Topic: work ethic

Dear Mike Rowe: You Can Still Understand Hard Work Without Getting Dirty Everyday

Dear Mike Rowe: You Can Still Understand Hard Work Without Getting Dirty Everyday

I’ve always prided myself with the fact that I know how to use a jigsaw, or wire an outlet. My parents taught me it was important to understand how things worked on your own—as much as possible—before asking someone else to do it instead.

And, while this didn’t mean I needed to understand the subtleties of efficient plumbing design, it did mean I occasionally needed to get my hands a little dirty to fully appreciate what measures—sometimes drastic—needed to be taken to resolve whatever issue was at hand. So, when I read Dirty Jobs creator Mike Rowe’s open letter to Mittens, my initial reaction was, “Hell yeah! Young kids these days, don’t know how to do a damn thing without Google!” Then, I put down my cane and rolled up newspaper and thought really hard about what he was saying. More »

Beyoncé Is Taking A Break From Being A Workaholic

Beyoncé Is Taking A Break From Being A Workaholic

It was only in July that Beyoncé told everyone “I am a workaholic and I don’t believe in no. I don’t believe in I need to sleep. If I’m not sleeping nobody’s sleeping. I’m one human being. It’s a lot. If I want to be a businesswoman, I’m a businesswoman. Independence is not easy.” Apparently that mantra was just part of her promotional campaign for her new female power anthem, “Run the World (Girls)” because in the September issue of InStyle she said she will be focusing less on working and more on her marriage and family life. More »