Recapping this week’s DJH
Mindsets for Success
Create vs. Complain
It’s better to light a candle than to curse the gathering darkness.
Will you create, or complain?
Go Toward the Obstacles
Obstacles will come up as you pursue that which makes you come alive.
Will you face them head on?
Go straight into the cave you fear to enter.
There is treasure inside.
Links Worth Checking Out
Quote of the Week
“Everybody’s a work in progress. I’m a work in progress. I mean, I’ve never arrived… I’m still learning all the time.”
— Renee Fleming
The Final Edition
I know this might be surprising, but we’re pressing pause on The Daily Job Hunt newsletter.
After 630 issues (plus another 100+ weekend issues), we’re putting a bow on the DJH. It might come back. But it also might not. We’ll still bring you world-class content at Career Hackers. Lots is in store to continue to grow the revolution, a revolution that can free the world of the conveyor-belt, permission-based approach to career launch (go to school, follow rules), and instead build a paradigm based on self-empowerment, self-authenticity, self-driven learning, being your own credential, and discovering and doing what makes you come alive.
The Daily Job Hunt has been an extension of one of our core values, which is to make creativity a habit. Each morning we’ve shipped this thing. Each morning I’ve woken up and started writing, for over 2 years.
I personally will continue to create daily, just in other ways than the DJH.
I hope you see the power in this mindset. The power of creating and shipping daily feeds into the process of building a body of work, another core tenant of the Career Hackers Manifesto.
When you publish online consistently, be it a blog post, a podcast, a book review, a photography gallery, or any number of 100 Ways to Work Out Loud, you begin to signal your value to the market way better than any degree or cover letter can.
You begin to show, not tell.
You begin to increase your luck surface area, and connect to new people and opportunities.
And you begin to tap into the 8th wonder of the world, the compound effect. 1% progress a day = 3700% progress in a year.
So with that, thanks for being a reader. And if you’ve been with us since the start, well, that means a whole lot to me.
Now, as the great Seth Godin would say….
Go out there and make a ruckus.
and the DJH Team
PS Keep an eye on the full launch of my newest focus, Human Liberation.
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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