Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on April 22nd, 2019 by Alan L. Sklover

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“You can’t be what you can’t see.”

– Marian Wright Edelman

This quote is a keen observation of the fact that your vision for yourself, to a degree, may be limited by your experiences, if you permit that to happen. As an example, if no one in your family ever worked as a police officer, it is less likely that you will do so. The same works in reverse: if all of your family were police officers, it is far more likely that you will be one, too. When presented with a career opportunity that is outside of your experience and that of your family, bear that in mind. Consider seeking out people who have “been there, and done that” to take advantage of their familiarity with what might await you. And, too, give yourself an extra dose of self-confidence by assuring yourself, “I am going to consider this, no matter my unfamiliarity with it. I deserve no less.”

This quote was sent in to us by Kathryn L. a primary care physician, who is the first person in her family to ever work in the health care field. Good for you, Dr. Kathryn!!

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Happy Easter

Published on April 21st, 2019 by Alan L. Sklover

To All our Friends Who Celebrate Easter:

The Essential Message Of Easter is Hope.

Is there any better Message to Celebrate?

Happy Easter!

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A Passover Thought

Published on April 19th, 2019 by Alan L. Sklover

To All Our Friends Who Celebrate

Passover:

May your Matzoh Balls be light. May your Horse Radish be strong. May your Wine be sweet.

May you never forget how precious is Freedom from Oppression and Slavery, the meaning and lesson of this wonderful Holiday.

Have a Zinsict Pesach!

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on April 15th, 2019 by Alan L. Sklover

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“Fashion is made to become unfashionable.”

– Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel was the legendary orphanage-raised French fashion designer who founded the iconic Chanel brand. She is credited with freeing women from the constraints of staid fashion. Coco understood that fashion is, and always will be, a fluid concept. By its very nature, what’s “in” today will be “out” tomorrow. The same goes for the workplace, whatever type of work you do. As just one example, advertising ad time used to be sold by salespeople; then came digital ad sales, using fewer people and more software; increasingly, there are fewer ad “sales” and more automated “matches” made by means of algorithms, designed and overseen by artificial intelligence. In this fast-changing world, you cannot become complacent. Rather, make continual adaptation a personal habit. What is “in” today will, by its nature, surely be “out” tomorrow, regardless of your industry, field or profession.

This quote was sent in to us by Jamie H., who works daily in the fashion world. Our thanks go out to you, Jamie. Keep up your own adaptation, and maybe you will end up the next Coco.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on April 8th, 2019 by Alan L. Sklover

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“I’m going to take the high road because the low road is so crowded.”

– Mia Farrow

It is so, so tempting to “fight fire with fire,” to throw back at others the “bricks” they throw at you. I’ll admit it: I share temptations to “honk when I am honked at.” Even worse, I have been stupid after others have been stupid at me. Looking back, though, each time I joined others on the “low road” I later regretted it, and each time I continued my path on the “high road,” my outcomes were better, longer lasting, and more satisfying. Maintaining your true self, the respect, credibility and trust of others – and your self-respect – is always in your very best interests, even though it doesn’t feel that way at the moment. Taking the “low road” is just too great a cost, at too little reward, in both the short term and long term. And everything I note above is doubly true and doubly important at work, where just raising your voice, or using a harsh word, can now get you fired for “cause.” Yikes! So, take a deep breath, stay on the “high road,” and call me in the morning.

This quote was shared with us by Les G., a client of my firm, and wise man extraordinaire. Thanks, as always, got you to you, Les.

If you would like to contribute a saying, proverb or quote, we’d love to receive it and share it with our Blog Family. To do so, just send it to “The Boss,” Vanessa@ExecutiveLaw.com.

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Alan L. Sklover

Alan L. Sklover

Employment Attorney
and Career Strategist
for over 35 years

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