The following is an excerpt from Timothy Ferriss’ The Four Hour Work Week, a book very instrumental in my decision to go for an extended wander. I recommend his blog. Always very inspirational and insightful.
Fables and Fortune Hunters
An American businessman took a vacation to a small coastal Mexican village on doctor’s orders. Unable to sleep after an urgent phone call from the office the first morning, he walked out to the pier to clear his head. A small boat with just one fisherman had docked, and inside the boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish.
Accomplishing anything can be achieved in one simple step.
I normally charge people $9,995.00 to obtain this ancient skill, but because it’s the holiday season, and the Apple Store was all out of iPads, I will give you this instead. I hope you like it (no 3G coverage, sorry).
The Only Secret You Need to Accomplish Anything
1) Stop telling yourself, “you can’t”.
That’s it. You can now do anything.
See you in 2011!
(Perhaps I’ll elaborate a bit) Read more
You have exactly 8.5” x 11” to separate yourself from the pack of other highly motivated candidates. What are you going to do? Find a sleek template online? It’s an advantage over people who’ve never used Google (infants and those older than 90). I’m guessing you’ll highlight your achievements. But, chances are, you’re only distancing yourself from the latter half of the pack, not your real competition. Also, employers have good reason to believe that people lie on their resumes. Now what? Unless you’re the president of the Harvard Law Review, you’re resume will only get you so far. Read more