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23 - Mitchell Earl on Taking Risk and Betting on Yourself in Your Career

By Isaac Morehouse

Mitchell Earl is the COO of Praxis and former director of marketing at Crash. Today he joins Isaac to talk about crashing his career, knowing the right risks to take in building a career, and how to think through opportunities. Entering college Mitchell was dead set on becoming a neurosurgeon, halfway through college he was set on becoming a lawyer, but he learned from experience that those traditionally prestigious careers he was pursuing weren't actually jobs he liked. In this episode: How a frank conversation with his law firm boss helped Mitchell change his career direction Going door to door with resumes at law firms in Oklahoma to find a job The difference between being confident about the things you can actually do, and faking confidence about the things you don't know Why when you're looking for a job or starting a new job, you should always focus on creating value first, even in the smallest ways How offering to change some lightbulbs got Mitchell a job How Mitchell realized law school wasn't the right path for him Why choosing career moves that are exciting and interesting to you isn't as risky as working a job you hate How Michell thinks about career development and focuses on skill growth instead of following a career track Learn more about Mitchell at https://mitchellearl.com/ We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co    For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer

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