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December 12, 2012

Ten truths for college grads

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Truth number four: Get to work early completely dressed and, if female, your makeup already applied.
 
Truth number five: You are never completely dressed until you’re wearing your smile. Smile!
 
Truth number six: Never be the one who tells how something can’t be done. It may be too expensive or too much trouble to do, but it can almost always be done.
 
Truth number seven: Nothing great was ever accomplished without enthusiasm. Get excited!
 
Truth number eight: Never talk bad about your company or your boss. Unlike coworkers in a company I once worked, one employee never complained about the boss. I asked him why and he said, “I figure if the man’s signing my paycheck, I don’t have too much to complain about.” Made sense to me!
 
Truth number nine: Stay positive.
 
Truth number ten: Leaders are readers. Read!
 
The above are hardly all one needs to know about being successful in business, but they are ten good places to get started.

 

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