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Apart from jobs in academic professions, like medicine or law, job requirements are largely negotiable — you just have to prove that you can bring value to the table.
People who aren’t...
Embrace that feeling of inadequacy.
The combination of believing that you can get to almost wherever you want to be, having discipline, and having insecurity about where you are is the...
Work alongside th...
Don’t pick a career based on “average salaries” or employment numbers. When you’re striving to be great at what you do, the “averages” don’t matter.
When it comes to any field, the peo...
Surrounding yourself with the right people could lead to more opportunities than any company could ever give you.
Not only will you learn a ridiculous amount just by being around succe...
In the beginning of your career, your technical skills matter the most. But as time goes on, those technical skills start to matter less. How you interact with people starts to matter a lot more...
The real education begins after college. Everything you’ve learned in class is largely worthless in the real world.
Successful people read books and research papers, listen to podcasts...
After you accomplish anything professionally, get online and write about it. Help someone who was once in your shoes trying to figure things out.
The bigger the audience you have, the more...
The name of the game is noticing the ‘unspoken rules’ around you, and giving people what they want bef...
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The best work happens in short intensive deep work spurts (1–3 hours, no distractions).
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...are your most precious for maximized productivity.
Your brain is most attuned first thing in the morning, and so are your energy levels. Consequently, the best time to do your best work is during this time.
Spend the first 90 minutes of your workday on your #1 priority, nothing else.
Zero distractions. Just get that work done.
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“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do. It’s true for companies, and it’s true for products."
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It’s sometimes necessary to make decisions quickly. But if you’re frequently skipping steps, you could be misdiagnosing problems and making decisions that don’t solve anything.
Sticking your head in the sand and just hoping it will go away isn't wise. Procrastination only causes problems to fester and possibly grow bigger.
For example, if you have two feuding employees, you may avoid confronting the issue in the hope they will work it out on their own. If they don’t, the conflict may grow and boil over.
To overthink a decision may cause you to miss time-sensitive opportunities.
Whether it’s due to fear or perfectionism, being indecisive and taking too much time to gather information not only affects the productivity of your business, but it also damages your employees’ confidence in you as a leader.
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