The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.
Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.
You shouldn’t be afraid to communicate to a leader, but you also need to know there’s a way to communicate to that person that will assure your message is received and taken seriously. I’ve communicated to and on behalf of leaders all of my career. Let me give you some basic tips for how to communicate effectively with a leader.
When you are starting out in your 20s, it is natural to think about all that you will have and do once you start making money, and making more money. That gives money way too much power over your life. It’s not about how much you make, but the life that you make with the money you have.
The most important thing you learn how to do is learn. There are two types of people, people that learn and people that know… the people that know are going to know what they know forever, and that’s all they are going to know. I think there is something really important to have the curiosity of a child.
Best career advice I ever heard was, ‘Don’t expect to be paid more for what you do if you’re not willing to do more than what you’re paid for’.
I was asked once how we taught all 1700 employees who worked at one property to smile. We didn’t teach anyone anything. Instead, we hired people who were already smiling.
When you make a commitment, you build hope. When you keep it, you build trust.
Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.