CHAPTER 16Hard Work, the Smart Way: Be Resourceful

What to Expect: What is hard work and how can we make it smarter? This chapter discusses ways to leverage your resources to ensure you are successful.

There’s no excuse for not being great.

—Tom Peters

When I was your age, I walked 10 miles to and from school each day, uphill, both ways. We didn’t have the Internet, so I had to wait for weeks to get a letter back from my friends.

We have all heard a version of this story from a parent or grandparent at some point in our lives, referencing how easy our lives are compared to when they were younger. I don’t want to pick a fight with older (and wiser) generations, but our lives are pretty tough, too. Information is coming at us a million miles a ...

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