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Mindsets for Success
Startup jobs are everywhere. Why not go land one? Especially in today’s remote economy, the opportunity is abundant.
“Startup” just means fast-growing company. No matter your past experience, if you show enthusiasm and send a custom pitch, you can land an interview.
Rome wasn’t built in a day.
And neither will your dream career. So how can you play the long game, and over time, dial in a life full of meaning and aliveness?
Be sure to remove stuff you hate. Then each day, keep dialing it in. Keep making progress.
Links worth checking out
- Adam Austin’s Crash Profile (playing guitar)
- Grace Gurley website (showing portfolio)
- Do It Now – a finished book (Joel’s new short book)
The Gift of a Gift
When’s the last time you got a personal card in your physical snail mailbox?
Maybe it was a wedding invitation, or maybe even a handwritten letter from an old friend.
Chances are when you saw that envelope, you felt thrilled! It was a rare little surprise, and it really stood out amongst the junk mail and utility bills.
So…how could you recreate that experience for a hiring manager?
Think about how many boring resumes they get in their email inbox or job application portal.
What if you sent a personalized project with their name on it? What if you gave a gift just for that company?
– A mock customer service script
– A list of leads
– A new Chatbot
– An SEO analysis
– An email drip series
That would make their day.
And it would be a gift for yourself, too, because it feels exciting to be creative. It feels invigorating to give someone a special treat.
On your job hunt, give yourself a gift by giving a gift to a company.
and the DJH team.
Quote of the Week
“The mistake ninety-nine percent of humanity made….was being ashamed of what they were; lying about it, trying to be somebody else.”
― J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy