Invert the applicant mindset
the “applicant mindset” where you go through life asking people for things and hoping they say yes is pretty much guaranteed to make you miserable— Sid (6/100 digital art) (@ftlsid) October 2, 2022
Stop asking for things and instead make yourself a focal point for opportunity in whatever it is that you’re doing. Try to be the one with options. This is how you escape the public market (Never public markets).