Starting any kind of business is difficult, but creating a commercial enterprise with the people you love can quickly turn into a nightmare. Why, though? Why is it so easy for family businesses to fall apart?
Read that stack of books that you bought on a whim and have been meaning to get to for longer than you’d like to admit. We all have one.
We care about respect, not popularity. We aren’t necessarily around to be everyone’s friend, but we want to be seen as consistent, fair, and principled. We aren’t going to be crying in the break room about how Karin from accounting doesn’t like us (probably).
Not everyone is poor because they’re lazy or stupid or just didn’t try hard enough. There’s this deeply embedded belief in our country that poor people somehow deserve to be poor, and it’s amazing to me how blindly people believe this.
What do people in other industries think of being asked to work for free?
Reading cover letters, applications, and resumes and making decisions about interviews and employment can be rough and grueling. But, every once in awhile, employment managers come across a statement or phrase that is so ridiculous, it breaks the monotony, brings laughter, and just causes head-shaking in disbelief.
Knows how to make a show of putting in headphones so coworker knows that they should STFU now.
That’s not to say we should aspire to mediocrity – far from it. Instead, we should aim for extraordinary but learn to be content even if we fail to hit the mark.
“What do you do?” Bill’s friend asked. “I’m a writer,” I said.
Out of my four summers interning, here is a condensed summary of things I wish to pass on to the next batch of overly eager beavers…