Thursday, November 20, 2008

Turkey Wants to Learn More about The Joy of Not Working

Photo of Istanbul:

I am preparing my speech about The Joy of Not Working that I will make to 2,500 scholars, business executives, and studends in Istanbul on Wednesday November 26th.

The National Turkish Congress on Quality is flying me executive class to Istanbul through London at a cost of over $10,000 and putting me up at the Ritz Carlton executive suite at a cost of over $1,000 per night for 3 nights. My speaking fee is a modest $3,000.

Here are some topics to be included in my speech:

  • Your most powerful success tool is The 80-20 principle.

  • Ordinary career success is a real good job; real career success is a real good life.

  • Most success costs too much. The conduct of society is a poor example for how to live a happy life.

  • The more creative your thinking, the fewer your cares and worries.

  • Your best purchases will turn out to be the ones that you never made.

  • Being successful at work is irrelevant if you are a failure at home.

  • Being busy does not mean being productive.

  • Hard work is no match for relaxed, creative action.

Retirement Image of The Joy of Not Working

The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed, and Overworked — by Ernie J. Zelinski

The Joy of Not Working is all about learning to live every part of your life — employment, unemployment, retirement, and leisure time alike — to the fullest. You too can join the thousands of converts and learn to thrive at both work and play. Illustrated by eye-opening exercises, thought-provoking diagrams, and lively cartoons and quotations, The Joy of Not Working will guide you to enjoy life like never before.

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