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Archive for May, 2012

8 Ways to Know Where You Are Going Today (& Get There!) | Time Management Ninja

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2012/05/28

http://timemanagementninja.com/2012/05/8-ways-to-know-where-you-are-going-today-get-there/

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Here’s How You’ll Ace Your Performance Review At Work

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2012/05/26

Here’s How You’ll Ace Your Performance Review At Work http://www.businessinsider.com/ace-your-performance-review-2012-5

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These Are The Signs You’re About To Get Fired

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2012/05/21

RECRUITER: These Are The Signs You’re About To Get Fired http://www.businessinsider.com/recruiter-these-are-the-signs-youre-about-to-get-fired-2012-5

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Bob ParsonsĀ® 16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2012/05/17

BobParsons.me :: Bob’s 16 Rules

Bob Parsons® 16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General

1.

Get and stay out of your comfort zone.

 

I believe that not much happens of any significance when we’re in our comfort zone. I hear people say, “But I’m concerned about security.” My response to that is simple: “Security is for cadavers.”

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Unemployed and over 55, you face two major hurdles on your road back to employment

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2012/05/16

From a post at http://nextdraft.com/

If you’re unemployed and over 55, you face two major hurdles on your road back to employment. One is technology. The other is the cost of health care. Both add up to a longterm unemployment crisis. Click here to read the article.

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Writing Tips: Write What You Know

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2012/05/06

If there’s one piece of writing advice that took me years to truly understand, it’s write what you know.

When I first heard this instruction, I thought it was odd. I don’t remember where I first heard it, but I do remember thinking that as far as writing tips went, it was absurd.

What about writing from your imagination or your feelings? How do genres like science fiction and fantasy fit into the idea that you should only write what you know? 

It all seemed rather limiting. Was I supposed to write about American suburbia? Because that’s what I knew, and it was the last thing I wanted to write about. One of the reasons memoir doesn’t appeal to me as a writer is because I don’t want to write what I know. I don’t want to relive my life. I want to use writing to live outside of my life, to explore what I don’t know.

I decided to disregard the advice and write whatever I wanted, whether I knew it or not.

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