One of my very favorite quotes is by Thomas Edison and it goes “The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.” In a world of get it faster, want it sooner and need it now, hard work has certainly lost some popularity. Of course I am not sure it was ever that popular. I bet there is some historic evidence of “get rich quick” schemes carved in stone and in biblical times people were already being warned about it: “Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it. Proverbs 13:11“.
I suppose it should be no surprise since the vast majority of us know several people who are happy, healthy and wealthy that have worked really hard at it, but I wager to say we know very few examples of someone who amassed a fortune doing very little.
Some friends and I are training for an Ultra-Marathon, which depending on the day is either exciting or a terrible idea… When we started we were in pretty good shape having ran a marathon recently, but as the schedule became more demanding we began to realize that we would need to train more days a week, and increase the length of your runs. We would also need to add additional workouts and supplementation to keep our bodies going. Essentially, if we wanted more physically, we had to work hard it. I don’t think anyone would find that the least bit surprising, but when it comes to growing your business, keeping your customers happy and being the best in your field; some companies fall short on the work harder part.
So why did I decide to blog about hard work today? For one I think its good for people to know that the folks here at Team Lang Promotions all believe in hard work, and if you have worked with us is the past we hope you have seen it. Secondly we wanted everyone to know that we don’t expect your business, we know we have to earn it, and to do so takes a lot of hard work. So if you are getting emails from us at odd hours (after my family is asleep is prime email time) or you see the Team Lang car on the street at 5:00am, you can bet that we are doing whatever it takes to be the best we an be!