How To Always Make Progress

How To Always Make Progress

Do 1 thing a day to make progress!

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

This post originally appeared as issue 226 of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.

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1 Thing a Day


When I was on the job hunt, I was already employed, but at a job that drained me.

So making my next move would mean taking action on the side: before work, after work, and on weekends.

My main system for success? Do 1 thing a day to make progress, also known as "Non-Zero Days."

To ensure I followed through, I bought myself a little notebook. Every night before I went to bed, I wrote down the task or tasks that I had done that day, even if it was just "researched companies for 5 minutes."

Writing this down reminded my subconscious that I was moving forward by 1% a day.

Eventually, the compound effect would take place, and I'd bust down the door of my next job opp.

And I did just that.

Make progress daily and you will be rewarded.


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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.