Mistakes people make when networking

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The biggest mistake that most people make when it comes to networking is that they start to network when they need something.   When you find yourself in a position of need or desperation, it’s a bit too late to start networking. Networking is best done when you don’t need anything from anyone.  In fact the most effective …

Why I am writing this blog

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This is a far easier question for me to answer, than why I am actually still working on Wall Street [which is a question I ask myself daily]. I have worked on The Street for almost twenty years, in a variety of roles and at a number of bulge bracket firms.  Some say that I have an amazing ability to …

Surviving in this Economy

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The basic aspects of survival are keen instincts and the ability to adapt to the environment.  Instincts are more of a gift than skill AND not all people have good instincts.  If you are such a person then don’t go with your gut, use your head instead. Surviving in this economy is all about using …

And here my journey begins

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Awareness is a gift.  But it isn’t free and it often comes at a price.  For me the price was paid with heartache and sorrow.  The road to awarness usually begins with a jolt from some seismic event that sends you into a free fall and lands you at the cross roads.  The decision of which road to take is then yours. When …

The Quest for Contentment

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Many people search for happiness, but I’m not even sure what happiness really is.  My quest in life is for contentment, which to me is the inner peace and calmness of the soul. I believe that our soul is a reflection of our emotional state – our pains, our sorrows, our joys and most of …