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Connecting The Dots Looking Backwards – Deconstructing My Career

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Reading Time: 17 minutesYou can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. – Steve Jobs I’ve always been a big believer that every experience acts as a stepping stone to your end destination, however momentary it may be. I tend …

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[Guest Post] What I Learned Working With Someone Making $1.5M a Year

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Reading Time: 5 minutesToday we have a guest post from Finance Solver, the blogger over at He is a recent college graduate with a degree in finance and is sharing his unique path to wealth building, just like the rest of us in the personal finance blogosphere. In the guest post to follow, Finance Solver is going to share what he learned …

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Do the Work, Get the Reward – 8 Years and Many 70-100 Hour Work Weeks – Gets you What?

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Reading Time: 5 minutesNot many people are willing to put in the kind of time it takes in order to take what appear to be quantum leaps. However, for those that are willing to “do the work,” great reward is there for the taking. In this short post we will explore what is possible in short periods of time with concentrated effort, strategic …

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Monthly Goal Check-in #5 – @ 6/1/2016

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Reading Time: 9 minutesOne… Two… Three… Four… Five…Holy crap! That’s right, we are approaching the half way point rather quickly. May was an absolutely nutty month at work, and the call of duty had me stepping up to the plate to put in many 90+ hour work weeks. We are in the middle of a HUGE deal at work and I have been helping lead …

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The Reality of The Overnight Success…It’s 10 Years in the Making!

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Reading Time: 4 minutesMy guess is that many of you who read this blog suffer from the self-imposed belief that you always have to be “on” and “productive”. You’re a SERIAL ACHIEVER that has a hard time shutting it off and shutting it down. You always have to be learning. When you’re not learning you’re taking action and applying what you’ve learned. You’re almost always …

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Opportunity Looks A Lot Like Hard Work

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Reading Time: 4 minutesDo you have a busy season at work? If you do, do you realize how mission critical it is for the progression of your career and your financial success? For me the busy time of year is the 4th quarter. Especially in the new role. However, I also recognize that this is the time of year that it makes the …

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The Email That Lead To A $60,000 Increase In Compensation

In Career, Featured, Freedom Fighter, New Rules, The JOB by Gen Y Finance Guy48 Comments

Reading Time: 9 minutesEver since starting this blog I have been doing some deep introspection with regards to my career and my interests. I have spent the majority of my career since graduating college in Corporate Finance. Being the good corporate monkey that I was taught to be, I have done everything to continue and progress my career in Finance. When you pursue …

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I Make 6 Figures But I Hate My Job

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Reading Time: 7 minutesLet me be the first to come out and say that I never thought I would say that I hated a job that brought home six figures. And let me tell you why: I grew up dirt poor and lived on welfare as a kid. I slept on the floor of my grandmother’s two bedroom apartment with my other 4 …