Fear of Failure

  I find that a large number of the comments that I receive are based around fear of failing. These comments range from what to do if my request is rejected to what if my request causes my boss to get rid of me. These are all valid concerns but […]


Mailbag: Changing Industries!

Dear Rick, I work for a small family owned business in Illinois and have successfully obtained a pay raise using your program although it was not as much as I had hoped. I like my job and employer but I feel like the company is not keeping pace with the […]


Negotiation Attitude

The best defense is a good offense. When you negotiate you can build your defensive and offensive foundations simultaneously with the right attitude. You need many items for a good result in your negotiations but all of them are strengthened and weakened by your attitude.   Think of it this […]

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Dealing With A Bully Boss

  If your boss is someone that likes to bully or force their opinions upon others. My advice is usually to look past what they are saying and try to figure out why they act the way they do. Most people that have a aggressive and domineering personality have weak […]


Why Multi-Tasking Will PREVENT You From Getting A Raise at Work

The biggest time-robber during your work day is “multi-tasking”. Multi-tasking might work for a little while (and it’s unavoidable in some situations), but it’s ineffective in the long run. Why? Because you aren’t able to focus your attention and work on the details of important things. When you don’t focus, […]