February 3rd, 2021 | One super power
It's been a bit over a month since I quit my day job. I honestly didn't know what to expect. Would I become a different person? Would I be stressed all day long? Would I become lazy again? Or would I become more motivated than ever? Well, none of the above happened. And, frankly, not much changed. The biggest change is that I'm calmer and have more energy. And as a result, I've been incredibly consistent with everything. Without feeling at all burned out. It's practically effortless. I have been writing every single day. I have been working on Cyberleads every single day. I have been working out every single day. I have been reading books every single day. I have been tweeting almost every single day. As I was thinking about my day job today, and how lucky I am, I remembered my first interview with the company. A very americanized approach to hiring. Heavily influenced by Silicon Valley. The questions were super different to what we are used to here in Europe. They felt super cringe and odd. Questions like: - If you were an animal, what animal would you be? - Or, if you were a color, what color would you be? People ticking HR boxes and nodding to your answer. To me, they asked the following question: - If you could have any super power in the world, what would that super power be? That was a year and a half ago. I answered: "Infinite creativity". If they had asked me today, I would say: "Incredible consistency". Or I would say: "Knowing how to correctly apply the Pareto principle in every single situation". I used to feel like creativity is the key to success. Now I feel like Pareto and consistency are. Pareto, when looking short term. Consistency and compound interest when looking long term. Or maybe I would say: "The super power to not be asked stupid questions like this one." Ok, that was a joke. Relax. It was an interesting question.
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