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Work Ethic

What Is Happening to Language?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 04.08.2014 | Media
SidneyAnne Stone

I have been trying to avoid writing this piece for fear that I will sound like a grumpy old lady which, by the way, I am not. Even as I hear myself discuss this issue I remind myself of my high school English teacher, who was a miserable little thing in case you were wondering, yet I still feel compelled to introduce the topic.

4 Wonderful Things I Learned from the Job I Hated Most

Keith Wade | Posted 02.28.2014 | College
Keith Wade

I've had a couple of jobs I hated most of the time. But I learned an awful lot at the one I hated most.

Mumbai's Work Ethic: Sachin of Shivaji Park

Pranay Gupte | Posted 02.28.2014 | Sports
Pranay Gupte

If you're good, you just show it, you don't talk about it. And if you're not good, then you won't last long in Shivaji Park.

Want to Be a Better Leader? Let's Follow the Science

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Shah

We all know a leader (or two) who works excruciatingly long hours and boasts about his or her lack of sleep. This person uses exhaustion as sign of work ethic, and lack of sleep as a taunt to others to work harder.

Five Things Successful CEOs Do Every Day

Ronn Torossian | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
Ronn Torossian

As an entrepreneur, I can tell you that every day there are trials, tribulations and just never quite enough work hours. Every single day is a battle,...

Why Are Most Latinos Not Prepared for Retirement?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 03.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Yes, we sure like to work. It's unfortunate, then, that so many Hispanics who reach old age have nothing to show for it.

The Secret to Cultivating a Young Entrepreneur

Tim Elmore | Posted 02.02.2014 | Good News
Tim Elmore

At 15 years old, Jack created a new diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer that is 28 times faster, 26,000 times less expensive and over 100 times more sensitive than the current diagnostic tests. If that's not enough, the test also works for ovarian and lung cancer as well. Not bad for a kid who doesn't even have his driver's license.

How to Stop Stealing a Kid's Ambition (Part 2)

Tim Elmore | Posted 12.03.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Think about it. If I grow up in a world where almost everything has been given to me, or made easy -- I start feeling entitled to it. In fact, I stop trying hard, because I know, somehow, an adult will ensure I get what I need or want.

WATCH: Life Lessons From Humble First Jobs

Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living

That first job you had as a teenager bagging groceries or delivering newspapers may have more value than you thought at the time. There are many le...

Hard Work

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.