The Unemployed Genius

I saw an amazing thing this week.

A small poster on a telephone pole, written by somebody asking for a job.

Now we’ve all seen a million of those, but this one had one important difference.

The headline was as follows:

FIND ME A JOB AND I’LL PAY YOU $1000.

Isn’t that brilliant?

In just 9 words he had shown how special he was.

He showed he was highly creative.

That he was super keen to work.

That he understood advanced communications.

That he believed in himself enough to put his money where his mouth is.

And perhaps most importantly, he showed he understood one of the great principles: that in this world, if you want to get
something you have to give something first.

I’m sure that guy thought he’d just written a job ad.

In fact, he wrote a superb lesson on how to be successful in life.

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8 thoughts on “The Unemployed Genius

  1. Siimon – Great blog keep up the inspiring and refreshing insights. You are an inspiration to others, I have so far three of your books in my personal library.

    ‘You can get everything you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.’ – Zig Ziglar.

    Thought you were the key one to watch out of the five on ‘Dragons Den’.

    Have a great night!
    Shane.

  2. Siimon this guy (and you) picked up on something so many people don’t. People need to earn respect, earn friendship, earn love, earn a promotion or earn a job. So many people just want, demand or expect things to be handed to them on a silver platter. People need to give and share long before they ask for or are granted anything of true value.

    Siimon, have a nice Christmas with your family.

  3. I was wondering what is up with that weird gravatar??? I know 5am is early and I’m not looking my best at that hour, but I hope I don’t look like this! I might however make that face if I’m asked to do 100 pushups. lol

  4. I came across this post now. I’m not only impressed by how the person promoted, I’m equally impressed by the fact that Siimon has such great observation to pick it up and explain it in this way. Thanks for your blogs Siimon. I’ve learnt so much from them. Keep them coming!

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