Not much of a TV watcher but Celebrity Apprentice is my guilty pleasure. I think the photography is amazing and in between all the bitching and moaning there are some life lessons. You watch the show and you see that the nicest people are most often the ones that are shown the door. I think this is true in life – maybe not fired – but when it comes to advancement, relationships, new opportunities nice guys may not finish last but they’re usually mid-pack.
This season Lisa Lampanelli and Aubrey O’day (who…no idea) were always bragging about how they’re the brains of the team and they do all the work but they kept losing and losing. But come time to defend themselves they’re willing to be loud, nasty, and uncomfortable. Nice people don’t like loud, nasty and avoid uncomfortable so they come across as weak and lack passion and in the world of making money the bosses would prefer aggressive over passive even if it isn’t all that great with the actual results.
Take the athlete does a good but he “looks like he lacks passion”. Fans don’t like that guy. If a guy strikes out and leaves the bases loaded but makes a big scene and throws the batting helmet that tells the fans he cares. The other player who strikes out but quietly walks back to gets his glove could be analyzing what he did or trying to clear his head so it doesn’t affect his play in the field looks like he lacks passion and will therefore be scorned.
So come Monday morning at work – when you screw something up throw a huge fit!