What if you stopped reading?
What if reading isn't true learning.
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Mindsets for Success
Rule #25 of the Career Hackers Manifesto?
"To be interesting, be interested."
People want to interview, hire, work with, invest in, and buy from interesting people. But how to be interesting?
Simple. Be interested. Cultivate genuine interest in every person, problem, business model, product, and philosophy in the world.
Sending a resume gets you .4% response rate.
Emailing a video pitch to the hiring manger gets you an 80% response rate.
Which one will you do?
Links worth checking out
- Russ Hanneman resume tips (1 min. funny video)
- Akimbo Podcast (Seth Godin)
- 5 Steps to Create a Value Proposition
Quote of the Week
“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
— Marcus Aurelius
The Bias for Action
Reading isn't true learning.
When you actually go out and test out what you read in a book, article, or newsletter, then you start to gain feedback from the world.
You start to build tacit knowledge.
What if you acted 2X, 5X, or 10X more than you read?
I'll leave you with two quotes:
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."
"Which would you rather be?
Someone who hasn't created anything in years
because you're so busy consuming?
Or someone who hasn't consumed anything in years
because you're so busy creating?"
— Derek Sivers
and the DJH team.
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