While working on outlining Gen Propel’s Skillshare course, an idea for an article arose. The working title is, “Are you good enough to find work abroad? It's likely you are. You just don’t know it, yet.”
I'm still organizing my thoughts. But here are three of the points I want to make, with quotes from three favorite books.
I’m not saying you’re good enough for sure. All I’m saying? You likely don’t know. To find out, test it.
We don’t always know what’s good and what sucks. That’s why it’s important to get things in front of others and see how they react.
“Sometimes you don’t always know what you’ve got,” says artist Wayne White. “It really does need a little social chemistry to make it show itself to you sometimes.”
Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
Besides, there’s no objective, universal definition of ‘best.’
Best as in: best for them, right now, based on what they believe and what they know. And in the world as in: their world, the world they have access to.
Linchpin by Seth Godin
Feeling insecure doesn't mean you're not good enough. It's not just you. Everyone is insecure.
If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself.
Since all of them overestimated the competition, no one even showed up.
Here’s a screenshot of the working draft in Craft: