September 2019 - The Winding Road

What I’m Reading (and listening to): September 2019

As I mentioned in my most recent podcast – “Dream Jobs – The Reality” here are links to the books I mentioned that I’m currently reading and listening to: The Fortune Cookie Principle by Bernadette Jiwa Start with Why by Simon Sinek I also just finished the book Tribes by Seth Godin and highly recommend it to anyone who is currently a leader (or people manager) or who wants to be one. Tribes by Seth Godin

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Critics are Irrelevant

Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash Nowadays, I mostly go for runs as a way to spark ideas. It’s amazing. When you can eliminate the distractions that constantly bombard you and just think, great things happen. In order for these ideas to come about, I usually have to listen to a podcast or audiobook about marketing. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks by Seth Godin and Bernadette Jiwa. I like their style and the way they think about marketing is different than how I thought about it before. Self Doubt During a recent morning run, I was …

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You Only Have to Matter to One

Photo by Matthew Bennett on Unsplash It’s About Who You Know When you’re looking for a new role it can be a discouraging process. You apply and apply to all of these roles you think you’re a perfect fit. Then it’s crickets. Nothing. The reality is you only need to matter to one company- and a lot of times just one person. The person that will be your manager or that person’s manager. Of course, it can vary. Larger companies have more layers, so naturally, their hiring process does as well. This is why building relationships with people over time …

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