Are you selfish enough?

Yes, here's how it's not just good, but also necessary.

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

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Being Generous is Selfish


A big false dichotomy in our culture is that of selfish vs. selfless.

Really, if you're being "selfish" and not thinking about other people, you're actually missing out!

You're not being selfish enough.

The key is to think of others AND think of yourself.

For your career, think about how the most selfish thing to do is to give tons of value to a company.

Before landing the job, you could just start doing the job, without permission.

Work for free.

Say, "Hey look, I made this, just for you!."

Give them a generous gift!

But.... is that a sacrifice on your part?

No!

It builds massive social capital and probably lands you an interview.

Plus, it feels good to give gifts, doesn't it?

Think bigger, create win-win.

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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is CEO at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a classically trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.