We could all save ourselves a lot of words if we'd only remember that people rarely
take advice unless they have to pay for it.
The trouble with good advice is that it usually interferes with your plans.
Good advice is what your own kids disregard but save to give to their kids.
Business is made up of ambiguous victories and nebulous defeats. Claim them all as
victories. Keep track of what you do; someone is sure to ask. Be comfortable around senior
managers, or learn to fake it. Never bring your boss a problem without some solution. You
are getting paid to think, not to whine. Long hours don't mean anything; results count,
not effort. Write down ideas; they get lost like good pens.
Always arrive at work 30 minutes before your boss. Be sure to sit at the conference
table-never by the wall. Help other people that network for jobs. What goes around comes
around. Don't take sick days-unless you are. Assume no one can/will keep a secret. Always
have an answer to the question "What would I do if I lost my job tomorrow?" Go
to the company holiday party. Don't get get drunk at the company holiday party. Avoid
working on the weekends. Work longer during the week if you have to. The most successful
people in business are interesting.
Sometimes you'll be on a roll and everything will click; take maximum advantage. When
the opposite is true, hold steady and wait it out. Never in your life say,"
It's not my job." Be loyal to your career, your interests and yourself. Understand
the skills and abilities that set you apart. When ever you have an opportunity, use them.
People remember the end of the project. As they say in boxing," Always finish
stronger than you start."
1. Never have more children than you have car windows.
2. Never loan your car to someone to whom you have given birth.
3. Pick your friends carefully. A "friend" never goes on a diet when you are fat
or tells you how lucky you are to have a husband who remembers Mother's Day--when his gift
is a smoke alarm.
4. Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert
5. Know the difference between success and fame. Success is Mother Teresa. Fame is
6. Never be in a hurry to terminate a marriage. Remember, you may need this man
someday to finish a sentence.
7. There are no guarantees in marriage. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a
8. Never go to a class reunion pregnant. They will think that's all you have been doing
since you graduated.
Forget each kindness that you do as soon as you have done it. Forget the praise that
falls to you the moment you have won it. Forget the slander that you hear before you can
repeat it. Forget each slight, each spite, each sneer, whenever you may meet. Remember
every promise made and keep it to the letter. Remember those who lend you aid and be a
grateful debtor. Remember all the happiness that comes your way in living. Forget each
worry and distress; be hopeful and forgiving. Remember good, remember truth, remember
heaven is above you. And you will find, through age and youth, that many will love you.