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Curiously Contact an Employee

Want to learn more about [insert career field]?

1) Hop on LinkedIn

2) Find people with the job title you’re curious about

3) Send a short curious message (or email them), building rapport, and asking for 15 minutes of their time so you can hear their story

4) Prepare curious questions to ask on the call

This stuff is pretty simple. All it asks of you is initiative…..You can do it!

How to Become Indispensable and Never Get Fired

Here’s a solid article on the mindsets to be a rock-solid linchpin at work. (It’s geared towards men, but there’s value in it for everyone).

“Initiative doesn’t just mean doing things on your own. It means doing the right things without being told.”

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Quote of the Day

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”

― Dr. Seuss