The following article is not to be taken seriously and literally. No really, I’m serious.
Are you tired of always failing in terms of business and career? Do you want to supercharge your ego so you can get stuff done inside the office? Or do you want to simply kick boredom in the gut? Whatever your reasons are, I’m sure you’d love to hear what Homer Simpson has to say on business and career. I’ve always been a fan of the Simpsons and I especially love Homer’s ridiculous quotes on, well, just about everything. While he is the stupidest of the Simpsons family, his witty remarks have earned thousands of laughs from all corners of the globe. But the more I look at it, there’s actually a few lessons to be learned from his stupid remarks-most especially if you’re a frustrated businessman.
I know that Homer most probably has a hundred funny quotes swarming all over the Internet, so I’ll just choose four of his best quotes regarding business and career. So hold on to your seats and let the funny times roll.
1. Become a weasel-Tired of shifting work schedules and work roles? Homer has this wise words for you:
Homer: Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals…except the weasel.
I couldn’t agree more. The act of escaping from your current responsibility shows how much of a “weasel” you are. It gives you the ability to come up with the perfect excuse on why you shouldn’t work on your current responsibility right now. So if you don’t like your job, leave it. Wait for someone responsible enough to take care of your job for you.
Well, seriously speaking, why would you choose a job that you know you wouldn’t enjoy in the first place? If you feel stressed out or your boss treats you like garbage, then maybe it’s the right time to “weasel out” and start looking for a new job?
2. Start learning about everything?-If you feel that you lack certain skills to make your job or business successful, here’s something that you might want to ponder on:
Homer: “How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some of the old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home wine making course, and I forgot how to drive?”
While it is a good thing to strive for learning a new skill at most times, remember that everyone has their own limitations. So if you feel that you’re having a hard time with your job, then you should just leave and start looking for a new one. The chances of you becoming successful in a job where you’re struggling is dim.
However, why is it that a lot of people are determined to become really good in almost everything they do? Is it because they want to succeed in their job, despite the fact that their skill set is not exactly compatible with the job itself? Or maybe they just want to prove themselves that they’re really that good?
Whatever the case, I choose to work in an environment that needs my actual skills. In that way, I can concentrate more on doing the actual work and not waste time learning a new skill.
3. Know exactly what it is that you want-When you build up your business or when looking for a job, do you know exactly what you want? Take Homer, for example:
Homer: “I like my beer cold, my TV loud and my homosexuals flaming.”
Yes, I know it’s kinda crude, but you have to admit that it’s one of the simplest facts of life. If you don’t know what you really want to achieve while working, then your workplace becomes dull and irritating. You lose your sight on what is actually important when working, which is your goal or desire.
This also includes important decisions like taking out car title loans for fast cash or getting a new credit card. If you know what it is that you want, you can decide quickly without regretting later.
Which is, in Homer’s case, a can of cold beer and some loud television.
4. Hard work is good work-Did everything and failed? Homer has this wonderful advice for all you kids out there:
Homer: Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.”
When working or managing your business, always remember the reason why you’re working really hard that day. Either you want to buy the latest gaming console or you want to go on a vacation with your family, the reason doesn’t matter, as long as you work really hard for it. There’s no excuse for hard work; either you take your job seriously or you can go and goof off all day. However, I’m sure the results will vary then.
So the next time you feel discouraged with your business or your job, feel free to read Homer’s golden advice. Of course, the wisest people are those who actually learn from their experiences.
Jessica Greenberg is an avid blogger from San Diego, California. She loves to write about financial and business tips with a sense of humor. During her free time, she loves watching the Simpsons and animated movies.