In the jobforce I have always found it is better to work smart. But, in every case there will be a time to roll up your sleeves and do some dirty work. Since I have become a stay at home mom, all the work just seems harder!
i think hard work pays off. i also believe in finding the most efficient way to do something because my time is valuable and i hate to see it wasted when an easier, more productive solution is available. i apply this principle to every aspect of my life, not just work.
If we follow Robert Kiyosaki's advice, I'd say work smarter. If you work harder, the results are only commensurate to your efforts. But if you work smarter, you can also use the efforts of the people around you (particularly if they are your employees) to achieve or earn more.
Working smarter is about thinking before you act, and asking your self if there is a better way to do something, and then when find the answer to that question, working hard to implement it in order to achieve better or faster results .
Which do you see as a better business decision? Making more money but working more. Or making less and having much more time to do what you want (either to play more or take on more time consuming business...