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Work and Life Advice - 3.18.11

It's been a while. Time to catch up:

  • Thomas Jefferson knew it and so should you. If you're the most prepared person in the room, people notice (and usually line up to help your achieve your vision). Remember, preparation is work. Work, then, is easy.
  • If you ask me, the only reason to quit your job (before you're truly ready to become an entrepreneur) is when you're going to hurt yourself or someone else. But, here's a rundown of some other worthwhile reasons.
  • If you're going to a conference soon (I'll be at one next week), here's a great reminder of why you go. Talks can be recapped and shared online. Conversations and chance meetings? Not so much. My friendship with Robert Egger began because we bumped into each other during free time, struck up a conversation, and have stayed connected ever since.
  • I couldn't have said it better than Chris Brogan as to why you're not as successful as you would like to be (hint: it's because you're distracted). If you're looking for tips on staying focused, read this.
  • I was interviewed on Vocalo (radio station in Chicago) last week. Get the full (10-minute) audio clip here.
  • Read this post from Nicole. Now. I read this part over and over:
  • In order to continue to fall in love with ourselves over and over again, we need to get in the habit of putting things in our life down for a while to reexamine what they’re doing there in the first place.