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Authenticity

The number one money attribute for doing what you say you’re going to do?

Genius Bar sign at Apple Store Mall at Millenia
Yes, this post is genius. You’re welcome.

 

The number one money attribute for doing what you say you’re going to do?

Learning to live within our means.

This takes the pressure off of having to do things we don’t believe in in order to keep making appearances in the hopes of promotions for higher income.

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No really

If you are going to be trapped, pick the one that lights your fire

Promises, promises, eh?
Promises, promises, eh?

 

On the plane yesterday an epiphany. A short 30-minute flight, and a headache, from Buffalo to Detroit. No ambition to squeeze in work, not even to read a few more pages of Malcolm Gladwell’s new book.

We talked most of the flight. She’s been in sales with the same company, traveling every week of the year (Monday through Thursday night) and hates it. But she’s trapped – there is nowhere she can go and make the kind of money she makes.

Without thinking, shared my philosophy about work and purpose and money.

In the process realized that excelling at your current job will never earn remarkable salary increases.

That happens only by climbing the ladder.

If you are going to be trapped, pick the one that lights your fire.

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Career Insights Dear Son

Dear Son, in the long run, here’s how we catch happiness

empty room with wooden floors
Purpose versus money – one might leave us empty

 

Dear Son, in the long run, here’s how we catch happiness:

We don’t catch happiness by doing work that chases profits.

We catch happiness by doing work that chases purpose.

And when our purpose is unclear, money becomes even more alluring.

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Am I The Only One?

Every Ant In The Ant Colony & Every Bee In The Bee Hive Make A Contribution

Whatever your platform, model your message…leadership starts in the mirror. My son took this pic before we got groceries.

Why critique another’s leadership behavior when our own isn’t close to being a beacon? We all make a contribution to society. As Abe Lincoln said, “Whatever you are, be a good one”.

Oh wait, that’s right, the long way is the short cut, but no one believes it, except leaders who see a brighter future and don’t mind failing, and refuse, at all costs, to quit.

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