Another excerpt from my latest book, Simple Realities (The pathway to happiness and success), which is now available at and on Kindle.

            I’ve given many speeches to graduating high school classes as well as to many groups of university and college students. During every question and answer period I’ve always been asked how a person should choose a career. My answer never changes: find something you’d do for nothing and then do it so well that people will pay you to do it.

             If you love your job, you’ll never really work a day in your life; nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else.

             The most important part of your job is to help your boss succeed.

             The will to work hard may not be genius, but it’s the next best thing.

             Easy jobs don’t pay much.

             There is no future in any job; the future is in the person who does the job.

             All jobs aren’t equal, but they’re all important; if a job wasn’t important it wouldn’t exist;

             The best investment anyone can make is hard work.

             You should always know exactly what you’d do if you lost your job tomorrow.

             The best time to look for work is right after you get a job.

             Work done to the best of your ability is one of life’s most satisfying experiences.

             The only job where you start at the top is digging a hole.

             Make your job important and it will probably return the favour.

             One way to get a raise is to always make sure you’re underpaid.

             Rest and play are desserts, work is the main course.

             If you don’t like talking about what you do, you should change your work.

             Tasks we work hard at become easier.

             Work is the link between wanting something and getting it.

             The person who got a good job has probably always done a good job.

             Concentrate on the task at hand and the promotion will come.

             If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.

             The best preparation for the future is a job well done today.

             Treat work as a verb not a noun.

             Don’t choose a career based on what others think.

             An entrepreneur will work twelve hours a day to avoid working eight for someone else.

             Your tools aren’t as important as how you use them; Shakespeare wrote with a feather.

             One way to get the job you want is to do the job you have as well as you possibly can.

             You don’t have to be the boss to be respected.

             You don’t show up for work, you show up to wo