work-ethic

I tell people all the time, I feel so blessed in life and in my business. In the 10 months since I started my own consulting firm, I have been busier than ever.
Looking back, it's obvious that my lifestyle wasn't sustainable. But back then, I wore my workaholism like a badge of honor. The way I saw it, I had an awesome job and would work as hard as it took to do well. Instead, it was a classic case of burnout.
And the necessity of taming the American wilderness bred a rugged American pioneering spirit that even today remains the envy of the world.
Failure. No one likes to fail, yet everyone has. Of course, it's not something that we shout or boast about because it doesn't feel good -- in fact, it feels terrible. Seldom do we ever embrace the failures. It is the lessons learned in these failures that are the crown jewels.
Are you and your company part of the problem, or part of the solution? Remember that a poor work ethic by even one person in the organization is a virus, which can spread like wildfire and bring down the whole organization.
The greatest advice I ever received was in 10th grade. The bishop from the church organization I attended said, "Whatever you do, you should always do it at the best of your abilities."
As an average American I believe it is our duty to ensure that democracy works as our forefathers intended it. Each person needs to vote for what is best for him or her in their current financial condition, not in the situation they wish to be in 20 years from now.
The barbacks today are largely immigrants, and you should pull up a stool and watch America at work. When you do so, you might just see the ghosts of some of your ancestors.
The work mind wants you to quantify your life, when it's the quality of living time that counts. There's nothing wrong with being productive, and I'm a big fan of it -- at work.