Posts Tagged ‘job’

“The lie we all believe is that you have to stick with it.  You can’t quit.  You are what you are.  But that’s not true….  It’s called the sunk cost fallacy.  This is when you stick to what you’re doing because you already invested your whole life in it.  For example, you won’t quit your job (the job you hate) because that’s what you went to college for or because you’ve been doing it for 20 years and change is scary.” -James Altucher

Learning

Posted: February 5, 2017 in Thought for the Day
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“And this job of learning is your job.  And you have to do it.  I cannot do it for you.” -Dr. Larry Arnn

Scary Change

Posted: January 10, 2017 in Uncategorized
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“Let me get back to the most commonly believed lie.  It’s called the sunk cost fallacy.  This is when you stick to what you’re doing because you already invested your whole life in it.  For example, you won’t quit your job (the job you hate) because that’s what you went to college for or because you’ve been doing it for 20 years and change is scary….The lie we all believe is that you have to stick with it.  You can’t quit.  You are what you are.  But that’s not true.” -James Altucher

Job Wanted

Posted: December 26, 2016 in Thought for the Day
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“Do the job you want, not the job you have.” -Mark Ford

Pretender

Posted: November 29, 2016 in Thought for the Day
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“When applying for a job, only two things really matter: What you know (your skill set) and who you are (your integrity).  Pretending to know things you don’t is a waste of your time because you will soon be found out.” -Mark Ford

Yes Man

Posted: November 24, 2016 in Thought for the Day
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“When I say ‘yes’ to something I don’t want to do, I end up hating myself, hating the person I said ‘yes’ to, doing a bad job, and disappointing everyone.  I try really hard not to do it anymore.” –James Altucher

Brain Game

Posted: November 23, 2016 in Thought for the Day
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“If you do the same thing every day, your brain gets used to it.  Then the tenth time you do it (the hundredth time) your brain doesn’t even realize it’s doing it.  That’s why people who work the same 9–5 job for 40 years feel like ‘the years went by so quick!’” –James Altucher

Job Practice

Posted: November 4, 2016 in Thought for the Day
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“If you are going to be first in your corporation, start practicing by being first on the job.” -Jeffrey J. Fox

“You work a job to make money.  You work a career to build something you value.  A job is something you do to make money.  A career is a life’s vocation.  With a job, you are always thinking about the time you won’t be working.  With a career, you are always thinking about the career even when you aren’t working….  The litmus test for determining whether you have a job or a career is this question (suggested to me by Gary North many years ago): If you could afford to, would you do it for free?” -Mark Ford

Job Application

Posted: November 14, 2015 in Thought for the Day
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“When applying for a job, only two things really matter: what you know (your skill set) and who you are (your integrity).” -Mark Ford