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I like this. I still hate self promotion. Luckily people started sharing my book

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Apr 20, 2023Liked by Valerie

I love this!! Self proclaimed marketing non-lovee here😂 But it's sooo necessary

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The ability to get to Yes or No ASAP is underappreciated. When I did corporate work, 30% win rate was the sweet spot b/c the contracts were massive. As a freelancer, I'm fine with a much lower win rate. People, listen to Val & get rejected more! :)

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Thanks for the comment Andy. If you don't mind my asking, what's your win rate now?

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Over the last several months, about 30%, which is too high. I'm not pitching enough.

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This is a very good idea. Thank you for sharing, Val! Paul Millerd got me here by the way.

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hahaha GOAT Paul Millerd :)

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I tend to strongly vibe against the word hustle... however I LOVE this post and everything in it (like, except that word, but who cares, the concept is great!) The idea of how can I relentlessly relax AND relentlessly hustle works the kinks out of my issues with hustling, since the stress, rush, and pressure part of the word gets nixed. In my head I might have to call it "The Chill Operator" or "The Zen Striver" or having a "Tenacious Chill" lol, but anyway, thanks for this!

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Yeah, I feel a bit weird about using the word hustle myself. I searched up hustle on google to try to add an image to this post.... did NOT get what I was looking for rip. I really like the Zen Striver!

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Apr 19, 2023Liked by Valerie

Glad I stumbled on this post.

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Apr 18, 2023Liked by Valerie

So so needed this week!

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I’m so glad it was helpful! Yeah, I need it myself too this week

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