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Hey Career Hackers!
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Weekly 6, where I go into six things I’m pumped on this week.
It’s a lovely morning as I write from Miami, sipping my morning SUTRA, and expressing gratitude for the work I get to do day in and day out.
Hope you enjoy!
1. This Week’s Podcast – Steven broudy, Army sniper turned tech sales exec
From the battlefield to the boardroom, Steven Broudy has been there done that. Steven served as an Army Special Ops Sniper for 6 years before building the Inside Sales team at Mulesoft through IPO and eventual sale to Salesforce for $6.5 billion dollars. Regarded as one of the top up and coming sales leaders in the industry by Sales Hacker and other notable sales resources, Steven has put his learnings from the Army to the test. His story is as inspiring as it is action-packed, full of transferable knowledge.
Get key learnings from the Army and Sniper Special Ops that translate to the workplace and more!
2. Quote of the week
“The Stock Market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.” – Warren Buffett
I heard this in the past but it popped up recently and seemed relevant because I was talking to an employee of mine about what they wanted to do long-term and when I have these conversations, the common theme is impatience. People want to start businesses and have them be successful immediately, but that’s not how it works. There’s two things there:
1) You need to spend time thinking about what that business or opportunity will be. Don’t just jump at the first thing or it’ll end up setting you back even further.
2) Once you do figure out what it is that you should do, do it right. Build the proper foundation and don’t half-ass it. Be prepared to make very little money in the short-term. Those who start companies and need to make money early on tend to make short-term decisions that cut their long-term upside, or at minimum, delay it significantly.
3. What i’m thinking about
LinkedIn. Great platform but I’ve be asked lately by multiple areas of their organization on what I’d like to see improved upon.
The main 3 things are Groups, Search, and Company pages, but most importantly, Groups.
I’d love to see them build out the Groups functions as this could be the most powerful piece of professional networking on Earth. Conferences are great, but more and more is being able to be done online than ever before.
I want to see this translated to the Groups feature so we can build a tighter professional community for both Sales Hacker and Career Hacking. I have early access as a beta tester since their product team has been picking my brain on this, so I’m excited to see what they have in store.
4. Trying something new
Buying Art. But not spending a ton of money on paintings other people say is worth something. I’ve been into some funky art. I had both of my dogs painted as Biggie and Tupac, and then our family painted as pixar characters. They’re all 24”x36” paintings that can go on our wall and mean something to us. I know I’ll outlive the pups, so it’ll be a good item I can look back on for life.
5. what I’m listening to
Big fan of this not-so well known tropical house DJ by the name of Koni. I loved his tropical house covers from last year like Hey Ya, LA Luv, Free Fallin’, and more. He’s got some new stuff from earlier this spring like No Other and Save Us. I listen to it all on Spotify.
6. what i’m reading this week
I’m reading The Parallel Entrepreneur, by Ryan Buckley.
Ryan is a serial entrepreneur who raised a ton of money from Venture Capitalists for his former company Scripted. When Scripted failed, he swore off the grow at all costs mindset of raising money, and dedicated his career to figuring out how to build $1 million annual revenue business repeatedly without taking on any outside funding. This book is packed with actionable tips from Ryan and friends who’ve been there done that, including yours truly. Check it out!
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Have a wonderful week, all!
Author of Career Hacking for Millennials
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