Audiobook: What I learned Before I sold to Warren Buffet Job # 14517

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Job # 14517 Audiobook: What I learned Before I sold to Warren Buffet

Posted Date
Jul 30, 2009 @ 19:38
Respond By
Jul 31, 2009
Word Count
Age Range
Middle Aged

Job Description

Please read attached sample. Final delivery will be due within 2 weeks of selection.

Pays $135 per finished hour (please disregard the "fixed price")

By submitting an audition for this title, you agree to the following:

1) You are able to read AND edit the script within the given timeframe
2) You are able to burn a disc(s) with the finished edited files in .WAV and .MP3 format

Note re: read: Conversational read with nice even pacing. Do not rush.

Please audition with the following read:

When growing up, I was intrigued that my father only
concerned himself with those business elements that
were controllable. He refused to acknowledge the
Depression and did quite well during that period. He
was unwilling to talk about recessions or 20-inch snow- falls. He only thought about and talked about those conditions within his control.

I saw this daily in Dad’s actions. I never knew when
the country was in a recession because Dad wouldn’t
talk about it. People would suggest we close the store
on Labor Day because everyone would be out of town.
He’d say, “How many will be gone?” Of course, we’d
stay open and do just fine.
Dad was a great believer in “not sweating the small
stuff.” He taught us to concern ourselves only with
those things over which we have control. I thought he
was unique in this until I realized this is one of the key
common traits of highly successful people. Those folks
are never victims; they take what comes and handle the situation. The rest is a waste of time.

I have chosen Pogo the Possum, the clever creation of cartoon- ist Walt Kelly, as my patron saint. Pogo said, “We have met the enemy and they is us.” This philosophy allows little room for blaming others, but it can certainly lead to success. James Carville, Democratic campaign strategist in 1992, also agrees
with Pogo: “That’s the smartest thing said in the history of man,” he noted several years ago, as quoted in a Timemaga- zine article.

The “deal only with the controllables” philosophy helps
you focus your attention where it ought to be. Keeping this principle in mind helps save time and resources. After all, if you can’t do anything about a problem, just move on.

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