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Keeping your head buried in the sand, refusing to look up and see what’s barreling down the pike towards you, and sticking fast and furiously to the status quo.

It can be summarized by these fateful words: “I’m staying just where I am; I don’t need to make any changes.”

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The reality today is that you must always be looking up and looking in – open to what’s happening around you and within you.  If you block out this vital information and refuse to process it and adapt appropriately to it, you’ll be blindsided, either by changes in your professional environment, or by shifts inside you that bring with them powerfully unsettling outcomes.  Getting blindsided really hurts and is hard to recover from (trust me on that).

How you can prepare and make 2012 the best year for your career is just aclick away.

Read how you can prepare for the best here.

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