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Work Ethic

10 Signs You're Burnt Out

LearnVest | Posted 06.02.2013 | Small Business

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...

Does Stress Validate Our Existence?

Julie Gray | Posted 07.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Gray

Being stressed out and tired validates our existence as being, in some way, indispensable. If you are relaxed, happy and rested, you must be a real slouch.

Is Angry Birds Destroying America's Work Ethic?

Grant Cardone | Posted 06.19.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

I recently downloaded Angry Birds to see what all the hype was about and immediately realized that the demise of the American work ethic is the fault ...

Learning How to Be the Boss

Yael Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Yael Cohen

These days being your own boss is like being Charlie Sheen's psychotherapist; everyone wants it, but we don't exactly know why. When I started FCancer...

The Absence Of Action

Christopher Herz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Herz

We can see why America as a whole is slowly transforming into a land where production takes a backseat to self-preservation. This creates a system where nothing is produced except for excuses.

The Unsung Heroes Of The Bar

Karl Kozel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karl Kozel

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.

Is Your Work Ethic Keeping You From Living Your Life?

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

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.

Happy Labor Day

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

Poor Labor Day. Gets no respect. It's the Rodney Dangerfield of celebrations. The runt of the holiday litter.