How To Not Put Things Off

How To Not Put Things Off

Have you heard of the "draft mindset?"

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

This post originally appeared as issue 203 of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.

Draft Mindset


It's easy to put off doing tasks or projects. A good antidote to this is the draft mindset.

For instance, instead of telling yourself "now I'm going to email the hiring manager," say "now I'm going to draft an email to the hiring manager."

This not only takes away the pressure to write a "perfect" email, it takes away the pressure to even send the email!

But now, with your draft, you've unlocked a secret to success: you've built momentum.

Because a draft of something is way better than nothing.


Just Start!


Speaking of momentum, check out this new blog from one of our DJH readers, Ben! He said he was inspired to start the blog by reading the DJH. ; )

His blog outlines how he made a huge career change and broke into a role in tech that he enjoys. This first post calls you to take the first step.

"Initially, you’ll likely have no idea of what company or what job to pursue. Don’t be discouraged. It’s not going to play out in the exact ways you want or imagine. But it will work out if you start. And it will stay the same if you don’t."


Quote of the Day


"Do everything in public and for the public. The more people you reach, the more useful you are. The opposite is hiding, which is of no use to anyone."

—Derek Sivers


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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.