I'm pretty fired up this week so you'll have to just bear with a bit more snark than normal but I really think this blog will do you right. The advice - Be stupid enough to try.... This might sound like crazy advice but I've been following this advice for ages. A few examples:
- I moved to Washington DC with "no job and no clue" as I like to say....but knew I wanted to work in politics. After four months of unpaid internships, crazy night jobs and some excellent connections...I was working on Capitol Hill
- I wanted to work at Google...so badly actually, I applied for a job in Zurich. After the shortest interview ever (I bombed both questions) the recruiter asked me if I'd prefer a role in Boston....bingo! Six years later I'm still loving it.
- Just this week....I was looking for Super Bowl tickets. So, I tweeted out asking if anyone out there had a pair I could buy. 15 minutes later, I'm going to the Super Bowl. No joke.
See, being a little stupid (or crazy or whatever adjective you'd like) can give you just enough of a push to really try something you'd NEVER try if you were thinking straight...but just might land you the opportunity or job of a lifetime. Trust me, it's worked for me and it will work for you.
More later this week....