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CH Classic: The Guy Who Quit Med School to Become an NBA Referee

“I figured if I always worked as if someone was watching me, I’d be successful.”

Joel Bein
Joel Bein


A Career Hackers Classic, this post originally appeared on The Hustle from Zachary Crockett.

Our takeaways:

  • Show up with consistency and engage in the compound effect
  • Make creativity a habit
  • Instead of thinking only OTHER people can live their dreams, ask yourself, "why not me?"
  • "....you never know who’s watching you,” he says. “I figured if I always worked as if someone was watching me, I’d be successful.”

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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is CEO at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a classically trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.