DJH 426: are you little ms. perfect?
Are you Little Ms. Perfect?
Hey there, remember, you're a fallible human who makes errors and mistakes.
Learn and move forward, but forgive yourself too. You won't be perfect.
That also means have the courage to ship and send projects, pitches, and other creative pursuits, even before they're fully polished.
"Good enough is almost always good enough."
Hold a bias for shipping before you're actually ready.
How to Build Social Capital
Social capital is the good will you have with a person. How do you build it? A few examples:
👉 Give a smile and a simple handshake
👉 Get interested and create good conversation
👉 Buy lunch
👉 Be reliable and respond to emails quickly
👉 Write a blog post about why you love a company
Quieting the Lizard Brain
What's one of the biggest obstacles to standing out on the job hunt, becoming creative, living your truth and purpose?
It's what Seth Godin calls the Lizard Brain.
It's the oldest part of the brain that fills you with fear, rage, reproductive drive. It wants to keep you comfortable, as well as conform with the tribe.
But your True Self wants to be and self-expressive!
Will you succumb to your primal urges, or evolve toward self-actualization?
How to handle fear (on the job hunt)
Speaking of the lizard brain...I'll lead a workshop to share the tools and mindsets needed to empower yourself and quiet your lizard brain, How to handle fear (on the job hunt), Thursday, Dec. 1 at 4pm CST.
This will also be a chance to be coached, ask questions, and connect with others.
Quote of the Day
“Balance achievement with appreciation.”
— Tim Ferriss
Find a Job Faster
You probably know that to land a job, it often helps if you get a warm intro to a company.
Ramped Careers can help with that, completely free.
When you join Ramped, you can not only build relevant skills and practice for interviews, you'll gain access to Ramped's network of employers, so you'll have special consideration for a job!
P.S. Check out my interview with Ramped Careers co-founder Danny Leonard, from our Supercharge Your Career event. It was PACKED with gold nuggets.
The Career Hackers Revolution
- Career hacking is about the relentless pursuit of discovering and doing what makes you come alive. Here are the core principles in the Career Hackers Manifesto.
- See two of our top posts: How to Make a Video Pitch and 100 Ways to Work Out Loud, so you can skip the resume and degree and be your own credential.
- Want audio? Head to the Daily Job Hunt Podcast.
- Can't get enough? Get the DJH Sunday Special for extra mindset juice.
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