It’s Work that Separates the Doers from the Dreamers

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Five birds are sitting on a wire.  If two decide to fly away, how many are left sitting on the wire? Five. There’s a huge gap between deciding to do something and actually doing it.  And if the result of doing it is anything significant, the gap is dripping with perspiration. Yesterday I had lunch…

Seth Godin Tackles the Often Misunderstood Term “Ethic”

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I subscribe to about a dozen blogs, most of which I skim and others I rarely read.  But I never miss a day without my Seth Godin fix. I’ve had the pleasure of spending some one-to-one time with Seth and, although I can’t say that we are friends, I can say that he’s a a…

Gen Y Admits Lack of Work Ethic Led to Early Failure

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I love it when a young adult comes clean. All too often, young workers who fail early refuse to accept responsibility for their struggles and instead blame the economy, or their company, or their boss, or… This, of course, leads to more failure, which leads to increased bitterness that in passed on to next employer,…

Jersey Shore may as well be titled Apocolypse Now

I’m completely baffled when adults approach me after a presentation to tell me that kids are the same today as they’ve always been. “They’re no different than we were back in the day.” Oh yeah? View one episode of Jersey Shore, the wildly popular MTV reality show, and you’ll never say that again. Some are…

At What Age Should We Teach Young People How to Work?

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A lot parents of parents have asked me if there is any specific age at which they should begin to teach their children how to work and to begin to instill core work ethic values within them. The short answer is, it’s never too early. To prove it, here’s a video of me teaching my…

How To Remain Unemployed by Staying True to Your Authentic Self

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What you’re about to see is real and has not been altered or retouched in any way. The name has been concealed to protect the ignorant. Below is an actual cover letter submitted by a young job seeker for what he considers his ‘dream job’. Obviously this young man (who can’t spell his own name)…