Measuring the wrong thing in Your career (and probably other places too)

Whether you're measuring the wrong thing or feel like you have tunnel vision, the problem is the same.

Let me know if this sounds like you or anyone you’ve heard:

“But I worked really hard on this” (after it got shredded)

“I sent out over 100 applications and got no call backs”

And then there’s this one I got last week from a jobseeker who is clearly anxious about trying to build a network on Linkedin.

"The majority of the time, content creators advocate network, be of value, and help others, but what I found is 99.2% of the US audiences don’t act. and that’s from a 300 outreach experiment."

Now here’s where it goes sideways though…

Activity ≠ productivity!

And it certainly doesn’t equal quality.

No matter what you’re doing, if you can do higher quality even if it means a lower volume of output, you’ll be in better shape.

  • Resumes
  • Client work
  • Internal job applications
  • DIY hobby projects

It literally applies everywhere.

Try it and thank me later.