At the start of your career you’re the eager beaver. You’re working hard and also staying late. After all, you’re willing to do whatever it takes.
But what of it didn’t have to be so hard?
The pursuit of personal success is seductive, but it can consume you when you always want more. By all counts and measures, the desire to be successful is deep within our psyches. At the dawn of human civilization, during the time of untreatable epidemics and short life spans, success meant simply surviving. As humans became more sophisticated, the meaning of success transformed into indicators we could actually quantify: things like building a business, achieving artistic greatness, or changing the world.
I have come to believe that reaching your full potential is not about pushing yourself as hard as possible to reach higher external markers of success. Instead, I now see that reaching your full potential is about doing the work that speaks to your unique talents in a way that allows you to act like your true self, instead of turning into a machine or a carbon copy of some ideal.
Sometimes you just feel trapped. You feel like just another mindless drone marching to and from your sterile cubicle day in and day out. You’re not taking full advantage of your natural creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
You long to work for yourself!
If you’re just joining the world of work, perhaps on your first job, congratulations are in order! You’re taking a big step towards building a life that is both meaningful and powerful.
And you’re about to have a one-of-a-kind experience…
According to the Wall Street Journal, about 72% of interns received offer letters at the end of their internships up from 58.9% in 2015.
So how did they do it?
Well, maybe they were just lucky. But we think they probably followed some of the rules you’re about to read…