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“STERN” Words To Those With a Half-Arsed Work Ethic

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Posted 9th April 2019 at 03:29 AM by Kelvindorsey

I recently saw Howard Stern being interviewed.

The interviewer made reference to Mr. Stern’s wealth (Stern’s net worth is estimated to be around $650 million)

Most people would squirm at the mention of their net worth and try and play it down, or change the topic.

Not Stern.

Nooo way.

Howard steered right into the topic.

As soon as the topic popped up, Stern jumped in with this: “Well, first of all, I’m worth every penny.”

Now, a LOT of people will hear that and say, “Ah, what an arrogant jerk. He’s too cocky”

Here’s what these shallow breathers don’t realize:

Howard Stern’s confidence is not manufactured or contrived. Stern’s confidence is as real as it gets. It’s as real as the chair you’re sitting on right now.

And, like any truly confident person, every ounce of confidence was earned through blood sweat and tears. (i.e., hard work) Hear this: over Stern’s 40-year career, he’s had only one sick day. When he took that sick day, his fans thought he had died.

Howard says his work ethic comes from his self-pride.

“I just want to be the best at what I do” says Stern.

When Stern isn’t at work, he’s at home planning his next show. He’s constantly working at improving his show. Howard Stern’s self-pride and almost sickening work ethic have taken him to the very top of the Talk Radio Mountain.

Listen, you may not be the best at what you do, but that’s okay. Most people aren’t the very best at what they do. We can’t all be the top 1%.

But no matter.

So long as you’re trying to be the best.

That’s what matters.

It comes down to being the best that YOU can be. It’s called self-pride. It’s taking pride in yourself and in what you do, for no other reason than to impress yourself.

Consider this:

In world war 2, the British soldiers who were prisoners of war in the Nazi concentration camps got up every morning in hellish conditions that no man, woman, child, or animal should ever have to experience. And guess what these men did first thing upon waking each morning?

They shaved, cleaned their clothes and polished their shoes.


Personal pride.

That did it for no other reason than to feel good about themselves.

Listen: when you take pride in yourself and in what you do, others can’t help but notice your attitude of excellence. And when you have an attitude of excellence, your actions will reflect that attitude.

Verily I say unto thee….

…It’s What You Do Behind Closed Doors When Nobody’s Watching That Counts!

Anyone can do their best when people are watching, but only those who take genuine pride in themselves do their best when nobody’s watching.


Now, dear subscriber, chew on this:

If you can’t impress yourself, how the hell are you going to impress others? We all want to impress our clients, customers, prospects, friends, and family, but that won’t happen until you start impressing YOU!

Show me a man who routinely lets people down and I’ll show you a man who routinely lets himself down.

It always starts with YOU.

Listen: I’m writing this for me just as much as I’m writing it for you.

You see, I used to be the king of cutting corners, half-assing it, and shirking responsibilities. The only time I put forth my best effort, was when I was doing something I wanted to do.

Little did I know at the time (and I’m not talking about when I was a kid. I’m talking about as little as 7 or 8 years ago), how you do one thing is how you do everything.

Did you get that?

How you do the little, seemingly unimportant tasks is going to affect how you do the important tasks.

Not putting in 100% effort, care or focus on a task chips away at your inner confidence.

If you put in 100% effort into parenting (admirable), but not 100% effort into tidying your house or on your job or business, you are eroding away your self-pride and confidence, which in turn will affect your parenting.

Nothing in life is done in a vacuum. In other words, everything affects everything.


…It Doesn’t Matter If You’re Closing a Million Dollar Deal, Or You’re Picking Up Dog Shit…Both Should Be Done With Excellence!
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