Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

was talking to another solo professional at the gym.


She was complaining about not getting hired by a particular company. They had told her, “it was a done deal.” Now they’re just ignoring her.

She was angry. She didn’t think it was fair. She thinks they’re making a big mistake.

Maybe she’s right. But none of it matters. Not getting hired – for whatever reason – is part of being a solo.

Learn from it if you can, but don’t use it as an excuse to spread bad will and thoughts about the prospect, about yourself and/or about “how hard things are.”

Only harp on the good stuff.