Reading last weekís issue made me think of the article you
wrote a few years ago about the magic bullet and trying to get a
job. I bought all three of my daughters one of those red wax
seals. Two have used it to get jobs. While they didnít write to
the CEO, they hand delivered a resume in a sealed envelope with
the red wax seal to the head of HR.
One used your advice
(which I gave her) to go to the best hospital where she lives
and apply for the Speech Therapist job, even though there was
not a job opening. But you were right, there was job opening.
They interviewed her for 2 hours that day, and 3 days later she
had the job. So yes, you can work, if you really want to. But
you have to look and act different than the other 99% of the
people out there.
Thanks for the good advice.
President & CEO
A&A Machine & Fabrication,
La Marque, TX
P.S. I still have the letter you
sent me a few years ago with your red wax seal.
Thank you for sharing this! I guarantee
youíve just inspired other parents to talk to their kids about
this. Itís unfortunate that so many schools teach job skills
that can be used once someone gets a job, but few really teach
students how to find jobs, and smoke the competition to get
hired in the competitive job market. All those Participation
Trophies have conditioned an entire generation to expect to be
rewarded for mere participation instead of actual achievement.
- Glenn in Nashville, TN
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I loooooooove New Yearís Day so much
that I got married on New Yearís Day in 2008. (Click
here if you missed it).
New Yearís Day is a time for
a fresh start, and the one day of the year everyone is focused
But over and over and over and over
and over again, studies find that 90% of people who make New
Yearís Resolutions donít keep them Ė and half of those fail by
The man who resolved to be a better husband
goes right back to doing everything he can to screw up his
marriage. The gyms that were packed the first week of January
are empty again. And the list goes on.
Yearís Resolutions is about something MUCH bigger than self
It's about integrity.
are commitments only when you have the integrity to keep them.
Making commitments you know darn well you wonít keep makes you a
big, fat liar. This sends the message to others not to believe
what you say, which will result in them not respecting you.
If you want other people to respect you, you have to start
by respecting yourself.
Just as you canít tell your kids
to say no to drugs while youíre smoking pot, you canít teach
them to tell the truth while you start out every year by lying.
If you've already defaulted on your New Year's Resolutions,
The bad news is that normal means
spending a lifetime mired in mediocrity, and I refuse to believe
that God put anyone on this earth to be mediocre.
good news is that the most important day of the year isn't
January 1st; it's February 1st.
Part of me hates
February 1st because itís a stark reminder that the New Year
isnít so new anymore. But itís the most important day of the
year because itís the one that separates the doers from the
You still have 11 months left in 2016 to become
part of the elite 10% that have the integrity to keep the
promises they made on January 1st.
If you already dropped
the ball on your New Yearís Resolution, say this out loud right
ďI respect myself enough to keep the promises I
make to myself.Ē
To Your Success,
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Yearís Resolution, I HIGHLY recommend taking the ďBetter People
PledgeĒ from the 12/29/15 issue of this newsletter. (Click
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