The ‘Heartbleed’ bug: Why it’s so dangerous – and what you can do to stay safe… this bug gives hackers a way past the security on roughly two thirds of the websites out there

If you’ve been on the Internet at all this week, you know the big story is the “Heartbleed” bug. In a nutshell, this bug gives hackers a way past the security on roughly two thirds of the websites out there. Hackers can snag usernames, passwords, credit card information, encryption keys and other sensitive information they shouldn’t have. The worst part is that this bug existed for two years before any security company or researcher noticed.

 

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It sounds bad, and it is bad. But it isn’t the end of the world, or even the Internet. Let’s take a look at what exactly is going on and how you can stay safe.

Before I can tell you how to stay safe, you need to know a bit about what this bug does and how it came about.

 

 

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As you may know if you’re a long-time reader, an important part of online security is encryption. This scrambles your connection with banking sites, social media sites and other sensitive sites. That way, hackers can’t intercept and read your important data.

If you’ve ever seen “https” in the address bar of your browser, that means encryption is turned on. You can learn more details about encryption in this tip.

One of the most popular encryption systems in use is OpenSSL. Back in late 2011 and early 2012, however, it got an add-on called the “heartbeat extension.” You don’t need the nitty-gritty details of what it does, but the bug we’re talking about was in this add-on; hence the nickname “Heartbleed.”

The result of the bug is that on sites using certain versions of OpenSSL, hackers can bypass any security and download random chunks of information. These chunks are incredibly small, but if hackers get enough of them, they can reconstruct a lot of data they shouldn’t have. They might even be able to snoop on your communication with the website in question.

Just to be clear: The Heartbleed problem is with the websites. This bug doesn’t mean hackers can pull information off your computer. It also doesn’t mean you should avoid encryption. Encryption is essential for online security.

The long-term fix is in the hands of the affected website owners.

First, they have to upgrade OpenSSL to the latest version that squashes the bug. Then they have to get new security certificates – again I won’t trouble you with the details. Once that’s done, many sites will ask users to change their passwords.

Fraud alert: If you receive an email from a website asking you to change your password, always open your browser and log in to your account manually. Don’t click on any links in the email. Scammers will be taking advantage of this situation and sending fake emails to trick you into clicking malicious links. See what a fake email looks like.

Fortunately, websites owners are responding and fixing Heartbleed quickly. Major sites like Yahoo, DropBox, Twitter, Tumblr and many more are already updated. There are still plenty of sites though that aren’t.

Of course, you don’t have to wait for websites to finish updating; you can change your passwords right now. With so many sites affected, I would change every password you have to be safe. Learn how to create a strong, unique password.

Note:There is some debate about when you should change your passwords. Some experts are saying right away and others say to wait until sites update and tell you to. Given that this has been out there for a while, I say the sooner the better, just to be safe. If a site asks you to update after that, you can always change the password again. A password manager can help you keep them straight.

Since we’re talking about passwords, I should mention another danger that you might not be aware of. Your browser saves every password you type and anyone can see them.Click here to learn just how easy it is to see someone’s saved browser passwords.

I know some people want to avoid visiting any sites that still have the Heartbleed bug. While it won’t make too much of a difference at this stage, these sites can tell you which websites aren’t updated. Just note that the results can be tricky to decipher. My site (komando.com) for example, gets an “uh-oh” or “possibly vulnerable” message because of the way it’s set up, but it was never at risk.

Update: The Heartbleed bug is obviously the focus of a great deal of internet attention right now, and the news, and developments, are fluid. My readers are getting a lot of conflicting and confusing information from these URL checkers. LastPass, for example, indicates a possible problem with Komando.com, though my site was never at risk.

My advice is to change your passwords for now and check back to my blog for news as it comes out from the various major sites. I’ll keep you updated!

If you’re very worried about a site, you can contact the site’s technical support for more details and instructions. Just be patient as many sites are going to be overwhelmed by worried customers with the same question.

In the meantime, check back at my blog for updates as news breaks on this malevolent bug.

komando.com |  April 9, 2014  |  Kim Komando

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16 Leadership Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness…What’s your favorite leadership quote? Share in the comments!

It’s perilously easy to find a leadership brand and stick to it, without considering how you can improve and expand your skills. But even the best leaders can learn a thing or two about how to inspire their team. Thankfully, some of our best and brightest leaders throughout history left behind some great soundbites to help lead the way.

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Whether you’re leading a huge team on a challenging project or just trying to climb the career ladder, these quotes can help provide some useful wisdom on how best to deploy your leadership strategy.

Here are some of the best quotes on how to be a better leader, sorted by the top leadership attributes they describe. This great advice from some of our most inspirational leaders just might make you rethink your current leadership strategy, renew your passion to lead, or point the way for how to better inspire your troops:

Provide Inspiration

Good leaders are trailblazers, making a path for others to follow. Great leaders, however, inspire their people to reach higher, dream bigger, and achieve greater. Perhaps the most important leadership skill you can develop is the ability to provide inspiration to your team. If you inspire them to reach for the stars, they just might bring you back the moon.

1. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

2. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren Bennis

Teach and Learn

Smart leaders know what they don’t know. Learning is a constant process throughout your professional life, and it doesn’t stop when you’ve become a team leader. Make sure to never stop looking for opportunities for professional development, and pass on the wisdom you’ve learned to your people.

3. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

4. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams

Be Bold

To be a good leader, you sometimes need to go down the untraveled path. Being bold in the face of uncertainty will help give your team courage and motivate them to keep striving when the going gets tough.

5. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” – Herbert Swope

6. “You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” – Ken Kesey

7. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado

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Be Humble

If learning is an important part of leadership, then it follows humility is an essential attribute as well. After all, you can’t learn new things if you cannot admit you’re a work in progress. Be open to recognizing your own faults, so you can grow as both a leader and a human being.

8. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

9. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton

Listen To Your People

Your people are your greatest resource; listen to their feedback and encourage their dreams. You never know where your next great idea will come from, so empower everyone up and down the corporate ladder to contribute and innovate.

10. “To lead people, walk behind them.” – Lao Tzu

11. “The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” -Theodore Roosevelt

5. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” – Herbert Swope

6. “You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” – Ken Kesey

7. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado

Be Humble

If learning is an important part of leadership, then it follows humility is an essential attribute as well. After all, you can’t learn new things if you cannot admit you’re a work in progress. Be open to recognizing your own faults, so you can grow as both a leader and a human being.

8. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

9. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton

Listen To Your People

Your people are your greatest resource; listen to their feedback and encourage their dreams. You never know where your next great idea will come from, so empower everyone up and down the corporate ladder to contribute and innovate.

10. “To lead people, walk behind them.” – Lao Tzu

11. “The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Strike a Balance

Being a good leader is a balancing act. Your leadership strategy should never rely on just one type of management. It might at first feel like walking a tightrope, but soon balancing multiple leadership attributes will become second nature, and allow you to lead in multiple dimensions.

12. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Jim Rohn

13. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”- Norman Schwarzkopf

Tackle Challenges

To be a great leader, there’s no such thing as a challenge too big to handle. Once you adopt this attitude, your people will follow suit, and every problem will present an opening for greater achievement.

14. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.”- Henry Ford

15. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” – Publilius Syrus

16. “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.”- Reed Markham

What’s your favorite leadership quote? Share in the comments!

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The Forbes E-book: Find And Keep Your Dream Job … the ‘must have’ in every person’s career toolbox.

The Definitive Career Guide From Forbes encompasses every aspect of the job hunt, from interview to promotion.  Written by some of Forbes’ best careers and leadership writers, it is available now for download below.

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Seven Things They Don’t Teach You In Business School…You become what you think about. Positive thoughts lead to positive results. Negative thoughts lead to negative outcomes.

Would you spend $200,000 on something if it didn’t make you happier?  As it turns out, you can invest over $200,000 on a top MBA program these days and while you will on average earn more and have a better network upon graduation, that $200,000 investment does not guarantee you will feel happier.

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I’m grateful to have attended Stanford Business School.  And, now that I’ve quit my “safe” job in private equity to run my own business teaching people how to create Success with Ease, I’ve learned some universal principles that are highly effective at increasing happiness and increasing success – and, surprisingly, I was completely unaware of these concepts while I was at Stanford.

I believe learning these seven practices is the best investment any individual can make in her or his career, and the research backs me up:

1. Self-Compassion.

Be kind to yourself, especially when you feel bad.  Learning how to fail without hating yourself in the process is probably the best business skill anyone could ever learn, in addition to being one of the most important life skills.  This is linked to happiness, a feeling of worthiness, success, and even will power.  Self-compassion helps you bounce back faster from the setbacks and seek out new opportunities without letting fear get in your way.

Start by talking to yourself the way you would talk to a good friend. There is no one else whose voice you’ll hear more than your own.  If you think your Board of Directors has the most say, think again. Stanford is now teaching a class on Compassion at the Business School 

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2. Visioning Your Future Self. 

One of the best ways to make your vision a reality is to get clear on it and then see yourself in it as if you already are that future self.  Most Olympic and professional athletes incorporate this technique in their training and yet corporate athletes are completely under-utilizing this tool. If you want a promotion, see yourself already in that position.  If you want to start a company, see yourself as that future entrepreneur.  You will draw in people and opportunities that lead you towards your ideal life by visualizing it and feeling the feelings in your body as if you already have that life. Click here to create a five-year vision

 

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3. Appreciation & Gratitude. 

The more you appreciate what you already have, the more you will get.  Simple as that.  If you want to grow your sales territory, appreciate the territory you already have, even if you were assigned the smallest, crappiest region at your company.  Once you start to appreciate it, you will suddenly see a new opportunity within your little region that you hadn’t noticed when you were taking it for granted, or someone will give you a larger territory, or nothing will change right away but you will feel happier about your job in the meanwhile.   Sounds like a win/win to me.

4. Trust and Patience.

We are taught to be impatient, to get results FAST.  But when you act from a place of impatience, fear, scarcity, or trying to be overly “strategic,” you often swim upstream and are ineffective.  Hiring employees is one example of this.  When we rush to fill a need, we often create a bigger problem by hiring someone who underperforms and needs to be replaced at a future date.  Start by being aware of when you might benefit from slowing down, trusting your gut and being patient with the process.

The good news is you don’t need to go to a top school to learn and apply these tools. Anyone can do it, and it’s free.  You can start small.  Commit to appreciating three things about your contribution at work right now and notice how you feel afterwards. What have you got to lose?

5. Practice Mindfulness.  Being is more important than doing.

Being busy has somehow become a sign of prestige. We have it completely backwards.  Being still and quiet can give us ideas for our business that have a much greater impact than when we run around like a chicken with it’s head cut off, firing off emails left and right and constantly multi-tasking without thinking about the big picture. When we act out without being mindful, it can lead to disastrous consequences in business.   We literally become more stupid.  One study showed that when we are reactive, we lose 10-15 IQ points.  Simply by stating “I’m feeling anxious,” we regain 10-15 IQ points.

By being aware of our inner state, we can name it and act from a place of greater truth and possibility.  This leads to better choices and higher performance.

6. Follow your heart and intuition. Not your mind, ego or wallet.

I give this advice to all my clients, and it has really worked. Many of us get caught up in trying to prove our worth to others (did I mention I went to Stanford?), and that rarely leads to us feeling good in the long run.  We may get a short boost when someone validates our ego’s needs but it’s not sustainable.  The real path to success and fulfillment is in following your heart’s desire. Next time you are making a decision, notice whether your heart and intuition are driving the bus or your ego, mind and wallet and see if you can follow the former.

7. Our thoughts create our reality.

You write the story of your life, no one else.  Believe it or not, the placebo affect can essentially be magnified and applied to all aspects of life. Here’s a deep truth I’ve learned:  You become what you think about.  Positive thoughts lead to positive results.  Negative thoughts lead to negative outcomes. If you’re upset about an underperforming employee and you focus on it obsessively, you’ll start to see flaws everywhere you turn.  If you instead focus on what is going right and take action to correct the underperforming employee, you’ll start to see more positive results.

I believe these principles should be taught at every school.  The good news is you don’t need to go to a top school to learn and apply these tools. Anyone can do it, and it’s free.  You can start small.  Commit to appreciating three things about your contribution at work right now and notice how you feel afterwards. What have you got to lose?

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10 Reasons Why You Have to Quit Your Job This Year…Until you choose yourself for success, and all that choice entails, you will be locked into the prison.

This was going to end badly.  My boss screamed at me in front of my colleagues. I had done something wrong of course. I had sent a product to the client without debugging it thoroughly. It was my fault. But I don’t like being yelled at. And fortunately I was sitting on a job offer that I decided to take that moment. So the next day I said the magic words, “I quit”.

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And then a few years after that, I quit again, and never went back to work in the corporate world.

And now it’s too late. Now the course of history has finally written it’s next chapter. There’s no more bullshit. I’m going to tell you why you have to quit your job. Why you need to get the ideas moving. Why you need to build a foundation for your life or soon you will have no roof.

1) The middle class is dead. A few weeks ago I visited a friend of mine who manages a trillion dollars. No joke. A trillion. If I told you the name of the family he worked for you would say, “they have a trillion? Really?” But that’s what happens when ten million dollars compounds at 2% over 200 years.

He said, “look out the windows”. We looked out at all the office buildings around us. “What do you see?” he said. “I don’t know.” “They’re empty! All the cubicles are empty. The middle class is being hollowed out.” And I took a closer look. Entire floors were dark. Or there were floors with one or two cubicles but the rest empty. “It’s all outsourced or technology has taken over for the paper shufflers,” he said.

“Not all the news is bad,” he said. “More people entered the upper class than ever last year.” But, he said, more people are temp staffers than ever.

And that’s the new paradigm. The middle class has died. The American Dream never really existed. It was a marketing scam.

And it was. The biggest provider of mortgages for the past 50 years, Fannie Mae, had as their slogan, “We make the American Dream come true.” It was just a marketing slogan all along. How many times have I cried because of a marketing slogan. And then they ruined it.

Don’t believe me. Stay with a boss that hates you. A job that is keeping  you locked on a chain around your neck, tantalizing you with incremental increases in pay and job title. Stay in a culture that is quietly replacing the entire middle class. This is not anyone’s fault. This is the tectonic plates of economics destroying an entire suburban culture that has lasted for almost 100 years.

Until you choose yourself for success, and all that choice entails, you will be locked into the prison. You will stare into your lover’s eyes looking for a sign that he or she loves you back. But slowly the lights will  fade, the warmth of another body will grow cold, and you will go to sleep dreamless in the dark once again.

 

2) You’ve been replaced.

Technology, outsourcing, a growing temp staffing industry, productivity efficiencies, have all replaced the middle class.

The working class. Most jobs that existed 20 years ago aren’t needed now. Maybe they never were needed. The entire first decade of this century was spent with CEOs in their Park Avenue clubs crying through their cigars, “how are we going to fire all this dead weight?”. 2008 finally gave them the chance. “It was the economy!” they said. The country has been out of a recession since 2009. Four years now. But the jobs have not come back. I asked many of these CEOS: did you just use that as an excuse to fire people, and they would wink and say, “let’s just leave it at that.”

I’m on the board of directors of a temp staffing company with one billion dollars in revenues. I can see it happening across every sector of the economy. Everyone is getting fired. Everyone is toilet paper now.

Flush.

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3) Corporations don’t like you. The executive editor of a major news publication took me out to lunch to get advice on how to expand their website traffic. But before I could talk he started complaining to me: “our top writers keep putting their twitter names in their posts and then when they get more followers they start asking for raises.”

“What’s the problem?” I said. “Don’t you want writers that are popular and well-respected?”

When I say a “major news publication” I am talking MAJOR.

He said, “no, we want to be about the news. We don’t want anyone to be an individual star.”

In other words, his main job was to destroy the career aspirations of his most talented people, the people who swore their loyalty to him, the people who worked 90 hours a week for him. If they only worked 30 hours a week and were slightly more mediocre he would’ve been happy. But he doesn’t like you. He wants to you stay in the hole and he will throw you a meal every once in awhile in exchange for your excrement. If anyone is a reporter out there and wants to message  me privately I will tell you who it was. But basically, it’s all of your bosses. Every single one of them.

4) Money is not happiness. A common question during my Twitter Q&A (that I give every Thursday from 330-430 PM EST), asked at least once a week, is “should I take the job I like or should I take the job that pays more money”.

Leaving aside the question of “should I take a job at all”, let’s talk about money for a second.

First, the science: studies show that an increase in salary only offers marginal to zero increase in “happiness” above a certain level. Why is this? Because the basic fact: people spend what they make. If your salary increases $5,000 you spend an extra $2000 on features for your car, you have an affair, you buy a new computer, a better couch, a bigger TV, and then you ask, “where did all the money go?” Even though you needed  none of the above now you need one more thing: another increase in your salary, so back to the corporate casino for one more try at the salary roulette wheel. I have never once seen anyone save the increase in their salary.

In other words, don’t stay at the job for safe salary increases over time. That will never get you where you want – freedom from financial worry. Only free time, imagination, creativity, and an ability to disappear will help you deliver value that nobody ever delivered before in the history of mankind.

5) Count right now how many people can make a major decision that can ruin your life.

I don’t like it when one person can make or break me. A boss. A publisher. A TV producer. A buyer of my company. At any one point I’ve had to kiss ass to all of the above. I hate it. I will never do it again.

The way to avoid this is to diversify the things you are working on so no one person or customer or boss or client can make a decision that could make you rich or destroy you or fulfill your life’s dreams or crush them. I understand it can’t happen in a day. Start planning now how to create your own destiny instead of allowing people who don’t like you to control your destiny. When you do this count, make sure the number comes to over 20. Then when you spin the wheel the odds are on your side that a winning number comes up.

6) Is your job satisfying your needs? I will define “needs” the way I always do, via the four legs of what I call “the daily practice”. Are your physical needs, your emotional needs, your mental needs, and your spiritual needs being satisfied?

The only time I’ve had a job that did was when I had to do little work so that I had time on the side to either write, or start a business, or have fun, or spend time with friends. The times when I haven’t is when I was working too hard, dealing with people I didn’t like, getting my creativity crushed  over and over, and so on. When you are in those situations you need to plot out your exit strategy.

Your hands are not made to type out memos. Or put paper through fax machines. Or hold a phone up while you talk to people you dislike. 100 years from now your hands will rot like dust in your grave. You have to make wonderful use of those hands now. Kiss your hands so they can make magic.

One can argue, “not everyone is entitled to have all of those needs satisfied at a job.” That’s true. But since we already know that the salary of a job won’t make you happy, you can easily modify lifestyle and work to at least satisfy more of your needs. And the more these needs are satisfied the more you will create the conditions for true abundance to come into your life.

Your life is a house. Abundance is the roof. But the foundation and the plumbing need to be in there first or the roof will fall down, the house will be unlivable. You create the foundation by following the Daily Practice. I say this not because I am selling anything but because it worked for me every time my roof caved in. My house has been bombed, my home has been cold and blistering winds gave me frost bite, but I managed to rebuild. This is how I did it.

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7) Your Retirement Plan is For S**t. I don’t care how much you set aside for your 401k. It’s over. The whole myth of savings is gone. Inflation will carve out the bulk of your 401k. And in order to cash in on that retirement plan you have to live for a really long time doing stuff you don’t like to do. And then suddenly you’re 80 and you’re living a reduced lifestyle in a cave and can barely keep warm at night.

The only retirement plan is to Choose Yourself. To start a business or a platform or a lifestyle where you can put big chunks of money away. Some people can say, “well, I’m just not an entrepreneur .”

This is not true. Everyone is an entrepreneur. The only skills you need to be an entrepreneur: an ability to fail, an ability to have ideas, to sell those ideas, to execute on those ideas, and to be persistent so even as you fail you learn and move onto the next adventure. Or be an entrepreneur at work. An “entre-ployee”. Take control of who you report to, what you do, what you create. Or start a business on the side. Deliver some value, any value, to any body, to somebody, and watch that value compound into a carer.

What is your other choice? To stay at a job where the boss is trying to keep you down, will eventually replace you, will pay you only enough for you to survive, will rotate between compliments and insults so you stay like a fish caught on the bait as he reels you in. Is that your best other choice? You and I have the same 24 hours each day. Is that how you will spend yours?

8) Excuses. “I’m too old”. “I’m not creative.” “I need the insurance.” “I have to raise my kids”. I was at a party once. A stunningly beautiful woman came up to me and said, “James, how are you!?”

WHAT? Who are you?

I said, “hey! I’m doing well.” But I had no idea who I was talking to. Why would this woman be talking to me? I was too ugly. It took me a few minutes of fake conversation to figure out who she was.

It turns out she was the frumpish-looking woman who had been fired six months earlier from the job we were at. She had cried as she packed up her cubicle when she was fired. She was out of shape, she looked about 30 years older than she was, and now her life was going to go from better to worse. Until…she realized that she was out of the zoo. In the George Lucas movie, THX-1138 (the name of the main character was “THX-1138″) everyone’s choices are removed and they all  live underground because above ground is “radioactive”. Finally THX decides better to die above ground than suffer forever underground where he wasn’t allowed to love. He wasn’t free.

He makes his way above ground, evading all the guards and police. And when he gets there, it’s sunny, everyone above ground is beautiful, and they are waiting for him with open arms and kisses. The excuse “but it’s radioactive out there!” was just there to keep him down.

“This is easy for you to say,” people say to me. “Some of us HAVE to do this!” The now-beautiful woman had to do it also. “What are you doing now?” I asked her. “Oh, you know,” she said. “Consulting.” But some  people say, “I can’t just go out there and consult. What does that even mean?”

And to that I answer, “Ok, I agree with you.” Who am I to argue? If someone insists they need to be in prison even though the door is unlocked then I am not going to argue. They are free to stay in prison.

[Or, you can see my Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Dealing with Excuses.]

9) Its ok to take baby steps. “I can’t just QUIT!” people say. “I have bills to pay”. I get it. Nobody is saying quit today. Before a human being runs a marathon they learn to crawl, then take baby steps, then walk, then run. Then exercise every day and stay healthy. Then run a marathon. Heck, what am I even talking about? I can’t run more than two miles without collapsing in agony. I am a wimp.

Make the list right now. Every dream. I want to be a bestselling author. I want to reduce my material needs. I want to have freedom from many of the worries that I have succumbed to all my life. I want to be healthy. I want to help all of the people around me or the people who come into my life. I want everything I do to be a source of help to people. I want to only be around people I love, people who love me. I want to have time for myself.

THESE ARE NOT GOALS. These are themes. Every day, what do I need to do to practice those themes? It starts the moment I wake up: “who can I help today?” I ask the darkness when I open my eyes. “Who would you have me help today?” I’m a secret agent and I’m waiting for my mission. Ready to receive. This is how you take baby steps. This is how eventually you run towards freedom.

10)  Abundance will never come from your job. Only stepping out of the prison imposed on you from your factory will allow you to achieve abundance. You can’t see it now. It’s hard to see the gardens when you are locked in jail. Abundance only comes when you are moving along your themes. When you are truly enhancing the lives of the people around you.

When every day you wake up with that motive of enhancement. Enhance your family, your friends, your colleagues, your clients, potential customers, readers, people who you don’t even know yet but you would like to know. Become a beacon of enhancement and then when the night is gray, all of the boats will  move towards you, bringing their bountiful riches.

Don’t believe me. Stay with a boss that hates you. A job that is keeping  you locked on a chain around your neck, tantalizing you with incremental increases in pay and job title. Stay in a culture that is quietly replacing the entire middle class. This is not anyone’s fault. This is the tectonic plates of economics destroying an entire suburban culture that has lasted for almost 100 years.

Until you choose yourself for success, and all that choice entails, you will be locked into the prison. You will stare into your lover’s eyes looking for a sign that he or she loves you back. But slowly the lights will  fade, the warmth of another body will grow cold, and you will go to sleep dreamless in the dark once again.

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Why You Should Worry About Heartbleed…A new security threat exposes passwords and credit card numbers once thought secure and encrypted.

An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.

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The breakdown revealed this week affects the encryption technology that is supposed to protect online accounts for emails, instant messaging and a wide range of electronic commerce.

But changing the passwords won’t do any good, these experts said, until the affected services install the software released Monday to fix the problem. That puts the onus on the Internet services affected by Heartbleed to alert their users to the potential risks and let them know when the Heartbleed fix has been installed so they can change their passwords.

Security researchers who uncovered the threat, known as “Heartbleed,” are particularly worried about the breach because it went undetected for more than two years.

Although there is now a way to close the security hole, there are still plenty of reasons to be concerned, said David Chartier, CEO of Codenomicon. A small team from the Finnish security firm diagnosed Heartbleed while working independently from another Google Inc. researcher who also discovered the threat.

“I don’t think anyone that had been using this technology is in a position to definitively say they weren’t compromised,” Chartier said.

Chartier and other computer security experts are advising people to consider changing all their online passwords.

“I would change every password everywhere because it’s possible something was sniffed out,” said Wolfgang Kandek, chief technology officer for Qualys, a maker of security-analysis software. “You don’t know because an attack wouldn’t have left a distinct footprint.”

 

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But changing the passwords won’t do any good, these experts said, until the affected services install the software released Monday to fix the problem. That puts the onus on the Internet services affected by Heartbleed to alert their users to the potential risks and let them know when the Heartbleed fix has been installed so they can change their passwords.

“This is going to be difficult for the average guy in the streets to understand, because it’s hard to know who has done what and what is safe,” Chartier said.

Yahoo Inc., which boasts more than 800 million users worldwide, is among the Internet services that could be potentially hurt by Heartbleed. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company said most of its most popular services–including sports, finance and Tumblr–had been fixed, but work was still being done on other products that it didn’t identify in a statement Tuesday.

“We’re focused on providing the most secure experience possible for our users worldwide and are continuously working to protect our users’ data,” Yahoo said.

Heartbleed creates an opening in SSL/TLS, an encryption technology marked by the small, closed padlock and “https:” on Web browsers to signify that traffic is secure. The flaw makes it possible to snoop on Internet traffic even if the padlock had been closed. Interlopers could also grab the keys for deciphering encrypted data without the website owners knowing the theft had occurred, according to security researchers.

The problem affects only the variant of SSL/TLS known as OpenSSL, but that happens to be one of the most common on the Internet.

About two-thirds of Web servers rely on OpenSSL, Chartier said. That means the information passing through hundreds of thousands of websites could be vulnerable, despite the protection offered by encryptions. Beside emails and chats, OpenSSL is also used to secure virtual private networks, which are used by employees to connect with corporate networks seeking to shield confidential information from prying eyes.

Heartbleed exposed a weakness in encryption at the same time that major Internet services such as Yahoo, Google, Microsoft and Facebook are expanding their usage of technology to reassure the users about the sanctity of their personal data. The additional security measures are being adopted in response to mounting concerns about the U.S. government’s surveillance of online activities and other communications. The snooping has been revealed during the past 10 months through a series of leaked documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Despite the worries raised by Heartbleed, Codenomicon said many large consumer sites aren’t likely to be affected because of their “conservative choice” of equipment and software. “Ironically, smaller and more progressive services or those who have upgraded to (the) latest and best encryption will be affected most,” the security firm said in a blog post.

Although it may take months for smaller websites to install the Heartbleed fix, Chartier predicted all the major Internet services will act quickly to protect their reputations.

In a Tuesday post announcing it had installed the Heartbleed fix, Tumblr offered its users some blunt advice.

“This still means that the little lock icon (HTTPS) we all trusted to keep our passwords, personal emails, and credit cards safe, was actually making all that private information accessible to anyone who knew about the exploit,” Tumblr said. “This might be a good day to call in sick and take some time to change your passwords everywhere–especially your high-security services like email, file storage, and banking, which may have been compromised by this bug.”

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10 Things Employees Really Need to Hear From You…A former CEO provides the exact words you need to say when employees need a morale boost.

I usually don’t get very excited about business books, but I recently ran across one that’s really powerful: Finding Happiness: One Man’s Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and–Finally–Let the Sunshine In, by former CEO Todd Patkin.

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Patkin has identified 14 phrases that really improve morale when they come from the boss. Here are the 10 that impressed me the most:

1. “I need your help.”

You aren’t Superman (or Wonder Woman) and your employees know it, so don’t pretend to know all the answers or pretend that you can get along fine without your employees and their skills.

Rather than losing respect for you as a leader, they’ll appreciate that you treated them as valued partners–and they’ll feel more invested in your company’s future because they had more of a hand in creating it.

2. “What do you need from me?”

Often, employees are anxious about asking the boss for what they need, because they may fear a harsh response, they want to avoid looking needy, or they simply feel that it’s not their place to ask for more than you’ve already provided.

By explicitly asking what you can give them, you extend permission for your people to make those requests–and they’ll certainly appreciate it. If you can’t give an employee what she asks for, explain why and work with her to find another solution.

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3. “I noticed what you did.”

Every day, your employees do a lot of “little” things that keep your company running smoothly and customers coming back, including refilling the copier and double-checking reports for errors before sending them on.

Employees want to know that you notice and value the mundane parts of their jobs, not just the big wins and achievements. Make it your mission to catch as many of your employees as possible doing stuff right.

 

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4. “Thank you.”

Whether you say, “Thanks for staying late last night,” “Thanks for being so patient with Mrs. Smith–I know she can be a difficult customer,” or something else, your people treasure your appreciation more than you realize.

People love to hear positive feedback about themselves, and in most cases, they’ll be willing to work a lot harder to keep the compliments and thanks coming. Praise, especially when it comes from an authority figure, is incredibly fulfilling.

5. “Hey, everyone–listen to what Joe accomplished!”

Everybody loves to be recognized and complimented in front of their peers. So don’t stop with a compliment when an employee experiences a win–tell the rest of the team, too!

Whether correctly or incorrectly, many employees feel that their leaders point out only their mistakes in front of the group, so make it your daily mission to prove that perception wrong.

6. “What would you like to do here?”

Sure, you originally hired each of your employees to do specific jobs. But over time, your company has grown and changed–and so have your people. Therefore, it’s a good idea to check in with each one of them periodically to ask what everyone would like to be doing.

No, you won’t always be able to accommodate an employee’s preferences. But keep job descriptions within your company fluid, and allow your people to have a say in matching their skills to the company’s needs.

7. “I have bad news.”

Your instinct might be to play down negative developments, or even keep them to yourself entirely. However, your employees deserve to hear the truth from you as soon as possible.

Employees aren’t stupid and will be able to tell when something is up even if you don’t acknowledge it. By refusing to share bad news, you’ll only increase paranoia and anxiousness–neither of which is productive.

8. “What do you think?”

Employees who are simply told what to do feel like numbers or cogs in a machine, and as a result their performance becomes grudging and uninspired. By contrast, you make your employees feel like valued partners by asking for their opinions, ideas, and preferences.

They’ll be much more invested in your organization’s success because they had an active part in creating it. And guess what? Your employees probably won’t care as much as you think if their suggestions don’t become reality. Mostly, they just want to be heard.

9. “That’s OK. We all make mistakes.”

Lambasting employees who dropped the ball may make you feel better, but it will damage their self-confidence, their relationship with you, and their feelings for your company.

Take a deep breath and remind yourself that the employee feels very bad already, and that yelling or lecturing won’t change the past. Instead, focus on figuring out what went wrong and how to keep it from happening again.

10. “I know you can do it.”

Of course, you should try to hire employees who are confident and self-directed. But even the most self-assured individuals appreciate an explicit vote of confidence from their leaders!

Constantly challenge your people, and push them to improve while reassuring them that you believe in them. Everyone, no matter how capable or experienced the person is, appreciates encouragement.

Bravo, Todd! And thanks for sharing!

Inc.com |  April 9, 2014 |  GEOFFREY JAMES 

Building a Government Services (GS) resume….GS resumes have mandated data not recommended for a commercial or private company

Working a government services (GS) job is a dream for many. Everyone is familiar with the outstanding pension and health plans, as well as vacation days as standard packages working for a federal agency or department.  What is not well known is resumes targeted for GS requisitions (job openings) are difficult to get right, with required information sought by the federal hiring managers.

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GS resumes have mandated data not recommended for a commercial or private company.  The following will outline what should be included in a GS resume submitted to the USAJobs.gov recruiting website for the federal government.

Type / Order / Length of Resume: GS resumes are preferred in a chronological backwards order of employment history, with the most recent first, moving backwards to approximately 15 to 20 years of history. In USAJobs, it is acceptable to have longer resumes (five, six, or seven pages) to supply the relevant information mandated.

Address: It is not recommended to provide a street address in commercial resumes (avoid potential for ID theft). A street address is mandatory in a GS resume.

While much of the next section data may be input in the ATS (Automated Tracking System) resume database fields while applying online, recruiters look for the following near the resume’s top for quicker qualification.

Clearance:  If any current security clearance, note details (level, adjudication date, and expiration). If expired, note that, also – it may make a difference.

Passport: Recruiters can’t ask, “Are you a US Citizen?” The government will hire non-US citizens. Add passport, green card, or work visa info to help them determine citizenship qualifications.

Military: Military veterans may get preferred status (points) over non-military. Note military branch and years of service.

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Geographic Preference: Indicate the city, state, or country you’re willing to work.

The following data should be provided for each employer or level/promotion: 1) Employment Dates (MM/YY), 2) Job Title, 3) Company Name, and the 4) City and State.

Salary Data: GS resumes require base salary data for the date when you left the employer (or current employer).

Hours Worked Weekly: A job applicant may have worked full-time (40 hours weekly) or part-time (<30), or had a position working 60-80 hours weekly.  This number of hours worked will reflect the actual dollar per hour when divided into the annual salary and may be taken into consideration when factoring a salary for the open requisition.

Supervisor: The GS hiring manager needs a name to call to ask for references and/or to determine if the resume is – indeed – truthful.  This is a first step for background checks.  If the direct supervisor is no longer with the company, write in a name for a current employee who may have access to personnel records to confirm past employment.

Contact Phone: The phone number requested here is actually the supervisor’s direct line, but if unsure if that supervisor is still with the company, then provide either the direct front desk number of the company (look it up on the Internet) or the direct line to the human resources offices.

Education: Hiring managers want to see the full degrees (spell them out, e.g., Bachelors of Science). If you took classes related to the job, they want to see them listed (e.g., Engineering, Architecture, Biology, Statistics).

References:  In a commercial or private resume, never provide references (you provide the list after the end of the first face-to-face interview). Recruiters look at references, and if the reference is in the same industry or type of job, the job candidate just supplied them with more candidates – competition!

A GS resume requires 3-4 references – with at least 2-3 professional references and one personal reference. The information required will be: 1) Name, 2) Company Name, 3) Job Title, 4) Direct Number, 5) Email, and 6) type (Professional or Personal).

Writing a government services resume to apply for a job within the federal government is not any harder than writing a commercial resume for the private sector. The difference is a GS resume mandates more data for determination of the job seeker’s qualifications. The sheer volume of applicants to government jobs requires more discerning data in the resume from the beginning.

 

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Networks Matter In Huge Ways That People Don’t Even Realize…network of relationships affects your success. In addition to helping you find jobs, a network shapes your happiness, health, and ideas.

As psychologist and bestselling author Adam Grant has told us, research shows that success isn’t just a matter of hard work, talent, and success — it also depends on your relationships.  But what’s intriguing is just how much your network of relationships affects your success. In addition to helping you find jobs, a network shapes your happiness, health, and ideas. We’ll start with the most obvious.

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Jobs often come from knowing people.

Let’s start with the most obvious one. As author-investor Ben Casnocha likes to say, opportunities don’t float down from the sky — they come attached to people.

This is because, in a still-recovering economy, companies find hires by way of referral. The New York Times reports that companies like Ernst & Young emphasize referral-based hiring. Last year, 45% of non-entry-level placements at the professional services giant came from referrals, a jump from the 28% in 2010.

 But what’s intriguing is just how much your network of relationships affects your success. In addition to helping you find jobs, a network shapes your happiness, health, and ideas. We’ll start with the most obvious.

Deloitte is another example of a company that favors the referral. “Over all, Deloitte receives more than 400,000 résumés a year,” the Times continues, ”but recommended employees are guided along by a 12-person team.”

You tend to be as happy as the people around you.

If you have many groups of friends, then you’re more likely to be happy, according to a 2009 study by James Fowler at the University of California, San Diego, and Nick Christakis of Harvard Medical School.

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In one interview, Fowler said to imagine social networks like a party: Some people might be in a corner quietly talking one-on-one with someone, while a person in the center will have multiple conversations at a time. According to the research, those centrally located people tend to be happier — but only if their friends are happy, too.

Having a broad network helps you gather feedback on your ideas, lending perspectives you wouldn’t have otherwise had.

Why is that? Because happiness and other emotions are contagious. So if you have a cluster of friends wrestling with depression, waves of negative feelings come your way like a cold. But if they’re feeling well, those positive vibes radiate your way, too.

You’re typically as healthy as your friends and family.

Fowler and Christakis have found that smiles aren’t the only thing that spread from person to person. Health does, too. Their research shows that if your best friend becomes obese, then you have a 57% chance of growing obese also.

This graph of a 2,200-person social network offers an example. In it, the yellow dots represent an obese person, the green dots represent a nonobese person, with the size of each dot showing the person’s Body-Mass Index. As you can see, the obese and nonobese tend to cluster together.

 

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Quitting smoking is a similar case. If a colleague quits, you have a 34% greater chance of quitting. If a friend quits, it’s 36%. And if your spouse quits, then you have a 67% greater chance of quitting. 

Being at the center of a network doesn’t just make you more susceptible to smiles or calories — it makes you more open to insights.

Activate Networks, a network science consultancy built on Christakis’ theory, gives a compelling example. In one case study, they mapped the networks of engineers within an aerospace company. Activate found that after time at the organization, the greatest predictor of success was the quantity and qualities of connections a person had.

For instance, if an engineer had strong relationships across departments as well as up and down the hierarchy, she was more likely to score high on success metrics, like patents filed or products brought to market.

Having a broad network helps you gather feedback on your ideas, lending perspectives you wouldn’t have otherwise had.

 

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14 Interview Questions You Should Never Answer…One way to respond: “I don’t believe the question is relevant to assess my suitability for this job.”

Job interviewers typically ask questions like “Why do you want this job?” and “What are your greatest weaknesses?” Sometimes they pose more oddball queries such as “Why are tennis balls fuzzy?” and “If you were a kitchen utensil, which one would you be?”

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But they’ll occasionally go one step further and cross the line with questions like “Do you have children?” and “How much do you weigh?”

One way to respond: “I don’t believe the question is relevant to assess my suitability for this job.”

In a recent LinkedIn post, Bernard Marr, a global enterprise performance expert and a best-selling business author, says he’s always astonished to hear that candidates have been asked such inappropriate questions.

“It can be very easy for interviewers to cross the line and ask questions that are inappropriate, and in many cases even illegal,” he says. “I believe that asking those questions in most cases [is] not done on purpose, but [rather] because of a lack of training and awareness, or even to break the ice and create a more friendly atmosphere.”

But the purpose of the job interview is to establish whether you are right for the job and company, and whether the company is right for you, Marr says. So the questions you’re asked should never go beyond the professional assessment of your skills, enthusiasm, and fit.

 

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Here are 14 commonly asked interview questions that Marr says are inappropriate and even illegal in many parts of the world:

  • Do you have any children?
  • How old are you?
  • What is your citizen status?
  • What is your weight?
  • What is your financial status or credit rating?
  • Have you got any debts?
  • What is your family status?
  • Do you believe in God?
  • Where do you go to church?
  • Do you drink alcohol?
  • What do you do on the weekends?
  • What religious holidays do you observe?
  • What is your race?
  • Have you ever been arrested?

“The tricky thing is how to handle these questions,” Marr says. “Always remember that you don’t have to answer any questions in a job interview that are not related to your job, and you don’t have to answer questions about race, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, family status, type of military discharge, or your financial position. You can even terminate the interview and leave.”

One way to respond: “I don’t believe the question is relevant to assess my suitability for this job.”

But know that refusing to answer a question can create a very awkward atmosphere and even jeopardize any chance of securing the job, he says. “If you are happy to reveal the answers, you can simply answer the questions, but remember, it is your right not to.”

 

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