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Don’t Pick A Career — Create One

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Analyze Yourself

I’ve never met a successful person who did not build a career on their strengths. It simply does not exist.

No one can perform well by doing something they are bad at.

Sure, you can improve your weaknesses. But it’s not an effective strategy....

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Peter Drucker

“It takes far more energy and work to improve from incompetence to mediocrity than it takes to improve from first-rate performance to excellence.”

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Identify an industry that fits your strength

This is a tough one. On one side, I believe that we should pursue a career we are passionate about. But on the other side, I think we should NOT do something we’re bad at.

So what should you do if you love something but suck at it? My opini...

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Improve your universal skills

Skills like writing, leadership, personal effectiveness, and persuasion are helpful to all professionals. Whether you are a coder or carpenter, you want to provide value to others. To keep doing that, you need those universal skills.

The earlier you start improving your universa...

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Start at the bottom.

You might not see any benefits during the first few years. It’s a hard concept to grasp. Because you also don’t want to waste your time.

  • No, you still have to be smart. If you don’t see any results, be hard on yourself. But always be willing to start at the b...

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Keep developing Yourself

There’s nothing more exciting than the rush you get when you get new ideas or when you daydream about the future.

At the same time, when you have no outlook on the future at all, you feel stuck and depressed. Am I right?

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