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Mindset for Success
No Excuses. You can make excuses all you want. But this is your life. Your career. So you’re only cheating yourself. Stop making excuses. Identify the next task in front of you. And just do it.
Imagine you’re the hiring manager. Do you want to wade through a bunch of resumes? Or do you want a thoughtful, personal email of someone telling you why they love your company and how they see themselves create value for you? Act accordingly.
Celebrate Small Wins. Found an exciting company? Small win. Your pitch got a quick response? Small win. Celebrating and stringing these together is how you create success.
Links worth checking out
- The Art of the Follow Up Email (8min podcast)
- How to Send a Warm Pitch (Slack post)
- Example Project That Gets You Hired (30 sec video)
Quote of the Week
“This is your life. You are responsible for it. You will not live forever. Don’t wait.”
― Natalie Goldberg