This post is part of the working draft of the DriverlessCrocodile Toolkit (read more here). I’d love comments, links to resources related to the theme, and original contributions.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of waiting to get picked:
“If only this influential person would notice me, I could make this difference.”
“If only they would give me this job or this funding, I could do this work.”
This usually doesn’t work. Prince Charming isn’t coming, and if he was, it would probably change less than you think. Don’t wait. Start doing the work – now – and it won’t matter if you get picked or not. Start playing the game and you might end up with a team of your own.