I think it may be more of a challenge now then 10 years ago
to find quality help. I am a small business owner, in my early
30's, and struggle finding good employees. It's hard to find the
person who is not just there for the pay check. What is the key
to finding people or training people to take pride in their job
and that are not just there for the pay check?
Jacob Novicke in Bellville, TX
You are a man wise beyond your years. YES, it is harder to
find good people than it was 10 years ago, and it will get
harder as 10,000 Baby Boomers will retire every day for the next
15 years. Your question was the basis for a #1 best-selling book
I wrote in 2006; titled “How to Be the Employee Your Company
Can’t Live Without”. A special 10 Year Anniversary edition,
updated to address the drastic changes in the workforce since
then, has just been released on DVD. See the P.S. in this week’s
article to preview it.
Thanks for your question.
- Glenn in Nashville, TN
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Comedian Rodney Dangerfield made a
name for himself with the catchphrase “I don't get no respect”.
He passed away in 2004 and the next year, an unknown
singer from Oklahoma won “American Idol”.
Her name was
Although she went on to great success,
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music stars do.
The critics were harsh, calling her
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lucky”. She was once called the reincarnation of Rodney
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despite selling millions of records.
But that changed in
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singing her hit song “Undo It”, her shoe got caught in her
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I suspect she did want to cry at
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and finished the song sitting on the stage tangled up in her
Afterwards, she posted the following on
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Nobody called her a lightweight after that.
Carrie is incredibly talented, but talent alone isn’t enough
She understands that being a professional
means giving your best, even when you’re at your worst.
Whether you're a celebrity superstar or a ditch digger, you have
to give your best, even when you're at your worst, if you want
To Your Success,
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