Recapping this week’s DJH
Mindsets for Success
Start Where You Are
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is a great career.
But if you make one small step today, and keep making small steps every day, then you have a shot for massive success and happiness. For example, take 5 minutes and set up a personal website. Tomorrow, start blogging to build your career signal.
Start where you are.
Feeling stuck? The “Do Something Principle” will get you out of your rut. If you don’t know what to do, just do something, even if it’s “wrong.” Then go from there. Action breeds motivation.
Links Worth Checking Out
- Let go of permission (TikTok video)
- Don’t Wait for Permission. Don’t Send a Resume (CH post)
- Jackie Blum pitch deck
Didn’t Get Good Grades In School? No Problem to Launch a Career
In school they taught you to follow the rules, get good grades, and work for gold stars.
But don’t let your self-worth or self-confidence be based on how well you fared in formal education.
The real way to learn is by trial-and-error, by making stuff, by doing!
This applies straight to a Product Management career. The best way to learn product is to build product.
That’s why we’re so excited about the Sprint program by Co.Lab, a hands-on 4 week experience to break into tech.. Their core values are student-centered learning, collaboration, and preparing a real portfolio to prove your value to companies.
You’ll get to surround yourself with a powerful community of peers and top tech leaders so you can kickstart your career in Product Management (PM). By committing just 2-5 hours a week for 4 weeks, you can build that PM Portfolio that will stand out from the crowd.
Alum from Co.Lab work at companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Shopify, and more.
And at only $500, it’s a low-cost investment, with a high ROI for your career.
Plus, you can use code CAREERHACKERS for an extra $50 off.
The next cohort begins February 20. No experience or prerequisites needed to join.
Meme of the Week
Take a Walk This Weekend
“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking,” said Nietzsche.
Wise words….how often are you walking?
No phone. Just you and your thoughts.
Daydreaming, game-planning, processing, playing with possibility.
Walking gives the neurons in your brain the chance to make new connections.
But how does it directly help your career?
It doesn’t, it indirectly helps your career.
Sometimes the best way to make progress is not to keep acting, but to step away and start thinking.
Thinking is the prerequisite for action, anyhow.
The question is, are you thinking big, thinking creatively, and thinking positively?
Walking is a chance to refine and direct your thoughts.
Don’t get me wrong, you need to have an action bias, too. You don’t want to get stuck in analysis.
But you also want to sharpen your axe before you cut down the tree.
Maybe that means a short daily walk.
Your dreams might just hatch there.
and the DJH team
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.
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