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Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 11.16.2013 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

If you met me at the age of 14 you would have voted me the least likely person to become a CEO of a multi-million dollar company. I have to be honest and say it is those jobs, those experiences and that sweat that led me to this path and this success.

Rachel Moroney: Death of an Intern

Rachel Moroney | Posted 11.03.2013 | Women
Rachel Moroney

It's easier or maybe simpler to work longer hours. No one asks any difficult questions and it's easily quantifiable and measurable -- a bit like basing success purely on money and power.

Luck Has Nothing to Do With It

Katie Lance | Posted 10.09.2013 | Small Business
Katie Lance

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.

'Can I Just Relax, Mom?'

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 08.29.2013 | Parents
Cornelia Seigneur

I had mumbled something to the twins about their excessive X-Box use or texting, asking them when they were going to turn it off and work around the house. But, then, one of the twins said to me: "Mom, can we just relax?" Oh, that hit home.

Vera Oziransky: A Road Map to Success

Vera Oziransky | Posted 08.04.2013 | Women
Vera Oziransky

It took years for me to realize that while I was successfully advocating for others, I had failed to advocate for my own professional growth.

Carrie Cook: Tools For a Successful and Productive Career Path

Carrie Cook | Posted 07.28.2013 | Women
Carrie Cook

Whether you choose to work full-time, part-time or no time, whether you "lean in" or jump out, develop the confidence that comes from knowing you can support yourself no matter what life might throw at you.

How to Become Indispensable at Work

Felix Tarcomnicu | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Felix Tarcomnicu

Do the best you can to come up with excellent outputs on time and within the budget allotted for you. Illustrate your rapport with your team and make an effort to bring the best in them. Through this, you are not just building a good reputation for yourself but also for those of your teammates.

10 Signs You're Burnt Out

LearnVest | Posted 06.02.2013 | Small Business
LearnVest

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.

Why Are We so Busy?

Selina Wang | Posted 04.27.2013 | College
Selina Wang

If we are constantly working towards success, convincing ourselves that ultimate happiness will be attained when we reach that point, when will we ever slow down? I have to consciously remind myself that sometimes it's all right to think about absolutely nothing.

5 Things Kids Need Besides Smarts

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 01.21.2013 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

My kids are smart. They have a genetic predisposition. I was smart. Their dad was smart. We had high GPAs. We graduated college with suma-cum-somethings. We were a parent's dream. Until Henry graduated, couldn't get a job and had to borrow money from his parents.

Since When Is Work a Moral Imperative?

Allison Kade | Posted 01.12.2013 | Money
Allison Kade

If you ask me, many of us (Americans in particular, New Yorkers most of all) have confused work-for-money with work-for-life.

How to Navigate the Anxiety of Building a Startup: Lessons Learned From Timeless Wisdom

Natalie Alhonte Braga | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Natalie Alhonte Braga

Surround yourself with beauty. Whether it's art, an incredible view or a person. When you are surrounded by beauty something inside of us awakens.

Why Your Business Can Not Afford Bad Service

Sam Napolitano | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business
Sam Napolitano

We as consumers are too used to being treated like we are an inconvenience. In this economy, there are small businesses starving for work. There are people who take pride in what they do and there is a change happening.

Ten Career Worthy Olympic Lessons

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The extreme level of focus, commitment, determination, and relentless work ethic is something others can relate to in their non-Olympic careers.

Patriotic Necessity Leads to American Invention: A Fourth of July Reflection

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

And the necessity of taming the American wilderness bred a rugged American pioneering spirit that even today remains the envy of the world.

Why Are There So Few Latino Libertarians?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.29.2012 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Of course, there are Latino libertarians out there. But in general, talking Hispanics into espousing the Ron Paul agenda is only slightly easier than getting the pope to show up at the Stonewall Inn for a drink.

My Kids Don't Agree That A Little Work Never Hurt Anyone...

Jane Crockett | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Jane Crockett

Perhaps there is no more hard work for my children to do, but to work hard will never fail them.

The Empire Of Self Reigns With Faith And Work

Hayes Grooms | Posted 04.25.2012 | Black Voices
Hayes Grooms

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.

When Did Jail Become Cool?

Randi Miller | Posted 04.01.2012 | Parents
Randi Miller

The trouble with making a child the center of the universe is that the child grows up believing it's true.

Check the Work Ethic In Your Company, If You Dare

Marty Zwilling | Posted 03.04.2012 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

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 Ever

Angel Gentle | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home
Angel Gentle

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."

The American Nightmare

Josh Cohenzadeh | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Josh Cohenzadeh

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.

Why Americans Need To Stop 'Micro-Tasking'

Mark Morford | Posted 12.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

In other words, you have your gift, your offering, your divine instructions. Don't screw it up.

America's Young Recognize Importance Of Work-Life Balance: Study

Marian Salzman | Posted 10.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Marian Salzman

Our work ethic has always been our ace in the hole for being competitive on the world stage, but are we doing ourselves and our country a disservice by not embracing vacations?

Lazy Is an Entitlement Concept

Grant Cardone | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

Lazy is an entitlement concept accepted by the middle class that is crushing America's greatness and spreading like a contagion. Lazy is the 'new' ad...