Sometimes You Gotta Put Your Head Down and Work Hard(er)

I am a hard worker.  By this I mean that I develop a plan, analyze my progress, challenge myself daily and put the time in; basically I show up every day to succeed.  I know not everyone does this because I watch people’s actions.

Living in the world of sales and marketing affords me the opportunity to watch a lot of business people and compare and contrast.  Living in the world of sales also allows me to watch other sales people and compare and contrast what I do against what they do.  I have learned that if you aren’t doing it, then one of your competitors is doing it; so get busy!

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I see a lot of mediocre habits.  I watch people go through the motions every day.  I hear people talk as if they want to be the best, but then watch their actions say otherwise.

Hard work.

I’m not so sure people these days want to work hard.  I’m not sure people in our age understand what working diligently means.  I am convinced that people have tricked themselves into believing they are doing their best when in fact they are operating at 60%.

The vast majority are coasting; flying under the radar.  They live in a world below the top 10%, but above the bottom dwelling 10%.  Flying under the radar isn’t a compliment. It means you put effort into not being noticed; going undetected.  Those living in the world of the 80% do so because they are comfortable there.  The expectations are lower when you live in the middle.

The funny thing is those who live in the top 10% never think about it because they are too busy working.  And most times those who think they are a top producer are not and make excuses.   Those who say “I’m an asset to the company” or “they couldn’t run this place without me” are the ones who have tricked themselves into believing they are a top producer when in fact they are not.

They are living in the realm of “good enough”.  I’m not sure what “good enough” is, but it isn’t okay with me.

The real question is where do you stand?  Have you tricked yourself into believing you are functioning optimally when in fact you are coasting at about 60% efficiency?

How Technology Has Helped Us Hold On To Our Memories

I was thinking recently that I wish could have held onto the memories of my college years spent at Marshall University. It’s sad to think of how I let the…

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Spam, wonderful spam.

Fun with Spam on Lucky Otter’s Haven!!

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Most of my spam gets auto-deleted, but some still makes it through.   Here are a few new gems dug up from my spam folder.

I’m not even going to read this. The headline tells me enough, and it’s disgusting.

The headline referred to was my page called “Chicken Soup.”

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How many times was this translated and from what obscure languages?

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Hi! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate!
He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him.
Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

You can always tell a spam post because of how fake and contrived they sound.

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Hmm it seems like…

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4 Ways to Travel for Work.

Ever thought about traveling as a part of your job?? Here’s a great post on the subject from TWB!!

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Hey you greedy little so and so! You want to keep on travelling forever don’t you?

Well you can’t.

Ha, I joke, sure you can. Here’s 4 ways to do it.

1. Teaching

Look at you fancy pants. Your teaching and inspiring (or cursing at under your breath) the leaders of tomorrow. Being a teacher in pretty much anything gives you a pass to travel the world. This is especially true if you’re from a country with a highly regarded education system such as the USA or UK. You could be a school teacher, a sport teacher/coach or a teacher in a musical instrument. Even if you’re not a teacher but have a degree you can do this great course called TEFL. This stands for; Teaching English as a Foreign Language. And yep you guessed it, once you’ve competed this internationally recognised qualification you can go and teach English to…

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Waiting is not my strong suit!

I want to introduce you all to The Thoughts and Life of Me!

What I saw when stopping to stretch my back when I was out picking blueberries.

The thoughts and life of me

What I saw when stopping to stretch my back when I was out picking blueberries. What I saw when stopping to stretch my back when I was out picking blueberries.

As I mentioned a little over a week ago I had two job interviews last week. I was quite neutral after both interviews. Left with a feeling that it could go either way. But it is really after you come out the real challenge begins. You have currently done all you can and all you can do now is to wait.

Waiting is not something I’m not very good at. I probably should be by now as I have an extreme aversion against being late for anything and always turn up early. Having a lot of friends that is chronically late I have waited a lot in my life. I still haven’t gotten very good at it. At all. In any way. But sometimes it’s all you can do. And so you just have to…

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