They Don’t See The Grind They See The Shine — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium

The title of this post is a quote I lifted from a conversation Damon “Dame” Dash was having on the TV show Music Moguls.

Now considering Dash’s failures one might ascertain Dash is not the one to be quoting in a motivational context.

In his heyday, Dash was worth a reported $50 million, only to descend so deeply into debt (thanks to back taxes, back rent and other outstanding bills) that it ate away at his multi-million fortune.

Given all of that, I’d argue that Dash could offer up some noteworthy advice on what to and not to do to those with their eyes on the prize of success and prosperity. There’s always lessons to be learned from losing just as there are lessons to be learned from winning.

Get the full spill @: They Don’t See The Grind They See The Shine — The GeoGee Experience Magazine — Medium

Controlling Your Anger at Work-Before it Controls You

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Anger can be a healthy, natural response to these difficulties. However it’s when you let the anger get out of control that it goes from being a natural, healthy emotion, to wreaking havoc in…

Source: Controlling your anger at work-before it controls you

Surviving the Long Haul — The Trials and Tribulations of Women in The Trucking Industry

Some in The Trucking Industry Apparently Think All Women Are Only Skilled As Lot Lizards. FAIL!

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Trucks move some 9.2 billion tons of freight annually in the United States, according to the industry’s trade group, the American Trucking Associations. That’s nearly 70 percent of the country’s total freight tonnage, making the trucking industry a critical backbone of American business, industry, and infrastructure. [SOURCE]

Truckers deliver the parts for your car, the merchandise that sits on your grocery store’s shelves, the food that’s on your plate at a restaurant, and, increasingly, the stuff you ordered online.

A report released earlier this year by the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that, in seasonally adjusted terms, trucks carried 36 percent more freight this March than they did in March 2000.

The people driving those trucks, however, are largely invisible to us. The few women in trucking—which is currently around 95 percent male, according to industry estimates—in particular, tell a dark story about what goes on.

Many of them describe a poisonous atmosphere where they’re subjected to on-the-job sexual harassment ranging from catcalling to rape.

A review of legal documents, as well as interviews with dozens of drivers, lawyers, and industry experts, reveals a broken structure of accountability that creates few incentives for taking their claims seriously and, in many cases, leaves women in danger.

This story at Mary Review is a long read albeit an appalling read – it’s a good read about an industry that’s slow to embrace women for their skills because they can’t ignore the endowments of their gender. Get the full read here.–>Surviving the Long Haul — Mary Review

Being Thirsty Can Be Poisonous

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Thirst will drive one to gulp from any and many cups. Thirst will cause one to trade in virtues for lustful nurtures.

Know what’s in the cup you sip from. If the contents of that cup doesn’t make you happy, healthy, or wealthier don’t drink from it.

To drink from many in a short span of time screams desperate. Desperate pretty much says “lapdog” and “floor mat”. Don’t be either.