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Own Your Day

No more saying “I don’t have time for that.”

You can make time for anything, if you CHOOSE to make time.

Take radical ownership of your day.


Build Social Capital

Before applying or pitching for a job, it’s wise to build rapport, or social capital, with team members at that company. Create value!

Here’s an excerpt about this from our Career Crash Course, which you can go through for free.

“Maybe you want a marketing role at a certain company. So you connect to a team member in that role and ask to hop on a 15-minute call to ask some questions. (Tip: list a couple of specific potential questions in the reach-out email to show your conscientiousness).

And if they live in your area, you could also offer to buy them lunch!

Create a genuine rapport on the call, and ask interesting questions about the role. No need for ‘hey can you get me a job?’ Just be interested and generate social capital. Don’t withdraw before you’ve made deposits!”

Quote of the Day

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

—Dale Carnegie