DJH: would you stop apologizing?
Recapping this week's DJH
Mindsets for Success
Quit Your Job
If you hate your job, then you have 3 choices:
1) Quit. Necessity is the mother of invention.
2) Start building momentum on the side. Then, quit later.
3) Do nothing. Let the years go by. Be filled with regret.
That's it. The three choices.
When you cold-message someone on LinkedIn, build rapport.
Have a real, authentic tone.
Use their first name.
Make a comment about their bio or the influencers they follow.
Links Worth Checking Out
- 5 Best Places to Learn Marketing (CH post)
- 85% of People Hate Their Jobs. If You're One of Them, Watch This (Gary Vee video)
- How to Create Tons of Social Capital. (Supercharge talk from Isaac)
- 10 skillsets in demand to land remote jobs in 2023 (Dynamite Jobs post)
Quote of the Week
“Don't think about what might go wrong, think about what could be right.”
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You take a whole day to respond to a text.
"Sorry for the late reply," you begin your message.
Your food tastes like crap at the restaurant.
"The meal was great," you tell the waiter.
Deep down you want to earn 6-figures.
"I don't really need that money," you tell yourself.
What's the theme here?
You're apologizing for yourself. You're downplaying your right to take up space.
Can you end that?
Because, dear reader, you indeed have the right to exist.
You have the right to choose when and how you communicate.
You have the right to be a satisfied customer.
You have the right to make a f*ck ton of money.
You have the right to do what makes you come alive.
So stop apologizing for your own rights.
The reason you do this is because deep down you believe "selfishness is bad," "I don't matter," or "money is greedy," or other nonsense you absorbed from the culture.
All of this is based in fear, fear of standing out from the tribe, fear of coming across as "too happy" compared to the people around you.
You're afraid to be the Tall Poppy.
But once you realize that others' judgments are just projections of their own insecurities from their own conditioning, you can stop caring what they think.
Don't misread me. It's healthy to be considerate of other people, to be generous, and to be aware of the needs of others.
But it's not healthy if you're doing that from a place of self-sacrifice or self-condemnation.
Take care of yourself, and only give to others from abundance.
When you do that, everybody wins.
and the DJH team
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