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The Weekly 6 Newsletter is a real time glimpse into the life of Max Altschuler. Every week he’ll share with you his Top New Career Hacks, Quotes He’s Pondering, Deep Thoughts, Products He’s Testing, What He’s Listening To, What He’s Watching, What He’s Reading, Where He’s Visiting, Something New He’s Trying, and much more. Plus, you’ll get first access to new podcasts, content, and special deals. By signing up for the Weekly 6 Newsletter, you will only receive one weekly newsletter. No spam or sales pitches here.

Edition 6 - June 5th 2018

Get to know your Podcast host! Max Altschuler shares his story, lessons on how to hack your career to gain success and why working a job you hate might be good for you.

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!

1. This Week’s Podcast Episode

Back in 2012, Helaine was a fitness junkie, doing everything New York City had to offer. Then three herniated discs in her back put the clamp down on what kind of workouts she could do, and she discovered rowing. After falling in love with that, she founded CityRow with 2 locations in Manhattan, and new locations getting ready to pop up all over the country. From the tech world to the fitness world, Helaine has seen and done it all, and her story is one of inspiration, determination, and passion.

2. career hack of the week

Writing an emotional email? Go ahead and write it. Then stop. Don’t hit send.

When you write an emotionally charged email, especially in an important scenario, you want to let it sit for at least and hour before sending. So it’s ok to write it, but save it as a draft and then send it later when you come back to it.

It’s hard to take things back. Sending emotional emails can ruin relationships, partnerships, and even businesses. Come back to it with a clear head and then see if you still want to send it. Trust me, it’ll be worth the wait.

3. What i’m thinking about

I have this theory that life goes in stages of 3 years (generalizing a bit here but it’s all I can do when talking to an online audience!)

Here’s what I mean –

Ages 12-15 – You’re going from Middle School into High School. Nothing really matters yet. You play sports or cheer or play an instrument. You have school and practice. Your friends are the people you go to middle school with or play sports with.

15-18 – You’re in the he heart of High School. Starting to really set the foundation for college or the workforce afterwards. You start dating and “running the bases”. Your development – test scores and grades are starting to matter.

18-21 – Now you go from High School to College. You’re figuring out who you really are. You can enlist, can smoke, and you’re probably drinking by now. Also probably having sex. You’re also finding your social circles and getting a feel for what you might like to do after school.

21-24 – You go from College into the Workforce. Graduated, and looking for your first job. Still lost, but working on it. Dating but social life is changing, and dating is becoming higher stakes – figuring out what you want and what you don’t, vs just playing the field before. Social life evolves again to your new city, work friends, etc.

24-27 – Now you’re finding your groove in the workforce. You’re on a path you think you want to pursue longer term. Dating to find someone long term – you know what you like and what you don’t. Now it’s time to start looking for that perfect someone. Social life changing even more – less late nights, more time working and dating. You start to become friends with your parents and finally realize they are just human and had no idea what they were doing.

27-30 – You’re established in a career path. Now it’s time to put your head down and grind for a few years and move up the ranks. Dating becomes engagements, weddings, talks of baby timing. Late night clubbing is now early morning spin class. Friends are your couples friends.

30-33 – Management role, track to partner, keep grinding but it’s finally starting to show up in the paycheck, because now you need to really start saving. Dating turned to marriage and now you’re trying for kid number 1, maybe number 2 as well. You moved to the ‘burbs so social life is really starting to change.

33-36 – You buy a house, with a mortgage. You’re moving up at your company. The path is working. You are finally working a little less now that you have kids and have proven your worth to your company. Kids are a full-time job. Your friend group is now people in your neighborhood who have kids that are the same age as yours.

4. what i’m wearing

Satorisan Heisei loungey footwear. I really love these new shoes for everything from lounging in a pair of jogger sweatpants to wearing with a nice pair of shorts in the summer. They’re not super expensive either. I highly recommend grabbing a good suede protector spray if you scoop a pair and giving them a spray before first wear. They make them for men and women and look cool for either.

5. what I’m Watching 

I’m really into this vlog series from my buddy Tawheed Kader (TK) called Unstoppable. TK started this after he sold his company ToutApp to Marketo. It’s really good, easy to digest content for anyone aspiring to start their own company or lead a business.

6. what i’m reading this week

Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report. Regardless of what you do for a living, this yearly report from Mary Meeker does an amazing job of compiling the trends on where technology is going in the future. I always find myself nodding in agreement as I read these, and then try to think through how I’m positioning my career for where these trends are heading.

I normally would have summed this up for you, but instead I linked to a Recode article that does a great job at it, and also shows the original report. Whether you’re planning to start your own company, or are jumping to a new job, this would be a good read so you know you’re building a career in an industry with a thriving future.

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. See here for past Weekly 6 Editions.

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Have a wonderful weekend, all!



Career Hacking for Millennials was created for Kindle, Paperback, and Audiobook so you can enjoy however you choose. Find it now on Amazon, Audible, and Itunes.


"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."

Melissa Wasser Director, Head of Private Capital Markets, Financial Technology Partners Former VP, Goldman Sachs

"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."

Tawheed Kader Global VP, Strategy & Corporate Development, Marketo Youngest VP within the $30 Billion Portfolio of Vista Equity Partners