Recapping this week’s DJH

Mindsets for Success

Why Not?

Person: “Why would I start a podcast?”
Me: “Why not start a podcast?”

Person: “Why would I take a month traveling while working remotely?”
Me: “Why not test it?”

Person: “Why would I start a side project?”
Me: “Why haven’t you started a side project?”

Flip the frame.

Under-Promise, Over-Deliver

Build a phenomenal reputation by under-promising, and over-delivering.

For example, promise you’ll get the project done in 1 week, then get it done in 3 days, with extra value they didn’t even expect.

(Watch more in this 3 minute video).

Quote of the Week

“If you really want to pack a punch, you can actually do the job before you get the job. Create something for them. If it’s a sales job, build a list of leads and send it. If it’s a design job, design something they could use in their marketing efforts. If it’s a customer success job, create a list of answers to FAQs from their customers. Get specific, and get creative.”
— Isaac Morehouse

Interviewing is a Two-Way Street

In school we learn to obey the teacher.

Sit in rows. Follow the rules. Do the homework. Don’t tap your pencil on the desk.

We get this for 12+ years.

It’s so engrained in our culture that grown adults at yoga classes seem to blindly obey the yoga teacher rather than follow their own body’s needs.

It’s time to break up with authority.

Be your own authority. Author your own life.

This applies to both life and career. But let’s zoom in on job interviews.

When it comes to the business world/marketplace, you are free.

I repeat. You are free! People at the company running the hiring process are not the “authority.” They are not schoolteachers you need to obey.

Rather, on the interview, you and the other party are two autonomous adults seeking to exchange value.

It’s a two-way street.

Yes be respectful, but be confident, too.

With any question s/he asks, you can volley back any way you want. You can steer the conversation.

Interview THEM. Ask them for a pitch on why their company is amazing to work at it.

To live out your life as a full-fledged adult, you want to remember that you are powerful. You own yourself 100%.

Take charge.

and the DJH Team

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