Learn how to succeed in a new role. Get noticed by bringing together a fearless mindset with stellar productivity and networking skills.
(upbeat music) - At the beginning, when you start that process, I think it's 100% certain that it will feel completely half-baked. You will always be looking over your shoulder, waiting for somebody to call you out, and say "You're a fraud, you're an idiot." Like, "This is not going to work." Getting used to that sensation is a good thing. I've been acting professionally for 20 years, and I still start things, and basically wait for somebody to go, "Wow, you really, "you really don't know what you're doing, "you really suck." (laughs) You have to anticipate and embrace the inevitable sensation of fear. Like, you will feel fear. For sure. And you will feel risk. No of those daydreams, where you imagine yourself in a movie of your own success, just happen without that zone and period of risk and terror. Like terror, like, you know, existential horror. And certainty that you are going to fail. I don't think that ever goes away. The only think I think happens is that you get used to the sensation. You can get to that point where you say, oh yeah, this is that, this is that phase, where I'm sweating out three T-shirts a day because I think we're about to go off the cliff, like every six hours. And that's okay. You're like, I'll buy more cheap T-shirts, and just wait it out. And then sometimes you're not wrong, sometimes you do crash and fail. But that's okay too. I think a lot of people just balk at that sensation, and I think you got to push through it. (upbeat music)
This course includes videos from:
Edward Norton, Oscar-winning actor and founder of CrowdRise
Kathryn Minshew, founder and CEO of The Muse, a career-discovery platform
Adam Grant, Wharton professor and expert in motivation and behavior
Sarah Robb O'Hagan, executive, activist, entrepreneur, and the CEO of Flywheel Sports
Simon O. Sinek, author of Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
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