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Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

It’s easy to get caught up in everyday life.

Feed your kid.
Take care of chores.
Maybe have a hobby.
Don’t do anything stupid.

That’s all fine, but is it the way to come ALIVE?

Tap into your inner fire. What makes you tick?

If you don’t know yet, stay hungry to find out.

Forget following the rules, and “everyone else.” There are no rules. (Everybody is faking it, really).

Take a risk. Write your own ticket.

Seize the day.

Do the Job Before You Have the Job

Ok we fed you a can of whoop-ass. Now what’s your next step for the job hunt?

Do the job before you have the job.

You don’t need to apply and hope you’ll get picked. Instead, find problems and send over solutions. Do the work up front.

Check out this 30 second clip from a CEO we interviewed. Maybe watch it twice.

Quote of the Day

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it… Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”
—Steve Jobs