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Create vs. Complain

When Frederick Douglas first realized he was a slave, what did he do?

Did he complain to all the other slaves about how awful life was?

Did he resign that he was stuck in his situation, fully helpless?

He chose to learn how to read.

He chose to empower himself to better his situation. Later, he escaped to freedom.

And you….dear reader…. what attitude will you choose today?

Burn Your Resume

You can seriously burn your resume. We have dozens of posts on Career Hackers about what to do instead,.

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Learn with Skillshare

An excellent way to build a brand is by learning out loud!

To do this you can start a course on Skillshare, then blog/tweet about what you’re learning. Simple as pie.

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