I DEVOUR business books…good, bad and ugly…I review them here (click on “book analysis” button to the right). However, I haven’t had too many comments on the blog, so I was psyched to find a business book club (2nd Thursday lunch @ A Real Bookstore in Fairview, TX).
Big ideas can be hard to implement…hard to figure out how it applies to you and your everyday life…we may have the desire to implement, but not the time or energy to figure out what to do with this new found intelligence.
Busy does NOT mean you have any actual cash in your pocket. I recently joined a webinar on sales where they talked about one woman who spent 70% of her time on proposals/job bids alone!
She’s busy, but she ain’t gittin’ paid…
“Our generation is very resourceful,” Stuart Watkins, one of four recent college grads on “This Week” with Christiane Amanpour, proudly declared Sunday. He was responding to questions regarding the fact that fewer jobs than ever before are available for the latest graduating class.
The four students were called together Sunday on “This Week” to confront two corporate titans allegedly in a position to hire. Yet both corporate leaders spent most of the time talking about the futility of the students’ job search.
Niiiiiice…Way to encourage the “resourceful” workforce that your companies so desperately need to not only succeed, but to survive.
Do you ever feel like ENOUGH ALREADY on the advice? I mean if it’s good advice, I’m all for it – as in the very-specific-fix-my-current-problem-right-now advice. I feel like every time I turn around, someone is giving me advice, but it’s the platitudinous-go-get-’em advice that is supposed to inspire me…you know the kind that re-words what I ALREADY KNOW!
Good thing I’m not bitter, huh?
In the acknowledgments of The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry, author Kathleen Flinn thanks Gillian Kent who “eliminated my job in London, and I’d like to thank her for that. It’s one of the best thing that ever happened to me.” This book is written by Flinn, a journalist who was fired from her job and just decided to go to Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris – she loved cooking and thought Paris was romantic. The book is a not only chock full of cooking tips and recipes, it is a treatise on following your passion…even when sometimes it seems like it might consume you.
Every day, little by little, we teach people things – how to treat us, what we expect, what we like and don’t like…and we don’t always realize it, yet one day we notice that “everyone” seems to be treating us a certain way. Have you ever wondered, “Why does everyone come to ME when things go wrong?” or “How come I never get assigned a high-profile task?” or “Why do I always make it to the final round of interviews, but never get the job?”