Recapping this week’s DJH
Mindsets for Success
2:1 Create to Consume Ratio
The key to catalyzing your career is to create more than you consume.
This can feel scary and take more effort, but it’s key to building the life and career at your heart’s desire. Be courageous. Create something today.
Respond in 24 Hours
If you get in the habit of responding to email within 24-48 hours, you build a reputation of reliability, and trust.
You build social capital.
What’s your reputation?
Learn the mindset to stand out on the job hunt.
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Links Worth Checking Out
- how to fall in love with sales
- Confidence vs. Humility. Which is More Important in a Job Interview?
- Career Karma
Quote of the Week
“Impossible is nothing.”
— Muhammed Ali
Stop Trying So Hard
The most successful people in the world work less hours.
Many artists, painters, composers, and writers in history worked a few hours a day, and then they were lazy the rest of the day.
In the book Rest, we learn that top violin players practiced fewer hours than most, slept plenty, and made time for exercise.
Warren Buffet spends 80% of his time reading and thinking.
And Ryan Holiday encourages us to get some f***ing sleep.
Now, I can already hear your objections, dear reader, your “yeah, but…!” response!
“Yeah, but I have to work 9-5.”
“Yeah, but sometimes you just have to grind.”
“Yeah, but I have kids. No time to rest for me.”
All of these yeah-buts are fair. External constraints are real. And for sure, the number of hours you put in is not UNrelated to your success.
But, first let’s agree…you don’t “have to” do anything. You are free!
What if you took to heart my favorite tweet by Naval?
“If it hurts to hear it, look for the truth in it. If it comforts to hear it, look for the lie in it.”
The truth is most aphorisms and advice are nuanced. So you want to think critically and creatively about HOW the advice might apply to you.
Are you addicted to busyness and email?
Are you proving your self-worth through working long hours?
Are you in an employee-mindset instead of an entrepreneurial one?
If you are to grow, then it might behoove you to ask:
“Am I trying too hard?”
At least that’s the way I see it.
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.
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