February, 2015

Results May Vary

By Michael Roderick  -  On 10 Feb, 2015 -  0 comments

In many of the meetings I’ve taken I have been asked about turn-key things one can do to achieve their goals. This includes asking for specific places they should go, people they should talk to, and most recently, specific “scripts” they can use to get the things they want. My answer to these questions is

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Accepting Hugs

By Michael Roderick  -  On 09 Feb, 2015 -  0 comments

When I was in high school I went on one of those weekend retreats that the local CYO put on every year. I had volunteered at their haunted houses in the past and was invited to this weekend called “Search” during which we all did a bunch of community activities, listened to speakers, and met

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What Counting Change Taught Me about Making a Change

By Michael Roderick  -  On 06 Feb, 2015 -  0 comments

When I was young I used to get these really big collector cups from places like McDonalds and Taco Bell with photos from the latest blockbuster movie. I always kept one of them and made it a habit to throw my spare change in the cup any time I came back from the store. I

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3 Letters That Will Help You Help Anyone

By Michael Roderick  -  On 05 Feb, 2015 -  0 comments

I’ve had the good fortune over the years to meet people in many different industries. Everything from movie producers to tech investors to doctors inventing new medicines and they all have one thing in common: T.C.M.  Every single person, no matter their profession or status, had a concern around time, connections, or money.  On the

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How to Make the Most Out of a Coffee Meeting

By Michael Roderick  -  On 03 Feb, 2015 -  0 comments

The other day I came to the realization that I have taken well over 3,000 coffee meetings. These meetings have resulted in everything from job offers and interview opportunities, to valuable introductions and lasting friendships. Having spent so much time in front of a cup of joe, I thought it would be fun to outline

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Why No One Likes Watered Down Orange Juice and Why That Matters For Your Business

By Michael Roderick  -  On 02 Feb, 2015 -  0 comments

One time I was over a friend’s house and I stayed overnight. In the morning, I awoke to a fresh cup of coffee and a full breakfast of eggs, bacon, and orange juice. I remember vividly picking up the glass and taking a deep long gulp . . . Then almost choking on it. You

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