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Overcome Fear? How About Practicing Courage?

Overcome Fear? How About Practicing Courage?

By David Harder on the August, 26, 2018

The moment we commit our lives to avoid discomfort, we sentence our lives to mediocrity.   The dogs in this picture grew up around a lion who had been rescued when his mother was killed. One of the dachshunds squeezed into the lion’s pen. Three others followed. The lion and […]


The #1 Way to Get a Raise - with Total Integrity

The #1 Way to Get a Raise – with Total Integrity

By David Harder on the August, 11, 2018

“I just believe that the way that young people’s minds develop is fascinating. If you are doing something for a grade or salary or a reward, it doesn’t have as much meaning as creating something for yourself and your own life.” Steve Wozniak   For several decades, I’ve have helped […]


The One Moment That Determines Our Success or Mediocrity

The One Moment That Determines Our Success or Mediocrity

By David Harder on the August, 5, 2018

Our country is in the midst of a behavioral plague. It is rooted in our growing persistence of seeking comfort rather than taking action.   If there is any doubt here are just a few pre-virtual reality statistics: America consumes over 80% of the world’s legal and illegal drugs. We […]


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What Do We Tell Her About The Future of Work?

By David Harder on the July, 30, 2018

Today’s college graduates will change careers, not jobs, 4-6 times.   In the Industrial Revolution, we found a good job, which gave us predictability and survival. By and large, political and religious leaders, our educational system and parents fell in line pushing the promise of predictability and survival over fulfillment. […]


why goals don't work

Why Goals Don’t Work

By David Harder on the July, 25, 2018

“Stop setting goals. Goals are pure fantasy unless you have a specific plan to achieve them.”   Stephen Covey   For much of my early professional life, I was a sales manager in the staffing industry. I worked in three multi-national companies and one highly robust local firm.   During […]


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Why Active Learners Own the Future

By David Harder on the July, 24, 2018

We used to derive our security from a job. Today we find our security from growth.   In many ways, I believe this was always the case. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “I believe the most important characteristic parents ought to foster in their children is curiosity.”   Active learning is […]


How One United Airlines Pilot Launched an Entirely New Career

How One United Airlines Pilot Launched an Entirely New Career

By David Harder on the July, 17, 2018

Six years ago, I went out on a first date kind of place called Le Petit Four. It is in an especially “tony” area in Los Angeles referred to as Sunset Plaza. Open area restaurants nuzzle up against world famous boutiques and paparazzi chase after their targets. Paul was dashing, […]


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Five Killer Filters Everyone Uses to Sabotage Change

By David Harder on the July, 14, 2018

America seems to be at a crossroads. Through my research and feedback from our clients, I have come to the conclusion that many of our citizens are skeptical about their future. For example, a recent survey indicates that 48% of America’s workers view themselves as “underemployed.” That number speaks directly […]


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A Unique Career That Saved Thousands of Lives

By David Harder on the July, 11, 2018

I viewed Peggy Albrecht as my first client, long before the launch of Inspired Work. When we met, Peggy had what many would characterize as a “great job” working for a big company in downtown Los Angeles. She had this kind of civility and dignity that elevated her into one […]


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Another Unique Career – How one man left a bank and returned to his roots

By David Harder on the July, 10, 2018

For the past 28 years, people from all walks of life have come through the Inspired Work Program to define and navigate into their most ideal career. Over 43,000 people have gone through the experience and every single one has a unique outcome. Whenever I share a story about our […]


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