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The Art of Work



Men desire purpose in their work. We want freedom and responsibility and to work at something that adds up to a legacy. The best vehicle for this is to own your work. Self-employment. Free agency.

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Movies and Television Shows About Work

Started by Dave Payton. Last reply by Dave Payton Feb 12, 2012. 7 Replies

     Being a night shift worker for many years I am really not aware of what goes on the air on network television. I know that there is a program called The Office, but I've never seen it. I assume…Continue

Work Songs

Started by Dave Payton. Last reply by Dave Payton Sep 4, 2011. 1 Reply

There are a whole lot of work songs ranging from cowboy songs and farmer songs and sea shanties to union and labor songs.But this song by Tom Waits does, I think, the best job of portraying a working…Continue

Ever done any FUN work?

Started by Justin Lukasavige. Last reply by Native Son Aug 3, 2011. 15 Replies

What's the most fun you've ever had doing work?  I've done all sorts of things: airline pilot, flight instructor, outdoor guide, started businesses, lots of retail work. If I think back, the REALLY…Continue

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The Old Days

Started by Dave Payton Jul 30, 2011. 0 Replies

     When I was a child there was a television program that aired every week called Industry on Parade. Each week the program featured a different industry or trade such as steel making, auto making,…Continue

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Comment by Philip Rodney Moon on February 8, 2012 at 3:06am

Work Connects Us All

Comment by Justin Lukasavige on September 5, 2011 at 12:50pm

Amazing quote, Philip. I wish more people changed their outlook so they could start doing work they love. It obviously doesn't matter if you're an iron worker or a business man.

 

You just need to figure it out and do it. That's why I'm helping lead a revolution at http://faatrial.com

Comment by Philip Rodney Moon on September 4, 2011 at 10:56pm

Here's an excellent article in the New York Times about the work of the ironworkers rebuilding the Wordl Trade Center site. A quote from ironworker Christopher Marron

“I look forward to getting here. I look forward to working my ass off. I look forward to sweating. And I look forward to finishing this building. I plan on staying all the way to the top.”

 

There is a good slideshow of images as well.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/us/sept-11-reckoning/04Mag-ironwo...

Comment by Native Son on August 14, 2011 at 1:16pm

Terry, your citation worked, but due to constraints, the writer overlooked something.  While it takes 10,000 hours of practice and application to achieve mastery of a skill set, it takes far less time to become operational at a competent, low-level journeyman level.  I would say that it's far more important to acquire the mindset of adaptability.  I present oneof my great grandfathers as possible entrepneurial  exemplar.  He started out as a carpenter, altered into being a wain & wheelwright, and at his death, was expanding into agricultural pursuits (build the market, farmers needed wagons in the 19th century).  thing is, he built on one existing technical skill set, and expanded into new fields that utilized the additional skills he acquired in running his businesses.

As a (hopefully) modest suggestion, would it be possible to upgrade your glazing business to include other aspects of the overall trade?

Comment by Justin Lukasavige on August 6, 2011 at 7:44am
The hill of pain, huh? You're haulin' there, Terry! Good for the soul.
Comment by Justin Lukasavige on August 3, 2011 at 10:57am
Have you taken any down time to get away and work on new ideas, Terry? I do it every week and http://coachradio.tv/trailtalk (videos) usually come from it.
Comment by Justin Lukasavige on August 1, 2011 at 5:49pm
Sorry to hear that, Terry. Are you looking for work right now? What field? Have you thought of starting a business?
Comment by Justin Lukasavige on July 12, 2011 at 9:49am
Welcome to the Art of Work, Terry!
Comment by Justin Lukasavige on March 23, 2011 at 7:41am

Thanks for jumping into the discussion. I'm interested to hear who is self-employed and who is doing traditional work. Or is it a mix or both?

 

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