I had spent my whole life planning everything – what AP classes I needed to take in high school to get into the college I dreamed about, far away from home, what courses to take in college, what study abroad program to attend, what actions I needed to take to propel myself as far away from where I was as possible. And it had fallen through.
Do not be attached to the outcome nor what others will think nor how they’ll reply (or not reply.) Do not look for external validation. This is hard to do. But you must, for your sake, and the sake of your work. It deserves your steadfast belief. After all, it is you. Not all of you of course, but an important part of you.
If you ever feel even the slightest spark of creativity in you, be it wanting to paint, finding excuses to skip work and go take photos in the park or putting together blog posts on neighborhood gossip (remember to change the names!), ignite that spark into a fire. And feed that fire voraciously.
Sometimes I’m emailing about work at midnight. That’s how habits start. They creep in when my guard is down, when I’m not connected to anything I love.
Know what you want to talk about and keep it simple. It’s a lot easier to gain followers if your message is clear.
Tim is an expert at one thing, learning. At finding concise ways to learn things using aggregation, curation and curiosity to attempt what others believe is impossible.
Treat the intern the same way you do the CEO.
If you’re anything like me, you know how intimidating it can be to go into a room of experts and tell them why you’re better than anyone else they’ll speak with. Here are 10 tips that can help you be prepared for that interview!
Acquire career capital. And leverage it. This is how you get autonomy in the workplace.
Willing to work for free to prove yourself is a great little distinction. But it’s worthless by itself.