When we think about and discuss the concept of being “unemployable,” it’s easy to conflate that with being alone.
Consider the title of Paul Jarvis’ seminal book on the subject: Company of One.
Even the headline on the unemployable homepage right now – “No Investors, No Employees, Big Profits” – can be taken, at a quick glance, to suggest building on your own.
But the reality is that for the vast majority of unemployables, trying to navigate an increasingly complex web of tools, opportunities, and competition is more successfully done together than separately.
Whether it’s a content collective you join, an educational community you’re a part of, or even a partnership that you enter into, you can get the most important parts of being unemployable (freedom, flexibility, and financial independence) while mitigating the biggest downsides (lack of support, loneliness, risk).
And this week, we explore this idea with two individuals who have built successful unemployable careers while proving that being unemployable doesn’t mean being unattached.
Joining Jerod on 7-Figure Small this week is Danielle Hughes, the founder of More Than Words, where she helps businesses develop their genuine personality brand so they can attract the right clients and repel the wrong ones. She is also a longtime member of the Unemployable Initiative, our community for unemployables who want coaching and connection, so they don’t have to go it alone. You can learn more about it at https://unemployable.com/community.
And joining the conversation is Trudi Roth, Jerod and Brian's partner at Movement Ventures, and who you probably know well from her role as the beloved recurring essayist for Further.
We discuss their entrepreneurial journeys and what they've learned about the importance making connections, seeking support, and finding a sense of belonging. Then we discuss why the concept of attachment is even more important in the emerging web 3.0.
That leads to a candid conversation about women's perceptions of web 3.0 (and how they often differ from men's), why women are more likely to be patient and deliberate before rushing in, and what can be done to help onboard more women to the Internet's next frontier.
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