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Old 10-29-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Tomorrow I am going to speak at a middle school career day. I think I am speaking to 6 or so classes and I only have 20 minutes to talk to each class.

I want to briefly discuss what I do and possible the types of needs and themes I see in the economy. The main thing I want to focus on is work ethic (plan to make a London Fletcher / Tom Brady type analogy). Finally I want to talk about “life lesson” type quotes or stories, which is where I need your help (yes you!).

Here are a couple im thinking about using for example. My plan is to explain or back up the quote / story with references to things ive seen and dealt with in my working life.

There are 2 types of jobs in this world – sales and sales support.

I had a professor who talked about the nicest wedding he had ever been to (75k +). He told us about it because bride and groom left a hour or so early because they couldn’t get over the fact that they were paying the limo driver $150/hour to wait for them outside. So even though the fixed costs of ceremony and reception were costing them well over 10k per hour, they, like many people, had trouble getting over a relatively very small and incidental variable cost. The point being is stay focused on the big picture and don’t get let the relatively small things drive your decision making.

Don’t let a good plan be derailed by the perfect plan.

Regardless of what you may have been told you cant become anything you want, otherwise we would all be firemen, football stars, and models.

Focus on your strengths. (I recommend reading/taking Strengths Finder to fellow warpathers).



Does anyone here have any valuable life lessons, quotes, or stories they would like to share?
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:13 PM   #2
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The one thing I was always talk about when having discussions like this is about how many jobs exist that no one has any idea exist. It's easy to say I want to be an accountant, or a fireman, or a web developer but there are literally dozens of jobs in each of those fields...mostly jobs you don't even really realize are necessary. Focus on an area you want to be in.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:21 PM   #3
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work hard/play hard
chase happiness not money
stay in school
don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something
don't settle, if you're not happy make a change
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:49 PM   #4
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In my high school we discuss how many of the top ten jobs that will be available when they exit college aren't even in existence right now. Basically the tools you need to create your dream are out there and that is what people are doing. There is a brief video that talks about it; if I can find it I will link it. Also remember middle schoolers can sense fear if you feel nervous don’t make eye contact.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:03 PM   #5
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Awesome, thanks guys!
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:13 PM   #6
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Master something. The jack of all trades is useless and gets nowhere. The specialist earns big.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:45 AM   #7
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Constantly seek out inspiration

Cars, cloths, house, etc doesnt make the person

Ask why

Karma is a real

It sure feels good to be a little bad sometimes
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:01 AM   #8
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Tell them to look for positive people because if you hang around negative people you become negative.
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Don't put your penis in the hole in the wall at adult bookstores.
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