DJH: the secret to a higher income?
Recapping this week's DJH
Mindsets for Success
Be Kind to Yourself
If you want to actualize your potential, quit yelling at yourself. What if you were kind to yourself?
What if you let go of the critical energy, and chose new mindsets?
"Thank you for the effort you are giving, Joel."
"It's okay to make mistakes, Joel."
"Look at the progress you have made, Joel!"
"It's okay to feel frustrated, Joel."
Before you dismiss this as self-help fluff, give it a try for 2 weeks.
Free Samples in the Other Direction
You get pitched on free-samples all the time - from trial periods for apps to a free cookie at the bakery.
And they work! That's why companies offer them!
But you, as a job hunter, won't offer free samples of your services??
A resume isn't a free sample, it's just a (boring) list of features.
If you want companies (your customers) to hire you, then give them a taste of what you can do! Send a project. Pitch free work. Stand out. Be empowered.
Links Worth Checking Out
- Reasons to Read "Don't Do Stuff You Hate"
- How to prepare for the salary talk
- Charlie Hoehn: Recession Proof Graduate - How to Land Any Job Doing Free Work
Announcement from Career Hackers
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Quote of the Week
"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much."
Self-Assertiveness to Earn Money
I am certain you are Best In the World at one thing: you and yourself.
No one on the planet knows you better than you know you.
But do you live like this?
Only you know what your values, preferences, needs, and priorities are.
Only you know what feelings you have in response to certain contexts, people, and experiences.
So when it comes to negotiating your salary, be the person who is looking out for yourself.
No one will do it for you!
It's on you to be self-assertive: to say yes when you want to say yes, and no when you want to say no.
If you want to make a counter-offer for a higher salary, then do it! Own your worth and stand up for yourself.
Don't apologize for yourself. All your needs matter.
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. See more on the Start Here page.
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