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Hey Career Hackers!
I write this from sunny Miami sipping my morning SUTRA (healthy coffee alternative – in case you aren’t already obsessed), expressing gratitude for the work I get to do day in and day out.
Tim Ferriss is a big inspiration of mine and I love reading his 5 Bullet Friday, so I’ve decided to roll out a similar format. Welcome to this edition of “The Weekly 6” where I share the 6 things I’m pumped up on this week.
1. This Week’s Podcast – Chris Voss
Negotiating without any leverage is a lousy position to be in, but is a place many of us at least early in our careers find ourselves. Chris’ experience as a hostage negotiator turned business negotiation consultant gives us just about the best advice you can possibly get from someone who has negotiated with terrorists around the world to CEOs in the boardroom.
Learn the tricks of the trade you can use today in your career.
2. Quote of the week
“He who asks the questions controls the conversation.” – Unknown.
I love this quote because it’s so applicable in many different social settings. The main situation is in sales, but I’ve had people asking me a lot about networking lately and it applies there stronger than ever. If you’re networking at an event and don’t just start talking about yourself. Know your quick introduction blurb and then put it back on them. Ask questions to understand who you’re talking to, so you can tailor the conversation based on who they are and what you want the outcome to be.
3. What i’m thinking about
Job changes. People are changing jobs more often than ever before. I’d love to see the numbers by profession, location, and generation on what this really looks like. I know that in previous generations, more people were buying houses and taking out mortgages, so they had an incentive to stay at job because they were tied to a location and owed money for a mortgage so couldn’t leave their jobs as it was too risky. Employees stayed at their jobs for 20 years. I have a feeling that’s down to 2-3 years for Millennials these days.
There are some interesting businesses being built here. Our podcast sponsorZipRecruiter is one of them. Inlistio is another. Will we start to see more remote companies? More freelancers and less full time employees? Curious to see where this trend goes.
4. Trying something new
Stretching with a band. I wasn’t stretching enough and needed something to light a fire, when a friend showed me this NDO Band. I’ve been using it while working, doing yoga, and right after waking up. So far it’s proven versatile, easy to travel with, and surprisingly durable. I’m most interested in stretching out my chest and back, so it’s been a solid addition for me.
5. what I’m listening to
I’ve been throwing it back to 2012 lately and listening to the last episode ofTrance Around The World. It’s something I can throw on, get to work, and look up and it’s two hours later and I’m plowing through my to-do list.
6. what i’m reading this week
I’m reading, The Obstacle Is The Way, by Ryan Holiday.
I really like the way Ryan writes because you can tell it’s similar to how he speaks. His books are easy to read with lots of actionable takeaways, and you don’t need to read it all at once. Our styles are very similar. If you’re looking for somewhat motivational book rooted in historic examples, check this book out.
And as always, please let me know your requests and suggestions on Instagram. What do you want more or less of? Let me know. Just send a Insta message to @hackitmax and put #TheWeekly6 in there so I can find it.
Have a wonderful weekend, all!
Author of Career Hacking for Millennials
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