From Dan Peña – "The Money Messiah" and Mentor/Coach for the New Millennium.
Dear Friend and Subscriber:
The following 11 rules by Bill Gates are pretty good. QLA Methodology is a lot more aggressive than this, but for those of you who didn’t see them, I’m forwarding them on. I strongly believe we’d do our youth an injustice if we are too easy on them. As we all realize, life will not be easy on them.
Life is not fair; get used to it.
RULE 2 (QLA)
The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice president with a car phone, until you earn it.
RULE 4 (QLA)
If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.
RULE 5 (QLA)
Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.
RULE 6 (QLA)
If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about mistakes, learn from them.
RULE 7 (QLA)
Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents’ generation, try "delousing" the closet in your own room.
RULE 8 (QLA)
Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades; they’ll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employees are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that in your own time.
Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.
To Your Quantum Leap,