TMBA536: Are You Really “Unemployable”?

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In today’s episode, we are reaching into the TMBA mailbag and responding to some interesting questions and comments we’ve received from our listeners.

There is a word that gets tossed around in the entrepreneurial community, and it’s actually something that is sometimes worn as a sort of badge of honor.

We see it on t-shirts and social media, and it’s usually represented by entrepreneurs who have rejected working for an employer at a job where they held no equity and instead chose to start their own business.

But is it really a good thing to be “Unemployable?”

You’ll hear our thoughts about that on today’s episode, as well as some insight for people who have become frustrated by meet-ups and networking events that they feel, aren’t providing enough value.

Transcript

 

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • Where the feeling of being “Unemployable” usually comes from. (1:30)
  • What the “Coffee Table Test” is. (8:12)
  • The benefits of working with “House Money”. (13:47)
  • What it means to be a “D” or “F” player. (24:54)
  • Why networking is about more than luck. (33:09)

 

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