everything you want, but not at the same time. What does it mean to have a functioning balancing act? How would you start to meet your accomplishments? What do you want out of life? When posed with a question like this you might either give a vague answer or an incredibly detailed one. For some, it might be as simple as “happiness”. For others, it might be a house, family, stable career, and all the traditional fixing of a society-driven norm of success.

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Nurturing Your Professional Pursuits
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Nurturing Your Professional Pursuits

If something — anything — is to flourish, it must be fed with all the things that able its growth. A garden will never become fruitful without nourishment from the soil. Roots are firmly placed where they can absorb what the plant needs to survive. The same can be said for all aspects of life, but it is especially true for our professional pursuits. There is no merit or point to say that the world is without its biases, however, to dwell upon them is to hamper yourself eternally.

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Building Blocks
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Building Blocks

In Japan, honne and tatamae are principles that can explain your behaviors and thoughts. Honne would be your true thoughts and sense of self, while tatamae are the social facades that put up for a social group. You can say that we have many faces: one that we show to ourselves, one to our family and friends, and another to the wider world. If that is true, then it makes sense that our lives are segmented.

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Hitting Targets
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Hitting Targets

Everyone is goal-oriented. Even though some repeat it on their CV to boost their profile, it is an inherent trait for those who want to see growth. In fact, we can all agree that scratching things off of our to-do list gives us a great sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. The problem with being addicted to box-checking is that we find ourselves creating tasks that are unnecessary but easy to accomplish to boost our sense of productivity.

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Accountability & Your Success
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Accountability & Your Success

When you’ve done something wrong, how often do you come to terms with it, apologize to those who were wronged, and learn from it? More importantly, how many times have you blamed someone else or some other external factor that you have no control over? Sometimes, things happen that are completely out of our control, but how many times do will pick the “safe” route and hold someone or something else accountable.

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Rethinking Yourself
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Rethinking Yourself

When you find yourself stuck in a mental space, then it is time to take some time to look at yourself. You can’t really change who you are. Your core, which is the truest form of yourself, is something that should be nurtured. This is the raw essence of who you are. Before you can tap into that you have to identify it. When you are stuck, it is because you aren’t sure about your abilities.

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Stress Tolerance
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Stress Tolerance

Everyone finds that they have a different level of tolerance for the outside world. We can find that we a sensitive to the environment, people or even objects. These signs of life show us that we can all become irritable with the many stimuli around us. Putting it all together, it is safe to say that we are all sensitive. Distractions are all around us. The most common one seems to be the devices we use so often.

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Adaptability Is Key To Success
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Adaptability Is Key To Success

No matter what, change seems to be the only constant in life. Adaptability is a quality that can never go out of style. It’s one of the most sought-after traits in employees. Being open to challenges isn’t easy as it constantly tests your boundaries. Are you truly ready to take on anything or are you just lying to yourself? Mostly, it is common to think you are open-minded until you are given a task that pushes you further out of your comfort zone.

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Emotional Control
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Emotional Control

Emotions are volatile things. They affect us in ways that we can’t truly describe. All we know is that we can all experience them and sometimes they seem more harmful than helpful. When it comes to your professional life, these feelings can get in the way. It takes some skill and maturity of mind to channel it constructively. Now that you found fuel to add to your fire, you should try to understand how to use it.

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Understanding Your Business Landscape
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Understanding Your Business Landscape

As much as anyone would like to have full control over their lives and businesses, there is no denying the external pressures that will shape your business. Acknowledging them is one way forward in understanding the landscape in which your business exists. Navigating it is a process that requires trial and error as there is no set way to run an organization properly. The ebbs and flows of a business come with the territory.

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Work Harder, Not Smarter
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Work Harder, Not Smarter

The mantra of new entrepreneurs, “Work smarter, not harder,” has been repeated without care. Sometimes you have to wonder if those utterances have a valid point. It implies that those who work hard don’t work smart. It is highly unlikely that hard work comes without intelligently doing so. What does it really mean to work smart? Does it mean to work less in order to yield the same results? It is easy to look at such a phrase with skepticism.

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Escaping Reality
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Escaping Reality

Escapism is running away from the realities that are presented to you. Often it is described as the avoidance of horrific or banal elements of life. Escapism is seen as a way to free the mind. We all need to take a break. We all partake in such activity when we listen to music, read a book, or watch a movie. Life without any form of escapism is much too harsh.

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Curb Your Ambition
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Curb Your Ambition

We are encouraged throughout our academic lives to strive to be the best; don’t settle for average. When looking at your career options, either when you are starting out or advancing to the next stage, assess your situation. Look at your skills, your interests, and the reality of your situation. Having great debate skills and an aptitude for science does not warrant that you are capable of being both a doctor and a lawyer.

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