Summer is the time for romance, but it’s also the time when people start thinking about their careers again. So if you’re looking for some inspiration and advice on how to make this summer your most productive ever, look no further than Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall. In their new book Nine Lies About Work (and Life), they say middle-aged people have more fun than blondes this summer and that’s not just because we get a break from our busy schedules at work! It’s also because we’ve mastered the art of making things happen while also taking care of ourselves physically and emotionally (and maybe even financially).
Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall
Nine Lies About Work is a book for anyone who has ever worked and for anyone who wants to work. It’s about what you should be doing when you should be doing it and how much you should enjoy it.
It’s easy to assume that there are only two kinds of people: those who like their jobs and those who don’t. But this isn’t necessarily the case there are lots of other ways to define ourselves as workers besides our job title or role at the office (or even whether we have one). And through Nine Lies about Work, Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall hope to help readers find happiness in their work lives by helping them understand that they can have fun at work too!
The authors, who work at Deloitte Consulting, are dead serious about the lies that get in the way of innovation and productivity. They’re not just saying that they’re dead serious; they’re dead serious about being dead serious.
The first step toward innovation is recognizing your limitations and if you don’t have any idea of what those limitations are, then there’s no hope for you (other than becoming a motivational speaker). We all have blind spots; some more than others. For example, you might think that because you’ve been working at your job for years now, everything should be easy for you! Or maybe someone once told you “You’re great!” after watching one of your presentations? Well, guess what? Everyone has their blind spots too even experts!
Middle-aged people have more fun than blondes this summer
So it’s probably true that middle-aged people have more fun than blondes this summer. If you’re a handsome, young blonde and you’re looking for some adventure-filled fun this summer, then I recommend staying home and watching Netflix. You’ll find that your Netflix queue is full of great movies with great characters and plotlines but they don’t have much in common with each other or with life itself.
If you enjoy spending time outdoors but are also looking for something more challenging than sitting on the couch all day long (or even just watching TV), I would recommend going camping! Camping is an excellent opportunity to meet new people while also learning valuable skills like how to make fire (or at least get dry wood from your car) or how best not to burn down your tent because of too many marshmallows lying around in front of it.*
In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Ashley Goodall, who co-authored Nine Lies About Work with Buckingham and Deloitte Consulting partner David Burkus, said she didn’t realize her husband was as successful in his career as he was.
“I had no idea that my husband was earning $1 million per year,” she said. “I thought he was just doing okay.”
You know, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen Buckingham. He used to be such a lot of fun in person because he just loves middle-aged people. I mean, he’s always been like that. And now? Well.
It’s kind of sad when you think about it.
He says it all the time
You’ll love him in person, as well.
He’s a lot of fun and loves middle-aged people (he says it all the time). That’s why he’s been known to spend his summers at an exclusive resort called The Buckingham on Long Island, where we’ve spotted him having drinks with Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian West.
But Then Again, So Does Donald Trump
But then again, so does Donald Trump.
Trump is a big fan of middle-aged people. He has been known to refer to himself as “the most successful person ever” and call himself “a great negotiator,” which he believes makes him better than anyone else because his negotiating skills are so much better than those of other people who have also done well in life (e.g., Hillary Clinton).
And what about Buckingham and Goodall? They say that middle-aged people are more fun than blondes!
You’re Never too old for a Summer Romance
You’re never too old to have fun. Middle-aged people have more fun than blondes. What? You don’t believe me? Well, here’s some evidence:
- Middle-aged people are less likely to suffer from depression or anxiety than younger generations. As we age and our bodies become more capable of pain and illness, it becomes easier for us to feel comfortable expressing ourselves emotionally and this can lead us down a path toward greater happiness!
- Your friends may tell you that they wish their lives were simpler or less exhausting; but does this mean that all your problems need to be solved at once? If not, then why not try taking some small steps toward making your life just a little bit better today? You’ll probably find that once those first few steps are taken (or even if they’re not), they’ll lead naturally to other ideas which would make things even better still.
I’m not going to say that this summer is the best time for a middle-aged person to get into a relationship. But I will say that if you’re single and looking to meet new people, it just might be. And if you’re single and don’t want to meet new people? Well, then maybe you should just go outside and play with your dog.