Friday, July 09, 2010

We can't all be Jeff Green

Not too long ago a person I knew well expressed trouble about an issue they had. It turned out their model was Jeff Green, who once sent out seventeen resumes and got thirty job offers. My response was "We can't all be Jeff Green."

My second was to discuss the thousands of hours of preparation he had put in, the years of effort, the attention to obtain crucial certifications and the breadth of knowledge he had at that point in time.

Which means if someone is willing to take the time, do the work, pray the price, they may not be able to be Jeff Green, but they can be like him in the ways that matter. The person I was talking to decided to try harder and smarter and to be like Jeff.


JPGoldberg said...

Well, when Mozart was my age, he'd been dead for more than 10 years. This does sort of put things in perspective.

Alisa said...

just saw this post...brought back many memories...of course without a great friend like Steve Marsh Jeff Green might have never had the courage to move were a pivotal part of our lives...and we will always be grateful!