Prove you exist.
I stumbled upon this absolutely killer piece of art today and had to share it.
My God, this picture boils every bit of career advice I have to offer down to three simple words:
You cannot expect to find any sort of worthwhile career endeavor otherwise.
Prove you exist. Prove it to yourself first, and then go out and prove it to those who can help you get where you want to go.
That is all.
Photo source: The Mop Top Maven