The Kind of LinkedIn Content We Need

I post on LinkedIn about five times a week. I look at LinkedIn multiple times per day, every day. I see a lot of LinkedIn content. Most are meh. Some make me want to pluck my eyeballs out, an some make me want to vomit. But this made me laugh.

If you don’t get why I’m laughing, read it again.

While LinkedIn is supposed to be a business site, not a comedy site, I appreciate some self-awareness. I understand hard work, and I believe that the harder you work, the more likely you are to succeed. But it’s not a 1:1 correlation.

There’s a heck of a lot of luck involved in careers and business building. You get a job not because you are the best at the job but because you are the best of the applicants. You can bust your buns to learn skills all you want, but sometimes a job you’ll be good at doesn’t open up. It’s bad luck.

Yes, you can mitigate that by learning skills that are in demand and not insisting on a field so narrow that there are only three viable jobs in it.

And some people (not me!) inherit 22 million dollars. Being born into the right family has some advantages.

I did not inherit 22 million dollars, and I hope to inherit nothing from my parents for a very long time, and I’d be happy if they spent all they earned doing fun things. (They won’t. They voluntarily eat cracked wheat mush for breakfast.)

I love people that acknowledge that it’s not a fair playing field and can do so in a funny way.

Luck plays a role in life. Hard work is very important, and I’m not downplaying that at all. It’s just that it’s not the only thing. So don’t beat yourself up if you haven’t gotten the job you wanted quite yet.

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5 thoughts on “The Kind of LinkedIn Content We Need

  1. I have yet to understand why cold showers make you more successful. You shouldn’t need to be uncomfortable to be successful.

  2. So, basically, dude lost 3 million dollars. That’s not how I define success.

    1. He’s joking, He’s doing a parody of LinkedIn posts. It’s supposed to be funny.

  3. OMG, I would totally laugh in his face. Agree with MtnLaurel – not how I define success!!!

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