Landing a job is never easy. In today's market, it constantly seems like most jobs require endless previous experience, yet there is no way to get that experience. Combine that with attempting to relocate from wherever you are, and the job process becomes even more daunting. The process is long, frustrating, and time consuming -- it often feels like a full-time job to find a new job, which is exhausting (and nearly unfeasible) when you already have a full-time job. But, with perseverance, it can be done; I can prove it.
When we're young, our parents tell us to follow our passion. We hear sayings like, "do what you love, and never work a day in your life." We are encouraged in college to take a variety of courses to explore our interests and settle on our true calling. Somewhere along the way, though, the sayings seem to change.
It’s easy as an entrepreneur to move too quickly to celebrate the wins and reflect on progress. Even though we are hard-wired to always be slightly dissatisfied with where we are at all times, at every moment we are much closer to where we want to be than we were a week, a month, or a year ago. It’s important to stay focused on the future and on achieving what we set out to do, but sometimes, it’s equally as important to recognize just how much has changed and improved.
I am a highly productive person. Every morning when I wake up, I examine my to-do list, prioritize each item, block off the time necessary to complete each task, and hack away at them one by one. The feeling of crossing an item off the list is akin to peeling an orange by keeping the rind in one continuous piece: pure satisfaction.