7 Things Your Parents Taught You About How to be Successful That Probably Aren't’ True Anymore.
As a Generation X-er (although I feel like I’m a Gen Y trapped in a Gen X body) I am in an interesting position as I look to my parents for guidance on professional success. Their model comes from a different time and we should be collectively careful of it’s application today. Here are nine things we learned from our parents about success that probably aren’t true anymore.
First in the office, last to leave.
Our parents came from a generation where spending a lot of time at work meant that you were working hard. The more you worked, the better job you were doing. Today people like Jason Fried and Tim Ferris are challenging this idea. Our parents operated in a time where most people worked for corporations and success depended on readiness to be promoted. Organizations were more vertical than they are today and success was a factor of not only actually working hard but being seen as...
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