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Habits and Systems > Goals

Goals are in the future, you can’t actually “do” a goal.

For example, you can’t lose 10 pounds in an instant, but you can do 10 push ups.

Same with landing a job. You want to follow through on habits and systems.

Here’s a daily template:

9:00 AM -10:00 AM – look for cool companies
10:00 AM –  11:00 AM – research companies
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – work on projects and pitches
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – lunch/break
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – emails and follow ups

And so on.

If you schedule your tasks, do them daily, and never give up, you WILL land interviews and a job!

The goal comes as a result of the daily habits.

Do a 5 Part Podcast

A GREAT way to break into a new role is to do a podcast mini-series.

For example:
– Interview 5 marketers
– Interview 5 designers
– Interview 5 coders

Just do 5 one-hour episodes! Reach out to people directly on LinkedIn. You’ll build your network, your portfolio, AND learn about the field.

And capping it at 5 episodes means you don’t need to feel like you’re adding a huge on-going load to your plate. It’s just a short project!

And read this for how to start a podcast.

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