How to Succeed: 32 Suggestions #BYDN
How to succeed at life, connect with others, aka network or just get sh#t done, build community, find meaning, contribute, live decently and authentically in this world, find your tribe, get more sh#t done and so on and so forth:
- Don’t just proclaim you’re an expert, Build Your Expertise!
- Practice. Try. Discover.
- Dedicate yourself to your chosen craft (read Stephen King’s “On Writing” for inspiration).
- Study. Observe. Then inquire.
- Stay curious. Truly be a life long learner.
- Do the work required and then some.
- Work beyond the corners of your job description.
- Invest the time to become the expert, because after all, you are your own best investment.
- Build Your Network, Community, Tribe.
- Don’t be a jerk (yes, it is that simple!).
- Be an outstanding mentee.
- Lend your talents. Donate your skills. Yes, give away the skills you’ve worked SO hard to master!
- Train your assassins (aka train and empower those you lead or manage to be better than you).
- Promote others.
- Celebrate success.
- Admit failure. Sweat the small stuff.
- Let others know what you need.
- Invest your time in the ventures, dreams, ambitions, goals and aspirations of others.
- Bring others into conversations.
- Hire people who don’t look or think like you.
- Move aside to create space at the table for someone else.
- Build your YES ME! Fund.
- Contribute so you can barter, trade, exchange, swap.
- Don’t just hope, build your reserves (’cause you may need them and you’ll have more options if you do!).
- Have resources (real dollars or in-kind ideas) as THIS fuels fearlessness aka career ambitions.
- Stay focused.
- Trust your gut — it is after all the sum feeling of all your experiences, contributions and interactions.
- Spend wisely.
- Invest with your hopes, values and vision in mind.
Bonus success points if you hummed Ani DiFranco’s 32 Flavors while reading this.
If you need more network building get sh#t done without being a jerk tips to fuel your career success, you can find them in #BYDN.
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