You have to have experience to advance in any profession – or do you? Experience is good but in many cases being a rookie is even better. I’ll explain why in the first segment of this episode.
Then, have we gotten too sensitive and too politically correct? A lot of people think so, including Larry Winget. Larry has been called the “Pitbull of personal development.” He has spoken to over 400 of the Fortune 500 companies and hosted the A&E TV series “Big Spender” and has authored six best-selling books. His latest book is called, What’s Wrong with Damn Near Everything . Larry offers his no-nonsense view of finding happiness and success while not getting outraged and offended by things you don’t agree with.
Then, there are some common American behaviors that can get you branded as a “loud obnoxious American tourist” in other countries. I’ll explain what they are and how to avoid them when you travel abroad.
Finally, conventional wisdom has always been that it is better to own a home rather than rent. But today, that isn’t always true. Jane Hodges, author of the book Rent vs. Own: A Real Estate Reality Check for Navigating Booms, Busts, and Bad Advice. She explains why owning is best for some and renting is best for others. A lot of it has to do with how old you are, where you are in your life and career and how much money you have.
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RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE:
Story about experience vs. being a rookie: Book, “Rookie Smarts” by Liz Wiseman http://amzn.to/2hSUGyo
Amazon link for Larry Winget’s book: What’s Wrong with Damn Near Everything: http://amzn.to/2AnTIBN
Story about how to not be an obnoxious tourist http://www.purewow.com/travel/How-Not-to-Be-an-Annoying-Tourist
Amazon link for Jane Hodges’ book: Rent vs. Own: A Real Estate Reality Check for Navigating Booms, Busts, and Bad Advice : http://amzn.to/2haDVhi