When I hear the type of phrases the young and aspiring would be apprentices use such as ‘I’m really ruthless and will get what I want’ or ‘no one is going to stand in my way’ I often wonder how these people would feel if they heard their words played back to them say in 20 years’ time. I used to work in business but didn’t feel the need to be like that. I did, however, encounter many people who were exactly like that and they made my life quite miserable and made me feel like I was the one who had got it wrong.
You see there is no right answer to life. For me it’s about figuring out who you are and about integrity. I would rather be the person who did not gossip about others or try and stab them in the back. Ever. For me it’s simply not negotiable. And when I hear others doing these things I know that I will probably not enjoy spending time with them. Just because you are in business doesn’t mean that you have to lose your values. It’s still possible to be kind. Maybe they need a Counsellor in The Apprentice house? Now that would be very interesting!