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Psychological Inflation, Luck, and Wealth

They call it "dumb luck" and I agree. It's dumb. For those of us who hold onto good fortune and get too emotionally invested in its meaning, we find it can all too easily slip through our fingers with the rise and fall of very real forces like the economy, or our social environments, or our health. And for those who wait around aimlessly for good fortune that hasn't yet - and maybe never will - bestow its blessing on us, it may be pointless to wait one moment longer without going out to champion your own growth, success, and prosperity.

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Losing Your Job in Style

One of those things about life that's bittersweet is that endings do come, but when they do, you can be truly free to say and be who you really are.
I have a rare opportunity as a friend this week as opposed to being an “expert.” A friend of mine lost a job, so it’s time to step in to help like a buddy does. It's not a time for sciency stuff and "how-to" advice. That can all come later, but for now, we can all learn from this primal experience men have.

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Think Like a Surfer, Not an Accountant

Many guys struggle with career decisions such as what to choose in a job, when to quit, how to navigate the corporate politics, or how to even stay afloat in this economy in the first place. Very few have a "bird's eye view" on what their likely future path is going to be in career, as most of us at least some of the time, tend to "wing it." It turns out that this might be the whole point - that in discovering and executing on what it is that you were meant to do in life, it's better to have the mentality of a surfer than an accountant.

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Depresculinity: A New Kind of Depression in Men

You always knew there ought to be a name for it - the state of mind suffered only by men, related to women and or work... and not be fully living. I have a word to coin. One that's likely been in your life at some point, if only for a day, or a week, or a month. It blocked your ability to meet women, but not to be out and about socially. It thwarted your sense of pride in your work, but not enough to prevent you from getting out of bed every morning to take the bus to that office cubicle.

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Ever notice that good things only seem to happen to OTHER GUYS? It's not that they are luckier. Notice opportunity then capitalize on it!
They often use phrases like “my dream job” or “a girl like that doesn’t come along every day…”
And they are dreamers.
Sometimes the dreamers out there get seduced by their fantasies though, and prefer to LIVE IN them rather than entering the real world to engage it as men.

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Three Master Moves in the Workplace

Most people have heard of the term, "acting out," when it comes to bad behavior, errors in social politics, and your embarrassing uncle who comes to Thanksgiving dinner once a year, but it is exceptionally powerful for you to define this term in a new way and harness the power of "seeing psychology" in your career moves through the Men's Psychology Mature Masculine Power Program.

 

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Rising to Power: The New Science of "The Zone"

Men are wired to worry about how they fare against other men. How do we stack up, and where do we fit in to the hierarchy? This ancient reflex makes perfect evolutionary sense. Consider that males, because of their larger body size and muscularity, hunted and killed in primitive times.

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