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Why it pays to work hard - Richard St. John

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Nothing comes easy, and behind every success are hours of plain hard work. Sounds intimidating, but Richard St. John proposes a simple shift in attitude to turn mediocre into incredible.

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Society has many negative impressions about work. Just try and find a positive song about work. They usually gripe about how work sucks. So, unfortunately there aren’t many resources out there to help get us fired up about working hard, which is what we really need to do if we want to succeed at anything.

Working hard is difficult enough, but working efficiently can be even more of a challenge. Business Insider is here to help with their list of web resources that will you become more productive.

Shut up! As you may have experienced, sound can really affect your ability to work. The New York Times explains how the right music can set the mood for success.

Hats off to writer Malcolm Gladwell who gives work a boost by showing the importance of work and practice. He quotes researchers who found it takes 10,000 hours of hard work and practice to become good at something. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS5EsTc_-2Q

More about Work and the 8 Success Traits http://richardstjohn.com/

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