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Cheaper Than Credit Monitoring

According to The Bureau of Justice Statistics, identity theft is defined as: unauthorized use or attempted use of an existing account unauthorized use or attempted use of personal information to open a new account misuse of personal information for a fraudulent purpose The National Criminal Justice System reported that about 7% of Americans over age 16 ...

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3 Reasons To Let Something Bad Happen In Your Business

This blog by Tim Ferriss about the art of letting bad things happen couldn't have come at a more perfect time for me. My airbnb had only been running for a couple of months. I was out of town and my sister was going to be cleaning it for me. There was a guest checking out that morning and new guests checking in that afternoon, so she had a small window of time to ...

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Story of how I met Mark Cuban, got business advice & 2 tickets to the NBA Finals

Five years ago I got a phone call that got me pretty excited! My friend said he heard about Mark Cuban's stimulus plan for the economy on the Adam Carolla podcast. He said Cuban was investing in small businesses and that I should apply for him to invest in my business. The reason this news got me so excited is because if he had told me any other billionaire, I ...

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Women, why do we do this to each other?

This is what makes us girls, we don't stick together 'cause we put love first It's no secret that women judge each other relentlessly, so I don't know why this story in the book, Knowing Your Value, was such a shock. But it still made my jaw drop and my insides knot up. Just thinking about the injustice made my fists clench. How could someone, much less a ...

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Caged Chickens

This is an exerpt from the book  Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul, in a story titled, "Loose Chickens" by Nancy Vineski: I was a real estate agent and had gone to check out one of our listed properties. It was an egg-laying operation, a commercial facility involving thousands of caged chickens. The warehouse-like building held hundreds and hundreds of small ...

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Bring Your Personality to Work Day!

We've all heard of how cool Google is to work for and some other companies that let you express your individuality while at work, but I have never heard of a company blatantly promotes their employee's hobbies outside of work to their customers...until I called Airbnb.com After sitting on hold for a few minutes, I actually love them even more! Why??? Because ...

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Best Manager I Ever Had

Even though working as a waitress in college was a pretty insignificant job, my manager taught me an invaluable lesson one day when I was 2 hours late for my shift. It was an honest mistake. I accidently wrote down the start time for the person below me on the schedule. This is all my manager, Joe, said to me about it: I really like you Shawnee, and don't want ...

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5 Things Traditional Companies Can Learn From Pyramid Companies

In a book called, "A Rising Son in the Land of Nine Dragons" the author opens with a story about winning the national Hong Kong yo-yo competition at the age of 13. Although he won a $7,500 scholarship, it's nothing compared to what he gained in self-esteem. I had a taste of winning big and it encouraged me to believe in myself. From that point on, I was fitted with ...

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Why I’m Not A Politician

My parents taught me to be independent inadvertently. Because if I EVER asked for money, it came at a price; It meant that I would have to do something for them. When I saw friends get grounded from their cars, I made a decision to pay for my car myself. Sure enough, one day my mom and I got in a huge fight and she tried to take my car keys from me when I tried to ...

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4 Public Speaking Exercises

Make the person next to you laugh - RIGHT NOW! Unless you're sitting next to a child, it's not very easy to be funny on command. Why I signed up for the Toastmasters Humorous Speech Competition is beyond me right now. My habit of jumping in head first and finding out how deep the water is afterwards might have finally caught up to me. Thankfully there's 12 days ...

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