The Apprentice

SO how many people out there are addicted to ‘The Apprentice’?  Being British I am, of course, referring to the UK version with Sir Alan Sugar as the man to impress, but having seen a few of the USA episodes I think this blog probably applies to both.

So now you’ve owned up to watching avidly, how about this one – Are you one of the people who then discusses the merits and flaws of each contestants performance in the tasks with friends and work colleagues?  If you nodded, think about this again. Re-read the question if necessary, mote that I said ‘merits and flaws’, not just ‘flaws’. The reason I ask this is simple. I’ve heard plenty of conversations (and taken part in a few myself) about The Apprentice. Some people seem to take it seriously and try to learn some lessons, others just look upon it as entertainment. Almost ALL of the conversations I’ve been privy to have actually revolved around slating people’s performance with very little by way of compliments being awarded.

Now in some ways this is just human nature. I’d hope, though, that if the people being discussed were present we’d give them something a little more constructive than just telling them what they did badly!  How about trying to make things just a little more constructive anyway though. After all, we’re watching the program, using up time from our schedules – our lives, doesn’t it make sense to try and learn something new? Actually I’m going to up the stakes a bit here and make you a challenge.  How about taking something from the program that you will actually do.   Hmmmm – I know, tough concept, but if we’re really going to learn something there’s not a lot of point in it just staying in our heads.

So, my challenge to you Apprentice addicts out there. Stop shotting everyone else down in flames and think of how you’d have done it differently. Think of a way you can apply this new knowledge in your own life. Go do it!

 NB – this doesn’t have to be just lessons from the Apprentice – it can apply to just about anything. If you learn something that can benefit you – use it!

…………….and let me know if it works!


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I help people get things done by helping them realise that all the knowledge in the world will do absolutely NOTHING for them - if they don’t use it.
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