STAY IN YOUR LANE. Or, at least, learn how to do the thing you’re trying to get hired to do instead of the thing you actually do.
Listen, we all have dreams. I dream of making a film that gets critical acclaim, is screened numerous times per day in multiplexes around the world, makes tons of money that I actually get points on, and wins awards for being awesome.
But guess what? I understand that right now, I’m not experienced enough to helm that kind of massive project. So I won’t approach a major film studio telling them that, while I’m super good at the handful of things I do, I’m totally interested in using their multiple millions to learn how to do things I haven’t even seen yet, nonetheless done successfully.
For now, I’m going to stay in my lane as I learn more and become better at all the things that I do – and will do – as I get closer to being qualified to achieve my dream.