“The only thing that could be below you is to not have a job”: Glenn offers 7 steps to get people back to work

During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres last week, Ashton Kutcher made a bold declaration about the entitlement culture in America saying, "The only thing that can be below you is to not have a job.” On radio this morning, Glenn further elaborated on that very point, using the words of Kutcher, the lessons of Mike Rowe, and his own experience differentiate between finding work and creating it.

“Ashton Kutcher said, ‘I believe the only thing that could be below you is to not have a job.’ Amen,” Glenn said. “Do you have anybody that you know that is a recent college graduate, or are you a college graduate? And you're having a really hard time finding a job? Do you know anybody who's telling you there are just no jobs out there? I would tell you that Mike Rowe would disagree with you. There are millions of jobs that are available right now, but are they below you?”

Glenn offered seven steps for finding a job right now:

1. You find a leafless yard

2. Go find a rake

3. Take pictures before and after you've raked

4. Post the pictures

5. Put them in a flier and take them around your neighborhood

6. Tell yourself every day: ‘I'm going to do the very best.’

7. Ask yourself at the end of the day: ‘Can I do better tomorrow?’

“Got a bunch of leaves in your yard? Take pictures of all of the leaves in your yard, or maybe if you don't have a yard, go find someplace else. Go find a park if you have to. Find somebody in your neighborhood that has a whole bunch of leaves and take a picture of all the leaves. Then go find a rake and rake all the leaves. I mean every single leaf. Do the best job of raking you've ever seen anybody do – I mean every single leaf – and bag it. Make it into an art. Find your joy in raking those leaves,” Glenn explained. “Find the worst lawn you could possibly find and take all the pictures of it before, and then do the best job you possibly can and show all of the pictures afterwards. Then post those photos on Facebook and tweet them with the following caption: ‘I will do the best job of raking leaves you've ever seen. Reply and I'll quote you a rate.’ If you don't want to do that on Facebook or Twitter, just take the pictures of what you do and what you've done and go door to door and say, ‘I'm going to give you a great rate because I've got to work. I can't sit around all day. It's driving me out of my mind.’”

“Every day when you leave your home to rake leaves say this to yourself: ‘I'm going to do the very best job I possibly can.’ Step 7, return home after you're finished and ask yourself, ‘Did I do my very best?’ That's it. Could be raking leaves, could be anything, but leaves is where I would suggest you start today,” he continued. “Every journey begins with a first step. And I'm telling you: Hard workers are hard to find. People who are dedicated, people who will do any job, it is hard to find them. Everybody has some sort of an elitist attitude. Everybody has this attitude of: That job is beneath me. No job is beneath you. No job is beneath you.”

As Glenn explained this morning, the current economy requires one to create work, not simply find it.

“It's tough to find a job right now. But it is not tough to create a job right now,” Glenn said definitively. “Find a problem and fix it. The problems are merely opportunities. And may I suggest that if you are in a job right now that you hate, why are you doing it? I'm really convinced that most of us, the reason why we have so many problems in our world is because we are not doing the thing that we're supposed to be doing.”

Glenn explained he is still not totally sure he is doing what he is supposed to be doing. But he recognizes that he is evolving and changing. “I really feel like I'm not the guy that I was 13 years ago. I'm not the guy that I was six years ago. I don't even know if I'm the guy that I was a year ago. I'm changing… I'm still paying for the mistakes that I made… I have a different consciousness. I understand things differently now,” he explained. “How do I let go of that past because it's the world that I've now created for myself? Well, I've done it before; why can't I do it again? Well, because I'm not quite ready yet. I'm not really sure where I'm headed yet. I don't know. But I know that it will be better than it is today because I know I'm willing to put in the hard work.”

Recognizing that you are evolving and changing, and understanding that what you find fulfilling today, may or may not be what you find fulfilling a year from now is part of life. And Glenn contends this growing experience all starts with work.

“There's nothing better than work. There is nothing more fulfilling than work… If your child says or you're saying the economy stinks, this isn't a good time to start a business, what is the economy? Can you explain it to me,” Glenn asked. “Maybe I'll invite the economy out to lunch and tell him to stop preventing people from doing work. There is only one economy that matters: Your economy. And your economy starts with two hands and the talent that you were born with. Everyone was born with exactly every tool you need.”

“Listen to me carefully. People say this to me all the time: Glenn, but if I could just get you to talk about… No! You were born with everything you need,” he concluded. “All in due time. All in God's way. But know this: Everything that you need, you have right now. What is it you were sent here to do? Pick up a rake. Pick up a rake and start finding it.”

Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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A big question Glenn Beck has always had about “The Amazing Do-Over” is: How do you get the most powerful and wealthy nation that has ever existed to accept, “You will own nothing … and be happy”? A foundational principle of this country from its very inception has been land ownership. We worked hard, were fiscally responsible, and stayed away from high debt, but the progressive era began to erode all of that.

The Clinton Global Initiative recently gathered the ruling class to tell the plebes how to run their finances and called anyone who dared challenge their ideas “climate change deniers.” Glenn argues we are dangerously far down the “Road to Serfdom” and exposes the progressive playbook to keep us in line. It’s a 600-year-old medieval model that’s been the plan all along.

We’re already feeling economic pain, and yet they’re playing “Game of Thrones” with our lives. Turning us into serfs is their ultimate goal. How do they finish the complete restructuring of the American financial system and our way of life?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn connects it all on the chalkboard and details the solution to fighting back against the ruling elites.

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These days, it seems like everything is about politics, and comedy has been one of the biggest targets. Many comedians are walking on eggshells, but stand-up comedian and "Saturday Night Live" alum Jim Breuer isn't one of them.

Breuer joined Glenn on the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast" to talk about why he’d rather be funny than fearful and what inspired his hilarious comedy special, “Somebody Had to Say It," which has garnered almost 1.5 million views as of this writing.

Breuer made it clear that he does not consider himself to be political. "I'm not. I'm 100% not [political]," he told Glenn, before explaining how people started calling him political when he dared to ask questions about a certain shot that we're not allowed to mention, let alone question.

"When did medicine become political?" Breuer asked.

"What kind of price have you paid for being called political?" Glenn asked Breuer.

"To be dead honest with you, once COVID really kicked in, and ... once you realize we're not going to be here, that we're on borrowed time, and I do have God in my life ... you come to terms with reality on a deeper level. And when COVID kicked in, I said, 'You know what? All bets are off.' I already knew I wasn't in control. But now, not only am I not in control from the natural order of life, but now the puppet masters ... are in control," Breuer answered.

"It made me realize I don't have time to worry about what people think of me. I know where I'm at in life. I know where I'm at spiritually. I know where I'm at with my family," he added.

"That's tremendous power," Glenn said. "But it spooks the hell out of people."

"But it shouldn't!" Breuer exclaimed. "I'm excited that other people get this ... but they're stuck. We ain't got time for stuck. To me, this is the time of, 'You gotta rise.' For years and years and years, you allow fear to control your life. Fear of dying. Fear I might get sick ... everything's based out of fear. It's time for the fearless."

Breuer also revealed his secret for dealing with tough times, and he’s seen his share. But he also said he's seen miracles, including the incredible (and hilariously told) story of how he found faith, how God saved his marriage, and why one family friend was convinced his wife belonged to a cult.



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