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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 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 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 Weeks Life Update
Last week I announced the acquisition of my company Sales Hacker to Outreach.io. Outreach raised $125 million to date and is the leading Sales Engagement platform backed by Microsoft, Sapphire, Spark, and DFJ Growth. I’m joining as the VP of Marketing and Sales Hacker will continue to run as is. See more about why and how we sold the company here and here!
Career Hack of the week
Where focus goes, energy flows.
Far too often I see companies and people I advise focus on the wrong things. You can be, or hire, the most talented and the smartest, but if you focus on the wrong things you/they are almost sure to fail.
Take Sundays to review and course correct if necessary.
My favorite analogy for this whether it’s in your personal career or your company’s journey, is Sailing.
When sailing, you pick your destination (end goal) but you don’t get there by going in a straight line. You tack. Tacking allows you to maneuver using to the winds to your favor. When you do this, you end up zig zagging your way to your destination. Had you gone in a straight line, it may take you a lot longer to arrive, or you might not even make it at all.
Take time in your professional, and even personal journey, to set goals (your destination) and reflect and course correct along the way (tacking).
Happy sailing 😉
What I’m Thinking About
I’m a pretty easy-going guy. People say they never see me get actually mad or furious. It’s because I have ways of rationally dealing with my anger. One way to deal with an issue you might be upset about is to do a week/month/year or 10/10/10.
Ask yourself, will you be upset about this in a week? A month? Or a year? Or 10 days, 10 months, 10 years? It’ll help you rationalize how upset to really be.
Trip I’m Looking Into
Banff, Alberta in Canada. It looks too beautiful not to go soon.
Anyone have any recos? Please send me on Instagram!
Something New I’m Trying
CLEAR. We just signed up for this at the airport and it’s awesome if you are someone who travels a lot. I think it was like, $150 per year. I have TSA Precheck so I can walk to the front of the precheck line and still operate as usual. Between these and a mobile boarding pass, I just need to get to the airport 15 minutes before boarding.
Books, Courses, Podcasts, or Educational Resources of the week
Really loving the Big Questions with Cal Fussman podcast. If you’re a competitor or an entrepreneur, the Kobe Bryant and Daymond John episodes are pretty killer. Both insightful and entertaining.
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Have a wonderful weekend, all!
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
"It’s never too late to focus on your career. Career Hacking for Millennials is a book I wish I had when I was graduating from college, and one that I will give to my kids when they do the same, regardless of their industry or profession."
"People often ask me for career advice. I’m glad I have something tangible to refer them to from now on. Reading this book will put you far ahead of the pack."