Failing is easy. Success is hard. To fail, many times, is simply the result of not trying hard enough. Other times you can try hard and still fail. The key is honing your skill of learning not to fail. Frequent failing can mean you’re just lazy and not committed to the effort required to guarantee…

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Firing someone really sucks! It’s just not fun even when the person being fired is a jerk. But sometimes it’s necessary, even critical to the life of your business. I remember the first time that I had to fire someone. It took me an hour. He was a nice guy in a sales role and…

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Sometimes all of the motivational mantras in the world still are not enough to make you feel better. When you have a problem, a big one, a real whopper, the last thing I need is to have someone say, “Problems are just veiled opportunities” or “There are no problems, only solutions.” Even though I have…

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