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  • U.S. Chips: A Race Against Monopoly?

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-USChips01a.mp3The Chips and Science Act is supposed to lower silicon chip manufacturing costs, create jobs, and strengthen supply chains....

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  • Global Turmoil

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-RobGlobalTurmoil01.mp3Between global turmoil and more local chaos, how do you stay focused in life, and stay profitable in business?...

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  • Get Your Mojo Working

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Mojo01.mp3Many entrepreneur’s know when their mojo is working, but some people just do not know how to tap into...

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  • Loyalty

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Loyalty01.mp3Loyalty in the mafia means something different than loyalty in its most productive and meaningful ways, or does it?...

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  • Focus and Outcomes

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Focus-Outcomes01.mp3Entrepreneurs rarely get what they “deserve”, but most everyone gets what they focus on, good or bad. In this...

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  • Creator Burnout

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-CreatorBurnouit01.mp3YouTube and TikTok users know this all too well. Fact: We live in a more isolated work environment, often...

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  • Merit Based Hiring

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-MeritBased01.mp3Diversity, equity, and inclusion has supplanted merit as an important decision tool in hiring for many companies, but has...

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  • Are Protests Evil?

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-EvilProtests01.mp3Clashes in the streets are never pretty, and Ray Zinn says they never really do much other than cause...

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  • Difficult Projects

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-DissicultProjects01.mp3In life and business decisions must be made, but they do not always have to be hard decisions if...

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  • Who is Responsible for Your Prosperity?

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Prosperity01.mp3The ups and downs you feel about how quickly or slowly you are getting ahead are not imaginary, but...

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  • Ai, Creative Work and a Twist That may Surprise You.

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Ai-Plagerize01.mp3Ai continues to make headlines and alter the way we think about art and plagiarism, and even the law....

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  • 2024 Trends – More work from home?

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-2024-02.mp3Covid is still affecting the work place and what other trends might we see in 2024. In this Tough...

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  • Divide and Conquer?

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-DivideConquer-01.mp3“Divide and conquer,” is a frequently used term and almost as frequently misused when unity is what you’re really...

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  • White Lies

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-WhiteLie-011.mp3They may seem harmless, but in business and personal lives a white lie can take on a life of...

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  • The Interview

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Interviewing01.mp3For the entrepreneur who wants to scale, hiring is going to happen. Can there be good interviewers and bad...

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