Michael Marvosh wants to inspire you to test the work that works for you. If you rush the transition, you risk creating a job for yourself you don’t like. If you don’t experiment enough, you’ll never find the work that sustains you financially and spiritually.
Currently, he works around 6 different jobs, giving him the flexibility to experiment on different projects, while still bringing in enough money to pay the bills.
Right now, he’s most excited about building his LSAT tutoring business. He started is after scoring in the 97th percentile with no intention of going to law school and how it led to a business opportunity.
I was also on Michael’s podcast, The Dead Man’s Forest, last fall talking about the importance of living in alignment with yourself.
Lot of great lessons in our conversation including:
- Tell your career story in terms of where you want to go, not where you’ve been.
- How working multiple jobs provides both security and flexibility.
- Identify your most marketable skill as your backup plan for generating income whenever you need it.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Self-direct your learning
- Practice self-awareness
- Embrace discomfort
How Michael Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 7:30 – 8:00 am
- Core work activities + habits: 1) Maintain his relationships with people in the area involved with pre-law and law schools. 2) Showing up where his customers are and talking to them. 3) Experimenting with new things to keep the business fresh and growing.
- Ideal work environment: For the LSAT tutoring, when he’s sitting in the room with the student and it’s a time when the student is most mentally prepared.
- Definition of success: Making enough money to live his life the way he wants while helping students for 20 hours per week or less.
- 90-day goal: Getting more LSAT students because it’s a goal he’s more in charge of than setting a specific number of students as the goal.
“All of the advice that you hear from people should be taken through the filter that is you. Decide for yourself what you think will work and then try it, because you don’t know if it’s gonna work until you try it.”
“I can be an expert in one area without having to feel like I need to be an expert in all areas.”
“You need to force your plans to bump up against reality.”