February 20, 2014

  • Boris Karloff’s Work Ethic


    Lessons from the monster.

    You know Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein monster in Universal Studios first three Frankenstein movies. You may know him from watching old Roger Corman movies, or as the host for TV’s Thriller series, now on dvd.

    Karloff, was not only the host, but sometimes acted in the episodes. In the episode titled The Prediction, Karloff, age 75, was filming a scene where he was injured and lying in the road in the pouring rain. It would take hours to finish. The angle that Karloff was lying at was allowing the water running down the street, to go up his pant leg.

    The director said, “Boris, you should change your position so that the water doesn’t run up your pants.”

    Karloff asked, “What position is best for the camera?”

    The director said, “Well, that position you’re now in, is best for the camera. But you can change position.”

    “No, I can’t,” Karloff said. “This is my work.”

    Another time on the set of Thriller, another director came up to Karloff and said, “You’ve been smiling all day long. What’s up?”

    Karloff replied, “I’m 75 years old, and I love my work.”

    Lesson learned for us James Bond Lifestyle agents:
    Try to find the work you love. If not, have the work ethic that Karloff had lying in the rain.

    More celebrity success examples can be found in How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle – Kindle. “Look Inside”: http://goo.gl/IsNrU

    On iTunes: http://itun.es/isB5XC

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