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Hey Career Hackers!
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Weekly 6, where I go into 6 things I’m pumped on this week.
It’s a lovely morning as I write this hanging in Southampton, Long Island, sipping my morning SUTRA, and expressing gratitude for the work I get to do day in and day out. Be sure to check out my Insta Story to see more!
This Week’s Podcast Episode
Life Lessons from a Financial Therapist with David Altschuler, yes, my dad. David Altschuler is a financial advisor and all around self made man. From his first job pulling weeds, to the time he turned down a $100K career at the age of 27 (which was a lot in the 1970s), David’s mantra has always been “if it can be done, I can do it.” He’s built an incredible life for himself, our family, and those around him, and considers himself a financial therapist of sorts. This episode is filled with advice and life lessons that you won’t want to miss.
I’m doing something different this week because I just realized I didn’t answer my own lightning round questions in the podcast in which I was the guest! So instead of my Weekly 6, here are my answers to the Career Hacking Podcast lightning round questions.
What’s the one thing you wish you knew at 22?
There’s so much I could say here, but I think the one thing that got me the furthest was just doing lots of different things. I always say, “Variety is the spice of life”.
I traveled to 80 different countries and took a trip whenever I could. I dated different types of women to see what I liked and what I didn’t. I tried different jobs within my own company to see where I could grow and what I just couldn’t figure out.
Try things, especially in your twenties. It will set you up for life.
What’s something you learned outside of your career in the last few years that’s helped you in your career?
How to take care of myself. I know that’s a broad answer but it needed to be. I haven’t eaten fast food or smoked weed since junior year of college. I did a fair amount of both throughout high school.
Summer going into senior year, it hit me. I cleaned up my diet and usually stick to the slow carb or paleo diets, I stopped smoking, I drink a lot less now, I make sure I get 7-8 hours of sleep every night. I learned to meditate after many frustrating years of not being able to figure it out.
I took control of my life and it showed. Diet, exercise, sleep, and proper headspace are all really important. Much more than we’re ever taught in school.
What’s your morning routine?
I’m staring at it right now. I usually get up and check email asap. Terrible habit but puts me at ease. Then I go for a walk with the dogs and come back and have a fresh green juice that my girlfriend makes me. Usually 30 grams of protein through a shake of some sort as well.
Lately I’ve been going right to work from there, but sometimes when I’m on a good routine I get some meditation and a workout or paddleboard in. I fell off the wagon and need to get back on. It happens to all of us. The discipline is in getting back into the groove.
Favorite book or books when you started your career and what are you reading right now?
My dad gave me a copy of The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino when I went to go work for Udemy and it’s still my go-to recommendation for anyone in the workplace, not just sales. The rest of my recommendations are in my book Career Hacking for Millennials!
Any other resources you recommend? Online courses, podcasts, etc. If so, which ones?
Loving podcasts lately. Tim Ferriss, Joe Rogan, Lewis Howes are a few of the better ones lately. I enjoy audiobooks a lot more these days too. Udemy is still a great resource for any continuing education and lifelong learning.
One thing you bought or got into since schooling (college) that you can’t live without?
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Have a wonderful weekend, all!
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