The numbers game applies to making friends, getting a job, making content, overcoming mental hurdles, and so much more.
Watch the episode:
My coaching client who applied to 69 jobs:
The spreadsheet I kept of all the magazines I applied to:
As you can see above, I submitted my photography portfolio to over 218 different publications/magazines. Many of them I submitted 5 times to the same place. Out of the 218 places I applied to, only 29 published an article, interview or magazine piece about my work.
So I got rejected or ignored by 189 of the places I applied to. Yet the rejections don’t matter – all that matters is some magazines and websites published my work.
Stop digging around the self-help books and websites looking for that magical quick fix. Stop thinking that imagining is the same as doing. Start doing, and you’ll see results. You’ll become great at anything.
Subscribe to hear the latest episodes from my DAILY podcast, The Kill Your Inner Loser Show. I release daily episodes, guides, life advice, stories of what I’ve been up to, and much much more, available on all these platforms: