Log 5: Sorry for Being Late
Alright, I guess I'm back. I've come to realize that my 100 cold messages were minuscule compared to some of my piers. I've heard stories of people who would send thousands of cold emails through out a week, and others who have had 6 internships before graduating. It's pitiful but I'm becoming overwhelmed hearing about all these individuals.
Please critique me.
Log for Week 10/7/2019-10/17/2019
Yeah... this was bad. I had 4 calls, and ended up doing dog shit on all of them. I've come to realize, I highly lack personal skills when talking to bankers. I'm fine talking to closer individuals, but I get nervous around people I hold high esteem to. The last call I had really hurt my self confidence, the whole call was extremely awkward and I honestly think I should cut ties with that bank. Aside that, I still did manage to get three calls this weeks, but I am dreading the thought of having to do them.
In other news:
I started competing in an equity analysis competition where, ironically, I will end up doing a DCF. The whole competition will go to the beginning of December where we'll eventually be judged by industry professionals. It's great to put on your resume and a good opportunity for practice.
My Thoughts: (New Section)
I'm making this sections to vent my thoughts. I try to ignore the thought of this but I am really bad at socializing. I'm not a complete weirdo but I have a really hard time talking to people outside of my personal groups. I'm just gonna hope that the more you talk, the better you get at it.
How do you guys maintain a positive outlook? It's only been 5 weeks since starting this and I'm already in a slump.
- Go for roughly 200 emails.
- Finish my current book.
- Talk to 4 more industry professionals over the phone.