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Live With Purpose

Do you know your life purpose?

If so, go boldy in that direction.

If not, then make it your purpose to find your life’s purpose!

For a career, that can unfold over time. Focus on gaining skills and self-knowledge. Pitch a company that you’re curious about, even if you’re not sure it’s perfect. Learn by doing and go 100% in.

Commit, and good things will come about.

Solve Problems, Get Hired

Make a project for a company, and you’ll probably get the job. Watch this 25 second clip from Bryan Clayton. He hires people.

“….let’s say you’re trying to get a job as a conversion rate optimization person. Maybe you download the entire onboarding process for whatever company it is you’re wanting to work for, like screenshots, and then you mock up things that you would suggest that they test and like, if you did that, you’ll get the job.”

Quote of the Day

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson