Motivational Minute: If At First You Don’t Succeed…

If at first you don’t succeed…just give up! Think this sounds ridiculous? You’re right! It is! Watch the rest of this video to see how silly it sounds to be negative, then never do it again. See, isn’t life better already? You’re welcome! Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more hilarious videos.

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Christmas in July with Keynote Speaker Jeff Havens

Summer problems like sunburn and bug bites are annoying, but remember last winter? With the Polar Vortex and entire cities in traffic gridlock? Yeah, that was worse! But on the bright side I made this awesome video, so let’s celebrate Christmas in July and see if we can get it past 2,000 views! And stop…

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4 Ways to Use Self Promotion Without Looking Like a Turd

I’d like to begin this article with the simple observation.  I love the fact that I used the word ‘turd’ in the headline and you have chosen to read this.  You are an amazing person.  That is all. Anyway, self promotion is a part of life.  Any time we try to sell something we selectively…

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Help Me Write My Next Book!

  Hello everyone!  I’m currently working on a book about generational differences in the workplace, which will be based on my Us Vs. Them presentation (watch a demo here if you haven’t seen it yet).  Basically, my argument is that there are TWO generations in the workplace, not four.  There’s Young People, and Old People. …

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Top 5 Most Popular Jeff Havens Videos

As recently as two years ago, if you were to search for “Jeff Havens videos” you would probably find a promo for my show How To Get Fired and a video of me talking about Katie Perry on Fox News, but luckily I’ve improved my YouTube video skills significantly and I have five videos with over 2,000…

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Awkward Childhood Photo Contest Winners!

Congrats to the winners of our awkward childhood photo contest! Camp out by your mailbox because a copy of my book How To Get Fired! is in on the way. Thanks to everyone who entered, we’ll be having a new giveaway next month. If you can’t wait that long, sign up for my monthly email…

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How NOT To Get Ready for Work

I call this post ‘How NOT To Get Ready for Work’ because I tried to put on my pants with no hands and I pulled every muscle in my body. I don’t recommend putting on your pants this way unless you have Olympic gymnast level flexibility, but I DO recommend copying the pose he does at…

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Back At Work After a Long Weekend? Here’s What You Need.

So you just had a three-day weekend.  Or a four-day weekend, or maybe you just got back after a two-week vacation to Mali where you danced like a dervish and ate an unconscionable amount of chutney.  (I know I just combined six cultures there, but I don’t care.)  The point is, you’re back at work…

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Sales Tips from a 6th Grader

I’ve never sold 21,477 of anything, but guess who has? A 6th grader named Katie Francis broke the world record by selling that many Girl Scout cookies and now she shares some sales tips in this hilarious video.  Now if you’ll excuse me, Troop 226 is meeting at the local middle school and I want to…

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Top 9 Reasons Marketing Professionals Have a Super Tough Job

I’ll admit, I didn’t always appreciate the value of marketing.  Then I hired a marketing director (who is amazing, by the way), and I saw results almost immediately.  I also saw how freakishly hard her job is.  So, in an homage to all of you marketing professionals out there, here are 10 reasons that your job…

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An Open Letter To Everyone Younger Than I Am

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, I know that many of you think I’ve passed my prime.  You’ve seen me occasionally leave my blinker on for a little too long, and you’re itching for me to retire and get out of your way so that you can do things better and faster than we turtle people.  To…

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#GenWars! Old People vs Young People in the Workplace

If you follow me on social media, you know I always share a video on Thursday, and today’s video Thursday also happens to be a Throwback  Thursday. Remember when I shared the #GenWars videos? No? Well now you can watch all of their hilarious old people vs young people conflicts at once without even leaving this blog…

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An Open Letter to Everyone Older Than I Am

Dear Sirs and Madams, I know many of you think that I’m lazy and unmotivated.  Many of you think I expect everything to be handed to me, and that I have no tolerance for the slow and steady path to success that has been the hallmark of your own experience.  I know at least a…

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Leveraging the Power of Generations Part 2 – Choose a Side!

  You may have heard that there are four generations in the workplace, but let’s be honest, the conflict boils down to old people vs young people. In the second part of my Leveraging Generations in the Workplace training series, you can take a quiz to figure out what side YOU belong on. Want to…

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Can You Top Jeff’s Awkward Childhood Photo?

I travel all over the USA talking about generations in the workplace with my  Us vs Them presentation, but no matter how many differences we have, one thing unites us all: we all have awkward childhood photos.  I tend to think mine is more awkward than most. Yep, that’s me in the photo! Pretty bad, right?…

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