Now I realize that this is common sense.
As awesome as I think I am, there is almost always a plurality of people who can do a job well. BUT…Do you know what changes everything and makes companies do backflips for you? When you have coveted, elite skills.
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My skills brought him real results money. Maybe someone with a copywriting degree could do the same, but maybe not. Whether or not you go to college, and whether or not you want to work for yourself or for a company, build skills and experience in your desired field. And if you want to be even smarter, network heavily.
These things matter; they bring results.
2. What taxes are.
You can get straight As in school, but nobody, no matter how successful, gets straight As in life. No, in life, you tend to get As by getting Fs first. Lots and lots of Fs. Stephen King probably still has his huge stack of publisher rejection slips. Stephen King, one of the most successful authors in history, got dozens and dozens of Fs before he got his first real life A. School trains us to have the mindset that a given amount of effort will always bring a measurable, predictable, and successful result. Colonel Sanders had 1, rejections he received for his chicken recipe before the first yes.
And many of his rejections were humiliating, like an F- or something.
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Successful blogger, author, and entrepreneur James Altucher said that about 17 out of his 20 businesses have failed. But the ones that did well were worth millions of dollars. To put in a measured amount of work, compile an impressive resume, say all of the right things in the interview, and be turned down is a shock after predictable results for 20 years. If not biased, maybe the interviewer liked the early interviewees so much that later candidates never stood a chance, as was shown to be the case in a study covering 9, interviews.
Or maybe they were simply misunderstood or underestimated. There will always be talented authors whose books remain unknown, superior athletes who never get a chance, and brilliant people who remain jobless. Meanwhile, some others who are in the limelight may not be deserving of it.
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Unlike test grades and GPAs, life is rarely fair. Mark Twain The modern American school system does not encompass or define learning, it is a dominant subset of it. What do you think? People working on cross-functional teams must be able to communicate smoothly even when everyone has a totally different role.
Regardless of which college major you pursued, you probably had to write.
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Research papers, scientific reports, English papers, and the like. One of the best examples?
So much communication takes place through email. What matters is being able to communicate in a clear, concise, professional, and personable way. This also applies to memos, reports, and cover letters so you can get the job in the first place!
Good things come to those who hustle! You get that dream job by selling yourself to a hiring manager. You get startup investors by selling your vision. You negotiate a raise by selling yourself to a higher-up. Sometimes you can when working in a group project, but usually group projects turn into an awkward sharing of responsibilities and sometimes one person ends up doing all the work because they care the most about getting a good grade. True leadership involves knowing who you are and what you stand for, being able to delegate wisely, maintaining integrity, and having the ability to listen to and work alongside others.
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