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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 Seattle, 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
Anthony Martin is the co-founder and Chief of Strategy at iCracked, Inc., an On-Demand iOS life-cycle company that he and friend AJ Forsythe created in 2010. Anthony oversees the creation and strategic initiatives within the company. In this episode, Anthony talks about embracing being uncomfortable, the importance of continuous learning, and making sure you’re passionate about what you do.
2. career hack of the week
I’ll give you more than one Career Hack this week, courtesy of Ryan Holiday.
Here’s his article on 40 Ways to Live a Full Life By The Age of 30, which is full of sage advice and most of which I agree with.
3. Quote I’m Pondering
“It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.” – Sun Tzu
Preparation is key in almost everything you do. I like to think that the modern day way to think of this is the rap battle in the last scene in 8 Mile. Eminem brings up all of the negative stuff about himself before his enemy can, taking away their power and leaving them stumped.
4. Story I’m Loving
“James Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, paid his way through college in the 1850s by convincing his school, the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, to let him work as a janitor in exchange for tuition. He worked with pride each day, up-keeping the facilities hours before he would begin his school day. Within one year at the school he was teaching a full course as a professor in addition to his own studies. By age twenty-six he was named the Dean of Students.”
Moral of the story? Spot an opportunity and get in where you can, then cut your teeth.
5. What I’m Trying
Kettle and Fire Bone Broth. I love this stuff and it’s super healthy.
According to the popular health site Dr. Axe, bone broth is rich in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline. The collagen in bone broth heals your gut lining and reduces intestinal inflammation.
I’m big into the chicken and beef broths but I’m excited to try some of the newer recipes.
6. what i’m reading
Ogilvy on Advertising. David Ogilvy was the king of advertising and I highly recommend all of his books along with the Boron Letters which I mention in my book. Here’s a quote from the book that says it all.
“I do not regard advertising as entertainment or an art form, but as a medium of information. When I write an advertisement, I don’t want you to tell me that you find it “creative”. I want you to find it so interesting that you buy the product. When Aeschines spoke, they say, “How well he speaks.” But when Demosthenes spoke, they said, “Let us march against Philip”.”
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Have a wonderful weekend, all!
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