|Above and Beyond
Here's a key to always being in demand. Tom is only 16, but he already has a sizable amount of money in the bank that he's earned in his own business. He's doing so well, more work has been offered to him than he can possibly handle. He's well known in the community and always seems to be in demand. What does Tom do? He does the kind of jobs that no one else is interested in - and does them exceptionally well at a fair price. He cleans out chicken houses, strips old wax from kitchen floors, straightens out garages or attics, spreads compost or manure, cares for pets and lawns while neighbors are on vacation. You name it - he'll do it. No matter how dirty or demeaning the work, Tom will accept just about any kind of challenge. The secret of his success? "It's simply going the extra mile, or doing more than you're paid to do," he said. "I always take special pride and care in my work.
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