Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Mike Rowe's Seven Dirty Habits

February's Fast Company has an article about Mike Rowe, the host of Dirty Jobs. Besides discussing his transformation from slacking underachiever to a hot multi-media property, he presents his Seven Dirty Habits of Highly Effluent People:
  1. Never follow your passion, but by all means bring it with you.
  2. Beware of teamwork.
  3. Vomit proudly and whenever necessary.
  4. Be careful, but don't be fooled - safety is never first.
  5. Think about what you are doing - never how.
  6. Ignore advice such as "Work smart, not hard. It's dangerous - and moronic.
  7. Consider quitting.
I find it more fascinating how he was kind of content for quite a while to work "anonymous" small acting jobs. Or how he honed his improv skills working on-air at QVC.
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