Feel Free To Let Me Know

Feel Free To Let Me Know

"Feel free to let me know...if there's a job opening up soon, I need one."

...if I can help you with anything.

...if you'd like for me to prove myself on the job.

...if I can maybe get an internship at your company.

...if you ever need a babysitter.

...if you would like me to do that for you.

...if you'd be willing to come down on price or have more favorable terms.

The world is looking for people who are problem solvers, position creators, artists who make great art no matter the naysayers. They're looking for you to rise up and decide to "Let me know." It's time to stop sitting back passively awaiting a magic email or phone call. No "random position" is going to pop up—and if it does, it won't be reserved for the "feel free" crowd.

"Feel free to let me know what you can do to solve my problem."

Answer that statement and you'll have people knocking down your door, begging to work with you. Stop putting the ball in the other person's court. Take responsibility for yourself. No one's going to let you know if they need your services. No one's going to remember to call you to ask you to prove yourself.

The problem with the mentality of "Feel free to let me know" is that one day someone may call, but you will be waiting a long time.

(photo via jogesh s)