Work Won’t Remember That Weekend You Didn’t Give It. Friends Will.

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I worked weekends on many occasions. One weekend a good friend from university was coming to New York on the way to a business trip in Chicago. He was only coming to see me. But IBM had asked me to work that weekend. I struggled to choose between them, trying to work out if I could do both. I couldn’t. So I told my employer I could not work. Dwin and I had a great weekend exploring the city. He is the godfather to my daughter and we see each other regularly. IBM does not remember that I did not work that weekend. Dwin would always have.

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You Are Not Special 2012 Commencement Speech from Wellesley High School

Still good 5 years later…

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The $100k Question: How to Ask for & Get What You Want

Here’s something I hope to practice even more in 2018. Maybe you can too.

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