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Heroes and Villains

Optician Success 34     Heros and Villains Risi Optique in Frisco, Texas put together a sweet little infographic outlining the extent to which Essilux will control the market. The only things missing are the growing collection of online retailers. While I’m not...

Nothing Average Here

Optician Success 33     Wow Your Potential Employers By Taking Online Courses A recruiter analyzed 3000 interviews for tech candidates and found that more that those who had taken online courses scored higher in technical proficiency, problem solving skills, and...

Average Is As Average Does

Optician Success 32 I have exciting news this week for anyone interested in optician education. Since you are reading this, I hope that means you! But first...   The Law of Averages As hard as it may be to swallow, most of us are pretty average. In fact... If you are...

Your Options Are Limited

Optician Success 30   "Look outside of optical.", is Step 11 in the Ultimate Guide To Becoming A RockStar Optician. All of retail is going through massive change. The issues you face with customers and sales are not unique. Online sales, showrooming, declining...

Looking Beyond 2017

Optician Success 29 “When thinking about what to do next with your life, don’t ask yourself what you would succeed at, but what you would most enjoy failing at.” ― Clifford Cohen   Looking Beyond 2017   Step Number 2 in becoming a Rock Star Optician is to begin with...

This Is Your Last Chance

Optician Success 28 This Is Your Last Chance After this there is no turning back. You take the blue pill, opticians are minimally-trained warm bodies who are perfectly content playing “medical professional”, regurgitators of corporate marketing, middlemen who do...

Education Is The Answer, But Not How You Think

Optician Success 27 I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. – Albert EinsteinI get to be lazy this week. John and Seth are filling in. Note: While John says some nice things about me, take them with a grain of salt. I think he was on a runner’s high...

What Can Opticians Learn From Navy SEALs?

Optician Success 26 What Can Opticians Learn From Navy SEALs? Mental toughness and resilience have been shown to be important predictors of long-term success. It seems Navy SEALs have these in spades. In a world of softies, safe zones, and excuse seekers, a little...

How To Get A Raise

Optician Success 25 Even Roman Emperors Struggled To Get Out Of Bed “At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: ‘I have to go to work – as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for – the things I was...

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