Taking The First Step

There are hundreds of people who read my blogs everyday.  A subset of them subscribe to my blog, and a further subset of them will reach out to me directly and ask for advice. I have realized there are a lot of people that are in a bad place in their lives. Whether it’s financially, their career, or just life in general, and they really don’t know what to do.


Many of these people who need help are highly educated (masters or PHD level), they can’t seem to find work, the bills are piling up, and they feel stuck. When they reach out, I can almost feel the desperation in their messages.  I have three simple words: Change your mindset.


Don’t be too proud. I know you have a masters or PHD (or insert your specific credentials/experience here) I get it. I know you have earned it but life is not always fair and won’t give you what you feel you deserve. Don’t be too proud to do certain things.


When it comes to your career, do whatever you can just to get your foot in the door. Take an entry level role, take freelance work, network with people, and make small incremental steps. Don’t be too proud to accept an internship and let your skills and work speak for themselves. Which can often lead to a full time job.  Everyone’s path is different and that is okay.


Regarding finances, don’t be too proud to do side hustles. Side hustles can help you earn extra income to sustain you while you are waiting for more steady income. The worst thing you can do is nothing at all. Just waiting for something to land in your lap. That’s not the way the world works. That’s just not going to happen. Swallow your pride and go get it !